Hewlett-Packard “plans to release a pair of desktop PCs, aiming to stand out from a flood of portable technology at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show,” Aaron Ricadela and Cliff Edwards report for Bloomberg.

“An all-in-one desktop PC for families called the HP Omni will go on sale Jan. 8, the Palo Alto, California-based company said today in a statement… The new HP Omni, which sports a 27-inch screen, starts at $1,200. The computer comes with Beats Audio technology, an optional Blu-ray disc drive and an HDMI high-definition TV connection.,” Ricadela and Edwards report. “Hewlett-Packard also will release the HP Pavilion HPE h9 Phoenix, a tower-style PC for gamers.”

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Ricadela and Edwards report, “All-in-one PCs, such as Apple Inc.’s iMac, include all the parts of the computer — except the keyboard and mouse — within the main chassis. The market grew 39 percent to 14.5 million units worldwide last year, according to DisplaySearch. The iMac accounted for 32.9 percent of shipments in the third quarter, the research firm estimates. Lenovo Group (992), meanwhile, grabbed the No. 2 spot in the all-in-one segment by appealing to customers in China. It had 22.7 percent of sales in the third quarter, followed by Hewlett-Packard with 21.4 percent. The total market may grow to 23.3 million units by 2014, according to DisplaySearch.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]