The new HP Envy 34 all-in-one has a magnetic webcam for streamers



HP has just launched a major overhaul of its Envy all-in-one desktop PC that will come with Windows 11 preloaded. Its magnetic webcam, however, is its most interesting feature.

While you might want the front and center camera for video calls, the benefit of this new magnetic system is that you can point the camera down to capture digital art or hand-drawn text scans. hand on your desk. You can also mount the webcam on any side of the monitor using the magnets built into the screen.

The HP True Vision webcam connects via USB-A on the back and is included in the price of the new Envy 34. The webcam supports 16 megapixel resolution with IR sensor and dual array digital microphones.

And for video calls, you will have access to the HP Dual Speakers which are integrated and, as is often the case with HP products, are tuned by Bang & Olufsen.

Internal upgrades

The redesign also includes substantial internal upgrades, including a high-end configuration with an Intel Core i9 processor and an Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics card.

Although HP’s new Envy 34 all-in-one shares the same 34-inch diagonal screen measurement as the previous one Envy 34 Curved All-in-One that we previously reviewed, there are some notable differences.

For starters, the ultra-wide computer base design has gone in favor of a more minimalist aesthetic that makes the unit look more like a traditional monitor. In fact, looking at the 2021 Envy 34, you wouldn’t really be able to tell that it’s an all-in-one, with the PC components housed behind the screen in a slim and attractive design and its traditional monitor base.

HP's redesigned Envy 34 All-in-One looks like a standard monitor.

Display, storage and ports

The new Envy 34 doesn’t have a curved screen like its predecessor, and the screen is now available in a smaller aspect ratio with improved resolution. The 2021 Envy 34 All-in-One Desktop comes with a WUHD display with a resolution of 5,120 x 2,160 pixels, compared to the ultra-wide QHD (UWQHD) resolution of its predecessor. While those who appreciate the productivity that an ultra-wide canvas brings to multitasking, HP is clearly focusing on creativity with the non-curved IPS panel with micro-bezel borders on three sides and a narrower aspect ratio.

The screen can reach a brightness of 500 nits and reach 98% of the wide DCI-P3 color space, the company claims. Another benefit of the change to the new design is that the screen can now be raised and lowered – only tilt was supported on the old model.

The base configuration of the new minimalist all-in-one includes the 11th gen Intel Core i7-11700 processor and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q technology and 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM, although high-end gamers can skip ahead. to a Core i9. and RTX 3080 graphics. The computer comes with 32 GB of DDR memory, which can be expanded, as well as a 512 GB solid-state drive for storage. HP allows you to upgrade both storage and memory on this PC, helping it grow with your needs.

With the new design, HP has made significant changes to the location of the ports. On the old model, the ports were harder to access – you had to reach behind the wide PC base. With the switch to a design that looks like a traditional monitor, HP has moved the port to the monitor stand, and here you’ll find two USB-A ports and one USB-C port.

On the back, you’ll have access to even more ports, including four USB-A ports, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and an HDMI out port. A Qi charger is built into the base, allowing you to charge your phone or headphones wirelessly.

HP’s Envy 34 will be available in October and its price will start at $ 1,999.

New all-in-ones

If the HP Envy 34 All-in-One is too high-end for your budget, HP has also released two additional All-in-One models. The new HP 27 and HP 34 All-in-One PCs share a similar design, with a display mounted on a base formed of geometric metal wires, giving it a more airy aesthetic. These all-in-ones are powered by AMD’s Ryzen 3 5000 U-series processors and feature a traditional FHD resolution display. Integrated Radeon graphics are also on board. The price starts at $ 749 when HP launches the HP 24 and 27 AiO in October.

HP is also launching a higher Pavilion AiO which brings IMac-like look and feel. Like its rival, the HP Pavilion AiO comes with a large display that sits above a chin that houses the Bang & Olufsen speakers. Sitting between the HP 27 and the higher-end Envy 34 AiO, the Pavilion model comes with a 27-inch FHD touchscreen and is powered by a Ryzen 7 5700U processor with integrated Radeon graphics.

The storage is split between a 256 GB SSD and a 1 TB hard drive, and you have access to 16 GB of RAM. Pavilion models will start at $ 799 when they launch in October. All HP all-in-one models are powered by Windows 11.

New external monitors

Finally, HP also launched two new external monitors. The HP U32 has a flat IPS display with a 4K resolution panel that supports a 60Hz refresh rate. It is DisplayHDR400 certified and HP claims that the panel is capable of supporting either 99% of the SRGB or 98% of DCI-P3 color space. HP also says the IPS display can achieve 400 nits of brightness.

The HP M34d is a 34-inch VA monitor, on the other hand, is a curved panel supporting UWQHD resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels. This panel supports 99% of the sRGB color space and has a refresh rate of 100Hz. Since this is a VA panel, however, it only achieves 250 nits of brightness.

HP’s U32 4K monitor will retail for $ 499, while the M34d will start at $ 529.

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