Hewlett Packard (HP) is rolling out a point-of-sale (POS) machine that would double up as a PC for small retail businesses. In addition to full cash register and checkout functionality, including barcode scanner and receipt printer, the rp3000 POS solution doubles as a standard business PC, allowing small enterprises to manage inventory, maintain tax records, generate supply orders and design marketing material, which they can churn out in-house on a complimentary printer. The basic USA design has been recast for the cost-sensitive Asian ‘mandi’ by a combined development team based in India, Taiwan and China. The model, which will soon become available in India, has been equipped to handle harsh local conditions, including dusty non-AC environment, and features user-friendly ‘touch sensitive’ screen options. The two-in-one concept is expected to appeal to retailers who might want to buy just one PC.