HP took the stage at IFA 2016 and displayed its Pavilion Wave, a home theater PC that most users will first mistake for a glamorous Bluetooth speaker.
The concept of a modular PC could be compelling to people who like the idea of only using the hardware they want and of upgrading to the latest systems. It draws on the idea of selecting components when you build and maintain your own computer. But here you do not have to worry about the more technical aspects of installation and repair. You snap on the pieces you want and snap off the ones you don’t.
The HP Pavilion Wave, as per the company, it can fit into small places and deliver the power of a full-fledged PC. It sports a triangular design and a parabolic reflector along with an integrated speaker on top for a 360-degree audio output.
HP Pavilion Wave Home Theater PC Features:
- Powered by Windows 10
- Up to two 4K displays are supported out-of-the-box to power entertainment and productivity
- Fully integrated, advanced audio capabilities
- Peripheral support with three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 3.1 Type-C port for data transfer, one DisplayPort, one HDMI port, Gigabit Ethernet and a microphone/headphone jack.
- Cortana support with two dual microphones for the customers to talk to their PC for a hands-free experience
- Optional AMD Radeon R9 M470 discrete graphics for photo and video editing or light gaming
- High-performing power house with up to 6th Gen Intel Core i7 quad-core desktop processors. An optional dual drive with 128 GB SSD5 and up to 16GB of DDR4 system memory and ample storage up to 2 TB HDD.
HP Pavilion Wave Home Theater PC Price:
HP Pavilion Wave starting price is $549.99. And it is expected to be available on HP.com and select retailers on September 23, 2016.