HP TouchSmart 310 All-in-one PC Launched; Featuring TouchSmart Software

HP today unveiled the sleekly appealing HP TouchSmart310 All-in-one Desktop PC, which features the most advanced version of the company’s exclusive TouchSmart software to date. The stylish and compact all-in-one desktop features enhanced multi-touch technology that allows people to access and interact with their photos, videos, music and games in unique ways without the need of keyboard or mouse besides offering full functionality of a traditional desktop PC.

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The company also announced the HP TouchSmart Apps Center for one-touch access to free and subscription-based applications.

The TouchSmart PC’s unique interface lets users do more than just basic computing – it acts as the anchor of one’s digital lifestyle, encouraging creativity, organization and a truly immersive experience

The latest version of HP TouchSmart software transforms the desktop into a Magic Canvas that enables users to freely drag applications, music, photos, videos and web content directly onto the desktop as Magnets.

Multilayered wallpapers bring depth and perspective to the screen, while the new Carousel and Magic Menu allow users to easily locate applications and content, all with the touch of a finger.

In addition to existing applications from Twitter, Hulu, Netflix, RecipeBox and the HP Music Store powered by Rhapsody, the software now features a built-for-touch Facebook application that makes it easier than ever to stay connected with friends and family. Users can create a personalized video greeting and post it directly to a friend’s Facebook Wall.

The new HP TouchSmart Apps Center – available via an icon on the TouchSmart Carousel – provides seamless one-touch access to free and subscription based applications from partners such Marvel Comics and the Cartoon Network.

The new version of the TouchSmart software will be available on the HP TouchSmart310 desktop PC and the current HP TouchSmart 600 desktop PC. The TouchSmart 600 PC also is available with Beats Audio – a unique, high- performance technology that provides an optimal sound experience – the way the artist intended it.

The new HP Pavilion Touchsmart 310 all-in-one desktop PC is powered by 2.80 GHz AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core Processor 240e and the desktop features Hyper Transport 3.0 using Socket AM3 build on AMD M780G chipset mainboard with 2-MB L2 cache and 4000 MHz FSB.

With Windows 7 Home Premium edition preinstalled, HP Pavilion TouchSmart 310 all-in-one desktop PC is designed for photo and video editing jobs and it comes with 4-GB PC3-8500 240-pin DDR3 (1600 MHz) SDRAM, Max 4-GB in 2 DIMM Sockets, a 1-TB 7200 rpm (3GB/Sec speed) SATA Portable Hard drive and a 8X DVD (24X CD) Super Multi Drive Dual Layer (8.5 GB) DVD Writer with LightScribe Technology.

HP TouchSmart 310 all-in-one desktop PC’s is equipped with HP TouchSmart software that offers customizable interface and interactive tiles and allows gestures like pinch, rotate, arc, flick and press and drag and many more natural and intuitive movements.

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 310 touchscreen enabled all-in-one desktop PC comes with 20-inch (50.8 cm) Touch-enabled TFT HD LCD monitor with BrightView technology siting on a pedestal base that tilts up to 30 degrees, offering 16:9 aspect ratio, 0.282 mm pitch and 5ms response time powered by ATI Radeon HD 4270 integrated graphics with 1-GB shared video memory, offering maximum resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels.

Sporting elegant black look with smooth contours, all-in-one HP Pavilion Touchsmart 310 desktop PC also sports ALC 662 audio chipset with 5.1 High Definition Audio hardware with dual 4W each stereo speakers integrated into monitor frame. In addition, the desktop offers integrated webcam and microphone in the monitor frame.

Weighing just under 8.99 kgs, the new HP Pavilion Touchsmart 310 desktop PC comes with HP Slim Multimedia Cordless Keyboard (2.4 GHz) and HP Cordless Optical 2-button Scroll Mouse (2.4 GHz) getting rid of all the clutter of wires on the desk.

