HP Dreamscreen 400 All-in-One Desktop PC Unveiled

Jayesh Shinde 22 Nov 2010

HP DreamScreen 400, unveiled on Friday, is not your regular run-of-the-mill all-in-one desktop PC. The HP DreamScreen 400 PC aims to bring together a host of services and online applications through its touchscreen display, accessible for the entire family, according to HP. The HP DreamScreen all-in-one PC will be available in stores starting November 25.

HP DreamScreen 400: Specs, Features
The HP DreamScreen 400 is different from the HP Pavilion MS214. The DreamScreen has a 18.5-inch touchscreen display (like the Dell Studio One 19), with a 1366x768 pixel resolution. The HP DreamScreen all-in-one PC also comes with a 250GB hard drive and a 1.3MP webcam.

HP DreamScreen All-in-One PC
The HP DreamScreen 400 bundles in four USB ports, optical DVD writer, SD Card slot, microphone and headphone jack. The HP DreamScreen all-in-one PC also has two 5W speakers built-in, better than the Dell Vostro 320. It can play all major audio file formats (MP3, AAC, WAV, etc) and view .JPG and .PNG images. The HP DreamScreen All-in-One PC can play 480p H.264 HD video.

An HP representative told us the DreamScreen All-in-One PC runs on a Linux-based operating system developed in-house by HP. Whether the DreamScreen dual-boots with Windows in its retail version isn't known, right now, and details on its Intel-based processor are also at large. We'll update this space the minute we hear more from HP.

HP DreamScreen 400: Other features, services
The HP DreamScreen 400 PC is aimed for Indian homes and for family use. HP says that the DreamScren 400 is especially aimed at first-time technology users.

HP has collaborated with Airtel and Tata Teleservices for providing an immersive online entertainment experience for the entire family. Other important collaborations include Bill Desk for paying bills online, Edurite for education, Hungama for music and movies, India Games for thrilling games, India Today for media content, Music Today for Music, NDTV for news and Daily Astrology, Tata Communications for Live Darshan and Yatra for booking Air and Train travel.

"To serve kids, their parents and their grandparents in a family – sharing one device – that was our goal. Today we have unveiled HP DreamScreen, which is just a version 1.0 of a long series of product experiences to follow. HP will subsequently take this experience to other countries," said Phil McKinney, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Personal Systems Group, HP, and head of HP’s IPO at the launch of  HP DreamScreen 400 all-in-one desktop PC.

HP DreamScreen 400: Price and Availability
The HP DreamScreen 400 all-in-one desktop PC will be available for a price of Rs. 19,999, exclusively for Airtel and Tata subscribers. The HP DreamScreen 400 will be available in over 700 outlets across 60 cities in India by November 25, 2010.

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