HP Envy Desktop Computer

Last updated date: January 28, 2019

DWYM Score
8.2

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 48 expert reviews, the HP HP Envy Desktop Computer placed 3rd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.4
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.7
86 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The webcam is the best of any Windows all-in-ones we tested, plus it’s located above the display, not on the bottom, like other Windows options.
- New York Times Wirecutter
Artfully designed with a big curved display and a far better-than-average sound system, the 2017 edition of the computer also includes welcome touches like a Qi-compatible charging pad.
- CNET
February 12, 2017 | Full review
The HP has other unique features, too, such as a touch-controlled volume wheel on the right side of the base, and a wireless charging spot on the left side for your smartphone.
- The Verge
March 6, 2017 | Full review
The backside of the display is also finished with a faux-dark ash wood grain that looks fine to our eyes, and could help add some character to your home décor.
- Tech Radar
May 14, 2018 | Full review
Has a fast 7200RPM hard drive.
- Consumer Reports
That's what HP is looking to accomplish with the Envy Curved AiO 34, which touts a stunning curved display and a built-in soundbar that could make it the ultimate PC for kicking back with movies and TV shows.
- Tom's Guide
January 3, 2017 | Full review
It shattered records on general performance benchmarks and turned in top-flight (though not bleeding-edge) gaming and graphics numbers as well.
- Wired
June 3, 2017 | Full review
Gorgeous, feature-rich 34-inch screen and Powerful Intel Core i7 processor
- Tech Spot
Big beautiful 34" curved display
- BestReviews
January 1, 2019 | Full review
That said, I strongly recommend the HP Envy 34" Curved All-In-One if you are looking for a computer that can handle excessive multitasking, stream crystal clear video, perform actions faster than you can click a mouse, and you have a generous budget.
- Business Insider
November 19, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The display is big, but its quality can't compare with smaller but better displays of competitors.
- CNET
February 12, 2017 | Full review
Improvements also cause issues and Some changes are incomplete.
- Tech Radar
May 14, 2018 | Full review
There's no VGA video connector, or a separate adapter is required.
- Consumer Reports
The only fault I can find with the device: I'm not really enamored with the throwaway mouse and keyboard that HP bundles with the machine.
- Wired
June 3, 2017 | Full review
Curved screen takes some adjustment, especially for artwork.
- Tech Spot
Tiny keyboard is annoying to use
- BestReviews
January 1, 2019 | Full review
There seemed to be some disconnect between how the keyboard communicated with the computer because it would occasionally register several keystrokes when I only pressed the key once.
- Business Insider
November 19, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The ENVY desktop realizes your full potential and holds nothing back. From creating brilliant content to showcasing a new arena in entertainment-every moment continues to push the envelope.

Overall Product Rankings

1. ASUS CHROMEBOX 2 Mini Computer
Overall Score: 28.3
Expert Reviews: 3
2. Apple Mac Mini
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 10
3. HP Envy Desktop Computer
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 10
4. HP Pavilion All-In-One Desktop
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 3
5. Lenovo Legion Gaming Tower Desktop Computer
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 1
6. Dell Inspiron All-in-One Desktop
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 3
7. Intel NUC Mini PC Kit
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 7

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