HP wants to make Windows 8.1 PC desktops cool again with new Pavilion and ENVY models

HP thinks that regular consumers will still be interested in buying the old fashioned Windows desktop PC. Today, the company revealed a lineup of new Windows 8.1 desktops with refreshed designs, along with new color and material options.

Both the new HP ENVY and HP ENVY Phoenix desktops have a case with brushed metal chassis. Hardcore PC gamers will likely want to take a look at the HP ENVY Phoenix, which will have a dark aluminum look and a red LED light that makes the front glow. They can choose to install either NVIDIA or AMD graphics cards but it's the desktop's overclocking features that are most intriguing. HP says:

"HP is offering die hard gamers Intel K-series processors to enable overclocking with the HP ENVY Phoenix Tower Overclocking Control to boost gaming performance. The optional advanced thermal system using Closed Loop Liquid Cooling protects sensitive components while eliminating the need for throttling and keeps the HP ENVY Phoenix Tower cool and quiet.

Both the HP ENVY and HP ENVY Phoenix desktops will go on sale June 10. Prices will start at $699.99 for the ENVY and $899.99 for ENVY Phoenix.

HP Pavilion

HP is also selling new versions of its less powerful Pavilion desktops, made for the back-to-school shopper. It shares some similarities to the case design for the ENVY but consumers can also choose from a variety of colors (Blizzard White, Natural Silver, Nobel Blue and Sunset Red). Those desktops will go on sale June 26 for the starting price of $449.99.

Source: HP

John Callaham