Hewlett-Packards TouchSmart IQ770 is a PC for your living room. With a calendar that displays on a 19-inch LCD screen you can add activities with a stylus, finger, or via a keyboard, family members can leave each other notes on onscreen Post-It-style squares.
Kids can get homework done, then pop in a DVD, download and listen to music, or watch TV. The TouchSmart has a high-definition TV receiver.Black and silver with sleek lines, it comes with a wireless keyboard that tucks neatly away when it’s not in use. The CPU (AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual Core) is housed in a slim notebook PC-sized chassis that sits as the base of the monitor. Storage is ample, courtesy, the 320GB hard [...]
The HP Blackbird machine is the result of combining the company’s engineering expertise with the performance know-how of VoodooPC, a specialty gaming operation HP bought almost a year ago.
Named for its angular black aluminum case, the Blackbird carries the HP brand and fills a niche above its regular consumer-oriented products but below its ultra-high-end Voodoo line, which has been kept as a separate brand.
Gaming PCs still account for only a small portion of HP’s roughly $100 billion in annual revenue, but the company hopes Voodoo will help spice up its brand and image, stoking sales of its core products.
The Voodoo branding strategy echoes [...]