HP unveils first All-in-One PC with Alexa on tap

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HP has announced a range of new products for its lifestyle consumer targeted Envy brand.

The Palo Alto, California-based computing giant is showing off a new lineup of premium laptops, desktops, and displays that are created to blend work and leisure. HP Audio Stream has been baked in, too, allowing you to use the ENVY AiO's speakers as the Bluetooth output for your phone. The HP Envy Curved AiO 34 will go on sale sometime later this year, while customers in the United States will be able to pick the HP Envy AiO 27 later this month with a starting price of $1,399 (approximately Rs. 94,500).

Other models include the EliteBook x2 1013 G3, a 13-inch model with a detachable screen (June, $1,500); the EliteBook 1050 G1, a laptop with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics (May, $1,900); the EliteOne 1000 all-in-one desktop computer with a 34-inch curved screen (June, $1,280); and the EliteDisplay S14, a 14-inch USB-C portable display (July, $220).

"HP's undisputed design and engineering leadership is delivering the ultimate combination of style, performance, and versatility", said Ron Coughlin, president of the Personal Systems group at HP, in a statement.

The new HP Envy x360 15, on the other hand, offers more processor choices; having both Intel and AMD options. They also all have audio tuned by Bang and Olufsen, support for Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds and new HP Command Center software, which lets you easily prioritize performance, fan noise and system temperatures depending on your needs. It comes in gold or silver (May, $1,000).

For the non-mobile pros, HP has the EliteOne 1000 AiO G2 hailed as the first business class 34-inch curved AIO with discrete graphics.

HP claims that it has battery life of up to nine hours and 15 minutes with general usage. HP has also provided a proximity alert feature that notifies notify users when the pen is left behind. If you'd prefer more screen real estate, there will be a 15.6-inch Envy x360 15 with the same hardware options starting at $750.

HP is calling the HP ENVY Curved AiO 34 the world's widest curved all-in-one.

There's also the HP ENVY Desktop ($799, ) which comes packed with 8th Generation Intel Core multi-core processors, optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics, and optional Intel Optane Memory for better system responsiveness. I just wish it were on the whole lid, and not just the rear end.The Envy x360 15 in laptop mode. You might recall that back in September, the company introduced the EliteBook x360 1020 and the EliteBook 1040, along with the all-new EliteOne 1000 AiO series. HP EliteBook is expected to wear a price tag of $1899. Customers can pick from the eighth-generation Intel Core or AMD Ryzen processors, coupled with optional Nvidia GeForce MX150 or Radeon Vega graphics.

HP ENVY x360 13 is expected to be available in May at HP.com for a starting price of $759.99. It will go on sale in the United States in June with a starting price of $1,449 (approximately Rs. 97,900). "Display and storage configurations will vary, but options include 1080p and 4K screens and up to 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSDs, 512GB SATA M.2 SSDs, or 256GB 2.5" SATA SSDs. The 34-inch curved version of the device is expected to be available later this year.

HP ENVY AiO 27 is expected to be available in May at HP.com for a starting price of $1,399.99.



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