updated 01:45 pm EST, Fri February 25, 2011
HP TouchSmart 610 goes quad-core February 27
HP on Friday promised a major speed update to its range-topping all-in-one, the TouchSmart 610. The new Quad trim will jump from dual-core to either a 2.93GHz or 3.06GHz quad Core i7. The kick should improve their performance for gaming or heavy-duty HD video editing.
Other details weren't given out, but it should have a 1GB dedicated graphics chipset of an unknown make as well as up to 16GB of RAM, HDMI input and a TV tuner. The 610 centers on a unique reclining design that can "slouch" forward to be more comfortable for long periods of touchscreen use or typing but can also go back upright for traditional mouse-and-keyboard use.
The new Quad systems will be ready to order on Sunday, February 27, and should start at $1,600.