HP Announces Omni 27 All-in-one – Without Touch

HP is doing little to help its public reputation lately, with the death of webOS and problems at board level, leading to a certain lack of credibility in certain circles. However it continues to churn out new devices in one area which it still has a large market share: desktop PCs, and the Omni 27 all-in-one is the latest to be unveiled.

The Omni 27, as the name suggests, will have an edge-to-edge 27in LED-backlit 1080p display and while the Omni 27 may look quite like HP’s TouchSmart models, this all-in-one won’t come with the option of a touch screen.

The base model, costing around £775 will come with a 2.5GHz Core i5 Sandy Bridge processor, Intel’s integrated graphics, 6GB of RAM, Beats Audio, 2 x USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI input. It will also be the first non-touch all-in-one from HP to feature the Magic Canvas UI overlay, though whether this will be of any use without a touchscreen is unclear.

HP Omni 27

Upgrades available come in the form of a TV tuner, Blu-ray drive, 2TB of storage and up to quad-core i7 Sandy Bridge processor. The Omni 27 will be available in the US from next week but we’re still waiting to hear from HP regarding a UK release.

Let us know in the comments what you think of the Omni 27 and if the non-touch nature of the screen on this all-in-one is a drawback or not.

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