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HP updates TouchSmart 300/600 PCs with Core i3/i5 processors

Hewlett-Packard has unleashed a slew of upgrades their desktops today, plus a few new additions to their collection. The most notable touch-up is integration of Intel Core i3 and i5 processors into the TouchSmart 300 and 600 PCs.

Hewlett-Packard has unleashed a slew of upgrades their desktops today, plus a few new additions to their collection. The most notable touch-up is integration of Intel Core i3 and i5 processors into the TouchSmart 300 and 600 PCs.

First, let's quickly look over the machines that have gotten revamped a bit. The TouchSmart 300 and 600 PCs have the option for either Core i3 or i5 processors plus some new software, including a studio recording type of program named "Beats Audio." These now cost $799 and $1099, respectively.

Then there are the debuts, and there are several of them so let's break it down:

HP All-in-One200 (pictured above)

  • Windows 7 OS
  • 21.5-inch HD LED display (1080p resolution)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • SuperMulti DVD writer
  • MediaSmart software suite
  • Built-in webcam and microphone
  • Stereo speakers
  • Optional wireless keyboard and mouse
  • Base price: $699
  • Availability: Now

HP Compaq 6005 Pro Ultra Slim

  • ATI Radeon 4200 graphics
  • DirectX 10.1
  • DDR3 memory
  • Dual-monitor support
  • Ten USB ports!
  • Mini PCIe x1 slot
  • Measurements: 10 inches high x 2.6 inches wide
  • Base price: $599
  • Availability: April 26

While not mentioned in the release, Hot Hardware is also reporting about a new AMD-powered Pavilion desktop:
HP Pavilion Elite HPE-210f
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • AMD Phenom II 945 Quad-Core 3.00GHz CPU
  • 8GB of DDR3 memory
  • 1TB hard drive
  • Blu-ray drive
  • ATI Radeon 5450 graphics with 512MB of DDR3 graphics memory
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Ethernet
  • 15-in-1 card reader
  • Connectivity: Seven USB 2.0 ports, FireWire, DVI and HDMI outputs
  • HP USB keyboard and optical mouse included

Amazon already has this last one listed for $879.99 and ships now.