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HP’s AIO-32: the ultimate all-in-one?

With the powered Display Port, and the HDMI out, you can drive external displays. HP has got everything right on this machine

Posted: By Jon Peddie 01.05.20
The AIO-32 optimized for rendering and more

 

HP has been a leader in all-in-one PCs and has introduced several innovative versions over the years including the Z-series.

The Envy AIO 32 is one of, if not the biggest, they’ve introduced, and is ideal for any small living space, or on any desk or countertop. You can create on it, game on it, and watch TV on it. It only needs 7-inches by 29-inches of table space and comes with a built-in Bang & Olufsen 2.1 channel system with 3-way theatre sound.

The 4K (3840 × 2160) IPS HDR anti-reflective micro-edge display puts out 600 nits and is 98% DCI-P3 compatible and can be tilted 5 to 25-degrees. Driving that display is an Nvidia RTX 2060 with 6 GB of GDDR6.

The inclusion of the Nvidia RTX AIB means gamers can play ray-traced games. Content creators can develop ray-traced images, and presenters can show ray-traced images or videos, so the AIO-32 is creative as well as a consumer machine.


The main processor is a 3 GHz, Intel i7-9700 CPU with 32 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM memory (expandable to 32 GB unbuffered with 16 GB DIMMs), and 1 TB Intel SSD + 32 GB Intel Optane memory with Windows 10 pre-loaded.

In addition, the AIO-32 has a 3-in-1 media card reader that can accept SD, SDHC, SDXC. There are external headphone/microphone combo ports, HDMI Out, HDMI In, and in the rear 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt 3 (40Gb/s signaling rate), power delivery 3.0, DisplayPort 1.2, 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2Type-C and a side I/O: 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1.

The web camera is an HP Privacy 5MP IR camera with integrated dual array digital microphone. And you can get all this wonderfulness for just $1700.

What do we think?

The keyboard has a smartphone docking capability that charges the phone and connects it to the PC. If that’s not the reason to buy this machine, what is? OK, it also has Windows Hello that logs you in 3x faster than a password— and I hate passwords. So you dock your phone and while you’re doing that it logs you in. That’s a productivity machine, get to work it says.

With the powered Display Port and the HDMI out, you can drive external displays. I think HP has got everything right on this machine.