Desktops and Notebooks: HP TouchSmart Laptops, Desktops Sport Windows 7, Touch Screens

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2009-10-13 Print this article Print
HP TouchSmart Laptops, Desktops Sport Windows 7, Touch Screens

HP TouchSmart Laptops, Desktops Sport Windows 7, Touch Screens

by Chris Preimesberger
Hewlett-Packard is getting more "touchy" by the day about how it wants computer users to interact with its new machines. Thanks to hot-selling devices like the iPhone, iTouch and others, people are getting more accustomed to using touch technology in both home and business environments. So HP has responded: The giant hardware and software manufacturer on Oct. 13 introduced its 2010 lineup of touch-screen laptop and desktop computers that run Windows 7. Several of them will become available Oct. 22, the same day the consumer version of Microsoft's latest OS version is launched. The new devices include some cool—mostly home-oriented —applications such as Pandora (customized Web radio), Hulu (on-demand television), Netflix, Webcam software and the HP Music Store. Following is a slideshow highlighting the most interesting new products in the 2010 HP Touch lineup. Enjoy! (All Photos by Chris Preimesberger)
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters

Rocket Fuel