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HP Pavilion Gaming PC (TG01-1209)

HP Pavilion Gaming PC (TG01-1209)

This cost-effective gaming PC has a lot to offer with a combination of solid-state and mechanical storage, a powerful CPU and gaming-grade graphical hardware.

As far as maintenance and upgrades go, the process should be straightforward. The power supply is a bit smaller than I'd like considering the hardware involved so that might be your first project.

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 $1820.

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Hardcore Graphic Designer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Gamer
  • Serious Music Producer
  • And more!

Compared to other Stationary Computers

Bang for the Buck50th percentile
Versatility83th percentile
Power (General Purpose)44th percentile
Power (Graphical)28th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)94th percentile
Storage Space78th percentile
Portability89th percentile
Longevity72th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck72th percentile
Versatility49th percentile
Power (General Purpose)72th percentile
Power (Graphical)59th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)95th percentile
Storage Space93th percentile
Portability26th percentile
Longevity75th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

Intel Core i7-10700F, 8 cores clocked from 2.9 to 4.8 GHz

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660, 6 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

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

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w15.54 × d30.7 × h33.73

Dimensions (in): w6.12 × d12.09 × h13.28

Weight (kg): 5.96

Weight (lbs.): 13.14

Features

  • Paired Memory
  • 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 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

I do not have much insight to offer regarding this product.

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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