A good all-in one (AIO) desktop has to be easy to use, Pack enough horsepower to punch up bright
pixels on a 23-inch,or larger, screen and fit on a desktop with room to spare.HP’s23
Envy 1050 Series AIO clears those bars with room to spare and delivers first rate entertainment and advancedcomputing experiences too.
Overall, I really like the new Envy 23’s base configuration: 8 GB of 1333 MHz DDR memory (expandable to 16GB),an integrated optical drive, a 1 TB hard disk drive, and a 23-inch (diagonal)1920x1080 resolution LCD display.
The performance, of this machine is enhanced by an Intel multicore i5 processor with clock speeds of up to 3.7 Ghz.
It comes standard with , four USB ports, and a multicard reader. The version supplied
to me for his review used the Windows 7 operating system. The HP Envy 23 I reviewed carries street pricing of about $950.
HP’s Envy 23 is an incredibly good entertainment PC. Its screen displays are noticeably crisp, and it has video power to spare. I like this AIO’s audio subsystem. Its integrated speakers have outstanding
performance with enough bass and mid-range tonal characteristics to provide users with a very good lean forward private theatrical experience. The Envy 23 uses a new Beats Audio software-based subsystem. He Envy 23 is easily adjusted to accommodate almost any viewing angle, a nice feature that compliments the use of this AIO for entertainment purposes.
This All in One ships standard with a USB keyboard and mouse. Together these two peripherals eat up two of the available USB ports. Although the keyboard includes multimedia function keys, I was somewhat disappointed with it. Based on years of experience testing and using all-in-one computers, I
believe manufacturers need to pay close attention to this peripheral on their ystems. On a positive note, a USB- based keyboard and mouse pointer eliminate he confusion many users face when they unpack a machine for the first time and eed to synchronize wireless peripherals.
I like the industrial design of the HP Envy 23. It appears ore than capable of taking hard use and its ports, systems controls and xpansion bays are readily accessible to the user.
HP’s Envy 23 is a solid all-in-one that is equally adept at providing a first rate entertainment or, mainstream computing experiences. Its basic performance is enhanced by its large 23-inch screen and a standard configuration that doesn’t bog down whenusers push it to its limits and although it’s price is on the high side of themid-range, I recommend this system without any reservations—Jim Forbes. 01/07/2013.