As HP looks to spin off its consumer PC business, it unveils a slew of all-in-one PCs aimed at consumers and businesses.
Hewlett-Packard unveiled its largest investment in the all-in-one desktop PC market to
date, debuting a portfolio of products for consumers and small and
midsize businesses. The space-saving Omni series
PCs-comprised of the Omni 120 and the Omni 220--are expected to be
available on Sept. 21 and Sept. 11 at a starting price of $399.99 and
$799.99, respectively. The PCs are designed to provide ample storage,
built-in speakers, high-definition (HD) display and feature HP LinkUp,
which lets users link a notebook to the PC using a home network.
Featuring a free standing design, tilt-enabled display and the
latest version of TouchSmart software, the 20-inch TouchSmart 320,
21.5-inch TouchSmart 420 and the 23-inch TouchSmart 520 PCs are
designed for consumers looking for a multimedia and touch experience.
These TouchSmart PCs also feature integrated Beats Audio and LinkUp for
enhanced sound and multimedia convenience.
The optional HP Pulse Subwoofer, paired with the TouchSmart 520 or
610, complements Beats Audio and is designed to add depth to music,
movies and games. The TouchSmart 320 PC is expected to be available on
Oct. 2 at a starting price of $599.99. The TouchSmart 420 and 520 PCs
are expected to be available on Sept. 11 at a starting price of $699.99
and $899.99, respectively.
"The popularity of the all-in-one form factor continues to grow, and
HP's contribution to this market is significant," said Todd Bradley,
executive vice president of HP's personal systems group. "We continue
to expand our portfolio to remain the global leader in Windows-based,
all-in-one PCs, introducing innovation that matters to business
customers and consumers alike."
Designed for small businesses with demanding workloads looking for a
versatile PC, the 20-inch Pro 3420 all-in-one is equipped with
integrated Web cams and premium stereo speakers for face-to-face
communication with remote employees. The HP Pro 3420 PC is expected to
be available in October at a starting price of $599.
In addition, HP's recently announced 8200 Elite All-in-One Business
PC, which lists for $974, completes the company's new all-in-one
portfolio, delivering MyRoom for connecting and collaborating with
business colleagues and security features such as keyed cable lock support
and an on board TPM 1.2 embedded security chip.
"HP knows people expect a lot from their technology-from the
overall design to the user experience," said Randall Martin, chief
design strategist for HP's personal computer global business unit.
"That's why HP continues to drive innovation for its all-in-one PCs,
which combine a full-featured PC and a high-definition display into an
elegant, modern design that complements the user's environment instead
of trying to define it."
CEO Leo Apotheker shocked the tech industry when he announced Aug.
18 that the company is looking to spin out its market-leading PC
portfolio within the next 18 months to enable it to focus more of its
money and time on its higher-margin commercial systems, software and
services businesses. HP's Personal Systems Group in the company's third
fiscal quarter generated about $9.6 billion in revenues, a 3 percent
drop, and generated profits of $567 million, a 21 percent increase.