This week, HP unveiled a new version of its all-in-one Envy in the United States. If the PC hardly changes the situation vis-à-vis the model presented last year, at least in terms of look, it is among the very first computers to natively integrate Alexa, Amazon's personal assistant. What to give it some added value.
Of course, that's not the only thing Hewlett-Packard (yes, I'm aware, nobody calls HP like that anymore, but what do you think I think it's class …) added to this new iteration of the bike. The manufacturer took the opportunity to upgrade the hardware configuration of the PC, integrate some additional features (wireless charging station for smartphones, retractable webcam …) as well as a woody finish of the most beautiful effect and a quartet of speakers signed Bang & Olufsen.
We also find – on the most high-end version of the terminal – a 34-inch curved screen (with a definition of 3440 by 1440 pixels), an eighth-generation Intel processor, but also a GeForce GTX 1050 from home. Nvidia. It will therefore be possible to do photo processing, video editing and even play a little on the device.
One of the first PCs to integrate Alexa …
It is this prestigious version, whose launch date and price have not yet been mentioned by HP, which benefits from Amazon's personal assistant. Integrated into the “base” of the computer, Alexa will be constantly listening. However, a blue light will activate when a voice request is made.
The Verge , who was able to try the terminal, however regrets that no button is offered to switch the personal assistant to “Mute” mode. Deactivating Alexa can therefore prove to be a little tedious since it will surely be necessary to go into the parameters of the machine to achieve this.
Note that the brand offers another variant of the Envy All-in-One. Thought for those who dab the tonsils of the integrated personal assistants, it does not offer Alexa and is satisfied with a slightly more modest hardware configuration. We stay on a 1440p screen, but here we go to a 27-inch flat panel, as well as an Intel Core i5 supported by 8 GB of RAM.
The good news is that this model will be released at the end of the month and will be priced at $ 1,400. Given this price, we must therefore expect a price that will be close to 2000 dollars for the 34-inch model equipped with the connected speaker.