On Tuesday the US Patent Office granted HP a design patent for an all-new desktop display. The new unit appears to offer a full width speaker running along the bottom of the display along with several ports built into either side of the pedestal. The display is evidently a multitouch design that is able to slide downward so as to make it easier to type on a virtual keyboard or use a paint program. The display will also be able to move forward and ultimately lay totally flat so that the display could double as an electronic gaming board for games like Monopoly, chess and more. And if you're not too paranoid about the NSA spying on you, then there's also a built-in camera at the top-center of the display bezel. All in all it's a nice looking display. Here's to hoping that HP will decide to add a high-resolution screen to their display that will be able to equal or surpass the quality of Apple's iMac display.
Unlike "patent applications," design patents published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office don't reveal pertinent information about a particular design. We can look at the design and appreciate it for what it projects, but we'll never discover which materials may be used to construct the design. We'll never know what unique internal components may be hidden within the device or learn about any unique features that we could look forward to. All we get is the simple visual of what could be coming down the pipeline. Today's design patent report showcases HP's all new desktop display.
Considering that this is a design patent, the timing of such a product to market is unknown at this time.
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