HP Adds AIOs

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New York – Hewlett-Packard today introduced new all-in-one PCs that will launch this fall with the availability of Windows 8.

The four new entries are the high-end Spectre One, Envy 23 Touchsmart, Envy 20 Touchsmart and Pavilion 20.

The Envy models all feature 10-point multitouch technology, while the Spectre One comes with a large touchpad that gives users multitouch control of the screen without having to reach forward and touch the display. The non-touch Pavilion 20 is targeted at budget-conscious consumers.

The Spectre One, shipping in November with a $1,299 starting price, is being touted as a fashion statement device for customers interested in artistic design. It has a 23-inch display and at 0.45 inches thick is HPs thinnest AIO. It features a 1GB Nvidia graphics card, an optional solid-state drive (SSD) for storage or ExpressCache SSD memory to speed up hard-drive functionality, and comes with a variety of Intel processors.

The unit is equipped with nearfield communications (NFC) capability, allowing a similarly equipped smartphone to sync to the Spectre by merely tapping it to the AIO’s lower right-hand corner. The two devices can then share data over the Wi-Fi network.

The Spectre has two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI-in and Beats audio technology.

The Envy 23 and Envy 20, shipping in October with $999 and $799 starting prices, have 23-inch and 20-inch touch displays, respectively. A variety of Intel processors will be available for each, along with Express Cache and SSDs. Up to 3TB of storage is possible using a conventional hard drive.

The Envy 20 features HP Connected Remote, which can turn a smartphone or tablet into an A/V remote control.

The Pavilion 20, shipping in October with a $449 starting price, has a 20-inch display and joins the recently announced Pavilion 23 AIO.


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