Review: HP Envy Move –

HP lacks proper credit for its innovative design experiments, however, the Envy Move is a clear representation that innovation is alive and well in the PC market. This delightful PC reimagines the all-in-one (AIO) as a portable device that can be easily used throughout the home.

The design of the Envy Move is a stand-out. With its unique Shadow White color featuring environmentally friendly gray splotches of recycled materials, plus the classy fabric speaker cover at the bottom front—this PC definitely captures the heart of anyone who sees it.

There’s no shortage of neat design touches. With an integrated handle at the top back of the PC, a leather-like strap, and a sturdy handle that magnetically clings to the device when not in transit. Additionally, there is a fabric pouch on the bottom rear of the PC that holds the keyboard in a stylish and practical way.

But what sets the Envy Move apart is its spring-loaded retractable feet, an innocuous yet delightful feature that fascinates many. These feet swivel and disappear under the base when the PC is picked up, and swivel back out to support the PC when it’s lowered onto a hard surface.

Moreover, the placement of ports and buttons is thoughtfully done. Expansion ports are on the bottom of the device where they belong and the button and port placement is ergonomic and intuitive for users.

Moving on to the 23.8-inch IPS display, it provides a nice step up from typical laptop screens with a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution and multi-touch capabilities. Its 300 nits of brightness make it a suitable choice for home use.

However, its color accuracy lacks appeal for creative professionals, but for home users who do tasks like web browsing, email, light photo editing, and word processing, it’s a great choice.

When it comes to internal components, the Envy Move is powered by a 13th Gen Intel processor—either a Core i3-1315U or i5-1335U—paired with low-end integrated Intel UHD graphics. Though the Core i3 option may seem risky, the i5 configuration handles day-to-day productivity tasks well.

The review unit was configured with 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, providing the capacity needed for smooth performance.

Connectivity is solid, with Wi-Fi 6/E, and there are acceptable expansion ports with 10 Gbps data transfer speed. The Envy Move also supports video-in via an HDMI port, which can act as an external wired display.

HP’s consumer PCs typically include unnecessary pre-installed software. The Envy Move comes with a moderate amount and includes some useful utilities for configuring audio, video, and power management features.

In terms of pricing, a cursory base configuration is priced at $750, but given the need for 16 GB of RAM, the acceptable base configuration is around $800. Higher-end configurations push the price to the $1060 range (or $1130 with Windows 11 Pro).

Overall, the Envy Move delivers a unique all-in-one PC that is ideal for families with basic computing needs. Its playful yet robust design, combined with its practical performance and functionality, makes it an appealing choice. Despite the issue with the keyboard, the Envy Move is a promising addition to HP’s PC lineup.

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