Nov. 2009, by Susan Twombly
New HP TouchSmart solutions redefine what you can do with touch, and what touch can do for you.
In addition to new software and built-for-touch applications1 for a rich, interactive multimedia experience, this next wave of multitouch computing includes new sleek and stunning HP TouchSmart solutions for home and business.
The good news is that you can begin to touch the future now, because most of these solutions are available today.2 And, they can all take advantage of the fast searching, easy browsing and simple connectivity of genuine Windows® 7 . 3
What’s new with TouchSmart 3.0 software?
Freedom for your fingers. With multitouch capabilities, you can pinch, zoom, rotate and pan to interact with your content like never before.
Easier interactions. Wider 16:9 frames make it simpler to work with the active screen tiles. It’s also easier to organize and access your music, photos and videos.
A ‘uniquely you’ interface. Customizing your touch interface is as simple as customizing your desktop.
More enjoyment. Get a true HD4 experience for your favorite content and games. Kick the fun up a notch with new and enhanced apps for music, movies, meal times and more.5
HP TouchSmart 300 and 600 series PCs. Bring home a touch of elegance with these new, powerful and compact all-in-one PCs. With advanced features, built-for-touch applications and HD4 widescreens, they’re ready to wow you in the kitchen or family room. Choose a 20-inch diagonal display on the 300 series or a 23-inch diagonal display on the 600 series. Multitouch makes it easy to access the entertainment, information and social networks you care about. 1, 5
- Expand your TV, movie and video-watching opportunities with Hulu Desktop or Netflix
- Watch, pause, rewind and record live TV with the optional dual-format NTSC and over-air ATSC high-definition TV tuner6
- Discover, explore and organize new music or old favorites with services from Pandora Internet radio or the HP Music Store, powered by Rhapsody1
- Catch up with family and friends on Twitter
- Discover new ways to find and save recipes, create photo collages and share photos
HP TouchSmart tx2 notebook. Multitouch goes mobile with this notebook’s intuitive two-finger navigation. It combines powerful computing with tablet PC capabilities and entertainment features into a 4.65 pound form that’s light enough to go virtually anywhere.7
It features many of the same touch apps as the TouchSmart PCs above, 8 along with touch-enabled games and apps for creating digital art, displayed brilliantly on a 12.1-inch diagonal widescreen. It also twists into a tablet PC for writing, drawing or taking notes right on the screen.
HP TouchSmart 9100 Business PC. This TouchSmart PC adds a new touch to the way you do business: multitouch. Use it as a high-performance, all-in-one desktop PC with videoconferencing9 and multimedia features. Then, go beyond everyday business computing to create new, exciting ways to engage customers, deliver information to employees and improve workflows with interactive, touch-enabled applications.
With a modern, high-end look, a space-saving design and a 23-inch diagonal HD4 display, it’s a great way to enhance your image in customer-facing settings – like stores, kiosks, reception areas or conference rooms.
HP 4200tm LCD Interactive Display. Get your business noticed with this 42-inch diagonal digital signage display. It features infrared technology for on-screen interaction in a variety of indoor settings – from point-of-sale areas and shopping malls to travel terminals and hotel lobbies or anywhere you want to draw attention to your products or services.
The sleek, black multitouch display is wall mountable and offers stunning HD4 views of video, graphics or text, which can be quickly and easily updated to show the latest information.
Whether you want new ways to get in touch with your fun side or your customers, HP TouchSmart solutions can help. So, get your hands on one today.
1Internet access required for all applications and not included.
2The HP TouchSmart 9100 and the HP LD4200tm monitor are expected to be available in December. All other products mentioned available now.
3Systems may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware and/or a DVD drive to install the Windows® 7 software and take full advantage of Windows® 7 functionality. See
Microsoft for details.
4HD content required to view HD images.
5Availability of partner services may vary depending on the HP product purchased. Services are subject to change without notice and some services may not be available at the time of product purchase. Rhapsody, Netflix & Hulu services are available only in the US. WildTangent Games is available in the US and other select countries/regions. Internet access is required to access partner services and is not included with HP products.
6Tuner required, sold as optional feature. Availability of signals limited by strength and accessibility of originating TV signal, location, other factors. Performance factors may arise, and do not constitute defects in the product.. ATSC high-definition (HD) and NTSC source content varies and will depend on broadcast signal, antenna, geographic location and other factors. An external over-the-air antenna that receives UHF and VHF signals is required for ATSC reception. Viewing HD content will require a compatible high-definition display. Ability to record, edit, or transfer broadcast content such as TV programming may be limited depending on the type of content. Performance issues may arise, and do not constitute defects in the product. For optimal results, HP recommends closing all other applications while recording and watching television programs.
7Actual weight will very by configuration.
8Wireless access point and Internet service required, not included. Availability of public wireless access points limited.
9VoIP service contract required.