The HP EliteOne 1000 is certainly a head turner, because when you see a 34-inch curved screen, it's hard not to look at it.
This all-in-one PC has a look, and a bunch of silicon, that would suggest it is packing some real horsepower, and in a lot of ways it is.
In the unit we reviewed, the internals were a Core i5 processor, 16 gigabytes of memory, and 256GB of Samsung NVMe storage. This is a machine with a some proper grunt.
But then you realise its massive screen is driven by the onboard Intel HD 630 graphics, and suddenly you know where the bottleneck is going to be. So gamers and those with discrete GPU needs should look elsewhere.
It's a weird package that HP has put together for this machine; it has premium silicon and a price to match, but it is all in the name of video conferencing.
Look no further than the touch controls to start and end a call on the front of the base if you want to know the reason this machine exists -- which is a weird fit with a curved, 34-inch display. In our testing, starting up the venerable consumer-grade Skype does not work with the touch controls, but HP assures us they do work for Skype for Business, and one would hope so with the Skype for Business sticker on the rear of the unit.
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That said, the EliteOne 1000 retains many meritable qualities.
One of the most interesting is its ability to replace the screen and base separately. Thanks to an easy-access panel on the rear of the unit, the screen can be unscrewed and unplugged from the base and replaced.