Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

Tech specs: Processor: Intel i7-11700 (2.5GHz – 4.9GHz) | GPU: nVidia GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB VRAM); 16GB memory, 1TB solid-stare drive | Integrated display: 34-inch (5120×2160) | Ports: 2x Thunderbolt 4, 1x USB-C, 6x USB-A, 1x HDMI, 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 1x SD card slot, 1x audio in/out | Dimensions: 818x223x368mm | Weight: 11Kg

We really liked the 32-inch Envy all-in-one system that we reviewed last year, which was a worthy rival for Apple’s now-discontinued 27-inch iMac. The 32-inch Envy has also been discontinued, but HP replaced it with this new 34-inch model.

The Envy 34 has an attractive 5K display, with 5120×2160 resolution (163.4dpi) resolution, and 21:9 aspect ratio that provides plenty of room to juggle multiple apps and windows on screen. It also supports 98% of the DCI-P3 color standard, making it suitable for a wide range of graphics and design tasks, including high-end video editing. HP pays good attention to detail too, with features such as a magnetic webcam that can be adjusted to different heights and angles for video calls.

In addition to the ports and connectors located on the back panel, there’s a separate USB hub built into the stand that lets you quickly plug in a few devices without needing to reach behind the screen. The Envy 34 is more upgradeable than the iMac too, with a service door located on the back panel that provides quick access to the memory slots and drive bays.

HP’s website is a bit confusing though. In some places, it lists the Envy 34 as ‘coming soon,’ although we did find a single configuration that is now in stock and ready to order. It costs $2199.99 with Windows 11 Home running on an 8-core i7 processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 16GB memory and 1TB solid-state storage. And, if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find a number of upgrade options available, including Windows 11 Pro, an i9 processor, and RTX 3080 graphics.

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