HP has hopefully paid their 30% iTax
because I see a "blatant copy of our intellectual property" coming up.
HP has announced the world's thinnest all-in-one desktop PC and remains prepared for Windows 8 with the addition a touchscreen model too. The HP Spectre One, so the company claims, is the slimmest AIO machine on the planet, at a mere 11.5mm thick. HP Spectre One The slim beast features a 23.6in flush-glass display, runs on …
Who gives a rats ass about the freaking 'world's thinnest" AIO, when the stand is fugly and it has no graphics capability?
Have people all lost their minds? Shape over substance to the extreme - on a ...computer? Its like they're advertising fashion models. Oh I see, they're compensating... some kind of weird computer pron...
Well, I'm not against making computers or any machinery look good... but this is starting to become like making the "world's skinniest subway train" Look! ...only half a meter wide, people have to stand in a long row and its hard to get out, also has to go really slow in curves, but its sooooo thin!!!
Now I know why FEMA is building these giant camps in the U.S. capable of holding millions... its for all the people who are slowly going insane.
I have had a IIyama touch screen for over a year, and, it is good, depending on what you need to do.. (spreadsheets, flight sims, etc when you get used to the interface, despite MS failing to push out half decent drivers, that 3rd parties can make use of).. but where in the bloody hell I'm I supposed to cram in the second gfx card and water cooler in that thing?
I'll stick to custom builds thanks... and it'll still be cheaper..
I didn't get it either, until I tried it. Haven't used a mouse for over a year now (not even for graphics). Mind you, if it wasn't for BetterTouchTool, I'm not quite so sure I'd feel the same way - but a multi-touch trackpad with suitable gestures beats a mouse for me. Even switching back to my Logitech mouse with six buttons and two scroll wheels feels limiting...!
An all-in-one screen/PC, an aluminium lookalike chassis, a puny keyboard that does not have a numeric keypad, a trackpad. I wonder where there design department "created" their ideas from.
I am surprised that it doesn't have a thunderbolt port and a magnetic power supply thingy.....
My point is most of that.
1. I ggoled extensively before commenting, and found something like 50 stories, none of which mentioned the resolution, suggesting it was not in the original press release, and therefore that HP were looking at their shoes a bit on that aspect. Neither the HP web site nor the press release page mentioned the resolution, even to the point of using the meaningless "HD".
2. Yes, I think that in 2012 1080 vertical is rather feeble on a 23 inch screen. And definitely a major let-down in what is supposed to be a premium product. 'Designer'? ho hum.
3. No, I do believe it, unfortunately. The hardware people have been letting us down rather badly in this respect.
4. Yes. There is a long tradition of journalists asking awkward questions instead of paste-pot re-use of a press release, and I had sort of hoped that El Reg might live up to its subversive self.
I'm guessing your search success came after a few hundred people had actually asked HP and the results had come out.
Why the hell I would want a touchscreen on a desktop machine? Has anyone ever tried to spend even a single afternoon reaching up and touching their screen a few times a minute? For single finger touches it is obviously inferior to a mouse 100% of the time, so it is only for multitouch gestures that you'd prefer a touchscreen. Maybe you want to reach out to a picture and do some pinch zooming, but how many people do that often enough that it is going to be a win for them over the old fashion ways we do this today via mouse?
On a laptop I could sort of see it for some who actually use them on their lap - while I wouldn't want a laptop with a touchscreen, at least you are close enough to the screen and not necessarily reaching out in such an unergonomic way as you must with a desktop.
I predict these touchscreen desktops never get used as touchscreens beyond the first week, after the users start waking up with shoulder pain. Once the first reports of "touchscreen shoulder" RSIs start coming in, they'll quickly disappear from the market for fear of lawsuits.
So far all of the AIO machines I have seen do not offer adjustable height on the screen. Which is pretty important to me when ordering bulk machines for work. Don't want to risk OOS issues. Also if the computer is in the foot, then I suppose the yellow pages can't be used as a 'temporary' booster either.
$MEGACORP made me do the 'sitting in a chair' training module again. It included the EU workstation directive stuff, about matching screen height to eye level. I am 1.96m tall If I follow all the recommendations I need two yellow pages under each desk leg, and three under the monitor which is already jacked up to wobble-matic levels.
as you say, an AIO is as bad as a laptop.
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