HP’s new Windows PCs include giant Envy ‘Curved All-in-One’
On Wednesday, HP unveiled its brand new Envy Curved All-in-One PC, which will definitely impress consumers with its ultra-widescreen, 34-inch curved diagonal display. Its 34-inch display screen is immersive and features Intel RealSense for Windows Hello logins and other motion-control capabilities. It arrives November. 22 starting at $1,799.99. These are coming on November. 1 starting at $999.99 and $1,199.99 respectively.
A 3-cell 45 watt-hour Li-ion polymer battery allows for up to ten hours of battery life, which combined with its weight of less than three pounds makes the laptop a great choice for portable use.
All these new HP systems, plus an 8-inch Windows 10 tablet called the Envy 8 Note, should be available before the holiday shopping season starts, but as of right now only United States prices and dates have been announced. The tablet also includes HP Instant Note, note-taking software enabled by a “pen” button that can capture content and embeds links to webpages to eliminate extra copy and paste steps.
All told, then, while the keyboard and free Office install are nice to have, the Note 8 is still a tablet-first sort of device, which means you’d better be happy with the selection of touch-friendly apps in the Windows Store instead of expecting to rely just on desktop programs.
“Customer feedback on previous generation tablets focused on how they like to use tablets for productivity on the go, so we created a device that offers the portability of an 8 inch tablet with the productivity of a small notebook”, Michael Park, vice president and general manager, Mobility, Personal Systems, HP, wrote in an October 7 statement. The display is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass for durability. Despite having such a thin profile, this slim notebook has a full complement of four USB 3.0 ports, plus a full-sized HDMI port and SD-card reader. The optional keyboard also has a micro USB 2.0 port for charging. HP is also bundling the device along with the keyboard folio in a package priced at $429.
Chances are, your current PC looks nothing like this one.
One of the better looking 2-in-1 devices out there is HP’s Spectre X360.
As is HP’s custom, the Envy Curved All-in-One PC will be offered in several configurations, with a wide choice of options: It can have an Intel Core i5 CPU, integrated graphics, an HDD and 8GB of memory, or it can be turned into a beast with an i7 processor, an Nvidia GeForce 960A graphics card, 16GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD or a 1TB hybrid drive. The HP Envy 8 Note is anticipated on November 8 via HP’s web site and selected retailers.
HP revealed the Pavilion Gaming Notebook which is based around a 15.6-inch display.