HP Envy IPS Monitor
Hewlett-Packard will be MIA on the CES show floor, but the PC maker did make an appearance at Pepcom's Digital Experience event to flaunt some of its latest and greatest.
One piece of eye candy in HP's lineup was the new Envy 27-inch IPS Monitor, a display claimed by the company to be the "world's first" with integrated Beats by Dr. Dre speakers. The built-in speakers are tilted at a slight upward angle, a design detail HP said delivers top-notch frequencies and a booming bass.
The "IPS" tag in the display's name stands for "In-Plane Switching" technology, which lets the monitor be tilted horizontally or vertically at a 178-degree angle. HP's new Envy IPS, which will starting shipping Feb. 3 for $500, is also complete with edge-to-edge glass, and a thin, 0.5-inch frame.