updated 12:00 am EDT, Tue September 15, 2009
HP Pavilion MS200 with Windows 7
HP's launches today have included the company's first Pavilion All-in-One PC, the MS200. The system borrows the same core design principle as the iMac and balances the entire computer on an angled stand; compared to Apple's full speed computer, though, the MS200 is consciously treated as a step above nettops and is meant as a dorm room or kitchen PC. The new offering is based on a 1.5GHz Athlon X2 and brings Radeon HD 3200 integrated video that can offload much of the 3D acceleration and movie decoding work.
A single trim level ships today for $599 with 2G of RAM, a 320GB hard disk and a DVD burner. HP makes a webcam and Wi-Fi standard and gives the MS200 a custom MediaSmart front end for photo and video editing or playback as well as Pandora Internet radio and video chat. Systems ship day-and-date with Windows 7 on October 22nd.