HP Reveals 'Crossfire' 19-Inch Touchscreen Media PC

Looks like AMD has a sweet new rig they're readying for January launch, and word on the street is Bill Gates wants to launch it personally. It's the IQ770 "Crossfire," the first mass market touchscreen desktop PC we've seen, surely good for taking advantage of Vista's integrated tablet functionality.

The Vista Premium system, set to launch alongside Windows on January 30th, features a massive load of options including: 19-inch touchscreen, AMD Turion 64 X2 dual core TL-52 processor, 2GB SDRAM, 320GB drive, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600, WiFi, Bluetooth, integrated 1.3 megapixel camera, integrated FM and ATSC HDTV tuners, a DVD±RW / DVD-RAM burner with LightScribe, Pocket Media Drive bay, wireless keyboard, mouse, stylus, front media reader, and a crazy amount of ports (Ethernet, two FireWire, six USB 2.0, one with HP printer power Y-cable connector, 5.1 + digital audio out, IR out, mini-VGA, and inputs: FM coax, TV coax, ATSC, and two S-Video).

It also features some new widget-like dashboard interface, featuring HP new SmartCalendar, which serves as a central point for virtual fridge notes and shared family calendars; as well as Photosmart Touch, a new image editing and printing interface. Expect to pony up $1799 - $1899 for this iMac killer in a couple months.

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News source: Engadget

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no worse than jumping on before it's sailed the ocean once.

whatever happened to that MS thing that was half way between a laptop and a handheld? I can't even remember what the thing was called.. neowin people could hardly wait.

edit... took me nearly half an hour on MS site to find Origami which became the 'ultra mobile pc'

yeah that took off like wild fire.

I wonder how AMD/ATI will react to the Crossfire brand being stolen for a computer containing an nVidia chip. Lawsuits a comin'!

I have to agree. First thing that comes to mind is that the PC has crossfire boards installed, but then you get stumbled upon looking at Nvidia card in specs.

It's a cool PC, but if you are looking for something original and nice, DELL XPS M2010 has my vote.

Quote - Zhivago said @ #16.1
I have to agree. First thing that comes to mind is that the PC has crossfire boards installed, but then you get stumbled upon looking at Nvidia card in specs.

It's a cool PC, but if you are looking for something original and nice, DELL XPS M2010 has my vote.

I love that Dell! Talk about huge Desk Rep. Except I don't favor the price tag when compared to the HP one.

note that you'll need to run Vista Home Premium or Ultimate to use this cool touch-screen feature. Soooo...you can eliminate all the other flavors of Vista (Home Basic, Starter, N, etc.) as irrelevant in this marketspace too.

Microsoft, why not just have Home Premium for all the OEM's with the direct (re: send more cash to Microsoft) upgrade to Ultimate, lower the price and be done with this ludicrious MBA's wet-dream segmentation crap? That's how the market's going to break down/segment by summer anyway.

The soon to be aborted Home Basic should be the fallback functionality (no Aero, etc.) for pirated/unregistered Premium/Ultimate versions, IMHO.

Looks like a good family oriented PC.
Does windows media center have some type of API or did HP make their own media center/shell type thing.

The monitor looks like the door on my microwave oven....I bet nobody could tell the difference if I placed a LCD screen behind my microwave door and posted the photo....

I never understood the idea of having a wide frame around a LCD screen, it just covers what should have been extra LCD screen real estate for our viewing pleasure. Any framing wider than a USB plug is lame IMO.

Quote - noroom said @ #9.1
Yeah, no kidding... And wtf is "IR Out" supposed to be? InfraRed Out? As in... a remote control?

LMAO these n00bs...

Most laptops still come with a IR port...

Completely disagree on this one. I love that design, looks very nice. I plan on getting one of these instead of the iMac I was going to get.

I would suggest you to think more before buying this from HP. iMac can run Windows XP/Vista and Mac OS X on the same box. Does this HP new toy can that? I doubt. And the design isn't one of the best, I still would prefer the old one box.

If you think that iMac is too weak comparing to this new HP computer, wait ~6 months till new iMac generation.

Quote - david13lt said @ #4.2
iMac can run Windows XP/Vista and Mac OS X on the same box. Does this HP new toy can that? I doubt.

I hate this argument.

The only reason OS X can't run on other systems is Apple's EULA makes it illegal, and they have some EFI and TPM checks to enforce it. Even still, it has been done.

That doesn't mean OS X isn't a good reason to buy a Mac. But it certainly isn't running on the Mac because of some magical thing Apple does to make their hardware so much better.

Quote - Danrarbc641 said @ #4.3

I hate this argument.

The only reason OS X can't run on other systems is Apple's EULA makes it illegal, and they have some EFI and TPM checks to enforce it. Even still, it has been done.

That doesn't mean OS X isn't a good reason to buy a Mac. But it certainly isn't running on the Mac because of some magical thing Apple does to make their hardware so much better.

Plus, OSX sucks anyways. Lacking the ability to install OSX on a computer would not change my purchasing decision anyways. All that matters is that it can install Windows and possibly Linux.

Quote - Hurmoth said @ #4.1
Completely disagree on this one. I love that design, looks very nice. I plan on getting one of these instead of the iMac I was going to get.

same here

Its sad that every time a better-than-mac PC comes out with a good looking design and good functionality a bunch of little Apple fanboys immediately start a flame war in the topic...

By the way, does anyone know if that SmartCalendar and stuff are like another media center-type thing or whatever?

"better-than-mac"

You know, I am using PC.... I am not in Apple or Microsoft sides. And it's really isn't so good... For that price I could build something better and I would like to change that design. If I would put that on my table, it would be higher than my head.

Seems like a cool idea, although im worried about having people with crap on the fingers touching the screen but the idea is good, the form factor seems quite large but the technology will get there....the day that they have these the size of current LCD TV's will be the day i buy one...this is a great start but it seems huge IMHO

umm..I would say to buy a medium level laptop from Dell and with the money saved get the xbox 360 with gears of war. Happy a good life