HP announced a range of PCs, laptops and All-in-Ones today, but did not make a big deal of one of the unique features of one of their devices.
HP ENVY Curved AiO 34 is set to be the first PC with Amazon’s Alexa personal digital assistant built-in. More than just an app on the device, the PC comes equipped with far-field microphones and even a blue light to tell you Alexa is listening.
Of course, Alexa will not supplant Cortana, with either available at their respective code-word.
As a smart speaker, the AiO 34 also comes with a massive soundbar with four Bang & Olufsen speakers and two passive radiators specially arranged to project a cone of sound at the user. Users will be able to tune the sound using HP’s Immersive Audio app, while HP Audio Stream will let users stream audio from their smartphone, which can be simultaneously charged using the Qi charger built into the base.
As a PC rather than a smart speaker, the HP Envy AIO’s also features a 34-inch, 21:9 WQHD (3,440 x 1,440) resolution display, an 8th-generation Intel Core T-series processors and up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics.
The 34-inch curved Envy AIO will arrive later this year with an as yet unannounced price, while a smaller 27-inch version which is also Alexa-enabled will ship this month for $1,399.
See that device at HP here.