Sunday, October 5, 2008

HP IQ506 TouchSmart PC: The iPhone in a PC?

HP IQ506 Touchsmart PCTouch Screens are definitely taking the cellphone industry by storm. Now its the turn of the PC industry as well. HP has introduced its Touchsmart line of PCs which are touch enabled. Take the HP IQ506 Touchsmart PC which has a 22 inch high definition screen which is touch enabled. It could easily be blended in your living room or kitchen. It also comes with a 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5850 processor, 500 GB hard drive, 4 GB RAM (max) and a dual-layer DVD-R drive.

Here are some of the technical details of this touch enabled PC from HP:

- All-in-one multimedia PC with integrated 22-inch touchscreen for living room or kitchen
- 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5850 processor, 500 GB hard drive, 4 GB RAM (max), dual-layer DVD-R drive
- NTSC/ATSC TV tuners, PVR capability, Nvidia GeForce 9300M GS HD graphics (up to 2047 MB total memory)
- Tri-mode Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, 5 USB, 1 FireWire, 1 ExpressCard, 5-in-1 memory card reader
- Pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit version); includes wireless keyboard and optical mouse

Here is a video from CNET that you can view to look at this beauty...

It definitely looks like this HP IQ506 Touchsmart PC will set a trend in future PCs. But how useful is a touch screen when you have a good mouse along with the PC is something that is yet to be seen. With its built in TV tuner card, this could be the ideal multimedia PC to compliment your living room.

You can get this HP IQ506 from Amazon right here..

HP IQ506 TouchSmart PC (2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5850 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Vista Premium)