In the light of the following Microsoft Windows 8 launch, HP is announcing a plethora of touch-based systems, but the company is not forgetting the budget users that might want an all-in-one (AIO) system. HP
is launching the Pavilion 20 AiO PC today and this system joins the HP Pavilion 23 AiO PC released some time ago, but unlike its big brother, the Pavilion 20 is likely missing the touch screen
This is certainly a move to reduce the cost of the device as HP is touting a starting price of just $500 (390 EUR) for the new budget systems.
The HP Pavilion 20 AiO PC will be powered by Intel
’s Sandy Bridge CPUs or AMD
and we’re glad that HP is supporting the competition and it is offering alternatives with decent graphics performance
The press release makes no mention of a touch
interface so, as disappointing as this may be, we believe the Pavilion 20 AiO will not benefit from such an interface.