Hewlett-Packard has now revealed the latest touch-driven all in one consumer PC from its shade, the HP TouchSmart 310. The all in one PC is to be sported by a slim 20-inch multi touch-enabled display, and even a new version of the TouchSmart software which is owned by HP itself, and has been designed to make the interaction with content easier than ever before. This is being facilitated especially through a new TouchSmart Apps Center. The TouchSmart Apps Center is going to offer novel and innovative free and subscription-based applications coming from partners like the Cartoon Network and Marvel Comics.
Some of the key features of the HP TouchSmart 310 all in one PC include 20-inch 1,00 by 900-pixel multitouch-enabled display which is actually mounted on a pedestal that has got the capability of tilting up to 30 degrees, and shall feature 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth wireless networking, gigabit Ethernet, an integrated webcam, and front-firing speakers. The entire HP TouchSmart 310 system is Energy Star qualified, and the 310-1037 model of the HP TouchSmart will support a 2.8 GHz AMD Athlon II dual-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, ATI Radeon HD 4270 graphics, DVD burner, and a built-in HDTV tuner. It may be expected that the tuner will be rather optional on some of the models.
Though, the total configurations and technical specifications of the PC has not yet been disclosed by HP, yet it is known that, or rather expected that the device will support a 6-in-1 media card reader, six USB 2.0 ports, line out for audio, and (of course) that multitouch-enabled screen. “Each generation of TouchSmart is a reflection of what HP has learned from its customers, complemented by the latest technologies,” said HP senior VP James Mouton, in a statement. “The TouchSmart PC’s unique interface lets users do more than just basic computing—it acts as the anchor of one’s digital lifestyle, encouraging creativity, organization, and a truly immersive experience.”
According to HP, the latest version of HP’s TouchSmart software will transform the systems into a “magic canvas” that will enable users to interact with their content just by touching the screen, and pushing content directly to on-screen “magnets” that will let users organize and work with items. The TouchSmart Carousel is also said to feature a new HP TouchSmart App Center to enable users to download new free and subscription-based touch-enabled apps: partners include Marvel Comics and Cartoon Network. The new version of the TouchSmart software will be available for current HP TouchSmart 600 desktop PCs, as well as the convertible HP TouchSmart tm2 notebook.
The HP TouchSmart 310 is said to be available in the middle time of the month of September, around September 22. This shall start through HP’s Home and Home Office portal and the device will be accompanied by a price tag of $699.99 as the starting price. Please feel free to drop in your views of the HP TouchSmart 310 all in one PC.