HP's new Windows 8 products include the ENVY Recline all-in-one PCs

A few days ago, HP posted a teaser image of an upcoming Windows 8 all-in-one PC. Today, that PC was officially revealed as part of the company's IFA trade show announcements. It's called the ENVY Recline and it has a rather interesting new take in terms of how the touchscreen is designed.

HP's The Next Bench blog has the details of the ENVY Recline, which will come in both 23-inch and 27-inch models, along with a special Beats Edition version of the 23-inch model with better speakers along with red and black accents on the case. As you can see in the video above, the ENVY Recline has a hinge for the touchscreen that not only allows it to be moved to a flat position but also supports moving the screen below the desk that the stand is sitting on.

All of the ENVY Recline models will have Intel's fourth generation Core processors, up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of storage. The regular 23-inch and 27-inch models will be available for sale on HP's website on Friday with the starting price of $1,099. The Beats special edition version won't be sold until November.

HP has also announced its new ENVY Phoenix 810 desktop today, for some good old fashioned hardcore PC gaming. The desktop has Intel's Core i7-4820k processor, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 3 TB of hard drive storage and an NVIDIA GTX 760 GPU. It will go on sale October 16th starting at $1,299.

Finally, HP announced the Pavilion 23tm touchscreen monitor that has been optimized to work best when connected to a Windows 8 PC. The 23-inch display has a resolution of 1920x1080, and the screen can be adjusted 178 degrees. It also comes with two integrated speakers. The display goes on sale October 6th for $349.

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After the Pavilion DV6000 & DV9000 fiasco with:
- overheating problems
- faulty motherboards from the factory

i am not buying anything from them again.

Also their support is the worst i' ve seen.

On a brand new system with factory installation of Windows 7 on my question why is the fan always running even though the option "Fan always on" is disabled from the bios their answer in a nutshell was:

"Sir its the services of windows running.You have to contact Microsoft."

As i found out by a member on this site:

"their tech support is handled by Stream Global Services, which is basically a call center. Stream only cares about meeting specific call metrics. Their reps use tools that basically tell you what to do during troubleshooting."

If H-P's history is indication, make sure you get a written guaranty that the hardware will have driver support when Windows-9 and Windows-10 are released. Otherwise, you'll end up with an expensive drink coaster or serving tray.

In my experience HP are pretty good with drivers. The last laptop I bought from them came with Vista installed but XP drivers were also available. When Windows 7 was released they released compatible drivers for that version. The only HP equipment I've currently got is a Microserver and they currently offer drivers for Windows 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 and Red Hat.

Sony, on the other hand, are terrible and I won't make the mistake of buying anything from them again.

Perhaps they may have gotten better in the last two or three years. However, it came way too late for our office. H-P will not be given a second chance--can't afford a repeat debacle.

The thing that has me most excited about the Recline isn't the new hinge, it's the fact that it's the first all-in-one I can think of that has a halfway-decent graphics card.

Anthony Tosie said,
The thing that has me most excited about the Recline isn't the new hinge, it's the fact that it's the first all-in-one I can think of that has a halfway-decent graphics card.

The 2012 iMac can be equipped with a GeForce GTX 680MX 2GB which isn't too shabby either. I expect the 2013 iMac to come with the same option only in the 700-series.

.Neo said,

The 2012 iMac can be equipped with a GeForce GTX 680MX 2GB which isn't too shabby either. I expect the 2013 iMac to come with the same option only in the 700-series.

Sorry, I meant the only Windows all-in-one PC -- Apple's been pretty good about releasing AIOs with decent-to-good graphics.

I don't know what that heck that stuff is but those aren't Envy computers. More like a bunch of rebranded DV series and Pavilion machines.

Rahul Sood endorses the Razer now. The Envy series has been dead since around the 2nd generation. The 3rd redesign was already completely independent from Rahul after which they just started to rebrand/merge with Pavillions.

That is exactly what they are. The Envys aren't high end anymore. Just rebranded DVs and Pavilions.

I have an Envy-15 3033CL laptop and its nothing like the garbage coming out now (it has its own issues though). Shortly after they refreshed the model, they started rebranding.

The worst is that they are not bringing out high end models anymore. I doubt we will ever see another 120Hz Envy 3xxx with a good solid design. ... Such a shame to be honest.

It is a shame. On the other hand, the QA issues with my current Envy (soft metal that bends, inconsistent audio volume bounce, wonky proximity sensor, an IPS screen that has trouble with reds) made me decide to move on from HP anyway when I decide to upgrade my laptop.

The biggest issue that I have experienced with the 17 2xxx model is that HP cut support for graphic drivers. It was the only device to not get new ones for Windows 8 because of its complex LVDS issues. Fortunately there are people in the scene that do custom drivers.

The metal seemed fine on the 2xxx but I did note that tech support bend it once. It was rather easy to fix and still better than the plastic quality of the pavilion line.

Maybe you should try the business line! They are made in the US (not china) and the quality cannot be compared with the consumer models. The only issue is price.