HP has launched a new model in its TouchSmart range of all-in-one PCs and identifies it as the industry’s first "reclining screen" device.

The TouchSmart 610 Consumer PC has a 23in multi-touch screen that can be pushed backwards to an angle of up to 60 degrees. The display is LED backlit and can also be pulled forward by 5 degrees.

The idea, said Charl Snyman, vice-president and general manager of HP Personal Systems Group for EMEA, is add comfort and convenience and making it practical to use the TouchSmart for longer periods.

HP primes the all-in-one Windows 7 Home Premium PC with several programs for media management and entertainment. Link-Up offers an easy means of connecting the TouchSmart 610 to other laptops and consumer electronics, enabling the PC to become the centre of the “digital home hub” and showing off photos and video stored on other devices on the HP’s large screen.

Beats Audio software, developed in consultation with musician Dr Dre, offers audio playback as it would sound in a studio, while some versions of the PC will ship with Ubisoft RUSE game.

The HP TouchSmart 610 Consumer PC will cost from £999 depending on the model chosen and is set to go onsale in the UK from April.

The HP PhotoSmart 610 tilts backwards by as much as 60 degrees so you can view photos and videos or prod onscreen content in comfort

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