HP Pavilion Wave is PC disguised as a B&O speaker
Aside from the Elite Slice, HP has another new Windows machine that’s far from your conventional block casing. If you see this on a desk, you’ll probably think it’s a Bang & Olufsen speaker.
The HP Pavilion Wave is a desktop tower that’s 10-inch in height. It has a design akin to a Bluetooth speaker with its woven cloth wrapper but it’s more than that. You can have a 6th Gen Intel processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 2TB HDD or 1TB SSD. It’s triangular, tri-chamber chasis has three separate zones that hold the motherboard, hard drive, and thermals. There’s a speaker inside that fires out audio upwards to the parabolic reflector for a 360-degree distribution.
Yes, the whole concept of the Pavilion Wave is about having a loudspeaker with a full suite of PC internals. And, the Band & Olufsen Play tuned sound is a treat for those who will own the device. There are three USB 3.0 ports, USB Type-C 3.1, HDMI, DisplayPort, Gigabit ethernet, and mic/headphone jack at the rear of the PC. It can support up to two 4K displays and Cortana voice commands.
The Pavilion Wave has a starting price of $550 (~Php26k) and will be available by 23rd of September.