HP is really trying to make an impression in the all-in-one (AIO) world and the new SpectreOne system that has just been announced today is a clear testament to such a strategy. The company’s new AIO is impressively thin and comes with a rich software bundle.
In the midst of the huge AIO wave that has been upon us during the past few months, HP
’s new SpectreOne system is really something we should pay attention to and steer clear of.
HP’s new PC features a rather standard 23” display that, surprisingly for most of us, completely lacks any touch input
We can’t really understand why the company would make such a decision, as the cost is surely not a problem because the system addresses the high-end users.
Instead, the maker has decided for a wireless combo that contains a keyboard and a multi-touch touchpad.
Yes, you head that right, the SpectreOne AIO
doesn’t have a mouse and neither does it have a touchscreen.
We’re not sure if this is a deal breaker for you, but it sure is a deal breaker for us.
The usability and usefulness of having a wireless multi-touch
touchpad is debatable, but the lack of a mouse and display touch input is hard to argument for.
The system will be powered by Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors and it will also come with an optional 1GB Nvidia video card, as well as with two USB 3.0
connectors and a HDMI-in slot.
The Gigabit LAN RJ45 connector is present along with WirelessN capability, but we still consider these connectivity options really limited.
The upgradeability of the system is practically null, but HP
also decided against an optical disc drive (ODD) unit and this is something we strongly disagree with, as we discussed here
The whole thing is supposed to be available in November this year for $1,300 (€1015).