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HP unveils its Rove 20 mobile all in one PC – A really big tablet


Hewlett-Packard Co.’s HP Envy Rove20 looks like a giant tablet. HP prefers to call it the company’s first mobile All-in-One PC, that brings all the power of a desktop computer to a mobile form factor (that’s not a laptop) designed to share entertainment and gaming with family and friends.

Also part of HP’s product launch this week was several new consumer notebooks, all-in-one PCs and printers.

“Customers are looking for mobility and flexibility in their computing devices to give families new ways to bring generations together,” said Ron Coughlin, senior vice-president and general manager, consumer PCs and consumer solutions for HP, in a statement. “HP is evolving to meet our customers’ needs by designing next-generation form factors, like the Rove mobile All-in-One PC, which will enable people to connect, share and create in ways they never imagined.”

HP's Rove20. (Photo courtesy HP)

HP’s Rove20. (Photo courtesy HP)

Multitouch is designed to be the primary interface for the Envy Rove20, a 20” all in one PC with a 1,600 x 900 IPS LED panel for wide viewing angles and built-in Beats Audio, powered by 4th generation Intel Core processors, Intel HD audio and 10-point touch. It can be used as a tabletop or stood horizontally, and comes with multiplayer games such as Electronic Arts’ Monopoly, Fingertapps JigsWar Puzzle and Fingertapps Musical Instruments.

It runs Windows 8, and will be available in Canada in late July starting at $999.99.

HP is also launching two all in one PCs with a more traditional form factor – the 20” HP Pavilion 20 TouchSmart and the 23” HP Pavilion 23 TouchSmart, in June for $619.99 and $749.99, respectively.

The HP Pavilion 14 TouchSmart Sleekbook. (photo courtesy HP)

The HP Pavilion 14 TouchSmart Sleekbook. (Photo courtesy HP)

On the notebook front, HP unveiled the 11.6” HP Pavilion 11 TouchSmart notebook with 10-point capacitive touch screen, launching in late June for $399. Also new is the 14” HP Pavilion 14 TouchSmart Sleekbook, designed for movies and gaming with AMD A-series processors, starting at $479.99 with late June availability.

Finally, HP has portable printing with two new compact printers, the HP Envy 4500 and 5530 e-All-in-Ones. Suitable for printing both colour photos and documents and with support for wireless printing, pricing will start at $99 and $129 with availability in mid-June and early-July.