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HP ENVY 34-inch Curved All-In-One: A Complete Review

HP ENVY 34-inch Curved All-In-One: A Complete Review

Daniel Horowitz
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Whether you want to enjoy your favorite media in a whole new way or you need to have a closer look at your upcoming projects, the HP ENVY 34 curved All-In-One (AiO) has got you covered. Built as a sleek addition to your home or office space, this HP ENVY has proven why the HP ENVY series delivers time and time again when it comes to high-performance PCs. Gamers, photo editors, and creatives of all kinds will appreciate this device for its stylish design, power, and next-level immersion.

Why you should consider the HP ENVY 34 All-In-One computer

1. The display

Of course, it all starts with the gorgeous screen that can make even the most mundane task look better. Measuring 34 inches diagonally, the HP ENVY 34 curved monitor displays at a 3440 x 1440 resolution, meaning all of its images are amazingly clear and accurate. While some of the best TVs and computer displays utilize at a 16:9 aspect ratio, this monitor takes it one step further with a 21:9 aspect ratio. This is closer to the CinemaScope ratio, which means your monitor is ready to take on movies with theater-quality visuals.
This also makes it the perfect choice for videographers, photographers, gamers, or anyone who deals with creative projects on a visual level. This display adds a new dimension in comparison to regular desktop screens while also delivering crisp colors. Design-wise, the curved screen creates a sleek look and is perfect for any user. Instead of seeing a flat picture, you have an altogether more involved experience whether you’re working in a massive data spreadsheet or participating in the latest Overwatch tournament.
The display has slim bezels as well, so you won’t find yourself distracted by your screen’s frame. When you’re streaming movies services that use a 21:9 ratio, it can feel like you’re in your own private movie theater. Most of the companies offering streamed content release it in 21:9, and more are expected to do the same within the next few years. This allows you to be ahead of the curve with a display that offers better viewing angles now.

2. Design

The display doesn’t only show you great visuals; it’s good-looking as well. Plus, the whole thing only weighs 24 lbs, which includes the computer components and the attached keyboard. This iteration of the AiO places the motherboard within the base of the computer, making lines cleaner and the design better-suited toward smaller desk space. It also allows you to fit it into most spaces in a home or office workspace and makes it easier to transport when necessary.

3. Audio

This computer’s speakers, which feature Bang & Olufsen stereo sound, are located in the base as well. This makes your audio sound as good as it looks when you’re streaming your favorite movies or TV shows. One signature piece of the computer’s audio capabilities is its deep bass notes, which can be great for filling a room with music.

4. Keyboard and ports

Like the audio and location of the motherboard, the rechargeable keyboard fits right into the design of this 34-inch AiO. Because it is a full-sized keyboard, you can spend hours gaming or typing without worrying about hand strain. It also matches the same lines created by the screen, which makes it look like a natural extension of the AiO. And if you need to separate it from your device, you can do that as well to enjoy typing at whichever angle suits you best.
This curved AiO was designed to connect to a number of your favorite devices at once, too. Along with a headset jack, you’ll get a USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and an SD slot to make sure you’re ready to take on your projects from a number of sources. Bluetooth and WiFi are also readily available.

5. Storage, power, and graphics

The standard model comes equipped with 16GB of RAM, which can be used to play most games and handle most software. And if you need more, you can customize your HP AiO for that, too. This HP ENVY also includes a speedy 1TB SSD for storing all of your programs with an additional 1TB SATA hard drive for storing videos, photos, and documents. This gives you plenty of room to let your imagination go wild and to have all of your software installed directly on your device.
Another great feature that lends itself to high-performance activity is the 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5+ 8400T processor. Designed to take on 4K playback and high-end resolution, it’s meant to make your games or videos look as stunning as possible. You need a processor that can handle anything you throw at it, and this one complements the HP ENVY’s mind-blowing screen perfectly.
When you have such a great display, you also want a graphics card that can make images look their best. This is where the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX graphics card can help. Made for those who need the sharpest images, it can handle triple-A (AAA) games so you’ll have enough power to go from video editing one minute to leading a squad for the next round of gaming in moments.

Who should consider an HP ENVY 34-inch curved All-In-One?

While almost everyone can appreciate the design, look, and feel of the HP ENVY 34-inch curved AiO, there are certain users who will get more out of it than others. Because the screen can take up some room in a traditional desk space, those who are fully dedicated to the idea of a 34-inch display are more likely to enjoy the benefits for either work or play.

Videographers and editors

Dealing with video means that you often have to get the full picture when it comes to creating a vision, and nothing can do that better than a larger screen. In combination with excellent sound from Bang & Olufsen, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a system that is better suited to handle your video needs. When you are creating videos to go on the big screen, being able to view details that you could miss on a smaller screen is imperative to the quality of project you end up producing.

Gamers

It may seem obvious, but a bigger screen means a more immersive, entertaining experience. If you truly want to see what it’s like to enjoy your favorite games to their fullest, then this HP ENVY is the right choice for you. With surround sound audio and no lag time, you’re set to take on new campaigns or try out that game you’ve been thinking about buying for months. Thanks to the included NVIDIA graphics card, you can choose to host your own Twitch channel or play with friends, all while knowing that you are getting the best possible picture.

Photographers and editors

A picture is made up of the perfect details, and in order to see what needs to be fixed or adjusted, you need the right display. Specifically designed for those who require more from their computer screens, this AiO allows you to dig into the nitty-gritty aspects of a photo and see everything in its truest colors. The powerful processor also allows you to run multiple applications at once, so you can multi-task while completing your next masterpiece or photo collage.

Students

Making room for both a television and a PC in your dorm room can be a challenge, but you can have both in a single unit when you choose the HP ENVY curved 34-inch AiO. Done with your homework? Great, now you can stream movies or play the latest games on one device.
If you want a high-quality computer that won’t take up the space of a desktop tower, this AiO can solve the problem of trying to fit too many devices in one small room. You can also save money by choosing one item instead of many. Plus, this PC is well-equipped to take on any kind of project you may have to turn in, whether it’s a term paper, video presentation, or enhanced audio file.

Office workers

Undoubtedly, if you spend hours craning your neck at a desk, you’re going to suffer problems. This is where having a screen that works for you can make your workday much more pleasurable, while also allowing you to get tasks done faster and more efficiently. Coders, writers, executives, and editorial professionals often purchase a second screen in order to catch items that may need their review. Because this HP ENVY takes up such a limited amount of space, it can be the ideal computer for any desk, especially when paired with an additional screen.

In summary

For a better experience overall, a larger screen can do wonders. Not only can it make things simpler when you are creating new projects, but it can also make the time you spend looking at your display much more enjoyable. When you need not just a bigger screen but a truly beautiful one with a high-powered PC to boot, consider this 34-inch HP curved AiO.

About the Author

Daniel Horowitz is a contributing writer for HP® Tech Takes. Daniel is a New York-based author and has written for publications such as USA Today, Digital Trends, Unwinnable Magazine, and many other media outlets.

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