One of the best all-in-one computers on the market is the HP ENVY 23-c210xt. There are many impressive things about it – including its design. It’s a 23-inch PC with a base made out of gunmetal plastic. A metal bar curves upwards to support the display. The display can be adjusted in different angles. The system also comes with great components, including a powerful processor, high amount of memory, and so forth.
Even though the 23-inch display holds most of the hardware, it’s still pretty thin. There is an indent along the top part of the display, which makes it easier to pick up and move. Overall, it has a simple, yet nice design.
For most home users, this display is large enough for entertainment. While it’s not as large as most HDTV, it’s still bright and vivid. You can watch movies in full high definition. It’s a 1080p model (WLED backlight) with a built-in sound bar. The audio comes out in amazing quality. The Beats Audio software it comes with offers good volume control, an equalizer, different output options, noise cancellation, and so forth.
The processor is an Intel Core i5 processor (3350S) and delivers great performance. On top of that, the system also supports NVIDIA GT graphics. Even though Integrated Intel HD graphics are the default choice, you can go with NVIDIA GT 540M if you want. This is ideal if you expect to run a lot of multimedia, such as videos and games.
You have several options when it comes to memory. The HP ENVY 23-c210xt can handle anything from 1 x 4 GB of RAM to 16 GB ( 2 x 8 GB) of RAM (DDR3). You should go with at least 6 or 8 so that all of your applications and processes will be able to run smoothly. The more graphics and multimedia you want to run, the higher the amount of memory your PC will need.
You also get plenty of hard drive and optical drive options. The hard drive can support up to 3 TB. The cheapest option is 2 TB (7200 RPM) SATA. It’s up to you how much space you want. As for the optical drive, you can add a SuperMulti burner and/or Blu-Ray player. A Blu-Ray burner is also an option.
Of course, you don’t have to customize it all if you don’t want to. You can simply order the system as-is and it will be sent to you with the default options. The HP ENVY 23-c210xt is reasonably affordable for an all-in-one PC either way – especially if you take advantage of online HP deals. It’s a great PC to have around the house.