In 2012, we’ll get our hands on Windows 8, the first version of Microsoft’s operating system truly designed with touch-screen input in mind. For now, only one company has spent sufficient energy on making Windows 7 work well in touch-screen mode. That company is HP, whose TouchSmart PCs sport an ambitious finger-friendly interface for Hulu, Netflix, photo management, and many other apps and tasks. You can push the 610XT’s 23″ screen back by 60 degrees into a more horizontal orientation that’s more ergonomically pleasant than jabbing at a conventionally vertical PC display.
Price: $1099 and up at HP