HP Envy 34 audit: A jazzy, however costly, widescreen across the board PC - Techies Updates

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HP Envy 34 audit: A jazzy, however costly, widescreen across the board PC

HP Envy 34 audit


  • Noteworthy 34-inch widescreen show
  • Solid execution
  • Worked in remote charging for mobiles 


  • Costly, single setup accessible in the UK
  • Sub-4K determination
  • Poor development and update alternatives 

HP's utilization of the "Begrudge" mark name has regularly appeared to liken to hubris - particularly when utilized with something as ordinary as an inkjet printer. Yet, we can't resist respecting the sheer, hard and fast excess of this most recent expansion to the Envy extend. And additionally gloating an eye-getting 34-inch bended show, the Envy 34 is blasting at the creases with cutting edge highlights intended to lure the very much heeled customer or business official who's searching for a definitive desktop materialistic trifle. It accompanies a quite weighty sticker price, however, so we were interested to check whether the Envy 34 could gain its keep and give something beyond gorgeous sight. 

Widescreen ponder 

The champion component of the Envy 34 is, obviously, that forcing 34-inch bended show, and it absolutely conveys the "amazing" element when you take a seat before it interestingly. The 34 inches alludes to the corner to corner estimation, however the lengthened widescreen show - with 21:9 perspective proportion - still measures an entire 31.5 inches wide, which makes it around eight inches more extensive than a customary 27-inch screen.

 HP's Envy 34 has a 34-inch bended (1.9m span) IPS screen with a determination of 3,440 by 1,440 pixels. 

It truly creates a noteworthy feeling of scale, while the ebb and flow of the screen implies that it fills practically your whole field of view, adding to the feeling of submersion. The most clear utilization of the widescreen show is for watching video, however HP additionally brings up that the Envy 34 can offer a reduced contrasting option to a double screen setup for an office PC, enabling you to serenely see a few records or program windows on-screen at the same time.

Having a few program windows or records on-screen without a moment's delay ought to be no issue. 

Strangely, however, the show doesn't give the 4K determination (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) right now favored by most top of the line across the board frameworks. The real determination is 3,440 by 1,440 (109.7 pixels for each inch, or ppi), which is still more than double the determination of a traditional HD (1,920 x 1,080) show, and the Envy 34 gives astounding picture quality to video, photography or gaming. Be that as it may, it won't be perfect for Netflix addicts who need to watch 13 Reasons Why in genuine 4K determination, and the 21:9 perspective proportion does at present abandon you with the "letterbox" impact when seeing numerous video designs - though with the dark bars on the left and right sides of the screen, as opposed to the top and base. So while the sheer size of the Envy 34's show is irrefutably amazing, many individuals may at present like to settle on a more traditional 4K show.

The Envy 34 doesn't offer full 4K determination, and its 21:9 angle proportion will abandon you with dark bars on either side when seeing DVDs. 

Sound and vision

There are touch-touchy controls for the B&O-marked sound framework incorporated with the base. 

The well proportioned show isn't the Envy 34's just offering point. The show sits on a significant stand, which itself measures 23.5 inches wide, and houses a four-speaker soundbar. There's likewise a remote charging cushion for Qi and PMA gadgets situated on the left-hand side of the stand, while an arrangement of touch-delicate volume and playback controls sit over on the privilege.

We likewise like the 'fly up' webcam, which retreats into the highest point of the screen for protection when it's not being used. The speaker framework is a touch of baffling, however. The sound is very intense, yet needs substance - particularly on the bass - and Dell improves work with the inside speakers on its adversary XPS 27 across the board PC.

The majority of the ports are at the back of the base, alongside a substantial air vent. 

The base unit additionally houses the greater part of the PC's different segments. There's a solitary USB-C port and earphone attachment on the right-hand edge, with the staying four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI information and yield, and Ethernet, all tucked annoyingly distant comfortable back. The other prominent element around the back is the extensive air vent that runs practically the whole width of the base unit, and which emanates a low - yet capable of being heard - murmur from the cooling fan a great part of the time. 

Cost and execution 

Here in the UK, the Envy 34 is as of now just accessible in a solitary setup, evaluated at £1,999 (inc. VAT, or £1665.83 ex. VAT, or $1,829.99 in the US). That cost incorporates a quad-center Intel i7-7700T running at 2.9GHz (3.8GHz with TurboBoost), and a somewhat disappointing 8GB of RAM (in spite of the fact that HP's US site offers extra setups with 12GB and 16GB). Capacity is more plenteous, gratefully, with a 256GB strong state drive working as the essential Windows C: drive, and a different 1TB hard drive for extra stockpiling. 

The SSD performs well, announcing compose and read rates of 1520.7MB/s and 3150.3MB/s with ATTO Disk Benchmark, and permitting the Envy 34 to be up and running with Windows 10 in only 10 seconds. The auxiliary hard drive is a more unobtrusive entertainer, conveying 149MB/s for both compose and read, however that is splendidly sufficient for just putting away records and archives. 

There's sufficient crude drive to deal with an assortment of uses as well, with the i7 processor accomplishing solid single-and multi-processor scores of 4480 and 13,600 individually in the Geekbench 4 test suite. And keeping in mind that HP doesn't showcase the Envy 34 as a representation workstation, its score of 89 edges for every second (fps) in Cinebench R15's OpenGL test demonstrates it can deal with gaming at home, or video-altering for business introductions - in spite of the fact that, in both cases, numerous clients may lean toward a show with genuine 4K determination. In any case, our principle concern is the way that the Envy 34 gives even less update choices than Apple's iMac. The single design accessible in the UK doesn't give any form to-request choices, and keeping in mind that HP's information sheet expresses that the Envy 34's two memory spaces can deal with up to 16GB of RAM, there's no simple access to the motherboard for client redesigns, which appears to be astoundingly silly for such a top of the line PC. 


Smart and capable, yet expensive. 

It's hard not to appreciate the sheer excess of HP's Envy 34 and, on a more commonsense level, it's absolutely sufficiently capable to deal with an assortment of imaginative applications, and also stimulation and gaming. In any case, despite everything it appears somewhat dubious of its intended interest group. Gamers and business clients alike will mourn the absence of development and redesign potential, while video buffs and Netflix addicts may essentially want to purchase a 4K show for their current PC. On the off chance that you can manage the cost of it, then the Envy 34 gives a classy and noteworthy home diversion framework or official desktop PC - yet that bended screen should work quite difficult to legitimize the sticker price.

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