Among desktop users Windows 8 so far was adopted scarcely which leads HP to create their latest Rove 20, a new portable all-in-one and it is said that they have managed to bring the price of the touch PC as well. Hewlett-Packard offered its innovative new category of tabletop computer with 20 Inch screen, which was announced recently with the purpose to provide users an advantage of the windows 8 operating system. The touchscreen device with a giant display that you can fix at a variety of angles can even lay flat as a tabletop computer.
The latest machine is fully portable with almost 4 hours of battery life, which actually sounds like a tablet feature. This machine in other words may be considered as a tabled as well as it provides users with the 10-finger multi-touch display and mobility of a tablet. This may well suit to be all-in-one PC that users can move from room to room without any hardship.
The machine is part of a growing category of tabletop computers coming from other major computer manufacturers. The device comes with a built-in battery that can last for three hours while unplugged. Thus one can use it as a giant touchscreen tablet. You can carry it around the house or play games on it on the kitchen table. HP Envy Rove 20 uses Intel integrated graphics and Haswell processors along with Intel's integrated HD graphics. It has an in-plane switching (IPS) panel that provides wide viewing angles and 10-finger multitouch features to the users. It is geared with Beats Audio along with a sub-woofer and comes per-installed with software including EA Monopoly, Fingertapps Jigsaw Wars Puzzle, Fingertapps Musical Instruments, and Disney Fairies.
HP has thoughtfully provided a manual screen rotation button that makes the users to handle the screen with ease. The Rove is capable of 1TB of storage as well as an 8GB solid-state drive for faster response time. It also includes the latest and greatest Wi-Fi (802.11ac) and WiDi for use as a wireless display from another device such as a phone or tablet. Weighing 5.3 kilograms, the PC can be moved around a house or office, and an integrated battery that offers four hours of run time makes this all-in-one PC actually attractive.
The Envy Rove if compared is similar to Dell's XPS 18, which is another tablet-like all-in-one with an 18.4-inch screen. While there are others like Asus' 18.4-inch Transformer AiO which has a spectacular ability to run either Android or Windows 8, and Panasonic showed off a 20-inch tablet with a 3840 x 2160 pixel display. All these devices seem to have the all in one feature of the PC but somehow has not gained much popularity. Touchscreen PCs may take time to grow into the users specially among desktop users.
Reportedly, Lauwaert said, "On all-in-ones it has not been as much of a struggle as potentially on towers," and further added "The appeal is bringing the goodness of Windows 8 to the more cost-conscious kind of end user."
HP has also announced two lower-end all-in-ones, the Pavilion TouchSmart 20 and 23, each of which has a five-point optical touch instead of a 10-point capacitive screen. Both will be made available by next month with a mix of 2013 AMD processors and Intel Haswell chips. The TouchSmart 20 is expected to arrive on June 23rd, with a starting price of $620 ( Rs. 34,472), while the other ships on June 5th for $749 (Rs 41,645) and up.
The Envy Rove is reported to ship in July but the price has not been mentioned as of now but HP says it'll be somewhere on and around $1,000 (Rs. 55,600).