HP Releases Seven All-in-One PCs
Although Hewlett-Packard may stop selling WebOS devices and move its PSG (Personal Systems Group) to a separate company, they were not prevented from unveiling seven new PCs today. They have updated their Omni, TouchSmart and HP Pro ranges. These PCs all have starting prices ranging from $400 to $900. Thus, even if they do not maintain their PSG division (which is responsible for desktops and laptops), they clearly indicate that they still intend to be a leader in the PC market. HP expects the all-in-one PCs to become a huge seller next year and has even indicated that they expect interest to rise from 9.9% to 15.7% over the next 12 months.
The first two PCs they deploy are the Omni 120 and Omni 220. The Omni 120 has a 20-inch display and offers up to 750GB of hard disk space and an AMD or Intel processor of your choice. The 21.5-inch Omni 220 will have a unique cantilever design and will be equipped with Intel’Sandy Bridge’ processors. The Omni 220 will be available on September 11 starting at $800, followed by the Omni 120 which will be available on September 21 with a starting price of $400.
HP also plans to launch four new TouchSmart PCs at the same time. The TouchSmart 320 has a 20-inch screen and will not be in store until October 2 with a starting price of $600. The 21.5-inch and 23-inch Touchsmart 420 and Touchsmart 520 models will be available on September 11 with starting prices of $700 and $900. All PCs are equipped with touch screens and Beats Audio technology.
The fourth TouchSmart being launched is the Touchsmart Elite 7320 Business PC. This all-in-one computer comes with a 21.5-inch HD LED backlit display. You can choose a Core i3, i5 or i7 processor and HP plans to launch this model on September 21, starting at only $850.
The latest all-in-one PC, which has no confirmed launch date but should be available in stores in October, is the HP Pro 3420, which has a 20-inch display, Core i3 processor, 8GB RAM and 2TB hard disk space. The starting price for this PC is $600.