This HP ENVY Recline 27-k350 review will talk in great detail about this new All in one touchscreen PC from HP. HP’s Envy recline series have been coming out with innovative stuff lately and this one seems like a similar breed. Are people ready for desktops that fold into a tablet? We don’t know that yet. But is this a good AIO computer? Read this review to find out.
The design of this new desktop is pretty interesting. It comes in a nice silver shade and has a very good finish. The stand that holds the monitor is firm and it has a nice base. The monitor is thin despite having all the important stuff at the back of it.
Here comes the good stuff. You can fold this thing. Not like into your man purse or handbag but into a tablet. There are various adjustable modes the user can make use of to suit his/her needs. This makes this a true and one of the very few hybrid desktop models.
At pounds you may not want to carry it every now and then. But if you want to, it’s lighter than most of the other desktops out there and this fact will surely help.
We have a 27-inch display here. This is a full high definition display that comes with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Though this resolution might look less for a display this size, the images are still crisp. The screen is perfect for image and video editing. You can also watch movies and play games in this gorgeous IPS display.
Another impressive feature here is that there is touchscreen function. This is a widescreen display and with touchscreen the possibilities are endless. With an operating system like Windows 8.1, this touch display can be very useful in improving the user experience.
The processor that powers this HP ENVY Recline 27-k350 all in one desktop is an Intel core i5 processor. This i5 4570T processor clocks at 2.9GHz and is pretty good for light and mid range users. This is a Haswell based chip is known for its lower power consumption and efficiency.
You can run pretty much any application with this chip. Even processor hungry applications like Photoshop, Illustrator, MATLAB and other similar apps run fine without any problems.
The processor is well assisted by the memory department. You get 12 gigs of DDR3 RAM which is a really good amount of memory for a mid range user. You can literally take you multi tasking to the next level. Running office applications, streaming music and downloading stuff at the background can now be done without any compromise on performance.
There is a 1TB hard drive and a 6GB solid state drive with an 8GB acceleration cache. The main hard drive gives you all the space you need while the SSD gives you the performance boost you need. You will have to try very hard to fill a hard drive this big but we do recommend having a back up in a cloud drive.
The graphics card here is an integrated graphics card. This Intel HD graphics card is excellent for rendering and moderate games. If you are a casual gamer, this desktop will behave very well. But for slightly serious gamers, you may have to reduce the settings to play which will result in lower frame rates.
The desktop comes with Beats Audio which is a good addition. With a screen this good, you might want to watch some HD movies and songs and Beats audio just makes this a lot better. The HP true vision HD webcam in the front enables you to make video calls with your friends and family.
There is support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 standards. You can find 3 USB 3.0 ports and 3 USB 2.0 ports which can transfer data and help in connectivity. There is also a media card reader which can be very helpful at times.
That’s all we have and it’s time for this HP ENVY Recline 27-k350 review to come to an end. So, is this all in one desktop computer worth your money? We would say yes. This is a very good computer that comes with a gorgeous display and some serious hardware inside. It gives all a lot of options and functions as a tablet as well. If you need a hybrid all in one desktop, this is a good choice.