HP reveals Envy Rove 20, its 20-inch Windows 8 AiO-tablet PC

Microsoft's launch of Windows 8 has inspired a somewhat unexpected trend; the all-in-one touchscreen PC that can also be used as a really big tablet. Sony was first with the 20-inch Vaio Tap 20 in late 2012 but it's been joined in 2013 by the 27-inch Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon and the 18-inch Dell XPS 18.

Now HP has joined these ranks with the reveal of the 20-inch Envy Rove 20. In a post on HP's The Next Bench blog, the company states that the 12 pound PC has a hydraulic hinge in the back that, when a button is pressed, can adjust the position of the PC from 90 degrees to nearly flat on a table.

The Envy Rove 20 does have a battery, which HP says will last about three and a half hours; not bad compared to other PCs of this type. Engadget reports that the processor inside the PC will be a part of Intel's upcoming Haswell family of Core chips. It will also have up to 1 TB of hard drive storage, along with a small 8 GB SSD for fast caching. Of course, it will have a Beats audio speaker (this is still an HP product) and it will come pre-loaded with some entertainment apps such as EA's Monopoly.

HP will launch the Envy Rove 20 sometime in July but a price tag has yet to be announced, although we doubt this will be a budget PC. It will be interesting to see if this AiO-tablet trend continues.

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Waiting for Haswell SO BADLY to buy a W8 tablet/desktop replacement/whatever!!!!
When are products expected to appear on market?

So the wheels pop out of the back of the slateboard? Otherwise, the guy lugging it to "the park" on a nice cloudy day can skip the gym.

At first I thought this could be nice for client sales demos, but at 12lbs, it's just too clunky. Even 6-7 pounds could have worked. Nice battery life which might explain the weight. Xmas season is going to have some nice offerings this year.

Not sure what to think of this. It may have some usefulness in a home or business setting but other wise it looks quite impractical to use. I dunno.

Would be surprised if it sells over zero.

And I thought lugging around a 17" laptop was inconvenient. This is like carrying around a 20" monitor. Seriously, who would?!

The Vaio Tap has a stand for converting it into a desktop. I'm all for this. The question is: does the HP Envy Rove 20 have this functionality too?

I'm thinking of a 20" tablet to be honest as a portable desktop station in the house.

The Tap 20 looks ideal except I wish it could be used in both orientations.

That first picture looks utterly ridiculous. Does not look comfortable or natural. The second picture looks like a damn pinball machine, literally!

Why get this when there will undoubtedly be a revamped Haswell/Baytrail device in a few months when they revamp their line for the new architecture? While I like the idea of a lugable device for in home use, I'd wait for the next CPU architecture.

Drewidian said,
Why get this when there will undoubtedly be a revamped Haswell/Baytrail device in a few months when they revamp their line for the new architecture? While I like the idea of a lugable device for in home use, I'd wait for the next CPU architecture.
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