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Last week, thousands of innovators, companies and technology lovers attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) where they got to see everything from smartphone controlled flying robots “smart onesies” that allow parents to monitor their baby’s vitals from their phone. These new developments in technology inspire new inventions and new technologies for next year.
Innovation can also start at home. Something that can spark a child’s imagination and creativity is the first step that can lead towards the next big CES idea. The new Intel All-in-One (Intel AIO) PCs, like the HP Envy Rove, not only bring some of the CES technology to your fingertips (literally), they are also great tools to help families connect, engage, and create.
A few weeks ago we introduced some of the features of the HP Envy Rove Intel AIO PC – from the ability to “unplug” to move the Rove around the house as needed to the touch screen functionality. These features go beyond making this Intel All-in-One PC more convenient, they also make this a great option to encourage children to interact, use, and be more creative.
With handheld devices and dropping candies, sometimes getting children to read, or even draw, may seem like a challenge. Add a little bit of technology to the picture and things become a little easier (and possibly a little less messy.) Whether your child likes drawing with crayons or scoffs at the thought of art, laying the HP Envy Rove flat on it’s back and opening “Fresh Paint” (it came pre-installed on our Intel AIO) creates a high-tech drawing surface that allows kids to color, draw, and create with their fingers. Even more, you can unplug the AIO PC and put it on a desk (or on the floor, but watch where you step afterwards) in their room so they can “color” as much as they want. Connect a printer and hit “print” and you now have new refrigerator art!
From Scrabble to Monopoly, playing board games is a great option for a family fun night. But now? Rolling the dice doesn’t seem to appeal as much when you could be exploring digital worlds. Fortunately, Intel AIO computers can combine technology with our favorite board games, helping to bring families together for some good quality time. Our HP Envy Rove came with a digital version of Monopoly installed. Not only can you play Monopoly in table top mode, so you can play with others, but it also comes with options to play with AI (artificial intelligence) players. This means that your child can play a game of Monopoloy with Snowy, Griff, and Po if mom and dad aren’t available to play.
One of the big benefits of the HP Envy Rove Intel AIO is that it makes using, or playing with, computers a little more accessible for kids. Tablets are smaller and lighter, but for many kids, the bigger screen of the Intel AIO allows you to increase the font-size of your e-books, helping kids to read their books online easier. Since the only connection to the Rove is a power cable, it’s easy to move from room to room (by a parent – it would be on the heavier side for a child,) which means your child can spend some quiet time reading or drawing on the computer in their room or in the family room. A flat screen can be a lot less intimidating than a desktop tower while the touch screen makes it “fun” to “work” on the computer.
From reading to drawing to playing, the HP Envy Rove Intel AIO is a great tool to encourage kids to have fun, think outside the box (or color outside the lines), while still being “cool.” To learn more about all that the All-in-One HP Rove can do, check out this HP Rove video demonstration.