At this years’ IFA event in Berlin HP set forth to unveil a number of updates to its Ultrabook line and included touch screens within a number of them. Pointed out quite a bit online, it was obvious then that the American company was looking to name a whole lot of its future products ‘Spectre’ to merge its lines, and now the company has indeed further added to the Spectre brand with a total of 4 brand new all-in-one desktop computers all aimed at specific markets respectfully.
So what’s new in HP’s all-in-one range? Let’s take a look:
HP Spectre One
This all-in-one desktop computer features a 23.6-inch 1080p tilting display which provides crisp viewing angles and is of the glossy variety. At just 11.5mm thick, the desktop if perfect for any modernly lavished home and HP hasn’t so much as skimped in the USB department with a total of 4 with 2 of them being USB 3.0. HDMI, Ethernet and a memory card reader further add to its desirability, however users may be disappointed to find out it does not feature an optical drive. Made from aluminium, this desktop has optional dedicated graphics.
HP Envy 20
As you may have guessed, the HP Envy 20 features a 20-inch display and is being aimed at the mid-range market specifically. Although not as great to look at as the aluminium garnished ‘One’, the Envy 20 does features a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution display which is indeed a touch screen for full use of Windows 8. Ivy Bridge processors have naturally found their way in to this machine.
HP Envy 23
The HP Envy 23 is a lot like the HP Envy 20 above, only this all-in-one rocks a 23-inch display, hence the name. Ivy Bridge processors have made their way in to this machine too, and inside the the Envy 20 you will find Beats Audio whilst a touch screen display makes full use of Windows 8, satisfying that tablet urge you have gotten to used to.
HP Pavillion 20
The HP Pavillion 20 is the low-range model of the four all-in-one desktops released by Intel, and this machine features a 20-inch display with a full HD display resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. The screen should be good enough for most users however it is not of the touch screen variety. If that does not bother you however it looks to be pretty neat and in the US will sell for as little as just $499.
Overall all of these offerings from HP have their quirks and markets. The HP Spectre One is the daddy of the bunch with great aluminium build quality and dedicated graphics, whilst the lesser designed Envy options feature touchscreen 1080p displays and Ivy Bridge. The Pavilion on the other hand will rock Intel or AMD processors and has no touch screen.PS: Digging this story, news or review? Let us know! Comments open.
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