So it’s an All-in-One desktop you want? Not a bad choice, if you ask me. By choosing one, you don’t need to worry about purchasing a compatible monitor or good mouse & keyboard – everything will be shipped to you with the purchase. So here is HP 22-3140, a rather affordable AiO desktop, and below I will tell you how it benefits you and what are its disadvantages you should know about…
Is it good for home/office use?
There’s nothing wrong with getting HP 22-3140 for home or office use, if you’re indeed looking for a desktop – not a laptop. There is enough performance for lightweight programs in those environments, thanks to the quad-core AMD A6-6310 processor. Now, just don’t try to run daily heavier stuff here since the clock speed is just 1.8GHz (with 2.4GHz turbo) – also CPU Mark is quite low 2400. Word and Excel work great here, but Photoshop most likely not, at least if you’re planning to use that every day.
The desktop comes with 4GB memory. That is certainly good for the aforementioned, less-demanding uses, but again a power user might want more. There is a free slot for extra RAM; the most memory this system supports is 16 gigabytes.
Looking for a desktop where you can store all your files? This HP is a good candidate for that. It features an enormous 1 terabyte 7200RPM hard drive. To illustrate how much data this computer can take, one terabyte is similar to around four hundred DVDs. That is a huge amount, although transfer rates themselves aren’t that great. A solid-state drive will help with that; you just need to take out the HDD in order to install SSD.
Any chance it also works for gaming?
There is very little reason to get HP 22-3140 for gaming. The processor is too weak for that; in addition the integrated graphics engine AMD Radeon R4 is one of the slowest you can get. It’s in the same league that the infamous Intel HD 4000 engine. There is no way you could play graphics-heavy games such as Grand Theft Auto 5 or Battlefield 4 on this machine, those would lag too much to be called playable. Furthermore, installing a dedicated graphics card is not possible even if you wanted to. However, older titles (and those with less fancy graphics) are possible, they include the famous World of Warcraft, League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Go.
What peripherals can be hooked up?
If you want to print or scan, you can plug in such a device to HP 22-3140. Also connecting extra drives is possible. The system has two USB 3.0 and three USB 2.0 ports for those peripherals. Video connectivity is brought to you by HDMI output – so if you want a secondary monitor, you can plug in one.
If you have a wireless router, you can connect the desktop to that via its WiFi 802.11bgn adapter. There is a Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 port available as well if it’s cable you prefer. As far as I know Bluetooth is not supported (with USB adapter you can get that too).
A media card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC) and DVD burner are available for locally transferring data to and from the computer.
Other benefits you might like
HP 22-3140 has a screen similar to external PC display, 21.5 inches diagonal with 1920×1080 resolution. It supports 10-point touch, too. In addition to the display, also corded mouse and keyboard are included.
The desktop includes built-in 2 watt speakers for basic use.
There’s a webcam in the screen bezel; you can have a video chat with your pals with that.
Windows 10 Home (64-bit) is the pre-installed operating system.
HP 22-3140 is all about convenience and budget performance. It’s easy to setup, and after that the desktop will work for the usual stuff, which includes browsing the web (also YouTube) and writing papers with various office applications. However, there is not enough “grunt” for heavier programs used by professionals, such as Adobe Photoshop or video editing on a daily basis. So, if you’re a power user you need a faster desktop, but a casual user should be content with this simple AiO system!