The new products were introduced Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Along with the TouchSmart PC, HP introduced nine high-definition devices, a home media server, and a Blu-ray disc writer. The latter is for watching and recording high-definition content.
The TouchSmart includes a 19-inch LCD screen, remote control, and personal video recorder for cable TV programming. The touch-screen PC also includes a keyboard and mouse for traditional access to functionality. The computer includes built-in wireless technology.
Along with the new desktop, HP also introduced a Vista-enabled tablet PC, called the Pavilion tx1000 Entertainment Notebook. In addition, the company unveiled nine new plasma, LCD, and MediaSmart TV models for viewing high-definition content. The MediaSmart device makes it possible to wirelessly stream digital photos, music, and videos from a PC onto one of HP's LCD displays.
HP also showed off a new computer server based on Microsoft's new Windows Home Server platform. The MediaSmart Server provides access, back up, and sharing of digital music, videos, and photos over a home network.
Finally, the HP bd135 Blu-ray disc writer shows movies and records high-definition TV broadcasts, as well as stores data, digital photos, music, and camcorder footage. Blu-ray is a Sony-developed high-definition format that isn't supported by all consumer electronic devices.
Pricing for the various devices wasn't disclosed.