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HP Pavilion Gaming PC (TG01-1109)

HP Pavilion Gaming PC (TG01-1109)

This model ranked #1 among Stationary Computers priced under $1425 in terms of bang-for-the-buck.

This affordable gaming PC features appealing specs for the price and is well worth a look if you're looking for a gaming station on a budget or a graphical workstation.

Some cost-cutting measures and design decisions regarding the case add a few steps to potential maintenance and upgrade projects, but thanks to detailed instructions, the process remains relatively straightforward.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Stationary Computer which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Speakerless. This Stationary Computer needs external speakers to play sounds. Your options are to hook it up to a TV or a monitor with built-in speakers, use external speakers or a headset.$30+

No Camera or Microphone. If your plans include skyping with family members or playing with your friends online, you would need a webcam or, for best results, a headset and microphone.$40+

Screenless. If you don't already have a monitor from your last computer, you could connect this Stationary Computer to a TV or get a new monitor.$120+

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Stationary Computer.$30+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $320 on accessories, for a total cost of $1420.

Who it's For

  • Long-Term Gamer
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Video Editor
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared to other Stationary Computers

Bang for the Buck84th percentile
Versatility94th percentile
Power (General Purpose)80th percentile
Power (Graphical)64th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)62th percentile
Storage Space73th percentile
Portability73th percentile
Ease of Maintenance19th percentile
Longevity46th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck92th percentile
Versatility86th percentile
Power (General Purpose)88th percentile
Power (Graphical)81th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)73th percentile
Storage Space88th percentile
Portability28th percentile
Ease of Maintenance44th percentile
Longevity78th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows

CPU

Intel Core i5-10400F, 6 cores clocked from 2.9 to 4.3 GHz

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, 4 GB

Memory

12 GB

Storage

1.25 TB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast), 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w15.54 × d30.77 × h33.74

Dimensions (in): w6.12 × d78.16 × h85.7

Weight (kg): 5.96

Weight (lbs.): 13.14

Features

  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Fixed storage: 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)
  • DisplayPort
  • DVI
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB 2
  • USB Type-C
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-A
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm Stereo jack
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Upgradable and Maintainable

Maintenance and Upgrades

Commonly Replaced Components

Local Storage: A technician can help you with that

Memory: A technician can help you with that

GPU: A technician can help you with that

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this stationary computer to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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Specs

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Memory

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Storage

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Pricing

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GPU

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Memory

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Storage

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Pricing

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Who it's For

  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Video Editor
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

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Power80th percentile
Storage Space74th percentile
Portability17th percentile

Specs

CPU

Intel Core i5-10400F

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, 4 GB

Memory

12 GB

Storage

1 TB total, 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)

Pricing

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ranked #5 among Stationary Computers priced under $1425

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Who it's For

  • Serious Multitasker
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  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

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Versatility58th percentile
Power61th percentile
Storage Space29th percentile
Portability7th percentile

Specs

Screen

24", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Core i5-10210U

GPU

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Memory

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Storage

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Pricing

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Who it's For

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  • Aspiring Creative
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

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Specs

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Memory

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Storage

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Pricing

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Who it's For

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  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck73th percentile
Versatility32th percentile
Power66th percentile
Storage Space74th percentile
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Specs

CPU

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GPU

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Memory

8 GB

Storage

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Pricing

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