HP TouchSmart IQ816: 25.5″ Touch All-In-One PC

HP TouchSmart IQ816 Specifications

Display: 25.5″ Touch TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Pixel Format: 1920 x 1200
Webcam: Yes
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
CPU: 2.10GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 (800MHz FSB, 3MB L2 Cache)
Optical: Blu-ray / DVD±RW DL
Other: TV Tuner, Backlit Keyboard
Availability: October 12, 2008
Price: MSRP US$2,099

HP TouchSmart IQ816: 25.5

Apple‘s iMac is getting some serious competition from HP. HP’s TouchSmart IQ816 is the company’s latest all-in-one PC and one huge differentiating factor has been its touch capability. Now add size as an additional advantage. The IQ816 is 25.5″, 1.5″ more than the largest iMac (24″). The external design looks quite nice and it seems to be a bit thinner to boot. The pixel format of the 25.5″ TFT LCD is 1920 x 1200 and is powered by NVIDIA‘s GeForce 9600M GS. The 9600M GS is probably going to whip the 8800 GS that’s in the fastest 24″ iMac. But the big daddy iMac hits back, hard, with its more powerful 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. The IQ816 counters with its Blu-ray drive, TV tuner, backlit keyboard and a price that undercuts the fastest 24″ iMac by $100. The iMac is shaking but is still standing. But fight isn’t over. Although HP has done a fantastic job of hiding the hideousness of Windows Vista with a very sexy UI, Apple hits back with an OS that is simply much MUCH better. Down goes the IQ816. Game over. For now.

Source: engadget

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