Following the release of HP's Omni 27 all-in-one PC last year, a solid, if not exactly jaw-dropping offering, the company is back with the Envy 23, which carries the same design DNA and much of the same functionality, only with Ivy Bridge processors and a smaller screen.
The entertainment-geared PC comes with a 23-inch, 1920x1080 display with edge-to-edge glass, Ivy Bridge CPUs, up to 2 terabytes of storage, Beats audio enhancement, and the option of a HDMI-in, TV tuner and Blu-ray drive. Meant to compete with the likes of the Apple iMac and Dell XPS One 27, th consumer-targeted Envy 23 offers up further proof that all-in-ones are becoming the de facto standard for desktop PCs (as far as average users go). And the Envy 23 definitely has a quality look and feel to it that doesn't scream "CHEAP PIECE OF SHIT" when you look at it. If that isn't enough, then the $950 starting price tag might turn a few heads when it hits stores on August 5. [HP]