Usually when we see all-in-one computers, they have a distinctly computer look to them. Not so with the HP Envy Curved AiO 34, a gorgeous entertainment system of a computer that will most certainly not clash with the decor. In fact, this AiO is precisely for people concerned with having a decor in the first place.
The Envy Curved AiO 34 is dominated by the 34″ widescreen 3440 x 1440 display, which looks razor sharp and has almost no bezels to speak of. Unlike most AiOs, it’s also razor thin — instead of stuffing the computer hardware behind the display, it’s been moved into a the base, which doubles as a soundbar. HP has continued their partnership with Bang & Olufsen, who provided the tuning for the speaker system. It’s a robust one — the bar holds four forward-firing speakers, two passive radiators, and touch controls for music and volume.
It’s a premium desktop computer, too. Inside, there’s a 7th generation Intel Core i7 T-series processor, 16 GB of RAM, both a 256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD and 1 TB SATA HDD for storage, and an AMD Radeon RX 460 graphics card. On the front, there’s an IR camera for facial recognition login using Windows Hello. Better yet, the camera hasn’t awkwardly been placed on the bottom — it pops out from the top of display, and can be pushed back down when you don’t need it. Ports include four USB 3.0, one USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI out, and HDMI in. For connectivity, it’s got dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2.
The Envy Curved AiO 34 has gotten Technicolor certification, so HP is pushing it as a home entertainment machine that happens to also be a PC. It’s certainly got the audio and video chops for it, although it’ll definitely be an entertainment experience for one. Put it this way — if you’ve got a date night with Netflix, this will make the romance blossom.
HP plans to start selling the Envy Curved AiO 34 on their website on January 11 for $1,730. It’ll start showing up in stores on February 26.