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 310 desktop PC also features integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN connection (Broadband ready), integrated 56kbps v.92 Modem/Fax, integrated 802.11 b/g/n (draft) PCI Express Wireless Mini Card, 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 left, 4 back), and built-in PAL HDTV tuner card offering   Personal Video Recording functionality with over-the-air DVB-T digital television receiver.

The integrated 6-in-1 card reader supports Secure Digital (SD, SDHC), Multimedia Card, Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro (right side).

The HP TouchSmart 310 All-in-one Desktop PC is ENERGY STAR qualified and meets the standards for silver registration in the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT).

I/O Ports

Left side
– 2 Hi-Speed USB v2.0
– 1 HI-Speed USB v2.0 (bottom)
– IEEE 1394a
– Microphone-In
– Headphone-Out, Line-In

Rear Access Ports
– 4 Hi-Speed USB 2.0
– IEEE 1394a
– 1 RJ-11, One RJ-45
– 2 PS/2 ports
– Line-In, Line-Out, Microphone-In
– S/PDIF Out, S/PDIF In
– Surround L/R, Surround Rear L/R
– VGA Port

Expansion Slots

  • PCI Express x16
  • PCI Express x1 mini

HP Touchsmart 310 All-in-one Desktop PC Features

  • AMD Athlon II X2 Processor 240e, 2.8 GHz
  • 2 MB L2 Cache, 4000 MHz FSB
  • Hyper Transport 3.0, Socket AM3
  • AMD M780G Chipset mainboard / Pegatron APP78-CF
  • 4-GB PC3-8500 240-pin DDR3 (1600 MHz) SDRAM, Max 4-GB in 2 DIMM Sockets
  • 1000-GB 3G SATA-300 Portable Hard drive, 7200 rpm (3 GB/Sec)
  • 8x DVD Super Multi Drive Dual Layer (8.5 GB) DVD Writer with LightScribe Technology
  • 20-inch (50.8 cm) Touch-enabled HP TFT LCD Monitor with BrightView technology, 0.282 mm pitch, 5ms refresh rate, 16:9 aspect ratio, 720p HD, 1720 x 1024 pixels resolution.
  • ATI Radeon HD 4270 Integrated Graphics Chipset with 1GB shared video memory
  • Integrated Webcam
  • Built-in HDTV Tuner with live recording with remote control
  • 5.1 High Definition Surround Sound Ready integrated stereo sound system, ALC 662 chipset
  • Integrated HDTV Tuner with personal video recording
  • Wireless 802.11 b/g/n LAN Connection
  • Bluetooth v2.0 port
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN connection (Broadband ready)
  • Integrated 56kbps v.92 Modem/Fax
  • 6-in-1 memory card reader supporting Secure Digital (SD, SDHC), MultiMedia Card, Memory Stick, and Memory Stick Pro
  • HP Pocket Media Drive Bay
  • 6 USB 2.0 ports, 2PS2 ports
  • 3x PCI Slots, 1x PCI Express x16 graphics slot
  • Drive Bay – 2x 5.25-inch, 2x 3.5-inch, 1x Pocket Media Drive
  • IEEE 1394 FireWire Interface
  • HP Slim Multimedia Cordless Keyboard (2.4 GHz)
  • HP Cordless Optical mouse
  • HP Optical, 2-button PS/2 Scroll Mouse
  • Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Preinstalled
  • Dimension (WxDxH): 20.43 x 16.1 x 2.95 inches
  • Weight: 9.78 Kgs

Price and Availability

The AMD Dual-Core Athlon II X2 240e processor powered HP Pavilion Touchsmart 310 all-in-one Desktop PC with 20-inch TFT LCD touch-enabled display would be available in US market starting 22 September 2010 for $699.99 or about Rs. 31,856 with 3-year onsite warranty. Visit www.hp.com/in for more details.

HP has not announced the availability of HP TouchScreen 310 all-in-one desktop PC in India market as yet but this all-in-one PC is expected to retail in India for starting price of about Rs. 59,950 (plus taxes) like its predecesor TouchScreen 300 all-in-one desktop PC.

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