HP launches new all-in-one PC

HP SpectreOne features 23-inch HD display and NFC

HP has unveiled the first all-in-one PC to come under its premium Spectre brand

The HP SpectreOne is HP's slimmest all-in-one PC measuring only 11.5mm thick with a contoured back and 23.6-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) display.

While the SpectreOne offers plenty by way of features - NFC, USB 3.0, wireless peripherals and bundled versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 - the most obvious addition is nowhere to be found.

HP has elected not to fit the HP SpectreOne with a touchscreen, which seems strange, given it will arrive boasting Microsoft's touch-enabled Windows 8 OS.

Still, being classed as part of the Spectre range means this machine isn't half bad to look at. There's also Beats Audio and an HP HD TrueVision webcam built into the PC.

Performance wise, the HP SpectreOne draws its power from the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors with a choice of Core i3, i5 or i7 and discrete Nvidia graphics. Hard disk storage runs to 1TB.

Also thrown into the mix is a two-year paid subscription to Norton AntiVirus - some extra piece of mind if you intend to make this the new family desktop.

The NFC (near-field communication) technology will have benefits for smartphone users as HP says you can tap your smartphone to the SpectreOne in order to immediately transfer content or web URLs.

The HP SpectreOne is expected to arrive mid-November with a starting price of £1,199.99.