HP aims TouchSmart desktop PC at businesses

Company offers support option not available on consumer systems

Godkin disagreed, citing several hotel and education applications that already work on the TouchSmart systems. And, he argued, there is also a substantial pool of touch applications written for specialty kiosk hardware that can be ported over to the TouchSmart.

The dx9000 TouchSmart system has a 2.26-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, versus the IQ 504t's 2.0-GHz one. Both have 320GB hard drives and webcams. The new system runs Windows Vista Business while its consumer cousin runs Vista Home Premium.

Godkin acknowledged that the dx9000, like other TouchSmart desktops, uses touch-screen technology from NextWindow, which relies on infrared-enabled overlays on top of a conventional LCD screen, making it cheaper and less sensitive than capacitive screens used on the TouchSmart laptop and on smart phones like the iPhone, BlackBerry Storm and G1.

Godkin promised that HP is "definitely working on much more multitouch capabilities" to add to TouchScreen desktop systems, but declined to provide details of the company's plans.

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