Unlike the typical all-in-one, HP goes for a darker tone instead of shiny aluminum.
Most AIOs which put the guts in the display section bulge out unattractively. Not the Envy 32.
You can only tilt the screen back, not swivel or adjust the height. That's not unusual for an AIO, but that doesn't mean we have to like it.
Since HP moved the brains of the system from the base to the back of the display, it's a little harder to reach them.
The back kind of looks like an open book.
There's an SD card slot and a headset jack on the left side, so you don't have to reach awkwardly around as you do on an iMac. The gap where the speaker fabric lifts off is intentional, though everyone who sees it thinks it's coming apart.
The rear connectors include two USB-C (one Thunderbolt 3), two USB-A, HDMI-in and -out and Ethernet.
The power switch and a USB-A connector are on the left.
The keyboard has a deck for you to park your phone or tablet in, since you can connect the keyboard to them, as well as the system and stream music to the speakers.
Usual for an AIO, you can bring up a standard monitor onscreen display for your settings.
Like most of HPs web cams, for privacy it can be tucked away into the monitor and popped up when you need it.
There's a wireless charging pad on the base of the system.