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Photos: Windows 7 - the latest PCs from Acer to Samsung

From netbooks to touchscreens

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Topic: Hardware
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From netbooks to touchscreens

The official release of Windows 7 last week has seen the debut of a slew of hardware sporting the OS.

New touchscreen desktop panels and laptops designed to take advantage of Windows 7's touch-sensitive capabilities have appeared, while existing netbooks and laptops have also been kitted out with the OS to get a performance boost from its more modest system requirements compared to Vista.

In the run up to Christmas, PC World will be stocking about 30 new models of netbooks, desktops and touchscreen desktops running Windows 7.

Here's a selection of the Windows 7 machines that went on sale at PC World's Tottenham Court Road store in London on Thursday to coincide with the OS' official launch.

The above PC is a touchscreen all-in-one computer produced by Acer, where the computer is built into the back of the monitor.

It comes with a copy of the Windows 7 Home Premium edition and packs an Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 processor and 4GB of memory. The screen above shows the Acer Touch Portal, a virtual desktop that users can navigate by touch.

The shot below shows how users can use the machine's touch interface to explore the world using Microsoft's Virtual Earth app.

Acer touchscreen desktop


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PC World is expecting a spike in sales of computers following the release of Windows 7, with a survey by its parent company DSGi finding 19 per cent of its customers intend to buy a new PC after the launch of Windows 7.

This HP TX2-1340ea laptop has a touch-sensitive 12.1-inch display to take full advantage of touchscreen interface of its Windows 7 Home Premium edition OS.

It comes with a 2.2Ghz AMD Turion processor, 4GB of memory and is wireless enabled. It weighs in at 1.94kg.

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Here is a Packard Bell all-in-one desktop machine, where the computer is built into the back of the monitor.

This model, the Packard Bell oneTwo, comes with the Home Premium edition of Windows 7 and has a Pentium dual core T4300 processor and 3GB of memory.

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This Samsung N110 netbook comes with the Windows 7 Starter edition and has an Intel N270 processor and 1GB of memory.

The netbook comes with a six cell battery which delivers more than six hours of video playback before running dry, as well as 802.11n wi-fi connectivity.

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This Dell Inspiron machine comes with the Home Premium edition of Windows 7 and is powered by a Pentium dual-core T4300 processor and has 3GB of memory.

The machine weighs in at 2.64kg.

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The Packard Bell iXtreme desktop tower machine comes with the Home Premium edition and an Intel quad core Q8300 processor and 4GB of memory.

Video is powered by an Nvidia GeForce 256MB 7100 graphics card and a 640GB hard disk.

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This Acer Aspire 5738Z laptop comes with the Home Premium edition and has a 15.6-inch HD screen, a 2.1GHz Intel Pentium T4300 processor, 3GB of memory and 250GB of hard disk space.

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The Acer Aspire One 531 netbook comes with the Starter edition, a 10.1-inch screen and is powered by an Intel Atom processor.

It has an Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of memory and 160GB hard drive.

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Here's a pink Sony Vaio VGNNW20EF that comes with the Windows 7 OS and is powered by an Intel Centrino 2 processor.

It has a Intel dual core T4300 processor, 3GB of memory and a 320GB hard drive.

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The PC World store in Tottenham Court Road has set aside a large area of the shop for its display of Windows 7 computers.

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In a move that mirrors the car industry's Cash for Clunkers scheme, PC World is offering up to £100 off the cost of a new Windows 7 PC if people trade in their old machines.

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