HP's new all-in-one PC has a 4K display, an RTX 2060, and wireless charging for your phone

midian182

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While AIOs are generally considered inferior to standard tower PC setups, the HP Envy 32 is certainly a step above the competition. It looks great, with a gorgeous, 3,840 x 2,160 IPS display that can reach 600 nits brightness, has a 6,000:1 contrast ratio, and covers 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut with 10 bits of color depth.

The next thing you might notice is the tuned by Bang & Olufsen-tuned speaker system, which consists of two tweeters, two medium drivers, a woofer and two passive radiators. HP says it is the “world’s loudest all-in-one,” and you can stream music to the speakers even while the PC is off.

Internally, the machine comes with an Intel Core i7-9700 CPU, 16 GB of DDR4-2666 SDRAM that’s upgradeable to 32 GB, and a 1TB Intel SSD alongside 32GB of Intel Optane memory.

While the HP Envy 32 will obviously be a good option for creators, gamers will benefit from the Nvidia RTX graphics card. According to reviewers and HP’s own website, this is an RTX 2060, though The Verge reports it to be an RTX 2080. It’s also the first all-in-one PC to be certified as part of Nvidia’s RTX Studio program.

Elsewhere, the AIO features four USB 3.1 ports, including Thunderbolt 3, an SD card slot, and a 3.5mm jack. You can even charge your phone on the Qi charging pad built into the base, which also works when the PC is switched off.

The HP’s Envy 32 AiO is available now, priced at $1,599 or $2,299 for the more powerful model.

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Irata

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A bit pricey for an AIO but it does sound interesting, except:

Swap the CPU for a high end Ryzen (with the option to run it in low power mode) and I could be interested.
 
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ypsylon

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Yeah I don't get it why nobody doing AIOs right now with Ryzens. Intels are notoriously hot. Integrated intel graphics is pathetic and as an 'Blue' chip by default price is much higher than AMD competition with no performance advantage or even worse performance regression..
 
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amstech

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Stay away from wireless charging at the moment, it gets your phone hotter then hell and diminishes the battery life. Only use it if your cable/adapter for some reason will not work.
 
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Irata

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Stay away from wireless charging at the moment, it gets your phone hotter then hell and diminishes the battery life. Only use it if your cable/adapter for some reason will not work.
Worked fine with my Lumia but I did have to remove it from its wallet cover as it would get too hot otherwise.

I think the important thing is to remove it from the charger once it's fully charged.
 

Irata

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Yeah I don't get it why nobody doing AIOs right now with Ryzens. Intels are notoriously hot. Integrated intel graphics is pathetic and as an 'Blue' chip by default price is much higher than AMD competition with no performance advantage or even worse performance regression..
My guess would be financial horsepower unless they are using mobile CPU (we will hopefully see what AMD can offer in this field today.

Gaming wise it shouldn't make much of a difference if they are using an RTX 2060, thermals may also limit prolonged high clocks with the i7-9700 in an AIO.

Imho, a Ryzen 9 3900 / 3950 should give much better results for creators.
 
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VitalyT

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Well, if it's got a wireless charger, it's gotta include a beer fridge too. Otherwise, it's a no go for me.
 
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