And it isn't just window dressing--the Matisse concept features some radical tech to boot.
We've seen the all-in-one flat-screen PCs before, and they always seemed a little half-baked. Sure the CPU was behind the monitor, but that made the monitor something less than svelte. HP's latest concept PC, the Matisse, reduces the bulk by storing all the brains in what it calls "knowledge pods," removable palm-size cartridges that hold everything but the monitor. The keyboard, mouse and Internet connection are wireless, as you'd expect, but Matisse also provides wireless power through a metal rail at the base of the monitor.