SOURCE: Hewlett-Packard

October 31, 2007 11:35 ET

HP Introduces New TouchSmart IQ775 PC in Time for Holidays

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - October 31, 2007) - HP is introducing the HP TouchSmart IQ775 PC, an updated all-in-one touchscreen PC that will be available for purchase in time for the holidays. The HP TouchSmart IQ775 PC features an interactive touchscreen interface that offers consumers quick and easy access to basic computing functionality and additional features for a fun and engaging experience.

Designed to enable "walk-up" computing in social areas of the home, it fits wherever life happens: in the kitchen, family room or living room. This generation of the TouchSmart PC adds the ability to record video notes, faster processors and updated HP SmartCenter software.

Equipped with a low-profile wireless keyboard and mouse, the space-saving system has a hideaway bay for storing the keyboard and mouse when not in use. Wireless LAN(1) and Bluetooth® wireless technology also offer more opportunities to minimize the number of cables. The unique 19-inch diagonal LCD adjustable display makes it easy for users to check the weather, edit and view photos, manage the family schedule, access favorite websites or watch a favorite recorded or live TV show.

Users can employ multiple methods of communication with the TouchSmart IQ775 PC: leave handwritten notes on the screen, create video notes for playback or quickly edit and share photos. HP SmartCenter provides one-button access to a customizable page of quick links and favorite applications, including HP SmartCalendar, which allows users to quickly and easily maintain the family's schedule and manage events.

The combination of AMD64 processors and Microsoft Windows Vista™ operating system(2) provides consumers with performance and capabilities previously only available for high-end professionals and large corporations. AMD64 processing means that users can enjoy quick and easy computing as well as the ability to support additional software programs that users choose to add as they personalize their TouchSmart computing experience.

HP TouchSmart PC is available through HP Home and Home Office store (www.hpshopping.com) as well as major retail outlets, starting at $1,599.

Thi La, director of marketing, North America Consumer Computing, Personal Systems Group, HP

  • "Building on the success of the first generation HP TouchSmart PC, we are providing an even more robust PC solution for families. The HP TouchSmart IQ775 PC is designed to make computing fun and easy, allowing consumers and their families to have an interactive and personal computing experience. The innovative and attractive product design houses a unique feature set including HP SmartCenter software that offers one-touch access to entertainment features and favorite applications."

Greg White, vice president and general manager, Desktop Division, AMD

  • "AMD takes a collaborative approach with technology partners to deliver leading-edge solutions like the HP TouchSmart PC with AMD LIVE!™ Smarter Digital Entertainment. We believe customers will appreciate performing everyday computing tasks with speed and ease using HP's latest touchscreen technology powered by AMD processors."

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(1) Wireless access point and Internet service sold separately.

(2) Certain Windows Vista product features require advanced or additional hardware. See www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/hardwarereqs.mspx and www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx for details. Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor can help you determine which features of Windows Vista will run on your computer. To download the tool, visit www.windowsvista.com/upgradeadvisor.

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