All-in-One desktop is a computer that comes with everything to get you started right away: the system unit itself, display, keyboard and mouse. HP Pavilion 24-b010 is this kind of machine and it could very well interest you. But is it surely a good pick or should you just choose something else…?
Who is it good for?
HP Pavilion 24-b010 is good for all around computing. Its processor is decent but not very fast dual-core AMD A9-9410 with 2.9GHz clock speed. The unit is very new but comparable to Core i3s from the 4th and 5th generation. A web browser with multiple tabs open, YouTube videos and even occasional beefier software will work, however a true power user processor it is not. Memory section is good as there’s 1x8GB DDR4 RAM installed, and maximum memory (per specifications) is 16 gigabytes.
The desktop is also useful if you’re looking for data storage, it contains a one terabyte hard drive spinning at 7200RPM speed. You’ll fit a whole lot of data (like 200,000 JPEG images) there before it fills up. Of course, most other desktops have such a drive so it’s not specialty here but still an interesting feature for many.
Who is it bad for?
HP Pavilion 24-b010 doesn’t make a great gamer’s desktop. It has many things but dedicated graphics card is not one of them. So, the graphics are commanded by a mere integrated chip called Radeon R5. It’s in the same league, or even slower, than Intel HD chips. This means you can’t expect games such as GTA 5 or Fallout 4 run here, but you’ll be alright with older goldies such as Minecraft or World of Warcraft. And indeed, installing a graphics card is not possible on this unit so you’ll have to do with the Radeon R5.
Miscellaneous (but important) features and benefits
You don’t need to worry about display with HP Pavilion 24-b010, there’s 23.8-inch monitor included. It supports all the nice features like Full HD resolution and IPS panel, both adding to image quality and the latter to viewing angles. It’s also a touch display, but whether you use it or not is entirely another question I think. You may also use the webcam on the top screen bezel.
Also wireless keyboard and mouse are shipped with the desktop.
There are two USB 2.0, one USB 3.0 and one USB-C for connecting your devices. HDMI-out is included if you want to plug in a secondary monitor. You can use the LAN port (RJ-45) for networking with cable or the built-in WiFi adapter (dual-band 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0) for wireless networking.
Feel free to install software from discs as there is a tray-load DVD burner installed. Memory card reader is also there, you’ll find it supports SD, SDHC and SDXC formats.
If you want a decent All-in-One, HP Pavilion 24-b010 could be your choice. It features plenty of RAM and storage space, although processing performance is somewhat disappointing. The ample 24 inches display is equipped with Full HD resolution, good for multimedia activities. All in all, the price isn’t that bad considering what is included in the package, hence I can recommend this system for you.