HP's All-in-One PC Blitz Offers Something for Everyone

Paul Lilly

By this time next year, Hewlett-Packard hopes to have spun off or sold its PC business as it restructures into a printer, software, and cloud oriented outfit. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. In the here and now, HP is still making PCs, and almost as if trying to prove that point, the OEM just revealed its largest investment in the all-in-one (AIO) desktop PC market to date by announcing over half a dozen models aimed every which way.

"The popularity of the all-in-one form factor continues to grow, and HP’s contribution to this market is significant," said Todd Bradley, executive vice president, Personal Systems Group, HP. "We continue to expand our portfolio to remain the global leader in Windows-based all-in-one PCs, introducing innovation that matters to business customers and consumers alike."

Bradley and company were swayed, in part, by NPD Group's data suggesting that 34 percent of all consumer desktop purchases in the month of July were AIO PCs. With all that said, here's everything HP just unveiled.

  • HP Omni 120 (20-inch) and Omni 220 (21.5-inch) are all-around workhorses for home use. These feature up to 750GB of hard drive storage, choice of AMD or Intel processors, a streamlined design, and Beats Audio on select models.
  • HP TouchSmart 320 (20-inch), TouchSmart 420 (21.5-inch), and TouchSmart 520 (23-inch) are touch-enabled AIOs with free-standing, tilt-enabled displays. These will ship with the latest version of HP's TouchSmart software, and like the Omni, select models will come with Beats Audio technology. You can also pair HP's Pulse Subwoofer with the 520 model, HP says.
  • Small businesses will have access to the HP TouchSmart Elite 7320 AIO desktop PC. This one comes with a 21.5-inch display, Full HD resolution, LED backlight, second generation Core i3/i5/i7 processor options, and HP's TouchSmart Suite.
  • Also for businesses is the HP Pro 3420 All-in-One . Ready to perform right out of the box, these PCs feature a 20-inch display, Intel Core i3 processor options, up to 8GB of memory, up to 2TB of storage, and HP's ProtectTools security suite.
  • Finally, HP announced its HP 3200 Elite All-in-One Business PC for enterprise customers. These rigs come outfitted with second generation Intel Core vPro processors and several enterprise oriented features like remote management, integrated collaboration tools, and easy serviceability.

The Omni 220 ($800), TouchSmart 420 ($700), and TouchSmart 520 ($900) will be available starting September 11. On September 21, HP will launch the Omni 120 ($400), TouchSmart Elite 730 ($850), and Pulse Subwoofer ($150). The HP TouchSmart 320 will launch on October 2 starting at $600, and the HP Pro 3420 sometime that same month starting at $600. Whew!

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