HP Launches Four New Windows 8 AIO PCs, Including its Flagship HP SpectreOne
HP has launched four new Windows 8 all-in-one (AIO) PCs, including its flagship HP SpectreOne that boasts of a 23.6-inch full HD display. The other three in its new lineup are the HP Envy 23 and Envy 20 TouchSmart AIOs, as well as the new HP Pavilion 20 built for value-conscious consumers.
The company has unveiled its first Spectre-branded AIO, HP SpectreOne, that measures only 11.5mm in thickness. It is powered by Intel Ivy Bridge processors and a NVIDIA GPU with 1GB of video memory. Consumers can opt for a SSD and ExpressCache technology to speed up their computing tasks on the SpectreOne. With HP TouchZone NFC technology, the SpectreOne enables users to log into the PC or transfer digital content with a tap of near-field communication (NFC) devices or tags. Although this AIO doesn't feature a touchscreen, it will ship with a wireless trackpad that allows Windows 8 users to navigate its new desktop UI. The HP SpectreOne has a starting price of US$1,299 and should begin shipping in the US in November of this year.
The HP Envy 20 and Envy 23 TouchSmart AIOs feature 23-inch and 20-inch full HD touchscreens with support for ten-point multi-touch inputs. They are also powered by Ivy Bridge processors with up to 3TB of storage capacity. Users can also opt for SSD upgrades and ExpressCache technology. Both Envy AIOs are available in the US in October this year, with the HP Envy 20 retailing at a starting price of US$799 while the Envy 23 is available from US$999.
The least pricy of the new AIOs is the HP Pavilion 20 that costs US$499. It features a 20-inch display but its choice of CPU is not revealed by HP. From the pictures we have seen, it is bundled with a wireless keyboard and mouse, hinting that its screen doesn't support touch inputs. The HP Pavilion 20 also starts shipping in October this year for US consumers. For more information, please read the HP press release here.