HP, Asus, Shuttle, and MSI have all unveiled stylish new touch screen-capable all-in-one PCs at CES 2009.
HP is following up on the popularity of its classy line of consumer TouchSmart PCs with a rebadged version of its TouchSmart IQ504t geared towards kiosk-style use in places like schools and hotels.The new dx9000 TouchSmart Business PC starts at $1400, and has the same-sized 22-inch multitouch screen and built-in Webcam as the IQ504t, but adds a faster 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo P8400 CPU and greater support options.
Meanwhile, the Taiwanese trio of Asus, MSI and Shuttle all showcased new touch screen "Net Top" PCs that essentially repackage the specs of a netbook into an all-in-one desktop.
The Asus Eee Top (pictured at far top) runs Windows XP and features a 15.6-inch (1366 by 768) display, 802.11n Wi-Fi, plus a built-in 1.3Mp Webcam and speakers. Asus mentioned its 1.6GHz Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard disk and GMA950 graphics might also be upgraded by the time it launches in the US in February, for about $600.
by Danny Allen