HP has introduced an all-in-one PC with Alexa built-in, which is the first of its kind in the market. The 34-inch Envy Curved AiO has a blue light at the base. When users say “Alexa,” it will light on like other Alexa-powered devices.
The PC offers another interface for interacting with Alexa. Like the Amazon Echo Show, the PC screen presents information when users ask the voice assistant for weather forecasts, photos, videos, etc.
Of course, since the HP computer runs Microsoft’s operating system, users may also use the Cortana voice assistant to access their Outlook calendars.
Because the all-in-one PC is always connected to power and sits at home, it is also a good voice-control home hub candidate.
Unlike Echo speakers, the Alexa-powered PC doesn’t have a mute button and will always be listening for the wake-up word.
The Envy Curved AiO also features Qi and PMA wireless charging at its base, allowing users to charge their iPhones or Android phones.
The HP all-in-one PC has curved QHD, IPS display, four Bang & Olufsen-tuned speakers, a pop-up privacy camera and a front-facing IR camera for Windows Hello biometric authentication.
HP didn’t unveil the price of the 34-inch Envy Curved AiO, but said it will be available “later this year.”
The company introduced its first PC with Alexa built-in, the Pavilion Wave model, at CES this January.
Along with the Envy Curved AiO announcement, HP also said it is bringing Alexa features to the Envy 13 laptop. The price and release date of this model were not disclosed either.