Desktop PCs have enjoyed a bit of a resurgence recently. There have been some unique concepts and new designs. This was seen at this year’s CES where several PC makers unveiled new desktop models. The days of the old-fashioned, boring desktop have passed. Today’s desktops are both functional and beautiful. Take, for instance, HP’s Envy Curved AIO 34 desktop.
The HP Envy AIO 34 offers a sophisticated yet practical design. It delivers reliable performance and has superior sound, all at a decent price point. This isn’t HP’s first all-in-one. In fact, the Envy Curved AIO 34 is an updated take on an old design. The new HP Envy Curved AIO 34 is also a significant improvement over its clunky predecessor in many ways. Here are 3 of the biggest updates to the HP Envy Curved AIO 34.
Although the HP Envy AIO 34 has a similar aesthetic to last year’s AIO 27, this year’s model has a larger base. The larger base allows the motherboard, CPU, graphics processor and storage to be hidden in the base rather than behind the screen. This gives the PC a much sleeker look compared to last year. It also allowed HP to add a Qi wireless charging pad.
This year’s Envy Curved AIO 34 has much better performance compared last year’s model thanks to the much faster 7th- generation Quad-core Intel processor. The 256 GB solid state drive is larger on the Envy Curved AIO 34.
Upgrades to the Port
Last year’s model had outdated USB 2.0 ports. HP got rid of those ports and added USB 3.0 ports. There is also a USB-C port, Thunderbolt 3 support and HDMI in and out ports.