Not merely satisfied with their finger-friendly Touchsmart All-In-One line, HP is moving back into the non-touch AIO space with the Omni 27, a snappy, dual-core Windows machine.
Besides the massive 2560x1920 resolution screen, the Omni 27 has Beats audio, 4 gigs of RAM, up to 2 terabytes of storage, HDMI-in, and the option of a Blu-ray drive and TV tuner. Briefly playing with the desktop, I thought the screen was bright, rich in color, and sharp. Windows was extremely responsive, even with HP's Magic Canvas quasi-UI running on top. And over all the build quality was solid.
The Omni 27 will hit US stores on January 8 at a starting price of $1200 (around £770), which isn't all that bad considering the size of the display. We'll just have to wait patiently for news of a European launch...time's ticking, HP. [HP]