HP announces Spectre One, a Windows 8 all-in-one that ditches touch for a trackpad

HP Spectre One

HP has announced their Windows 8 desktop lineup, leading off with 23.6-inch Spectre One. It’s the first all-in-one in the company’s premium Spectre line and a scant 11.5 millimeters thick — HP’s thinnest all-in-one to date. The desktop also lacks a touchscreen, a curious omission in light of finger-friendly Windows 8. HP told us that adding one would add four to five millimeters to the overall thickness, a drawback they weren’t willing to accept.

You’ll still be able to get your multitouch-gesture fix, as HP has bundled a wireless touchpad with the PC. The touchpad is light, comfortable and baked into the same silver shell as the desktop. More importantly, it works: it tracked Windows 8’s multitouch gestures accurately, and was large…

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