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HP tightens the curve on its Envy AIO 34

The redesigned version of its Envy Curved AIO looks striking.

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Wide display

There's plenty of room for a cat to hide in the 34-inch display.

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Guts in the base

Rather than a display bulging with hardware, HP's envy AIO's put all the guts in the base.

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Tap to pause

The touch ring lets you control the volume of the audio, and in some applications you can pause as well as move forward and backward through a playlist with taps and swipes.

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Pop up camera

The webcam retracts into the display when not in use.

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Right side

A headphone jack, SD card slot and USB port sit conveniently on the right side.

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Qi charge

There's a pad on the base for wireless charging of Qi-compatible devices.

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Back connections

Four USB 3.0 connections as well as HDMI in and out ports span the back.

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Tilt back

You can't raise the display, but you can tilt it back if you're tall.

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Why no more connectors?

I wondered why the 34 didn't have more connections than the 27 since the base is bigger. Then I saw that long vent.

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Does it blend?

While the keyboard and mouse designs blend well with the desktop design, they're not terrific to use.

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Curve

Though it's not really a significant arc, you do notice it while working.

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Camera

In order to get my entire head into the view, I had to tilt the display back a little.

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Camera close-up

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The view from above

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