This HP Pavilion 23-g010 23-Inch All-in-One desktop computer review will give you a clear picture of all that’s great about this sleek, full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution device with wide viewing angles. It has earned praise for being ideal for both work and entertainment.
The desktop is powered by an AMD Quad-Core E2-3800 APU with Radeon HD 8280 Graphics. Along with 4GB DDR3 SDRAM and a 500 GB SATA hard drive, this means that this desktop is more than equal to your multitasking and gaming requirements, and that too at high resolution. DTS Sound+ technology, with its powerful bass and clarity adjustments allows for an enhanced multimedia experience.
Sober-looking with a black and grey body, the HP Pavilion has no problems in fitting in with the color scheme of any room.
The machine does have two aspects that HP should have considered. It does not have an HDMI slot and it is not a touch-screen device. You’re going to need a keyboard. Given that it runs Windows 8, which offers a cool touch interface experience; this is a bit of a letdown. But then again, not everyone fancies a touch screen; particularly if there are kids at home or you’re going to keep this in one in the kitchen to catch up with the movies on Netflix. And without an HDMI port, you may actually get more value out of this desktop, using it purely as a PC. Otherwise, connectivity is not an issue at all. There are four USB 2.0 ports and three USB 3.0 ports, as well as an Ethernet jack and an output for audio connectivity. You’ll miss Bluetooth and WiFi, but remind yourself that this one comes with a specific feature set, a regular workhorse that is also great for passive multimedia interaction.
Since this is an all in one computer review, we need to take a look at the webcam. Yes, there is one and it sits on the bezel, it’s the HP TrueVision HD Webcam. Volume and system display management is through the keyboard, no hardware on the desktop. This isn’t something that takes much getting used to. It’s acceptable for a machine at this price, particularly a 23-inch HD screen desktop.
For photography lovers, the HP Pavilion 23-g010 gets a thumbs up in this all in one computer review because of HP Connected Photo. The feature allows easy syncing of photos across devices and social media. Don’t lose a valuable click ever again. For the energy and environment conscious, this budget PC is good news. It is ENERGY STAR® Qualified and uses low-arsenic glass.
The HP Pavilion 23-g010, according to this all in one computer review, scores as a versatile device that is more than just a slim space saving desktop. It is a great buy at its price point, around $450 without shipping. If you’re looking for a budget PC and are not too hung up about this one having an HDMI slot and a touch screen, then go for it.