Today, HP unveiled a bevy of beautiful new all-in-ones, drawing design inspiration from its ENVY line of laptops, displays, and PCs. The new machines feature angular silver frames that recline gracefully down to your desk, offering multitouch users the ability to take advantage of touchscreen functionality without straining their arms and wrists.
HP ENVY Recline TouchSmart PCs
The HP ENVY Recline TouchSmart all-in-ones (seriously, say that five times fast. really, HP?) come in two different sizes – one features a 23-inch display, while its big brother features a 27-inch display instead. There’s also a striking black and red ‘Beats Edition’ version of the new ENVY Recline TouchSmart 23 (again with the name).
We like to call it HP – Nightclub Edition.
The specs vary from PC to PC, but they all feature Intel’s new Haswell 4th generation CPUs; some start with a dual-core Intel Core i3-4370T, while others pick a slightly fast Intel Core i5-4570T (also dual-core). All three feature discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 730A GPUs, with 1GB of dedicated DDR3 video memory.
All three also offer 1080p resolutions and 1TB of storage space, though for some it means a hybrid drive, and the 27-inch model also offers an 8GB caching SSD. You’ll get either 802.11n or 802.11ac Wi-Fi, a wireless keyboard and mouse, Windows 8, an HD HP webcam, 10-finger multitouch, and that attractive reclining stand. The 27-inch model also offers NFC built into the stand.
The ENVY Recline 23 TouchSmart will ship tomorrow, starting at $1349, which cheaped configurations to follow later in the month, starting at $999. The Beats Edition version will come in November with a $1249 starting price, with cheaper versions to follow, starting at $1099. The ENVY Recline 27 TouchSmart all-in-one will also be available tomorrow, starting at $1399.
HP extended the touch paradigm down to its stand alone monitors with the HP Pavilion 23tm Touch Monitor. It doesn’t look quite as pretty as the new ENVY all-in-ones, but it’s not bad, and uses a similar reclining mechanism to bring the touchscreen closer to your fingers. Unlike the all-in-ones, which feature 10-finger capacitive touch technology, the Pavilion monitor uses a less expensive optical version, which allows up to 5 simultaneous touch inputs.
The 1080p Pavilion 23tm will ship on October 6th for $349.
The company also unveiled a new HP ENVY 23 IPS monitor, which takes the design of the new ENVY all-in-ones – but not the touch – and puts it in a standalone monitor. It’s super thin, with 2 HDMI ports and a headphone jack. It offers a full HD, 1080p resolution.
The ENVY 23 display won’t be available until sometime in November, with a $249 asking price.
Desktops aren’t dead, not even for consumers. And especially not for gamers, which is why HP released an update to their Phoenix line of gaming PCs today. The black case features red LED accents which are nice without being too much, and offers users the chance at an Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition CPU, NVIDIA or AMD discrete GPUs and Beats Audio.
The Phoenix 810 will be available on HP’s website for configuration starting on October 16th, with a beginning price of $1299.
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