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HP unveils a desktop PC that leaves the desk behind

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The HP ENVY Rove 20 includes wireless full-size keyboard/mouse combo, external AC brick, and Ethernet dongle. The HP ENVY Rove 20 includes wireless full-size keyboard/mouse combo, external AC brick, and Ethernet dongle.
A cleverly-designed kickstand lets the ENVY Rove 20 go from upright to fully horizontal in seconds. A cleverly-designed kickstand lets the ENVY Rove 20 go from upright to fully horizontal in seconds.
The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 touch-screen notebook offers a complete Windows 8 experience for $379. The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 touch-screen notebook offers a complete Windows 8 experience for $379.

Sure. Sure. All-in-One PCs aren't new. We've already shown several on the Fox 8 Morning Edition this year, but what about a mobile All-in-One? That's exactly what HP calls their new HP ENVY Rove 20, a stylish desktop PC with a built-in battery. Why a battery? So you can disconnect the power and move it freely around the house.

In essence, the Rove 20 is a desktop that leaves the desk behind. With its built-in kickstand, the unit easily adjusts from upright to completely horizontal, so you can use its 10-point multi-touch technology to play board games, such as Electronic Arts' Monopoly, Fingertapps JigsWar Puzzle, Fingertapps Musical Instruments, or nsquared makewords.

Game-playing is fun, but the Rove 20 is also great for multimedia consumption, thanks to its superb 1,600 x 900 IPS LED panel, built-in Beats audio, powerful 4th generation Intel Core processors, and Intel HD graphics.

Easily dismissed as an overgrown tablet or laptop on steroids, the HP ENVY Rove 20 actually raises the bar for versatility, portability, and performance in a desktop PC. Prices start at $979.99. For more information, visit HP.com.

HP notebook provides full Windows 8 experience for users on a budget

HP has refreshed its popular, all-purpose 11.6-inch notebook by adding touch! Thanks to a 10-point capacitive touch screen, the Pavilion TouchSmart 11 now delivers a full Windows 8 experience at an affordable price.

The budget-friendly portable has 1366 x 768 pixel HD native resolution, a responsive AMD A4-1250 processor, 4GB RAM, 320GB of HDD storage, USB 3.0, wired and wireless networking and more.

DTS Sound+ provides rich audio and a TrueVision HD webcam ensures that you always look your best, even in low light! The unit even comes with entertainment apps for photo and video editing.

Other interesting features include HP CoolSense technology, which keeps the notebook cool based on usage and conditions, and HP ProtectSmart, which guards data from accidental bumps and bruises by having the hard disk brace for impact.

Prices for the new HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 start at $399. Low-cost memory and storage upgrades are also available. The unit is available directly from HP's online store or from Office Depot, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and other brick-and-mortar retailers. For more information, visit HP.com.

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