HP has officially announced the all in one HP Envy Rove 20. First Sony released the Tap 20, Lenovo tagged along with its Horizon and now HP has come up with three new gadgets. It’s an all in one touch screen that you can actually grab and carry around anywhere from room to room. It’s a tablet PC with a 20 inch touch screen. An added advantage is its push button at the back which releases a hinge so you don’t have to open the stand with your hand. This spring-loaded frame folds flat in the frame behind. It weighs 11.86 pounds which can be considered portable but at the sometime it’s a half pound heavier than the Sony’s Tap 20. Screen resolution is 1080p which is extremely smooth allowing you to operate it as more of a tablet or a twenty first century board game machine.
The Rove 20 possesses Intel’s latest Haswell processor with up to 1TB of storage and 8GB SSD of cache. Built in battery works for round about 4 hours, this is certainly an improvement over the Tap 20 from Sony. It comprises of three USB ports while an added benefit is that it has both WiDi and 802.11ac when neither any of these have been included in HP before. It consists of Beats Audio too along with a subwoofer.
Talking about its software, HP is pre-installing a few board games like EA Monopoly. For gaming purpose HP has installed a key you can use to turn over the screen direction when it is another player’s turn. HP ENVV ROVE 20 will be shipped in July. Price has not been disclosed up till now.
Summing up, HP has also publicized two lower ends all in one, Pavilion touch smart 20 and 23 with a blend of both AMD and Haswell processors. The Touch Smart 20 is due to arrive on June 23rd, with a starting price of $620, while the Pavilion 23 ships June 5th with a price tag of $749.