Wednesday, February 21, 2007

HP Uses Touch Interface

When Money Attacks... HP


Hewlett-Packard reached for the consumer market Monday with two new PCs that allow customers to control Microsoft's Windows Vista OS with a touchscreen interface instead of a mouse.

…The TouchSmart desktop PC takes the touchscreen experience even further by running HP's SmartCenter software as the primary interface for Windows Vista. With large icons, integrated TV tuner and shortcuts to other media, the PC is built to be the hub of a range of family activities, said Garret Gargan, North American product marketing manager for PCs.

Users can write virtual sticky-notes for other family members, then touch-and-drag the notes onto an on-screen calendar or bulletin board. Likewise, photographers can crop or rotate pictures by stroking them on-screen. The large monitor completely obscures the computer and optional printer built behind it. Like the notebook, the desktop uses AMD's Turion 64 X2 processor.

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