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HP Pavilion Desktop (TP01-1009)

HP Pavilion Desktop (TP01-1009)

This cost-effective computer is a compelling solution if you've been looking to dedicate some space at home for a workstation.

A few creative design decisions contribute to this computer's low price tag. Still, thanks to detailed documentation, maintenance and even some upgrades should be relatively straightforward, even if you decide to handle it yourself.

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, 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 $1170.

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared to other Stationary Computers

Bang for the Buck68th percentile
Versatility25th percentile
Power (General Purpose)32th percentile
Power (Graphical)25th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)43th percentile
Storage Space39th percentile
Portability82th percentile
Ease of Maintenance50th percentile
Longevity89th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck70th percentile
Versatility13th percentile
Power (General Purpose)60th percentile
Power (Graphical)33th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)63th percentile
Storage Space72th percentile
Portability28th percentile
Ease of Maintenance73th percentile
Longevity94th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

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

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 630

Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w15.54 × d30.3 × h33.74

Dimensions (in): w6.12 × d76.96 × h85.7

Weight (kg): 8.2

Weight (lbs.): 18.08

Features

  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • VGA
  • USB Type-C
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-A
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac

Maintenance and Upgrades

Commonly Replaced Components

Local Storage: Easy project for an enthusiast

Memory: A technician can help you with that

GPU: More complex than usual

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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