HP brings substance and style with its new ENVY All-in-One 27 PC

All-in-ones are poised to be a focus of computer manufacturers in 2017 and HP has a brand new one that should please those who need power, but also want something that looks nice as well.

The HP ENVY All-in-One 27 builds off the new ENVY 27 display but adds in a full PC as well. The goal for HP was to make an AIO that was minimal and sleek with a near-bezel-less display. Users also get a pop-up HD IR web camera that lets users leverage Windows Hello.

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Operating systemWindows 10 Home
Processor6th-generation Intel Core i7-6700T processor
Integrated Display10-point touch-enabled
27" widescreen
QHD IPS WLED-backlit
Micro Edge display
2560 x 1440
TechnologyTechnicolor Color Certified
Memory16 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (2x8 GB)
Hard drive1 TB 7200RPM SATA HDD
Solid state drive128 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
4 GB GDDR5 memory
WebcamHP TrueVision HD IR Camera
Windows Hello capable
USB ports5 (4 x 3.0 , 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C)
ConnectivityHDMI Out, HDMI In
WirelessWireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (1x1)
Bluetooth 4.2 M.2
SpeakersQuad front-facing
Audio by Bang & Olufsen

The HP ENVY All-in-one 27 checks all the right boxes for those who want a semi-powerful home computer that looks like it could be in a movie. The sleek design, inclusion of Windows Hello, forward proofing USB Type-C and that slim display sounds like an excellent family computer or office workstation.

Although the optional GeForce GTX-950M is not a gaming card, it should help running Photoshop or doing some light video processing.

The sound is also supposed to be impressive with the base of the computer acting as a sound bar with no less than four front-firing speakers. HP also moved all of the ports into the base, so you won't have to try and hide them behind the display stand.

For the display, HP matched the new ENVY 27 with a 99% sRGB color gamut, and a Blue Light Filter for Night and Reading modes. The display is even Technicolor Color Certified, which HP describes as "true-to-life color with the same industry-leading specifications as those used in Hollywood."

If you're curious why the ENVY AIO 27 runs the 6th-generation of Intel's Core i5 and Core i7 that is because these are quad-core (not dual like laptops). The 7th-generation quad-core versions are not due until early 2017 for manufacturers.

Look for the HP ENVY All-in-one 27 to retail on October 16 for the Core i7 version that has a 1TB HDD, 16GB of RAM and a the GTX-950M for $1599. HP will begin selling the 2TB version today on HP.com for $1699 while the cheaper Core i5 variant hits November 2 for $1249.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • This is awesome. HP is making things awesome again
  • Why, why 950m and not at least a 1060 ...  
  • What Eugeniu said. Doesn't make sense to not utilize a 10 series NVidia at this point.
  • A 980m at least. 950m is disappointing .
  • Waoooooooooooo Coooooooooooooooooooooooooool
  • Envy is the right word, that price though and with the £ down on the $ it's too much for a fairly weak GPU....
  • Do a search for a 27" 2560x1440 touchscreen monitor and you'll see where the bulk of the cost lies.  The only one I was able to find on Newegg was a cheaper brand Acer for a little over $800.  I also think they should've shoehorned a 1060 in there but I'm sure the cost would be even greater.
  • Where's the modem, cables, power cord in the main picture?
  • In the same place the Mac cables are in their images.....in the box. Actually looking at it again, I guess it could all just run into the desk that is connected because all the cables are in the base. Unlike the Mac that looks good in their pictures, but once the cables are sticking out the back....gets pretty messy looking quick.  I would like to see what it looks like with all the cables though, so I know what it might look like on my desk.
  • This looks awesome! I'd rather have one of the these than an overpriced Elite x3 and lap dock!
  • All in one Computers (AIC) are great devices however if you buy one you may be ablE to get an upgrade in your harddrive but not much more than that so you have to buy one with powerful specs. This one has an intel i7 cpu and lots of ram so you could probably use it for 5 years before you buy a new PC. Microsoft has put out a patent on a modular type ALL IN ONE Computer wherE you can swap modules ana get an upgrade to much more powerful AIC. IF THEY BRING ONE OF THESE TO  THE MARKET PLACE IT WOULD BE AN ADVANCE TO ALL IN ONE COMPUTER TECH
  • This is beautiful.
  • Looks good!
  • If it had SSD then it would make sense to go for it.
  • It does have 128GB SSD for OS and related functions plus 1TB HD for slower storage.
  • Yeah, in the video production, design, audio world, that isn't adequate. If it had a 256gb SSD or 500gb SSD I'd be all in for it.