The HP Touchsmart PCs have been lurking around in the shadows for sometime now. From what I can tell they haven’t gained mass appeal – Costco has or had them – but for some reason HP has decided to introduce a newer and improved version in the hopes of putting the computer maker smack in the middle of the living room. The latest iteration includes a Blu-ray player, TV Tuner, a wall mount and a larger 25.5-inch touchscreen LCD. The TouchSmart IQ800 is powered by an Intel Core2 processor and Nvidia GeForce 9600 GS HD graphics card. WiFi and a built-in Webcam are also included in the deal along with a wireless mouse and keyboard. The black Piano finish and HP energy saver technology should appeal to the Hollywood Hills crowd.
The HP Touchsmart IQ800s are available for preoorder here (includes extra $100 off) and ship around September 21st. Starting at $1,800
Official HP Touchsmart page here