HP Crossfire brings Vista to the kitchen

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The HP <dorkname>IQ770</dorkname> Crossfire looks like the first machine in a long while to reinvigorate the 'kitchen computer' category. By wrapping everything (sans sink) with a touchscreen, smart industrial design, and some luscious Vista Premium software, the kids from Palo Alto have cooked themselves a winner.

Engadget provides more Crossfire details.

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    Barry Hawkey

    Dorkname?

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    jsampsonPC

    I think they meant "Geek Name". Not to hurt anybody's feelings Smiley

    "Dork" != "Geek", on10.

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    JD Lewin

    Actually what I was hoping to illustrate is the terrible naming conventions that happen within most organizations. 'IQ770' sounds more like someone reading part of a product SKU to me, whereas Crossfire is a more human term.

    Hence, why keep the non-human terms alive?

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    Barry Hawkey

    Ha - okay, I agree with you.  But I would have said something like "the Crossfire - or HP IQ770 if you're reading this from someone else's basement - is a new blah blah blah."  

    I mean, didn't you make up a new html markup command to imply the name was dorky?  Wouldn't only dorks GET that?  Smiley  Sheesh! Smiley

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    Paul Foster

    HP have long been my fav device OEM, from way back with the Jornada Pocket PC series, and I'm a committed fan to the HP TC1100 Tablet PC (but guys I really need Vista versions of the QMenu!!! and hardware button drivers). Both these devices were great innovations - the Jornada for its varied attachments (I still use my 560 for Tom Tom satnav) - and I still smile happily when the TC1100 shows up on 24. A great shame HP stopped developing both of them.

    The Crossfire looks like another interesting product. I look forward to seeing it in the UK. Keep it up HP we want more.

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    Lord Zimbu

    Looks tres cute, but the comprimise on resolution does no one any favours.

    With such puny screen res/size they may have done better adding magnets on the back and making it a fridge door mount.

    It seems like more of a toy than serious attempt at a VIsta box.

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    John Radebaugh

    To bad it doesn;t actually play the boardgame crossfire.  It;s a cool gadget though.  If you're into to controling everything in you home from one spot.

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    Linkyshinks

    Oh my, that is sexy, and would look great in my studio, i would find it very usefull as well of course, especially if the monitor tilts and  swivels. LS

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    Paul Foster

    Where did you find the detail spec including screen res?

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