Family Fun With the HP ENVY 23 Touchsmart All-in-One

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Touchscreen technology is every where these days and I’m excited to say it’s even come to desktop computers. The HP ENVY 23 Touchsmart AiO is an amazing all-in-one computer that is perfect for the whole family.

HP Envy 23 TouchSmart ReviewWhen it arrived I couldn’t believe how easy it was to set up. I remember the days of dealing with numerous cords and start-up disks. The HP ENVY 23 Touchsmart AiO has one power cord. That’s it!

HP Envy 23 TouchSmartI had it out of the box, on my desk, plugged in and up and running in less than 2 minutes. It took me longer to open the box than it did to power up this all-in-one.

I love that there’s no CPU tower. Everything is right in the flat screen monitor. There’s even a Slim slot Blu-ray player and Super Multi DVD burner and more packed all right into the monitor.

HP Envy 23The touchscreen on this computer is fantastic. It makes Windows 8 a breeze and we’ve enjoyed customizing our start-up stream by selecting our favorite programs and setting them as tiles. Now when we sit down everything we need is right in front of us. We’ve got live tiles scrolling news, sports, and weather, there are tiles that link to our favorite HP Games and it’s one click to pull up Netflix.

HP Envy 23 TouchSmart Windows 8We even have Skype as one of our tiles. This came in handy the other day when my mom wanted to wish Kora a happy birthday. My parents live in Michigan while we are in Cleveland so we often use Skype to connect.The kids love being able to see Grandma & Grandpa on the 23-inch high definition display. It’s is the closest thing to actually having them here with us.

How cute is that?

They even spent time to share laughs over a card guessing game.

HP Envy 23 TouchSmart ReviewsWhen I was connecting to Skype the other day I had fun checking out the settings and features of the HP TrueVision HD webcam. I knew it was something Kora & Logan would enjoy so I thought it would be fun to use it and the YouCam app to capture the kids singing a Christmas carol and then email it to my parents and other family members for a video holiday card.

FreshPaint is fun too. Kora & Logan were excited to color right on the screen and on top of their own photographs. They can even print out and save their creations.

HP Envy Fresh Paint

HP Envy FreshPaint ReviewI can’t end the post without showing you just how amazing the HP ENVY Touchsmart AiO touchscreen is so I recorded a video to best capture how easy it is to use and how it works.

We’ve enjoyed every moment of this all-in-one and I look forward to learning even more about it in the coming weeks. I’ll be sharing what I learn and the fun we’re having with it on Twitter, Facebook, and in additional blog posts.

I’m also excited to announce that next week I’ll be giving away an HP ENVY 23 Touchsmart All-in-One! We love ours so much that I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to give one away as well, so stayed tuned!

What about you? Do you have any questions about the HP ENVY 23 Touchsmart AiO? If so, leave them in the comments below and I’ll do my best to answer them.

I wrote this review while participating in a program on behalf of HP and received an ENVY 23 TouchSmart AiO and other products as a thank you for my participation. In addition, Netflix provided me with a special account to use during this program.

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About Tired Mom Tésa

Tésa (pronounced Taysa) is a work-at-home mom who enjoys blogging while raising her family in Cleveland, Ohio. In between naps, Tésa enjoys writing about family life, giving back, food, tech, and travel.

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  1. the fresh paint would be my boys favorite

  2. I would love to have this computer. It would be so nice to have a touch screen and Windows 8. I have computer envy. :)

  3. Wow! What a cool computer! Looks like it’s really fun to use too!

  4. I just want that single cord. The back of my desk is a mess.

  5. That is so awesome! We just set ours up yesterday, but I think it is an envy 20 not a 23. It is still way awesome though. I’ll have to see if they have anything like FreshPaint on ours. My boys would love that!

  6. Daniela Tapia says:

    Wow how cool is this computer!! I really love freshpaint. and so will my five year old… But well be looking forward to get one of these in the future!!

  7. ellen beck says:

    I love the HP brand and their newest touchscreen looks awesome especially the drawing part!

  8. I remember looking at these a few years back when I bought my desktop, they were quite pricey then. I wonder if these are falling out of favor with all the handheld touchpads! Reminds me of the overhead smartboard that they use in my son’s school.

  9. Great review Tesa! It looks and sounds like a wonderful family computer.

  10. Oh, I can’t wait for the giveaway!

  11. Wow very nice love the widescreen! I have yet to try windows 8 but from what I keep seeing and hearing is that everyone loves it….definitely coming back next week :)

  12. SO cool! Although I keep reading about touchscreen laptops and then I forget mine isn’t and find myself trying to touch my screen on my laptop (dork)

    So cool!

  13. I’ve never used a touch screen, do you find it easier than a mouse? Anything you don’t like about it?

  14. Thomas Murphy says:

    Wow this thing is awesome! My kids would love the FreshPaint

  15. That is really cool that you could color right on the screen. :)


  16. WOW, that computer is absolutely amazing!!! that would be great for the entire family! I especially love the touch screen aspect of it and how the kids can color on it.

  17. This looks like an amazing computer – the touchscreen capability is something else. I’ll be watching for that giveaway!

  18. Ok, now that I just turned into a HUGE jelly bean over this…
    THAT IS THE COOLEST THING EVER. I am SO entering that giveaway!

  19. Would love to own a touchscreen–of course Baby (my cat) would probably teach herself how to use it before I did! Maybe someday–will keep an eye out for the giveaway!

  20. Looks awesome! And I love your screensaver. It’s such a feel good photo :)

  21. Please tell me your contest is open to Canada!!! This is awesome. The timing couldn’t be more perfect! I have been computer shopping and I really like this model. The touchscreen is what sells me. So how fast is it? 15? I7? I want smoking fast !

    Thanks. I am already leaning towards this one. In fact honestly I might run out and buy the ultra book version of this today. I can’t wait any longer. My old computer is too slow. ;(

  22. OMG my heart just beat a little faster. I LOVE new technology and this looks amazing!!! I love the touch screen! Great review and it’s going on my list for sure.

  23. stephanie says:

    very cool! i want one!

  24. This is awesome!!! I’ll be back with crossed fingers for the giveaway.

  25. That looks awesome! Lucky you for getting to review it!

  26. Wow. That screen is awesome and so interactive!

  27. oh keep me posted for the giveaway!!! I would love a chance to win one of these all in one computers with so many great features!! thanks for sharing

  28. I’ll have to tell my daughter about this as I think she would love it. Thanks for all the great info.


  30. Wow this looks very child friendly, easy set up major bonus.

  31. Looks awesome! I recently had to get a new work laptop and wish I could have bought one with the touch screen feature. Windows 8 is OK, but would be a lot easier to use with the touch screen.

    I’ll definitely be watching for the giveaway – we need a new family desktop, too, and this sounds like a great model!

  32. I love HP and windows 8. HP is a great brand that is always dependable. This looks like a great setip. I would love to have Windows 8.

  33. That is pretty awesome. I want one for the holiday season!

  34. That is pretty cool there. What a nice thing to get for the kids. I’m going to have to get that one day…when Brody gets a little older.


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