HP's Spectre XT Touchsmart Has a Screen So Beautiful, You Can't Help…

The idea of a touchscreen shoehorned into a traditional laptop form factor still seems a bit strange, but like it or not, they're coming. And as such, HP's Spectre XT Touchsmart is a pretty good way of doing it if it has to be done. Instead of using some cheap display panel, the company opted for a 15.6-inch bonded… » 8/30/12 12:00am 8/30/12 12:00am

HP's Newest All-in-One Is Why All-in-Ones Are Great

HP's computer business is in a state of bizarre limbo, but that's not stopping them from plodding along with a new batch of desktops—tragically or not. Luckily for us, they look great, and perform better than ever. » 9/07/11 7:45am 9/07/11 7:45am

The HP TouchSmart Computer Designed After a Scorpion's Tail

Crafting a new computer is tough. Everyone loves touch—fingers are winning interfaces. But pawing an upright monitor is physically tiring. So? HP's design team cleverly brought the monitor down to you. And we've got their concept sketches. » 2/07/11 2:20pm 2/07/11 2:20pm

HP TouchSmart 600 Goes All Core i7 on Us

You think you're better than me, TouschSmart 600? You think because you're now configurable with Core i7 720QM (1.6 GHz) or i7 820QM (1.73GHz) processors—starting at $1700—that you've defeated the long-standing caste system separating man and machine? » 2/03/10 8:40am 2/03/10 8:40am

HP Slate: Coming 2010, Way Less Than $1500, Plain Old Win 7


HP just popped a video of CTO Phil McKinney demonstrating the "slate" we showed you first at CES 2010. McKinney affirms that this is not just some will-o-the-wisp, but in doing so, might've taken away some of its allure. » 1/26/10 1:30am 1/26/10 1:30am

HP TouchSmart tm2, dv6t and dv7t Redefine "Safe" Tablet PC Purchases

Time to get back to the tablet range of yesteryear: HP's TouchSmart line-up. They've added three new models to the family—the 12-inch tm2, 15.6-inch dv6t and 17.3-inch dv7t. » 1/18/10 8:22am 1/18/10 8:22am

HP TouchSmart 600 Review: Multitouch Multimedia Mogul

The HP TouchSmart 600 is sort of like a girl I "dated" in fourth grade. I can't say I loved her, but I can say that I really, really liked her a lot. But the TouchSmart never wore braces. » 10/13/09 12:01am 10/13/09 12:01am

HP Photosmart Premium Web Printer Review: Your Mom Will Love It

HP puffed its chest when announcing the Photosmart Premium web-connected touch-enabled printer, and I understand why. You can print coloring books, movie tickets and news reports without even owning a computer. It works, and works well. » 10/02/09 6:40pm 10/02/09 6:40pm

Windows 7 Touch Pack: Surface Interface Without the Big-Ass Table

I scored one of the only copies of Windows 7 Touch Pack out in the wild, and it really blew my mind, bringing the full power of Microsoft Surface to touch-enabled Win 7 PCs. Have a look: » 7/10/09 3:30pm 7/10/09 3:30pm

Hands-On: HP PhotoSmart Premium with TouchSmart Web

After playing around with HP's new web-enabled printer, it's clear they didn't take any shortcuts with the hardware, equipping it with a responsive, capacitive touch panel. But besides the same types who buy digital photo frames, will anyone use this? » 6/22/09 2:19pm 6/22/09 2:19pm

What Using Windows 7 Multitouch is Like

I installed Windows 7 Beta on an HP TouchSmart PC over the weekend, getting cozy with the new touch and multitouch features, then loaded up a sweet two-handed Air Hockey demo. Have a look: » 2/02/09 11:00am 2/02/09 11:00am

Capacitatve-Touch HP tx2 Tablet "Needs Work" Says Laptop Mag

It was supposed to be this wondertablet, a breakthrough device with iPhone-like capacitative touch screen, plus innovative software like its TouchSmart all-in-one siblings. But Laptop's testing shows the touch features aren't nearly good enough. » 12/19/08 8:35pm 12/19/08 8:35pm

A Lesson in Gadget Product Placement, Courtesy of Scooter Smiff

Moderately musical little person Scooter Smiff has helpfully demonstrated, point by point, how not to endorse gadgets in your music video. » 12/03/08 8:02am 12/03/08 8:02am

Windows 7 Touch Control Makes Media Center More Awesome


Visiting Microsoft's Media Center posse in Redmond, I just caught a glimpse of the Windows 7 Media Center interface with integrated touch control (no third-party software) on an HP TouchSmart. All I can say is, I've always loved the MCE user experience—it really is a highlight of Microsoft design—but adding smooth… » 11/19/08 1:44pm 11/19/08 1:44pm

HP Touchsmart TX2 is a 12-inch Multitouch Wonder

HP's Touchsmart tx2 is the first consumer-oriented convertible notebook to feature a multitouch technology built into the display. The 12.1-inch screen uses a capacitive touchpanel that can track two points simultaneously, operates with fingers or a stylus, and comes with the Mediasmart 2.0 interface customized for… » 11/19/08 12:01am 11/19/08 12:01am

HP Planning Touchscreen Laptops, New Netbooks and a Touch Phone, Like,…

HP does pretty well for itself nowadays, consistently leading the market in notebook sales. According to the Wall Street Journal, though, they want to diversify. A lot. In a scattershot semi-announcement, the company said it is working in three new directions. Long-rumored touchscreen notebooks, likely to feature HP's… » 10/16/08 6:31am 10/16/08 6:31am

HP Denies OS Rumor, Most Likely Confused With Upcoming Touchsmart UI

HP has denied recent rumors regarding a secret "Skunk Works" operation » 9/17/08 10:30am 9/17/08 10:30am aimed at developing their own OS to replace Vista. They believe the rumors were confused with a plan to develop a custom touch-enabled UI for their upcoming ahead of Windows 7. []

HP Touchsmart IQ816 Adds Bigger Screen, Blu-ray, VESA Wall Mount

HPs Touchsmart » 9/16/08 12:01am 9/16/08 12:01am all-in-one, launched earlier this summer, was a all-in-one PC, and now it got a few more features that sweeten the deal. The key updates for the Touchsmart IQ816 are that it now comes with a 25.5-inch LCD, Blu-ray drive and VESA wall mount capability. Other new features include a drive bay for HP's…

HP Developing Touchsmart Notebook

We liked the HP Touchsmart IQ506, the touch-controlled all-in-one PC, not just because it worked well (which it did), but because it was trying something different—not merely copying other products on the market. Now HP has revealed to the Wall Street Journal that they are aiming "to get touch-enabled notebook… » 8/06/08 9:15am 8/06/08 9:15am

Review: HP Touchsmart IQ506 PC is NOT Just an Imitation iMac

The Gadget: The Touchsmart IQ506 is HP's second gen, touch-sensitive computer. In addition to its all-in-one design, built-in webcam, TV tuner and wireless keyboard and mouse, the selling point here is the custom touch interface created by frog design. Here's why this is not just an imitation iMac.

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