HP announces 27" all-in-one PC, Phoenix h9 gaming desktop

By on January 4, 2012, 9:30 AM

Hewlett-Packard has announced two new desktop PCs ahead of CES 2012 -- where they'd likely be drowned in a sea of Ultrabook announcements. One of them is the Omni 27 all-in-one system, the company's first all-in-one model with a massive 27-inch 1080p LED-backlit display. It rocks the same Easel design as HP's TouchSmart all-in-one PCs, with edge-to-edge glass on the screen, but there's no touchscreen here.

Starting at $1,200 for the base system, the Omni 27 includes a 2.5GHz Sandy Bridge Core i5-2400S processor, integrated graphics, 6GB of RAM, Beats Audio, and two USB 3.0 ports. While it comes with a DVD drive, you can get a Blu-ray player as an option, as well as a TV tuner and HDMI input.

HP's also making the Omni the first non-touch PC with its Magic Canvas software -- the UI formerly known as TouchSmart that has since been re-tooled to work with non-touch machines. The machine will be taking on Apple's 27-inch iMac, which starts at $1,700, in the U.S. from January 8.

The second desktop PC being announced today is the Pavilion Phoenix h9, a "prosumer" system billed by HP as their most powerful Pavilion PC to date. The base model includes an eight-core AMD FX-8100 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 160GB SSD, and a Radeon 7670 GPU with 1GB of VRAM for $1,150. There are also options for Intel's enthusiast-grade X79 processors, Nvidia graphics, secondary hard drives and liquid cooling.

Rounding out today's announcements HP also unveiled three new business-focused monitors: the 23-inch Compaq L2311c with a built-in port replicator, priced at $319, along the more affordable LED-backlit LV1911 and LV2011 monitors which should set you back $125 and $135 respectively.

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Guest said:

HP, are you serious, all-in-one for gaming? rofl lol lol lol lol

Guest said:

@ Guest on January 4, 2012 9:43 AM... LOL, no kidding dude. Why buy HP to begin with? Real hardcore computer enthusiasts build their own computers fine tuned to their specifications that does hardcore gaming. Pretty sure gamers don't care for HP bloat, limited upgradeability, and watered down proprietary parts.

Cota Cota said:

"Incredible big"

They are talking about the price :P

"Wireless mouse and keyboard for gaming"


There's so many fake concepts in this video

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

If this PC is supposed to be gaming grade i'm sure the whole advert was a lie?

Can I sue for that?

Guest said:

Nice job reading the article, nothing here says anything about gaming on an all-in-one.

pretzelwagon said:

It would appear that the Phoenix H9 is not an all-in-one, but a tower.

Guest said:

Some people in the world are clueless and don't read the article. They just see something real quick they don't like and then start a firestorm of trash talk about it. /facepalm

carlwh123 said:

In fairness, the title was ambiguous.

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