Behold HP Spectre One: Could This Be the Ideal AIO?

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  1. TheMightyS

    TheMightyS ActiveRAIDer

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    When HP rolled its first TouchSmart All-In-One back in 2008, the potential of such a machine was evident even if the idea itself wasn't fully realized. Enter the 23.6-inch HP Spectre One.
    Equipped with the latest Ivy Bridge chipsets, the Spectre One also has discrete NVIDIA graphics, up to 8-gigabytes of RAM, USB 3.0 connectivity, HDMI-in and your choice of HDD or SSD. And if you want to upgrade the machine at any point, the back panel of the curved neck is removable, revealing the motherboard guts in all their gruesome beauty.
    But HP also added a few unique flourishes of its own. For starters, the Spectre One is equipped with NFC technology, HP supplies you with NFC tags you can place on any object, and you can program the computer to perform specific actions when that NFC tag makes contact. It might be to initiate a photo transfer. Or it might be to use your phone as a method of login. Plus it opens up the possibility of compatibility with future devices.

    But its not just the Spectre One that's joining the WIndows 8 party; HP also has the Envy 20 and 23 TouchSmart machines, which like the HP Spectre, offer Ivy Bridge configurations, multitouch displays (20 and 23-inches, duh), and Windows 8, but without the fancy design and bonus features, like NFC. Secondly, HP says it plans to offer custom apps in the Windows 8 app store, which will make use of the Envy's touchscreen capabilities. If done right, that could be interesting.
    Life changing? No. More affordable? Yes.
    For those interested in any of the three machines, the HP Spectre One will be available in November at a starting price of $1300, while the HP Envy 20 and 23 will be available in October starting at $800 and $1000, respectively.

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  2. dbg

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    I would consider this were I wealthy to a good measure .. even though it screams lawsuit btw .. :)
     
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    DOES IT.. doesnt seems familiar to my eyes
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    The Magic pad thingy .. the KB .. possible unibody design ..

    Maybe 'screams lawsuit' is a tad stretched.
     
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    seems FAR FETCHED !!!
     

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