Sure, the 27″ iMac has been around for a while now, but HP’s new Omni 27 is actually the first 27″ all-in-one in the PC market. This svelte new PC features an angled flat-panel design with a spiffy edge-to-edge glass display that can tilt up-to 25 degrees. Lets not neglect to mention its lovely 2560 x 1920 resolution. HP has pre-loaded the system with HP Magic Canvas software, which is essentially a new version of the software you’ll find on their TouchSmart PCs, but this has been designed for a non-touchscreen display.
The Omni 27 is configurable with up-to 2TB of storage, HD graphics, 4GB of RAM, Beats Audio, HDMI-in, a TV Tuner, and Blu-Ray drive. It also features a slot loading optical drive which come standard. Pricing is expected to start at around $1200 and the HP Omni 27 is set to go on sale on January 8th.
HP has also announced the HP Compaq L2311c, which is a 23-inch Notebook Docking Monitor that is perfect for business environments. That is because the HP Compaq L2311c is a full HD LED backlit display with a few neat tricks up its sleeves. For starters, it packs in HP Smart AC Technology which is able to charge HP laptops while connected to the display. The idea here is to set these monitors up in the workplace so that mobile workers can easily come by and connect their laptops to the display for charging and working on a larger display.
The monitor also packs in a USB connection that provides full HD video, Internet connectivity and access to peripherals straight from the monitor’s Ethernet, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports. So all that needs to be done to get up and running is to plug a laptop in via USB. The monitor itself also packs in a VGA connection, and a 720P webcam. To top it all off, the L2311c is also adjustable at multiple angels, and will even work in a vertical reading mode.
The HP Compaq L2311c 23-inch Notebook Docking Monitor will retail for $319.