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HP Pavilion Gaming PC (TG01-2010)

HP Pavilion Gaming PC (TG01-2010)

This model ranked #4 among Stationary Computers priced over $1050 in terms of bang-for-the-buck.

This mass-produced Gaming PC achieves a compelling level of performance for the price. It's capable of handling PC Games as well as visual creation software, and you could potentially pick it up from your local store and start playing tonight instead of having one built for you.

Upgrades and maintenance are relatively straightforward with this model despite all the cost-saving decisions involved in its design. You won't have all the options you would get in a higher-end rig. Still, unless you have ambitious projects like installing multiple video cards or multiple mechanical drives, I do not foresee any complications. The process is even documented in detail, so even if you do not have a lot of experience playing with computer hardware, you could find the project more approachable than you thought.

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 $1220.

Who it's For

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

Compared to other Stationary Computers

Bang for the Buck79th percentile
Versatility78th percentile
Power (General Purpose)60th percentile
Power (Graphical)61th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)49th percentile
Storage Space7th percentile
Portability76th percentile
Ease of Maintenance80th percentile
Longevity28th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck89th percentile
Versatility69th percentile
Power (General Purpose)78th percentile
Power (Graphical)78th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)62th percentile
Storage Space26th percentile
Portability31th percentile
Ease of Maintenance86th percentile
Longevity65th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows

CPU

Ryzen 3 5300G, 4 cores clocked from 4 to 4.2 GHz

GPU

AMD Radeon RX 5500, 4 GB

Memory

8 GB

Storage

256 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w15.54 × d33.74 × h30.4

Dimensions (in): w6.12 × d85.7 × h77.22

Weight (kg): 5.96

Weight (lbs.): 13.14

Features

  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • VGA
  • USB 2
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-A
  • USB 3.2
  • 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

Maintenance and Upgrades

Commonly Replaced Components

Local Storage: Easy project for an enthusiast

Memory: Easy project for an enthusiast

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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