HP's iMac killer has the golden touch

As our Vista clock ticks down to 30th January, HP's been showing us what it's planning for the hardware side of things.The result is this tasty all-in

As our Vista clock ticks down to 30th January, HP's been showing us what it's planning for the hardware side of things.The result is this tasty all-in-one, looking to take down the iMac and anything else that stands in its way. It sports a 19in display fit for 720p movie downloads but its biggest trick is touch-screen controls, taking advantage of Vista's built-in tablet PC capabilities.The system itself is housed in a DVD-player style box that sits below the main screen. Handy DVD controls and memory card slots abound while the gap in between isn't wasted, it's designed so that a printer nestled behind can spit out pages through it - very Photostation.Inside there’s a 1.6GHz dual core AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-52 processor, 2GB of DDR2 RAM and a cavernous 320GB of hard-drive space. No HD-DVD or Blu-Ray, which is a shame but it should help keep the price down to something respectable.With Steve Jobs ignoring the Mac and concentrating on the entertainment side of things at this week’s Macworld it could be a chance for HP to muscle in. Await Apple’s response with interest.

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