The new HP Pavilion Wave will include an easy way to start music and enjoy its amazing built-in speaker system when it launches this spring: Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant.
HP revealed its updated HP Pavilion Wave PC at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. And, like a lot of other new devices debuting at the trade show, it’s updated design lets owners interact with a personal assistant to stream music, play video and control their smart home. Configurations will start at $549.99.
This new Alexa integration turns the entire system into a giant Amazon Echo. New Smart Sound technology developed by Intel allows the PC to hear voice commands from anywhere in a room, also like an Echo or Echo Dot. A blue light that shines from within the HP Wave lets users know when Alexa is listening or processing their commands.
All this Alexa integration compliments the desktop’s existing features. It’s designed to fill an entire room with sound, and Alexa makes streaming live radio stations and music as simple as uttering a voice command.
HP will stick with Intel’s 7th generation Intel Core processors for the new HP Pavilion Wave, and users can add up to 16GB of RAM and an AMD R9 470M graphics card. There are 3 USB 3 ports, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C port, an HDMI port and a DisplayPort for connecting to phones, cameras, monitors and external storage.