70 inch HDTV prototype is also a Windows 7 PC

It's nothing new to see a company attempt to bring the PC and the television world together in terms of hardware. We have seen all-in-one PCs that have the parts inside a monitor. We have also seen media center PCs that hook up to larger HDTVs. But now one company is working on a prototype product that creates an all-in-one PC on a truly massive scale. As reported by Dvice.com, the German company Hannspree showed off the Lounge TV 70 at this week's IFA trade show in Berlin.

The product shown at Hannspree's booth was a massive 70 inch 1080p HDTV that also had a PC running inside it with Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. Once more, the TV was running some kind of business application that allowed people to "draw" images on the huge TV screen. It basically turned this TV-PC combo into a whiteboard product as well. The story speculates that this kind of product could be used by businesses for high end presentations in conference rooms.

The report did not have any information on the hardware specifications of the PC parts inside. In the past all-in-one PCs tend to have hardware that's on the lower end of the scale. However, we would love to see a high end PC merged with a big screen TV like this for gaming. There's no word on pricing for the Lounge TV 70 nor any indication of a release date. It's possible that this TV is being made just for the German market.

Image via Dvice.com

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Athlonite said,
if you need something that big then get yours eyes tested coz your blind or get a projector

Or maybe you are a teacher who HAS to write big for people faraway to read, n show them videos etc...

badrobot14 said,

Or maybe you are a teacher who HAS to write big for people faraway to read, n show them videos etc...

and a projector still works for that

Athlonite said,

and a projector still works for that


yes, but this is way better, you can save the stuff you write in class, plus better quality.. etc..

KingCrimson said,
Good good. Microsoft will crush the Apple HDTV with this. Oh wait...

I know, right? Too bad Apple has already seen widespread success with their Apple TV.
Oh wait...

i think this is useless.... it's neat but useless. basically a giant tablet with a HDTV tuner card. why would you need it to be called a TV also? seems like a waste of parts. Also no one would ever use this thing for presentations. If you go to nice high schools these days, they are using smart boards. smart boards are amazing and if businesses wanted a large presentation screen, they might as well go with smart boards also.

coth said,
1080p is not enough for 70'' is like half a cm pixel... it should be at least Ultra HD 4320p ...

1080p is perfectly fine for playing games on a screen that big. You just sit farther away.

Response time on something that large might be a problem for gaming. If the response time is greater than twenty-five milliseconds or so, games would become nearly unplayable.

satukoro said,
Response time on something that large might be a problem for gaming. If the response time is greater than twenty-five milliseconds or so, games would become nearly unplayable.

It's not meant for playing games.

Way to not read the article?

rpsgc said,

It's not meant for playing games.

Way to not read the article?

Incorrect, it said it wasn't intended for high-end games. Response time still affects regular inputs as well such as drawing, etc. If the response time is too high, drawing would be frustrating as well. Gaming does not immediately indicate high-end hardware, it can also be used as an example of quick communication between the user and the screen. Way to misinterpret my post.

Jack@l said,
It isn't look like hmmm, an ipad? ...

Nah, looks like a total carbon copy of the Magic Mouse.

I mean, Macbook Air.

I mean, the iPhone 5!

Max Norris said,
Yea it looks almost identical to that one 70 inch pen based iPad that runs Windows.. I forget which model it was though.

HAHAHA, yeah, but with some quick photoshop work I'm sure Apple could sue just the same...

Relativity_17 said,

Nah, looks like a total carbon copy of the Magic Mouse.

I mean, Macbook Air.

I mean, the iPhone 5!


No-no-no
It's definitely AirPort Express with a new Fire-wire technology.

Or maybe this is what Apple TV looks like?

upgradable to windows 8 I assume (due to there being no reason to not assume this, hardware specs for windows 8 will be same or less than 7 aparently) - that would then bring the better touch features of windows 8 and keep app compatability.

That is one hell of a nice 70" tablet pc

ACTIONpack said,
Still with the pen to draw. When will Microsoft learn?

This device isn't being made by Microsoft. When will people learn to read?

ACTIONpack said,
Still with the pen to draw. When will Microsoft learn?

b/w
Pen is more comfortable than fingers to draw.

Max Norris said,

This device isn't being made by Microsoft. When will people learn to read?

On Neowin? Nope. The headline and pictures are always enough to generalize about the contents of an article

ACTIONpack said,
Still with the pen to draw. When will Microsoft learn?

When did artists stop using a brush/pencil to draw and move over to 100% finger paint?

Honestly, it's like people can't use some common sense, pen input is a needed and used feature, going to finger touch doesn't mean you have to drop pen as well, or that finger touch can be used for everything, because it can't.

ACTIONpack said,
Still with the pen to draw. When will Microsoft learn?

Take a look at the HTC Flyer, has a pen and makes business/work tasks so much easier to work with rather than using your fingers the whole time. Also Microsoft didn't make the TV just the software.

ACTIONpack said,
Still with the pen to draw. When will Microsoft learn?

?

I own an iPad myself, so I see where you're coming from, but even when drawing on an iPad, a stylus is usually preferred. It's often more natural for painters. Navigating an UI is a different question though.

ACTIONpack said,
Still with the pen to draw. When will Microsoft learn?

Also keeps fingerprints off, and stops your skin from the irritation from prolonged use... (I've had some problems w/ older, warmer trackpads on older laptops).

ACTIONpack said,
Still with the pen to draw. When will Microsoft learn?

Fingers leave marks. The display unit would be absolutely horrible after a while. Plus, the pen gives you better accuracy. I'm sure it would work just fine if you touched it with your finger.

nub said,

Fingers leave marks. The display unit would be absolutely horrible after a while. Plus, the pen gives you better accuracy. I'm sure it would work just fine if you touched it with your finger.

It also depends on if someone has finally made a touch capacitance front end screen filter larger enough to cover that yet. I haven't seen one yet, so this may be pen only for now. I'm sure touch capability for such large devices is around the corner, if not already hear.