Desktops and Notebooks: Latest HP PC Lineup Goes for 'Cool' with Colorful New Touch-Screens
Hewlett-Packard wants to be the coolest company in computer making. The company's new CEO, Leo Apotheker, said it himself recently in an interview with the BBC at the Davos international financial summit: "I hope one day people will say 'This is as cool as HP,' not 'as cool as Apple.'" And the big corporation, long known for generally excellent enterprise and consumer products but also for being a bit on the staid side, is getting therecomputer by computer. For example, HP now has a very intense corporate focus on product design, appearance, user experience and ergonomics to go with its existing under-the-hood power. HP's newest desktops all offer a combination of HD touch-screens and keyboard/mouse operation. A couple of interesting new differentiators, too include a patented ergonomic feature that enables the desktop monitor to slide down to a 60-degree angle to accommodate different types of uses and an HPLinkUp application that allows a user to operate the desktop of another computer within WiFi range.??íThese new machines range from $750 to $1,000, and will go on sale in April and May.