By David Ponce
Well, it’s not that there’s anything wrong with the traditional billboard per se. Scattered Post-It notes, and barely legible scrawls have succeeded in micromanaging families for decades. But, HP thinks it can do better with the IQ770. It’s a touchscreen PC that runs Vista, and lets you do pretty much all the things that normal billboards do… but digitally. It’s meant to be the “social hub” of your home, and on it you can leave notes (be them voice, written or typed) as well as manage your family’s schedule by updating calendar events. It can also serve as an entertainment hub, allowing you to
watch movies or use the integrated personal video recorder to play, pause, rewind and record live TV. Listen to digital music or the radio on high-performance speakers. Adjust the display?s height and angle for comfortable viewing of digital photos or Web surfing and enjoy it all on your 19″ diagonal widescreen BrightView LCD.
And, under the hood, this thing’s no slouch either, running a AMD Turion? 64 X2 Dual-Core TL-52 chip with 2 gigs of RAM and 320GB HDD.
There’s no word on price or availability, other than “soon!” Come inside for the full specs and links.
* AMD Turion? 64 X2 Dual-Core TL-52
* 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM system memory
* 320GB hard drive
* Slot-loading SuperMulti DVD burner2 with LightScribe technology
* Touch enabled 19″ diagonal widescreen BrightView LCD
* NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 graphics card with 256MB dedicated video memory (Up to 528MB Total Available Graphics memory as allocated by Windows Vista?.)
* Integrated 1.3-megapixel HP WebCam with built-in array microphone
* HP SmartCenter Button to launch interactive mode with one touch
* NTSC TV tuner and over-the-air ATSC high-definition television tuner
* Wireless keyboard and mouse, stylus, and Media Center Remote Control
* 24 x 7 toll-free phone support and 1-year HP limited warranty