Don't accuse HP of putting innovation on the back burner. Quite the opposite, the HP Envy Recline all-in-one (AIO) PC series is like no other AIO you've ever seen before. True to its name, the Envy Recline allows the user to pivot the touchscreen display lower and closer, encouraging interaction that HP claims is more accessible and comfortable. We'll reserve judgement until we've had a chance to test one for ourselves, though looking at the pictures, it sure seems like HP is onto something here.
"Customers have told us that they want touch on their PCs, and at HP we’re always looking for ways to improve the experience," said Mike Nash, vice president, Product Management, Consumer PCs and Consumer Solutions, HP. "HP’s family of reclining all-in-one PCs offer new ways to stay productive and enjoy immersive experiences such as movies and games with the most natural touch experience available."
According to HP, an internal study revealed that an "overwhelming majority" of computer users prefer a screen in a low and close position for 100 percent of touch-related tasks. The HP Envy Recline obliges with a 10-point multi-touch display that sits low and at an angle.
There are a few different models to choose from starting at $999. HP didn't offer specifics on the entry-level SKU, though it did say there will be a 23-inch model starting at $1,099, a 27-inch model starting at $1,399, and a red and black Beats Edition of the 23-inch model for $1,249.