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HP Launches All in One 3D Touchsmart PC

HP has released a new all in one desktop PC called the TouchSmart 620 3D edition; the device appears to be only available in the US for now for a rather meaty $1800 for the base unit, from the 15th of November.

The new TouchSmart is a tweaked version of the existing TouchSmart 610 (on sale for £900 in the UK); like the latter, the 620 comes with a 23-inch full HD touchscreen display, an Intel processor (a 3.1GHz Core i5-2400 with 6MB cache), a whopping 8GB onboard memory, 1.5TB hard disk drive, a Blu-ray drive and an AMD Radeon HD 6650 or 6670 graphics card.

The latter should be able to run even a demanding game like Crysis 2 at 1080p resolution at playable rates. The screen can swivel a full 180 degrees and reclines by up to 60 degrees, which means that you can use it at a very steep angle.

There's also a nifty dual lens camera that can take 3D shots and videos to be viewed on the screen, with a TV tuner (3D compatible we suspect) and a pair of 3D active shutter glasses. Software from TriDef handles the 3D.

HP is not the only one with such a decent computer; Lenovo, MSI and Sony have tried their hands at 3D all in one computers, sadly, these are more of a luxury item, mostly because of their price and the lack of a significant amount of content.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.