We previously ran our own AT Home Tech poll asking you what you thought about having a computer in the kitchen. Turns out we were not alone. The Internet Home Alliance Research Council (IHARC), of which HP is a member, also ran a survey on this same issue and discovered that consumers are looking for a way to access digital calendars and weather updates in the kitchen, resulting in the HP TouchSmart PC concept.
The idea behind this PC is to support what we have come to expect as standard online entertainment and communications, but extending the capabilities a little further to support things like digital post it notes and voice recordings to share between family members via the integrated touch screen. As it stands currently, the hardware appears to be a bit on the large size and as many of you already use your laptop in the kitchen, we suspect that something this large simply would not do. Should HP be able to refine and shrink the design to a size that would be able to blend more seamlessly into the kitchen environment, especially small ones, then this concept definitely has legs.