HP's New Reclining PC Coulda, Shoulda, But Isn't

It’s nice to see HP be one of the first to launch a “reclining PC” that rotates up to 60 degrees from a standard 90 degree viewing angle.

I wrote about the need for this type of computer in 2009. The HP TouchSmart is a decent, if heavy-as-hell, touchscreen iMac clone. But reaching up to touch a desktop screen doesn’t really work ergonomically. Your hand is above your heart and it doesn’t feel comfortable for very long. You end up just using the physical keyboard and only touching the screen when friends are over to be impressed.

“The proper layout for a desktop touch screen machine is the architect’s desk,” I wrote then, in a moment of glaringly obvious insight.