HP has released a new all in one desktop PC equipped with a 3D-capable display and a built-in webcam that can shoot 3D images and video. Based on the 620 model released earlier, the 620 3D sports a 23-inch (1920 x 1080) tilt enabled touchscreen, offering a 4ms response time and 250 nits (typical) brightness as well as 1,000:1 contrast ratio.
The TouchSmart 620 3D edition all in one is priced starting at $1800 and is built around Intel's second generation Core i5 2400 processor clocked at 3.10GHz, 8 GB of RAM, and a 1.5TB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM). The 3D capability is powered by software from TriDef and a discrete AMD Radeon HD 6650 graphics card, which can be upgraded to a Radeon HD 6670 for a little more power in case you are planning on doing some gaming.
Other specs include a slot-loading Blu-ray player, GbE LAN, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Beats Audio, built-in TV tuner, an HP Media Center remote, a pair of 3D active shutter glasses, 6-in-1 memory card reader, seven USB 2.0 ports, IR blaster, headphone/mic ports, wireless keyboard and mouse, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
With a starting price of $1,800, the new HP TouchSmart 620 3D isn't exactly cheap, but it should provide a middle ground between the $2,300 Sony Vaio L-Series 3D Edition and Lenovo's $1,300 IdeaCentre B520. As you'd expect, HP's newest all in one comes with a series of specialized applications tuned for 3D and touch input.
If you are looking for a more affordable way to get stereoscopic 3D into your home, HP is also releasing the 2311GT 23-inch 3D monitor for $299. It features a Full HD (1920x1080) panel with a 5ms response time, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, and ultra-slim profile. The monitor comes with two pairs of 3D glasses and uses a technology called Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) to produce the 3D effect by aligning every other row of pixels with the left or right eye.
The Apple iMac 21.5 inch / Spring 2011 Edition is outfitted with a 1080p LED-backlit display, a 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, an AMD Radeon HJD 6750M discrete graphics chip, and a 500GB 7200RPM HDD. It features a built-in "FaceTime HD" camera, integrated speakers, a slot-loading DVD burner, an IR receiver, an SDXC card slot, four USB 2.0 ports, audio in/out jacks, one FireWire 800 port, Gigabit Ethernet, as well as 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1. The 21.5-inch iterations receive a single Thunderbolt port
The Lenovo IdeaCentre B500 comes with a 23-inch, 1920x1080 display, up to 4GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and a motion-control remote which doubles as a VoIP handset. Additional features include built-in JBL speakers and webcam as well as optional Blu-ray drive and TV tuner.
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