While Apple is still touting multitouch gestures as the only practical solution to interacting with a touchscreen PC, HP's making it their duty to innovate with a touchscreen TouchSmart PC that reduces arm fatigue.
HP's TouchSmart 610 and 9300 all-in-one PCs both sport a 23-inch screen with full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution. Instead of lifting up your arms to poke at the TouchSmart PC, the screen reclines to a 60-degree angle, allowing wrist-friendly multitouch. Worried about viewing angles? Don't — the new TouchSmart has a wide-angle LED backlit LCD to accomodate.
If HP's new TouchSmart PCs look familiar, you'll recall that MSI had a similar touchscreen PC on display at CES 2011.
The HP TouchSmart 610 is $900 with a release date on February 9 and comes with options of Intel or AMD CPUs, up to 16GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, Blu-Ray optical drive and Beats Audio Speakers. The 9300 will be available in May with Intel Sandybridge processors (hope they ironed the CPU issue out), 160GB SSD and a 2-megapixel webcam. Pricing has and exact release date has yet to be announced for the 9300.