What you need to know
- HP's ENVY 34 All-in-One (AIO) Desktop PC recently went up for preorder.
- Not long after, the preorder page disappeared.
- HP has now provided a comment explaining that, while the page is gone right now, it should be back by January.
HP has been building momentum behind its ENVY 34 All-in-One (AIO) Desktop PC for months now. Back in September 2021, we gave the computer a hands-on and came away impressed by its 5K display, quality camera, high hardware ceiling, and minimalist design that makes it easy to transport and set up compared to other AIO offerings on the market.
That's why it was a big deal when HP finally opened up ENVY 34 preorders in the middle of November, giving interested consumers a chance to reserve a model for themselves. However, not long after, the preorder page went missing without an explanation. Should one attempt to click the old preorder links, they'll be redirected to an unrelated HP shopping page.
The questions, then, are where did the preorder page go, why did it go, and when will it be back? While we don't have concrete answers to those first two queries, a spokesperson from HP did provide an answer regarding when it'll return to the site: "Expect it to go back up later this month or in January."
There you have it. If not in December 2021, then January 2022. The reason for the page going away could be anything, including supply constraints leading to HP not wanting to take on more orders right away. Whatever the case may be, set aside $2,349.99 or more if you want to be ready for the day the ENVY 34 AIO returns to HP's site. As you may recall from before its site delisting, it's an expensive machine.
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I wonder if they pulled it due to the throttling issues with the i9 and 3080? I don't know if they'd be able to redesign the heatsinks in that time but who knows?
That whole scenario seems highly unlikely.
Throttling has never been a reason to pull a PC as all PCs, under the right circumstances, throttle. Also, that theory, when we're in the middle of the largest supply chain crunch in forever, with processors increasingly hard to come by and a new COVID variant spreading, seems like missing the forest for the trees when it comes to sound reasoning.
Thanks for following up on this, was wondering what had happened.
Given HP's track record of shipping new devices later than their stated windows, I'd be super surprised if this came back in December. February more realistic...
I gave up on this vaporware and bought an NZXT Mini Pro and a 34 inch Asus Pro Art Monitor for all about the same as this AOI. Currently performs beautifully, and I'm sure it will have less issues than an HP product and certainly no bloatware. And I can actually upgrade more components than just the hard drive.
Doesn't sound like you really wanted an AOI in the first place then ;) By design, they are always more expensive than a tower and are not as upgradeable.
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