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HP Envy Curved AIO 34: A stylish all-in-one that will look perfect on executive desks

The HP Envy Curved AIO 34, unveiled at CES 2017, is a refreshingly stylish take on the all-in-one desktop form factor.

Curved all in one computers are nothing new. But HP has definitely put a stylish twist on the design with its Envy Curved AIO 34. Taking a queue from the old G4 iMac, the new Envy moves most of the computer hardware from behind the screen down into the base, which gives the machine's ultra-wide 34-inch display a extremely thin profile.

Not only does this machine look great and have tons of screen real estate, it also has several cool features. The webcam pops up from the display, protecting your privacy when not in use. You can adjust the volume on the Bang & Olufsen speakers via a touch sensitive wheel. And there's a built in charging spot for phones that support wireless charging.

SEE: CES 2017 Special Coverage (CNET) | CES 2017 (TechRepublic) | CES 2017: The Big Trends for Business (ZDNet)

The Envy will run with one of Intel's new Core i5 or Core i7 quad-core Kaby Lake processors, and comes in a variety of RAM, storage, and graphics configurations. There are also plenty of ports. You get four USB 3.0 ports, a USB C port with thunderbolt support and both HDMI-in and -out. There's also a 3-in-1 memory card reader.

Pricing for the new Envy starts at just over $1,700 and it's expected to go on sale via HP's website on January 11 and at select retailers in late February.

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