HP Pavilion Gaming PC model: TG01-0199

Ranked #5 among Stationary Computers priced $1100 - $1850.

HP Pavilion Gaming PC

Quick Description

This desktop PC manages to combine a lot of horsepower for the cost without sacrificing too much in terms of features or maintenance/upgrade options.

Speaking of upgrades (since that's a great way to lengthen a gaming PC's life), the main concern I'd have is the power supply. It's common for factory-built PCs to downgrade this component as far as possible, and this is no exception. This could result in additional costs when upgrading the video card in the future and could make the system a bit noisier when under load.

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.

Frequently Discounted. This device gets discounted on a regular basis (27.27% of the time to be exact). It's so common in fact that I would advise against buying it at regular price.

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 $290 on accessories, for a total cost of $1390.

Currently Exclusive to HP for $1100

Based on 110 days of observation, the HP Pavilion Gaming PC usually costs ~$1000 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this stationary computer is $899.99.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the HP Pavilion Gaming PC to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.

Pricing

History

Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on HP or Best Buy at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Specs

Here's how the HP Pavilion Gaming PC ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

Stationary Computers

Bang for the Buck2.5/5
Versatility for the Price4/5
Price2.5/5
Durability2/5
Power2.5/5
General-purpose power1.5/5
Graphical power3/5
Memory3/5
Storage3.5/5
Portability3/5
AutonomyN/A
Ease of Maintenance4/5

Tower Computers

Bang for the Buck2/5
Versatility for the Price3.5/5
Price2/5
Durability1/5
Power2/5
General-purpose power0.5/5
Graphical power2/5
Memory2.5/5
Storage3.5/5
Portability3/5
AutonomyN/A
Ease of Maintenance4/5

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck4/5
Versatility for the Price3.5/5
Price3/5
Durability4/5
Power3.5/5
General-purpose power3/5
Graphical power3.5/5
Memory3.5/5
Storage4.5/5
Portability1/5
AutonomyN/A
Ease of Maintenance4.5/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Core i5-9400
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
Memory: 12.00 GB
Storage: 1 TB + 256 GB (~1.25 TB)
Screen Size: No built-in screen.
Dimensions: 15.54 × 30.70 × 33.74 cm
Weight: 5.960 kg

The features

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

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Memory Upgrade6/10A technician can help you with that
Data Storage8/10Easy project for an enthusiast
Graphics Upgrade6/10A technician can help you with that

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What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 5/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 5/5
    Music Production 4/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 5/5
    Photo Editing 4/5
    Video Editing 4/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 4/5
    Enthusiast Games 3/5
    Triple-A Video Games 2/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 3/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (4 / 4)

Texts & Numbers (9 / 9)

Drawing and Illustrations (11 / 12)

Audio & Visual medias (4 / 4)

3D and CAD (9 / 9)

Music Production (8 / 11)

Photo Editing (7 / 7)

Video Editing (9 / 12)

Enthusiast Games (63 / 66)

Video Games (9 / 11)

Triple-A Video Games (65 / 73)

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