Excerpt: The perfect combination between a traditional PC and a laptop comes together in an all-in-one computer . With these PCs, you get the best of both worlds. And the HP Envy Rove 20-k014us all-in-one PC is a good example of strong performance coupled with portability.
Pros: It's light, which makes it highly portable and easy to move from room to room.
Cons: It doesn’t have many ports for connectivity.
Conclusion: As for the Envy Rove 20, we admire its elegant hinge kickstand, but we prefer the Dell XPS 18 for its lighter weight and sharper 1080p screen. If Dell would update the XPS 18 with a "Haswell" chip, we suspect we'd prefer it still more.
Conclusion: The portable touchscreen All-in-One segment is one of the more niche places Windows 8 has extended to, but it's arguably one that makes more sense. More often than not, we ditched the mouse and reached for the touchscreen instead; even the keyboard could stay in a drawer for most of the time, though tapping an on-screen 'board for anything longer than a terse email isn't our idea of fun.
Conclusion: The HP Envy Rove 20 is the most competent all-in-one/tablet crossover thus far. The display is good, the peripherals are reasonable, connectivity is okay, and the price is not too high. Granted, $880 is a lot for a 20-inch all-in-one, but the system’s bang-for-the-buck is better than the absurdly expensive Dell XPS 18 or the moderately overpriced Sony Vaio Tap 20.
Pros: Quality display, Decent bundled peripherals, Less expensive than similar competition
Cons: Mundane design, Too heavy and bulky for tablet use, Short battery life, Disappointing performance, Not a good value
Excerpt: Convertible devices that can function as both a tablet and a laptop are all the rage at the moment – or at least that's what Intel and Microsoft keep telling us. Tablets and laptops are all about mobility, of course, so these convertible devices tend to only be around 10-12 inches in size. (See all Windows tablet reviews .
Excerpt: Is the HP Envy Rove a supersized tablet or a portable all-in-one PC ? You can make an argument for either case, but at the end of the day, the Rove's 5kg-plus weight precludes serious consideration as a portable in the traditional sense of the word.
Excerpt: Det der gør Envy Rove 20 til noget specielt er, at den repræsenterer første bølge af en ny subtype af computere. En type vi roligt kan regne med vil blive mere og mere repræsenteret i hjemmene fremover.
Summary: Som all-in-one pc, der tilmed kan flyttes fra værelse til værelse uden for meget besvær, er HP Envy Rove 20 en ganske praktisk og familievenlig løsning. Skærmbilledet i 16:9 format er pænt, og lyden er decideret glimrende, så Envy Rove 20 kan sagtens bruges til at vise film og video i køkkenet eller på børneværelset.