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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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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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