HP announces 27-inch Omni 27 all-in-one, Pavilion Phoenix h9 gaming desktop

Summary:Remember when HP was getting out of the PC business? Well, now it's roaring back with two new desktops that it's announcing to jump the gun on CES 2012.

Remember when HP was getting out of the PC business? Well, now it's roaring back with two new desktops that it's announcing to jump the gun on CES 2012.

One is the Omni 27 all-in-one system with a massive 27-inch 1080p screen. It uses multi-core processors, though which ones specifically has not been disclosed, and includes built-in Beats Audio. The display tilts up to 25 degress, but it's not a touch screen. HP is including Magic Canvas software, which lets you expand the desktop view horizontally to better fit in all your apps and media content. While it comes with a DVD drive, you can get a Blu-ray player as an option, as well as a TV tuner and HDMI input. The Omni 27 will go on sale January 8 for $1,199.99.

HP is also jumping back into the gaming PC biz, if not with the same flair as when it teamed with Voodoo PC for the Blackbird desktop. The Pavilion Phoenix h9 (pictured) is the most powerful Pavilion system to date, with Engadget reporting that it will use either AMD's eight-core Bulldozer or Intel's Sandy Bridge-E processors and Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards. HP describes the chassis aesthetic as "armor-plated" and has a cut-out side window to show off the colored lighting inside. Select configurations will also come with built-in liquid cooling. As with most performance PCs, the Phoenix h9 won't come cheap: Pricing starts at $1,149.99 when it becomes available on January 8.

Topics: Hewlett-Packard

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