REVEALED: HP LCD TouchSmart PC $1999
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PC giant unveils details of its new TouchSmart LCD computer.

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In what HP call their  ‘consumer PC,’ the TouchSmart has an intuitive 23″ diagonal high-definition (HD) touch screen that is  highly adaptable for an office or home environment.

The wide-angle, LED backlit LCD screen provides “optimal viewing angles”  (reclining up to 60 degrees and tilts forward up to five), while its multi-touch technology allows for an accurate response, HP said today.

It also comes with the latest software, has touch- optimised Facebook and Twitter applications as well as HP’s RecipeBox, webcam and music applications where users can add new applications via the TouchSmart Apps Center.

The new device also hasn’t left gamers behind – gaming lovers can optimise  its  touch-enabled version of Ubisoft’s real-time strategy game, R.U.S.E.

For music lovers it also features Beats Audio and the new HP LinkUp application for users to wirelessly link a notebook PC to the TouchSmart using a home network.

The Palo Alto based giant has also completely revamped its Pavillion notebook series. Read the story here.

The touchSmart will be available at the end of this month for RRP of $1999, Hewlett Packard said today.

HP was recently revealed as the top computer maker here, with a 22 percent share, knocking former leaders Acer off the top spot with 15 percent, followed by Dell at 14 percent.


The Oz PC market grew 20 percent last year to 5.7 million units, according to the IDC.