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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