HP has unveiled a range of sleek all-in-one Windows 10 PCs, with "architecturally inspired design". The company is promoting the devices to home users as "the magnet that draws the family together".
As with last year's line-up, which the new devices replace, the new Pavilion All-In-One PCs are offered in two sizes, with slightly different designs. A 23.8-inch model is available with ultra-thin bezels, Full HD (1920x1080px) touchscreen, and a 'privacy camera' that pops up out of the top of the PC when it's in use.
A second version of the Pavilion AIO features much chunkier bezels, and is available with a 23.8- or 27-inch display, with Full HD or Quad HD (2560x1440px) resolution, and optional touch support.
Oddly, the HP website and the company's new promotional video (which you can see towards the end of this article) refer to the Pavilion All-In-One offering "up to 4K resolution":
However, elsewhere on the same page, HP says that the Pavilion AIO comes with "an edge-to-edge FHD IPS display", or "FHD or QHD edge-to-edge optional touch display", depending on where you look. The HP Newsroom site makes no mention at all of the new PCs offering 4K resolution; in fact, the news blog post doesn't even acknowledge the availability of Quad HD resolution, stating only that they come with "24” or 27” edge-to-edge full HD, in-plane switching (IPS) screens".
Between the HP website, and the company's announcement, there's an unhelpful amount of contradictory information floating around. For example, the promotional site states that "the Pavilion All-In-Ones come with a built-in webcam that tucks safely out of sight when not in use" - but that's clearly not the case on some models, which have a fixed webcam on the front:
HP also said that it's "put extensive customer insights to work, which resulted in minimizing the amount of pre-installed software and desktop clutter, adding that this "streamlined experience translates to greatly improved battery life"... on a desktop PC that has no battery.
The Pavilion All-In-One range will come with Intel's latest 7th-generation ('Kaby Lake') processors, although HP hasn't provided any information about which specific CPUs will be offered. Buyers will also be able to get optional AMD Radeon 530 graphics on certain models, along with up to 16GB of RAM and 2TB of storage.
HP says that the "die-cast aluminum and metal stand includes a hinge tilt that is tested for the equivalent of three times a day for nine years". Other features include an optical disc drive, fabric-covered speakers and "audio custom-tuned by B&O Play", along with an optional infrared camera that supports Windows Hello face authentication.
The new all-in-one PCs will be priced from $749.99 when they go on sale - but of course, HP hasn't actually stated when that will be.
You can get a further overview of the new HP Pavilion All-In-One range in the video below:
Check out the gallery below for more images of the new PCs.