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CNET First Look
The big screened all-in-one from HPHP's Omni 27 is the king of Windows all-in-ones in terms of screen size, but you'd be smart to wait and compare it with the other 27-inchers due out later this year.
Hi. I'm Rich Brown senior editor for CNET. Today we're gonna take a look at HP's Omni 27. So this is the largest Windows based on one and we say that because it has a 27 inch screen. Pretty much ever the large Windows on the one before this has a 23 or 24 inch display. So HP is currently the king of the block in terms of the screen size. Now Apple iMac of course also has a 27 inch model. That's actually has a higher resolution in this (??) but for most consumers the 10 ADP resolution on this 27 inch HP should be good for home entertainment particularly for a life blu-ray movies. So our 1249 configuration here comes with a Core F5 CPU, 8 gigs of RAM, a one terabyte hard drive and better graphics and a slot of blu-ray drive. That's a pretty average configuration for a system for this price. It's really the screen that sales the system. So foot noting this is not a touch screen like a lot of ones we see these days. That's set HP still include it's magic cam to software which is a touch oriented platform designs to give you several larger working space that makes it easier to use it for using just your finger. We're not really sure why magic came just make sense here. It really seems to clutter up the display that said that you can turn it off completely ignore it so it doesn't really do any harm. HP also includes bit audio on the Omni which is far we can tell as a software overlay that exposes some of the audio features already built into Windows 7. And now it said we have no problems with the blu-ray audio when we play it loud enough, it (??) integrity so we really don't see the need for bits here but you might wanna play it I guess. It (??) very cool features as it comes to an HP might input which is not actually unique but with it's large screen that makes it very useful if you wanna use the system as a home entertainment home with (??) you can effectively use the system as a second display and connect to (kilo box?) and game console or any other HP (??) video source. We do as HP included some other video into the system that makes it easier to use the second monitor or to use as a (??) legacy video devices. Product connectivity features you got USB three, USB two and a couple other audio (jets?). It's really about it. You should also add it for about the same price you can get it 23 inch on one from the other vendor that has much faster cores specs. So as the system can handle day to day browser and around that makes (??) mainstream tasks it's a (??) graphic that makes it hard to game in the system which kinda disappointing to (??) big display. So because this is the first 27 inch Windows on one, HP can get away with the charging a little bit more (before?). If you want Windows (one?) with a nice big screen like this, right now HP is the only game in town. That's said with no later this year Lenovo, Samsung and other vendors will also have 27 inch home (??) and those actually are touch screens. So it might be worth waiting if you're in the market for a new large screen (??). So I'm Rich Brown. This is the HP Omni 27.