What you need to know
- The HP ENVY 34 inch All-in-One Desktop 34 features a 5K display, user-upgradeable storage, and memory.
- It can be configured up to an Intel Core i9-11900, 2TB SSD, 128GB RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU.
- The ENVY 32 also has a massive 16MP IR privacy camera that attaches magnetically in various positions.
- Starting price for the Core i7 model and GTX 1650 graphics is $1,999.
HP knows a thing or two about all-in-one (AIO) desktop PCs. In early 2020, I reviewed the HP ENVY 32 and called it the best AIO PC on the market.
However, that crown may be challenged by HP's latest AIO — the new ENVY 34. It takes things in a new direction with a wider 21:9 34-inch 5K display instead of the 16:9 4K found in the ENVY 32.
|Category||HP Envy 34 AiO|
|OS||Windows 11 Home|
|Processor||11th Gen Inte Core i7-11700 to Core i9-11900|
|RAM||Up to 128GB DDR4-2400 (user accessible)|
|Graphics||Up to NVIDIA RTX 3080 Laptop|
|Storage||Up to 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (user accessible)|
500 nits, 98% DCI-P3
Two Thunderbolt 4
SD card reader
|Audio||2x Bang & Olufsen tuning|
|Dimensions||32.17 x 8.78 x 14.50 inches
(81.7cm x 22.3cm x 36.8cm)
|Weight||24.36 pounds (11.05kg)|
|Extras||Qi wireless charging|
The $2,000 model comes with a 65-watt Core i7-11700, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, 512GB of PCIe storage, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, which should all easily handle the massive 34-inch 5120x2160 non-touch display.
Of course, HP lets you preconfigure it with much higher specs, including up to a 5.1GHz Intel Core i9-11900, 2TB SSD, 128GB RAM, and a beefy NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (laptop) GPU, which is quite insane for an AIO these days.
But unlike many AIOs, this one is user-upgradeable with HP's toolless back door letting users manually add more RAM (up to 128GB, 4 DIMMS) and more storage (2 PCIe slots) to their liking.
That 5K display features 500 nits of brightness, is anti-reflective, and hits 98% DCI-P3, making it ideal for hours of graphics work and video editing without straining your eyes.
And while that 5K screen lacks touch (and inking), the new HP 11-inch Tablet PC goes very well with this desktop PC in offering touch, inking, and even HP Duet letting you use the tablet as a wireless secondary display.
And due to the new work-from-home push, web cameras have become exceptionally important for daily use. HP has an answer there too with its new "HP True Vision 16MP binning IR privacy camera with integrated dual array digital microphones and magnetic stick, 2 μm camera sensor."
While that is a mouthful, this camera has no wires and has eight connection points on the ENVY 34, letting you put it on top (3 spots), on either side and the bottom (3 places). The camera fully tilts down, allowing you to photograph your desktop and scan it into the ENVY 34 for quick collaboration reminiscent of the HP Sprout from four years ago.
By comparison, the HP ENVY 32 had just a 5MP IR camera.
There's no shortage of ports, either with two Thunderbolt 4 Type-C, four Type-A, HDMI out (to power two external 4K monitors), headphone jack, and Ethernet all in the rear. HP adds even more on the neck for the stand (so you don't need to reach behind the PC) with two Type-A, one Type-C, and a full SD card slot. A clip-on that stand, which has a 100mm adjustment range, lets you wrangle your cables too.
At the base of that stand is a 15-watt Qi charger for your phone. HP also throws in its 915 black wireless keyboard and mouse combo completing the package.
The HP ENVY 34 to hit the market starting in October from HP.com and various resellers after that. It ships with Windows 11 Home.
Look for our hands-on sneak-peek with this juggernaut of a PC later this week! For now, if you have questions, ask them in the comments, and we'll answer them in that article.
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