HP Launches Some Refreshing AIOs For Business (Not So Much Creative) Users, Stunning Display


HP has refreshed its Pavilion AIO (All-in-One) PCs, with new and bigger panels, and fancier LCD screen options. Also on point are their new micro-edge displays, which for desktop PCs, make them ultimately bezel-less and fancier-looking than ever. Although these standout features are optional, HP says the new ultra-thin, nearly “bezel-less bezels” create a 75 percent decrease in border lines than standard edge-to-edge displays. Not only that, but the machine itself presents itself as 40 percent thinner than previous generations, making it the slimmest Pavilion AIO offer to date. Think of it this way, if most AIO desktops were offered up as such beautiful, innovative entities, would no one have a hard time using them over laptops? Each company that is currently pushing their own AIO usually has some sort of tag along with it, something that makes the systems unique to others.

We know with Dell, the Inspiron desktops made themselves present as a purpose-driven innovative family, with a “brilliance on display” sort of notion. Furthermore, with Dell as a huge contender in the desktop market, another good one in particular, one to think of when comparing AIOs in general, is the XPS 18 1810 Portable All-in-One Desktop with Touch. This guy, another touch operable AIO, is tagged with as a series “made for movement”. These XPS 18s were made to move, designed to unplug and take with you as a set up wherever you may travel. All the while, the series provides the same, full-bodied taste as HPs, but specifically built with a lightweight design, and even feet made to extend the computer upright, so angle could play a role in its functionality (gaming, movies, work assignments, creativity, etc).

HP may not have been built the Pavilion AIOs quite for movement, but there is more going on here than just, well, the beauty of the display, which should be obviously in-your-face the moment you see photos of the device. HP has also introduced a new privacy camera and microphone, which will physically pop up from the top of the computer if needed (just by the simple touch of a finger), and automatically disable when hidden. Obviously included to protect users from malicious spying and hacking activity, these cameras ensure that only photos and videos will be taken when the user physically asks it to. Finally, users also have another option. Instead of just the camera provided, the Pavilion can also come equipped with a RealSense Camera, enabling users to utilize face recognition for Windows Hello. That’s another protection upgrade accessory you may not see anywhere else.

The Pavilion All-in-Ones come in 23.8, $749, and 27-inch $999 variants. Besides the two size options, there’s a lot more decision-making on the consumer- like whether they prefer Intel’s 6th generation CPU processors, said RealSense cameras, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 3TB of storage. They offer up to 4K resolution, while HP’s separate, standalone monitor, the Pavilion Display, $399, features a Quad HD display, with two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, and a USB hub.

HP must have really wanted these desktops to be the consumer-choice, or the tech giant wouldn’t have added in so many options. For example, an add on AMD Radeon 530 graphics card is an advanced video editing option, one that is food for any creator who love powerful photo manipulation, and even solid, yet casual gaming. Additionally, the option between a regular HDD the faster SSD storage, or including both will govern more decision making by the user. Beyond the hard drive, the HP Pavilion 27 happens to be of the first PCs to feature Intel’s Optane memory, one that “caches frequently used data to accelerate performance”.

One claim that these PCs seem to make is that they are for the creative. Yet, the screen itself tilts just 35 degrees, and although the new LCD screens include touch capability, there’s no pen input. There’s something missing. You see, if pen input were to be a factor here, the consumer would probably desire more of a tilt to do their work. So, portraying the Pavilion AIO as one to hold a strong suit for making art isn’t quite the real deal. However, in another aspect, not only are these stunningly redesigned, but the prices were also able to be kept low. The HP Pavilion All-in-One is readily available in the U.S., however with no exact quote on international pricing or availability just yet.

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