July 26, 2017

Giant HP Screen With Pop-up Camera May Be Too Pricey for Small Businesses


The HP Envy Curved All-In-One desktop 34 has all the bells, whistles you'd want. It's also got an asking price that's right for only some small businesses.

The new generation of personal computers are not only beautifully designed, but they come packed with some great components. And the new HP (NYSE:HPQ) Envy Curved AiO 34 that was just unveiled at CES 2017 more than delivers in terms of looks and specs.

A Peek at the HP Envy Curved All-In-One Desktop 34

The AiO 34 is striking. The full setup only has the keyboard, mouse and a floating curved screen that is held with a single bar to the base. This is minimalist design at its best.

The HP Envy Curved All-In-One desktop 34 has all the bells, whistles you'd want. It's also got an asking price that's right for only some small businesses.

The 34″ curved 3440×1440 IPS 4K screen is only 16.9 mm thick, and it has a micro-edge display that packs more screen area into a smaller footprint. And the HP privacy IR camera and microphone are designed to pop only when they are being used from the top of the screen.



The HP Envy Curved All-In-One desktop 34 has all the bells, whistles you'd want. It's also got an asking price that's right for only some small businesses.

The base, which runs almost the entire width of the screen, houses everything for the Envy. That includes either a Core i5 or Core i7 quad-core Kaby Lake processor and different memory, storage and discreet graphics configurations. You can get: up to 16GB of DDR4/2133 RAM; 1TB SSHD, 256 GB SSD plus 1TB HDD, 256GB SSD plus 2TB HDD; and an AMD Radeon RX 460 or Nvidia GTX 950MX graphics cards.

The simplicity in design extends to the base, with an audio dial that lets you control the Bang & Olufsen speakers and a wireless charger for your portable devices. And when it comes to ports, the Envy is very generous, giving you 4 USB 3.0 Type A and one USB Type C connections with Thunderbolt 3 support along with both HDMI-in and –out.

The HP Envy Curved All-In-One desktop 34 has all the bells, whistles you'd want. It's also got an asking price that's right for only some small businesses.

This is an all-in-one computer that is loaded, and the price, which will start at $1,730, reflects that fact. For small businesses in the creative and design field, the price can be justified, but for regular communications and day to day computing needs, there are more affordable options.

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Michael Guta


Michael Guta Michael Guta is a Staff Writer for Small Business Trends focusing on business systems, gadgets and other small business news. He has a background in information and communications technology coordination.

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  1. That seems like an amazing monitor but after HP Pavilion’s displays I lost my trust for any HP’s screens. Hopefully this one will change my mind )

  2. Michael Guta

    Hi Greg,
    So far I haven’t read any bad reviews on the monitor, to the contrary they have said it delivered a crisp image. But we will have to wait for hands on review with real bench mark tests to see how it performs.

  3. Aira Bongco

    It is definitely beautiful. But the price is really too steep especially if it will just be used in an office. It is way too much. And the functionality doesn’t really justify the price.

  4. I think that this will come in handy in conferences. The curved monitor will create a better image for video recording.

  5. We were supposed to purchase this but we found out that it is far too expensive. Also, it takes a lot of justification just to get some money out of our budget to get this.

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