HP SpectreONE All-in-One PC Certainly Looks Familiar...
HP has revealed yet another all-in-one PC. No, it’s not part of the Envy line, but from the looks of it, maybe it should be.
The SpectreONE comes with a keyboard and trackpad that feature that undeniable Apple aesthetic. Maybe that’s being unfair – it’s kind of like saying Apple owns the color silver, or something – but until further notice, if it’s slim and silver, it’s drawing Apple comparisons.
The trackpad really is a dead giveaway, though.
The SpectreONE, which sounds like it should be the submarine lair of a James Bond villain, is a 23.6” all-in-one PC, and is the thinnest all-in-one HP has, at 11.5 mm thick. That trackpad has multitouch, too. Unlike a lot of other HP all-in-ones headed to market soon, the SpectreONE won’t have a touchscreen, which is a natural fit for the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. If you like the idea of Windows 8, but not the idea of touching your computer’s screen, the SpectreONE seems like it might be what you’re looking for.
Inside, we have Intel Ivy Bridge processors, Beats Audio, a 1 GB NVIDIA graphics card, NFC, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports (two each), and HDMI-in. Just to back up for a second, you might wonder what NFC is doing in an all-in-one PC. According to HP, you’ll be able to pair your computer with a smartphone, then log into the computer simply by tapping the smartphone on the computer. You could also transfer files from one device to the other in this way. Usually pre-loaded software deservedly gets a disinterested wave of the hand, but the addition of the full version of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 isn’t a bad deal.
The SpectreONE is heading to stores sometime this November, with an asking price of about $1,300.