Bringing a laptop around to work just about everywhere is no longer in trend, but bringing an entire PC, like the HP Envy Move is where it’s at. Or at least that’s what HP is looking to achieve as it showed off the new device at SXSW Sydney 2023.
For most road warriors, carrying around an extra screen for the additional desktop space is already stretching the limits of portability but HP believes that there might be a gap in the market for a portable All-in-One.
At the heart of this device is a laptop-grade Intel 13th Gen Core i3 or i5 U-series processor, an Intel Iris Xe GPU (which would benefit from additional AI features) all encased in a 552 x 366 x 6 mm frame. With its 2560 x 1440 resolution touchscreen display, the screen can get as bright as 300 nits which might be tricky if you’re planning to use it outdoors in bright sunlight. If users plan to be truly mobile, the 83WHr battery claims to last for 4 hours.
HP has put in quite a bit of effort to ensure that portability does not come at a hassle with the HP Envy Move with additional accessories to stow away the keyboard and a “Sherpa cover” to protect the screen as it travels from point to point.
The feature that really impressed us was the kickstands that deploy immediately once the prongs hit a hit surface. The opposite happens when the HP Envy Move is lifted off the surface, ready to be transported.
At 4kg, the All-in-One is not light in comparison to laptops so if HP is able to keep that weight down in subsequent iterations, we could see more fancy use cases in the future.
From what we can tell, HP’s goal is for this device not to be a primary PC for the home but one you’d bring around from room to room. Think more along the lines of being able to do yoga, bringing it out for a picnic, and maybe even finding a space on your kitchen counter for more precise viewing of cooking videos. We’re probably only scratching the surface here but we’ll see how it pans out.
The HP Envy Move is available now, starting at S$1,899, from HP.
Gerald currently straddles between his love of video games and board gaming. There’s nothing that interests him more than trying out the newest and fanciest gadget in town as well. He dreams of publishing a board game sometime in the future!