Joynt: HP showcases new all-in-one desktops

Jordan Joynt

HP has added a new all-in-one desktop to the Spectre series, with the SpectreOne. The desktop will be the thinnest all-in-one PC in HP’s lineup, at 11.5 mm thick.

Contrary to early reports, the SpectreOne will not be touchscreen. While the device loses touchscreen capabilities, it features a slim, sleek design and a 23.6 inch full HD display.

The desktop comes packaged with a wireless trackpad featuring multi-touch technology, a keyboard, and near-field communication (NFC) stickers. The use of NFC technology allows users to transfer files from the desktop to another device using a sensor and NFC-equipped stickers, called HP TouchZone.

Some of the hardware features include a 1GB Nvidia graphics card, USB 3.0 connectivity, HDD or SSD capabilities, and a Beats Audio headphone jack. In keeping with the slim design of the One, HP forwent certain specifications normally included in all-in-one desktops, namely a tv tuner and an optical drive.

HP included many of the standard ports used in many all-in-one desktops, incorporating 4 USB ports (two ports are 3.0), an HDMI input, and an ethernet jack.

In addition to SpectreOne, HP also unveiled three other all-in-one desktops. These included the Envy 20 and 23 and the Pavilion 20. The Envy desktops will be touchscreen while the Pavillion will be non-touch.

All four of the PCs will use the newest version of Microsoft’s operating system, Windows 8.

The Envy TouchSmart desktops and Pavilion 20 will be available in October. The SpectreOne will go on sale in November and will be priced at $1,299.