HP will introduce a 34-inch AIO with 51202160 resolution, current-generation Intel and Nvidia components, and dazzling features geared toward employees in September, so it appears to have spotted the gap.
One of the standout features of HP’s 34-inch all-in-one Desktop PC, which was unveiled today at the company’s Amplify channel partner conference, is a webcam that can magnetically connect to any location on the display bezel.
The camera cannot be attached directly to the display and is not wireless, but it is similar to the magnetic webcam concept that Dell showed us in December. Additionally, the AIO supports up to two of these magnetic cameras, which, according to HP, would use pixel binning to get 4 MP per still or video image.
Users can utilize two cameras to videoconference their face while also broadcasting a secondary view, such as the top of their desk, a product prototype, a real paper, or a whiteboard. Software that comes with the package includes a capability for cropping the image to center the papers and flatten the look of the paper so they look more realistic in the video. We would need to test the function to determine whether it is beneficial, annoying, or even detectable.
If they work like some of HP’s newest laptop webcams, HP crammed the all-in-one camera with software-based functionality that you might be able to live without. Dynamic voice leveling, auto-framing, and backlight and lowlight correction are a few of them. The mics also employ AI noise cancellation.
The all-in-one introduces a feature that may alter your video stream during a conference call to a freeze-frame of your image with the abbreviation “BRB,” printed primarily on the bottom to let callers know you’ve moved away. Speaking of things we could live without, especially in a business atmosphere.
While some of the aforementioned capabilities might seem gimmicky, the other functions are ones we could picture ourselves utilizing frequently. There is a base with 15W Qi wireless charging, and the height-adjustable stand features two USB-A ports (working at 5Gbps each) and a USB-C port that should be accessible no matter how high the display is.
Due to its 5K ultra-wide resolution and HP’s brochures promoting the computer as offering a “studio-like experience” and “studio quality,” the 34-inch All-in-One Desktop PC from HP might draw parallels to Apple’s 27-inch, 16:9 panel due to its lower pixel density (163 pixels per inch versus 218 pixels per inch).
But the Studio Display monitor only makes use of a smartphone-grade A13 SoC, while the HP all-in-one has desktop-level components within. The storage and RAM are expected to be easily upgradeable or replaced through a panel that opens on the computer’s backside. HP’s PC goes up to an Intel Core i9-12900 with vPro, an Nvidia RTX 3060 (6GB GDDR6X) LHR GPU, 4TB of storage over two NVMe M.2 SSDs, and 128GB of DDR4-4800 RAM.
According to HP, the IPS panel on the 34-inch Desktop PC can reach 500 nits of brightness and cover 98 percent of DCI-P3. In the Studio Display review, we measured 98.9 percent DCI-P3 and 589 nits, while Lenovo’s Yoga AIO 7 advertises 360 nits and 99 percent DCI-P3. On the back, there are two Thunderbolt 4 connectors, four USB-A ports (10Gbps), an HDMI 2.1 port, an RJ45 port, and a 3.5 mm jack.
The 34-inch HP All-in-One Desktop PC will start at $2,119 and come with an i5-12500 and RTX 3050 (4GB) LHR GPU for those who want an all-in-one with a little more size, pixels, and power.