HP has announced the HP TouchSmart310 PC, which, says Hewlett Packard, features the most advanced version of the company’s exclusive TouchSmart software to date.
“Each generation of TouchSmart is a reflection of what HP has learned from its customers, complemented by the latest technologies,” said James Mouton, senior vice president, Desktop Organization, Personal Systems Group, HP.
According to HP, "the latest version of HP TouchSmart software transforms the desktop into a 'Magic Canvas' that enables users to freely drag applications, music, photos, videos and web content directly onto the desktop as 'Magnets.'"
The new slimmer 20-inch HD display of the HP TouchSmart310 sits on a pedestal base that tilts up to 30 degrees and comes with wireless connectivity, webcam, front-firing speakers and an optional TV tuner. Other features include AMD VISION processors and Radeon graphics and up to 2 terabytes of storage.
In addition to existing applications from Twitter, Hulu, Netflix, RecipeBox and the HP Music Store powered by Rhapsody, the software now features a built-for-touch Facebook application that makes it easier than ever to stay connected with friends and family.
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The new version of the TouchSmart software will be available on the HP TouchSmart310 desktop PC and the current HP TouchSmart 600 desktop PC.
The convertible HP TouchSmart tm2 notebook PC will include updated TouchSmart Mobile 2.0 software. Similar to the interface on the HP TouchSmart desktop PC, the software allows users to drag multimedia content to use the notebook’s desktop like a personal canvas and access applications through a carousel view.
HP also announced the HP Omni100. It comes with a 20-inch HD display, AMD VISION technology and up to 1 TB of storage.
The HP TouchSmart310 desktop PC starts at $699.99 and is planned to be available 22 September online and then a month later in stores in October.
The HP TouchSmart tm2 notebook PC starts at $829.99 and is planned to be available 27 October.
The HP Omni100 desktop PC starts at $499.99 is planned to be available 22 September and select retailers nationwide on 24 October.
UK pricing has yet to be confirmed.