HP Envy 34 Curved All-in-One Ultrawide PC Review!

HP Envy 34 Curved All-in-One Ultrawide PC Review!


– What’s goin’ on, Tech Squad? – Andru Edwards here,
Editor-In-Chief at GearLive.com, and if you’ve been looking for
an impressive all-in-one PC, I’ve got just the thing for you. I’ve been testing out the
HP Envy 34 All-In-One, and I’ve gotta say, this is
the best all-in-one Windows PC that I’ve used to date. Now the specific model that I’m
featuring here in this video is the HP Envy Curved All-In-One 34-B010. But to make it easier to say, I’m just gonna refer to it as
the HP Envy Curved All-In-One. What’s so great about this computer is that it pairs a
fantastic widescreen display with enough processing
power for most people. So let’s jump in to why the HP Envy Curved
All-In-One impressed me. Now the first thing you notice right away, or the main even here, if you will, is the impressive 34-inch curved display, with a 3440 by 1440 resolution. That’s a 21:9 aspect ratio,
which makes it perfect for things like gaming
and watching movies. Since it’s curved, you get
a more immersive experience, whether watching videos, playing games, or getting work done. The bezels around the display are less than half an inch thick, so they’re barely noticeable while you’re using the HP
Envy Curved All-In-One. This setup is ideal for streaming from services like Amazon
Prime Video or YouTube, since both of those streaming services support the 21:9 aspect ratio. Another great thing
about the monitor itself is the inclusion of
the HP Display Utility, which allows you to enter a
Technicolor Certified mode. In this mode, colors pop more, and you have a 99% sRGB color gamut, making images look truer to life than they do on displays
that don’t have this ability. As you can see, the screen is suspended on a thin chromed metal
arm, and you can tilt it to better view it while
sitting down or standing up, although it doesn’t rise or lower, which is something that
I would’ve liked to see. Aside from the monitor, all the rest of the magic
happens in the base below. The base houses the motherboard, as well as the SSD, the hard drive, and pretty much everything
else that powers this computer, and that’s what allows the
display up top to be so thin. In fact, it’s much thinner
than the previous generation of HP Curved All-In-One displays,
because all the technology was actually mounted to the
back of the display itself. There’s a pop-up camera
on top of the screen, which can be used to log
in with Windows Hello, or make Skype calls, and
since the camera can easily be hidden away, you’ve got
an extra measure of security, which is pretty cool. The front of the base
serves as your speaker bar, with four 35-millimeter audio drivers and two passive radiators firing
stereo sound right at you. The speakers are tuned and
branded by Bang & Olufsen, and can fill a medium- to large-size room with music or sound from streaming videos, although it’s not a subwoofer, so you’re not gonna be getting
that really deep rich bass. That said, the speakers
do sound much better, and play much louder, than on pretty much any other
all-in-one form factor PC. Another cool touch, as you can see here, volume is actually controlled
by this touch-sensitive wheel on the right side of the base,
right underneath the display. And one of the coolest
features on the base, though, is on the left-hand side, opposite the touch-sensitive
volume controls, there’s actually a built-in
Qi wireless charger that you can use for charging any Qi-compatible smartphone or tablet. Just lay your device on that charging pad, and you’re getting power while you work. Looking around back of the display, you have the AC adapter
port, an Ethernet port, HDMI in, as well as HDMI out, a button you can use to
switch the HDMI source, four USB 3.0 ports, and the power button. And as far as wireless connections go, the HP Envy Curved All-In-One 34 supports Bluetooth 4.2 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. On the right-hand side of the base, you have the headphone jack, SD card slot, and a Thunderbolt 3 port
in USB-C form factor. The HP Envy Curved All-In-One
packs in enough power for most users, rocking a
7th-generation Intel Core i7, and AMD Radeon RX 460
graphics card, which is enough to push all those pixels found
on that ultra-wide display. You get a 256 gigabyte SSD on the inside for running your apps and
your operating system, but that’s paired with a
one terabyte hard disc drive for mass storage, so you get
the speed where it’s necessary, but also a vast amount of storage space, giving you the best of both worlds. You’ve also got 60 gigabytes
of RAM on the inside, with easy access to the RAM slots if you want to add more RAM on your own. So like I said, I am super impressed with the HP Envy Curved All-In-One 34. If you’re looking for
a PC that’s powerful, with an amazing display, fast SSD storage, along with a terabyte of mass storage, and is upgradeable, which
most all-in-ones are not, this is the computer for you. If you’re a movie and TV
enthusiast, but also wanna be able to multitask on a huge display,
then I can easily recommend the HP Envy Curved All-In-One 34 for you. But now I wanna know what you guy think. Let me know in the comments
below what kind of PC you use, are you a PC, are you a Mac
user, let me know down below, and I’ll meet you down there
for further discussion. Thank you so much for
watching, as always guys. I appreciate your support. I’m Andru Edwards, and I’ll
catch you in the next video. (upbeat rock music)

35 thoughts to “HP Envy 34 Curved All-in-One Ultrawide PC Review!”

  1. Hey #TechSquad! What's your opinion on ultrawide monitors? Do you like them? Do you prefer standard 16×9 in 4K instead? Let me know!

  2. I like it, but I like more the MSI option that allows to use a desktop graphics card on it, nice review as always man.

  3. Hi, Andru! What, no price? And…no Harmon Kardon? i miss dat base, man. Thanks for the vid. I've been looking at these but only super cursory. You've 85% convinced me, but the price…?

  4. Lol I was sold on the pop-up camera XD TAKE MY DAMN MONEY, HP!

    EDIT: Ok now I'm sold on the wireless charging pad. wtf

    2nd EDIT: oh yeah….and the display, I guess ( ._.)

  5. I'm not a big fan of All-in-One computers due to upgrade issues. The big minus for me with this model is the lack of a Nvidia 10 series GPU. I'm not their target market I suppose, nor am I a HP fan.. minus their Laserjet printers.

  6. Wow, if this thing had an apple logo, the internet, would have exploded.
    All os friendly here, ios, android, os x, win10, linux knopix…

  7. Awesome, Amazing, Fantastic, Gorgeous video it is .Andru u are superb. love your videos. Please wish me luck# s8 plus giveaway. Love you Andru.

  8. I've decided that this will be my next PC. I appreciate the AMD Radeon 460 Graphics card. I'm currently using a Sony 24" All-In-One from 2013 that doesn't have dedicated graphics. So any extended gaming will cause it to overheat.

  9. Upgradable? Are you serious? Do you call RAM ONLY, upgradable? Also, opening that stuff looks extremely delicate.
    The Dell 27 All-in-One is upgradable. Not this.

  10. I cancelled my order for an iMac 27 after discovering the HP Envy 34. Less $ with better specs (except the display). I’m pretty sure I won’t regret it. Love the idea of the B&O sound and that screen. I’ll let you know after I get it.

  11. hope you all can help.i just order this so it hasnt arrived yet.but this is going to sound strange now that im entering the 21st century.but i have all my disc's from my old pc(windows7 Hp).should i buy anther external drive to download all my disc onto my old p/c?..thanks

  12. H/P Envy it is a runner. It has done everything i've asked of it well to date👍
    The Force is Strong with this One.

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