HP Launches New TouchScreen Desktop PCs

Hewlett-Packard, whose new CEO says he wants the company to become

known as a “cool” computer maker, unveiled its new spring line of

desktop PCs Feb. 7. There are certainly some new features in these

machines that fit his description.

CEO Leo Apotheker said recently in an interview with the BBC at the

Davos international financial summit: “I hope one day people will say

‘This is as cool as HP,’ not ‘as cool as Apple.'”

That day might not be that far off. There’s no question that the big

corporation, long known for respected enterprise and consumer products

but also for being a bit on the bland side, is getting there — computer

by computer.

HP now has put a great deal of corporate emphasis on product design,

appearance, user experience and ergonomics to go with its existing

under-the-hood power. This sense of style in addition to substance is

starting to break through into the public consciousness.

HP’s newest desktops all offer a combination of HD touchscreen and

keyboard/mouse operation. There are a couple of interesting new

differentiators: A patented new ergonomic feature that enables the

desktop monitor to slide down to a 60-degree angle to accommodate many

different types of use cases; the other is a new HPLinkUp application

that allows a user to operate the desktop of another computer within

Wi-Fi range.

For more, read the eWeek article: HP Spruces Up Image with New TouchScreen Desktop PCs.

CIO Insight Staff
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