For all the talk about Ultrabooks and tablets, you would think that the desktop PC has gone extinct. But desktop PC's are HP's bread and butter, and the company certainly isn't giving up on them quite so soon.
Ahead of CES, HP is announcing the Omni 27 All-In-One and the HPE Phoenix h9, two desktop PC's targeting two very different kinds of consumers.
The Omni is an all-in-one PC equipped with a 27-inch 1080p (1,920 x 1,080 resolution) LED-backlit display. HP offers the option sof dual-and quad-core Intel processors, up to 2TB storage, and a TV tuner.
Also on board are an HDMI input, Blu-Ray disc drive, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, and four USB 2.0 ports. You can also add the Omni 27 to HP's rapidly-expanding list of Beats Audio devices.
With the Omni All-in-One, HP is also pushing Magic Canvas Software, which mimics the app experience of tablets with its easy-to-use interface.
HP will begin selling the Omni All-in-One for $1,199 when it becomes available on January 8th.
Also announced on Tuesday was the Pavilion HPE h9 Phoenix, a more fierce-looking PC presumably with its eye on consumers of Alienware desktops. Built with gaming in mind, the Phoenix offers an eight-core AMD FX-8100 processor, a Radeon 7670 GPU, 160GB solid state drive, and 8GB RAM. HP also offers the option of liquid cooling, as well as a second hard drive.
The Phoenix starts at $1,149.