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HP adds Ivy Bridge-based all-in-one PCs

Hewlett-Packard's all-in-one PCs and a couple of towers are getting the first Ivy Bridge chips.

Touch-based all-in-one designs put the electronics behind the screen and function like a large tablet. They are a big target market for quad-core Ivy Bridge chips.

Hewlett-Packard has joined the Ivy Bridge festivities with new quad-core all-in-ones.

The Palo Alto, Calif., company has bulked up its consumer desktop line with three all-in-ones (AIO) powered by Intel's third-generation "Ivy Bridge" quad-core processor. That chip was rolled out on Monday.

Two of the new models, the Omni 220qd and Omni 27qd, are traditional AIOs -- that is, they don't have touch-capable screens. The TouchSmart 520xt comes with a touch screen.

HP also announced tower systems, the Pavilion HPE h8t, Pavilion HPE h8xt, and the Pavilion HPE h9t Phoenix. The latter is the company's most powerful Pavilion platform to date.

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