HP launches smart quadcore Omni 27 all-in-one PC

Can't touch this

HP launches smart quadcore Omni 27 all in one PC

Put aside those painful memories of webOS for five minutes and cast your mind back to what HP used to do - no, not printers, but computers! Yes! Desktop Windows machines, and it's starting 2012 off with a brand new one: the HP Omni 27.

With a 27-inch edge-to-edge 1080p display and all-in-one chassis, you might instinctively put your trembling fingers out to swipe and jab the screen but you'll just end up looking a bit foolish since this puppy is non-touch only. There's always the TouchSmart range for all your physical input needs.

At the highest end of the spec scale, the Omni 27 is available with a quad-core Intel processor though, and you can opt for a 2TB hard drive, HDMI-in and a Blu-ray drive if you so desire.

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The desktop also offers Beats Audio baked in to the hardware, with Windows 7 the operating system of choice. It comes with HP's Magic Canvas software skin (which will make it look like it really ought to be a touchscreen).

Ports fans will be giddy with delight thanks to the six USB slots and multi-format memory card reader, while angle lovers will welcome the ability to tilt the screen up to 25-degrees.

HP tells us that the HP Omni 27 UK release date will be 20 February, no word yet on an official UK price tag. The all-in-one will first go on sale in the good old US of A from 8 January, with pricing starting at $1,200 (around £767).