HP Pavilion 20-b010x All in One Desktop Review


For someone looking for a change the HP Pavilion 20-b010z All-In-One Desktop is a perfect fit. The other reason to choose this model is it saves lots of desk space. Since there are very few wires running around to power this PC it gives a neat appearance to the workplace. Users will particularly love the ergonomically designed tripod mounted monitor. Still another reason to choose 20-b010z is the low price, making it really affordable. More than anything else is saves lots of desk space and clutter free. The mouse and keyboard are wireless, so you can position your keyboard comfortably.

Easily Customizable to Fit any Budget

Unlike some personal computer, the 20-b010z All-In-One Desktop is customizable for most specifications. You can choose between Windows 8 64 and Windows 8 Pro 64 depending on whether you will use it for home or office use. For home users the Windows 8 should prove more than adequate, but if you plan to put your computer to office use, you did better choose the Pro version. Though the PC comes with Windows preinstalled with one of the two versions of Windows, you can install another operating system if you prefer. Likewise you can choose a 2, 4 or 6 GB RAM configuration and save substantially on the net price.

Processor, Display and Graphic

With a backlit 20-inch monitor and widescreen display, and HD capability, 20-b010z is one of the best PCs around. Initial hands-on experiences show that it is adaptable to a wide range of viewing angles. Though in the vertical viewing position, you may have some problem in comfort level. But, that you should not mind, considering that very rarely you will want to use this position. Powering the monitor is integrated AMD graphics.

The camera included in the PC uses HP TrueVision HD web cam. This has one of the best known processors AMD E1-1200 dual-core processor with a clock speed of 1.4GHz and 1MB L2, enough for most home and office applications. However, if you plan to put the computer to very demanding graphic programs, though on face value is adequate, it will be left wanting in some features.

Technical Specifications

For RAM you have 3 options.

2GB DDR3-1066MHz SODIMM Memory (1 DIMM) which is a standard fitting, or you can choose one of the two from 4GB DDR3-1066MHz SODIMM Memory or 6GB DDR3-1066MHz SODIMM Memory [(2 DIMMs).

For the Hard Drive you can choose between 500GB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive, which should prove adequate for most homes, or if you propose using your computer for SOHO then, better choose one of the two – 1TB 7200 RPM SATA or 2TB 7200 RPM SATA. This information you will be required to provide at the time of placing an order.

There are 6 interfaces built into 20-b010z All-In-One Desktop and includes 6 USB ports, 1 mini card drive, 1 PCIe x 16 and 3 PCIe x 1, which come along with the computer.

For multimedia there is Audio 2.0 speakers rated for high performance along with integrated sound. Networking is through wireless-N LAN card or premium wireless-N LAN card. The computer also has Bluetooth (R). Dimensionally the 20-b010z All-In-One Desktop is a very compact machine, measuring 19.88 inches by 15.55 by 3.04 inches, and occupying very little of desk space. There is a 1 year warranty on hardware too.

Lots of Software Included

More than the hardware features, 20-b010z All-In-One Desktop comes with much software, and include

  1. CyberLink Power DVD for playing as well as recording DVDs
  2. CyberLink PowerDirector for making edits to graphics and videos
  3. Meridian powered HP Connected Music
  4. Snapfish HP Connected Photo
  5. HP Remote Connect
  6. And HP games, HP MyRoom, Recovery Manager, Support Assistant, Netflix and Amazon Kindle Reader

Supports a Wide Range of Accessories

The 20-b010z All-In-One Desktop comes with everything included to start using straightaway. However, there are lots of accessories it supports. They include Light Scribe Media, cameras, PC care packs, docking stations & stands, photo frames and so on. Still others you include in your order are speakers and headsets and storage devices.

High Performing Entertainer

If you plan using the 20-b010z All-In-One Desktop as an entertainer, be assured it is one of the best in its class. You can remotely control the PC using a smartphone or a tablet to do it. You can include captions to photos and instantly connect with your friends on the social media.

Be aware that most features included in the PC require an internet connection, which is not included in the package. And more importantly some features may be specific to some countries. So you will have to verify them for yourself. You will also have to check compatibility for playing some music formats.

On the whole, 20-b010z All-In-One Desktop is recommended for users looking at value for money.

Author Bio:

Theresa likes to follow technology related news which enables her to write comprehensive insights and reviews on gadgets, software, mobile phones and other technology stuffs. She is currently working as a writer for FTV offering FiOS TV deals and services.

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