Feeds

HP intros 'lay it flat' all-in-one touchscreen PC

Rather like Apple 2009 patent application...

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

HP has revamped its touchscreen all-in-one desktop PCs with the ability to lay them almost flat, tablet style.

The new TouchSmart 610, announced today but not set to ship until later this week, is built around a 23in, 1920 x 1080 display. Usually mounted up right, monitor fashion, the new TouchSmart can also "recline from upright to almost flat".

The reason? To give users "increased comfort for longer-term use".

HP TouchSmart 610

In short, HP seems to have realised, as Apple's Steve Jobs and other touchscreen PC sceptics - many of them Reg Hardware readers - have pointed out in the past, that upright touchscreens quickly become tiring if you use them for more than the occasional tap and swipe.

Apple touchscreen iMac patent app

What HP's TouchSmart 610 does

Indeed, Apple has attempted to patent the idea of a touchscreen computer that can be set to face upward rather than forward, the better for usage over long periods.

Apple applied for the patent in July 2009.

HP, meanwhile, said the TouchSmart 610 will feature Intel's second-gen Core i processors, up to 16GB of memory and can be spec'd up with a 160GB SSD if you wish.

The TouchSmart 610 is expected to become available in April at a starting price of £999. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?