One BIG All-in-One PC: The Omni27

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When first checking out the Omni27 in the labs, someone was watching the local news on it. (Thanks to an optional TV tuner). I just stood there doing the math in my head: This self-contained PC is roughly the same size as the TV in my bedroom. With the HDMI-input, I can plug in a game system (or whatever other techno-centric things I want to see on the big screen). But, really, the Omni27 is also sleek-looking enough that the wife probably wouldn’t complain (too much) if I were to set it up anywhere around the house.

 

OK, so we’ve established that I like how it looks. I already dig the redesign of the all-in-one Omni 220 with the two aluminum struts supporting the whole frame. And this bigger brother is that much sleeker thanks to the edge-to-edge glass panel. I really didn’t get much in the way of playtime with the Omni27, but I did grab my trusty Kodak ZI-8s and chatted for a few minutes with Mark Baerenstecher about the ins-and-outs of the new all-in-one PC. (Quick disclaimer: Mark is a worldwide product manager and some components/features will vary by region.)

 

 

Like I said, not much in the way of personal hands-on time with the Omni27 yet, but I did want to break down a couple highlights for you:

 

  • The 27-inch panel can tilt up to 25 degrees.
  • Options for multi-core CPUs, discrete GPUs and up to 3TB of storage. (Pro-tip: Go for the higher-RPM hard drives).
  • Beats Audio built-in. (It also supports the HP Pulse subwoofer.)
  • Optional Blu-ray drive.
  • HP LinkUp (HP’s remote desktop software) and MagicCanvas (A large, easy-to-manage desktop experience) come pre-installed.
  • The above-mentioned HDMI input and optional TV tuner (you ask me, that’s a must-have add-on) to make this your hub entertainment device.
  • ….and it starts at $1,199 on January 8.

I hope to get you more definitive results with some final units, but in the meantime I’m more than happy to field what questions I can right here.

 

Comments
by fatpipe
on ‎09-18-2014 08:41 AM

nice all in one pc nice config.. great sharing

 

Thanks

Hkumar

WAN Optimization - FatPipe Networks Inc

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