by Susan Twombly, June 2008
What's a digital lifestyle? It's when the information you need to know about comes together with the photos, videos, music and applications you care about in a way that lets you experience it all how and where you want.
Add the new HP TouchSmart PCs to that experience and you have a different way to interact with nearly all the digital content in your home. These next-generation, touch-enabled PCs come in an integrated design that saves space and helps you organize, document and share your life with family and friends at the simple touch of a finger.
HP TouchSmart PCs feature a clutter-busting, all-in-one form factor made to fit into common areas of your home. The bulky look of a desktop is gone. Instead, there's a sleek, piano-black design with elegant espresso side-panel highlights that add a look of sophistication to any room.
One cord powers the entire PC. A wireless(1) keyboard and integrated wireless LAN,(1) receivers and dongles reduce dangling wires. Interact with the PC via your fingertip, wireless(1) mouse or low-profile keyboard, which stows away to free space when not in use.
The footprint is smaller, but these TouchSmart PCs deliver big visuals on a 22" diagonal hi-def(2) widescreen, along with powerful, more energy-efficient performance with an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor.(3)
With the TouchSmart software suite, your TouchSmart PC is more than just a PC it's a home communication and entertainment center for your digital lifestyle. Touch-screen technology is a fun and engaging way for everyone to enjoy, manage and share digital content.
It begins with the HP TouchSmart Homepage. It once took multiple keystrokes to find information. Now, it's arranged right in front of you with large icons designed for touch.
Want to leave a reminder? Tap TouchSmart Note to create a fun digital 'sticky note.' Type or draw a message and it appears on screen to grab attention, or leave a voice message via the built-in microphone.
Touch the TouchSmart Calendar to check your appointments. Use the TouchSmart RSS feeds to get the latest news right at your fingertips.(4) Touch other icons on the TouchSmart Homepage to check the weather,(4) view photos or listen to music. They're completely customizable to your life.
New features offer more ways for you to enjoy photos, videos and music. There's a large capacity high-speed hard drive, 4GB of memory(5) and ambient lighting for mood setting and working in the dark. With the 22" diagonal hi-def(2) widescreen and built-in premium stereo speakers, your TV shows and videos look and sound awesome. Tilt the screen up or down for comfort. You can also watch, pause or record live TV shows.(6) Or, burn your own personal videos with the built-in DVD burner.(7)
Use TouchSmart Music to browse your collection by album art and drag and drop favorite songs to create unique playlists. With TouchSmart Photos, you can make this PC your photo center with easy ways to crop, edit and share photos. It's great for slideshows, too.
The TouchSmart PC can be many things to many people: It's a desktop PC, an entertainment PC and a communication hub of the house. And, you're sure to be wowed with its sleek and stylish design. Let one into your life today and get a feel for what it can do.
||Wireless access point required and is not included. Availability of public wireless access points limited. Wireless Internet use requires separately purchased Internet service contract.|
||High-definition (HD) content is required to view HD images.|
|| Dual/Quad Core is a new technology designed to improve performance of multi-threaded software products and hardware-aware multitasking operating systems and may require appropriate operating system software for full benefit. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology.|
|| Internet access required and sold separately.|
||While your notebook may show 4GB available, up to 1GB of this memory may not be available with a 32 bit OS due to system resource requirements.|
||TV Tuner is required and sold separately or as an add on feature.|
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