HP Pavilion Desktop PC model: 570-P039

HP Pavilion Desktop PC

Quick Description

If you are looking for a budget computer for creative projects and gaming, this desktop PC is well worth considering.

Guillaume's pick!

This stationary computer stood out to me on 18 occasions while compiling the weekly Tech Worth Buying Newsletter. It was most recently selected on 2018-04-13, selling for $920.

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 (34.02% of the time to be exact).

Slow storage. Once started, this stationary computer should perform ok, however, expect it to take some time to start up, launch programs and open large documents. If this gets really annoying, it is possible to replace the hard drive with a faster alternative if you're comfortable with opening up your laptop.$60-$250

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.$0-$500

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-$380

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.$115-$1700

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $290 on accessories.

Currently not sold (new) anywhere I know.

It was last seen on 2018-04-13, priced at $919.96.

Based on 241 days of observation, the HP Pavilion Desktop PC usually costs ~$900 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this stationary computer is $779.96.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the HP Pavilion Desktop 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:

Sorry, I do not know of any Canadian retailer currently selling this product.

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Specs

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

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Core i5-7400
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
Memory: 12.00 GB
Storage: 1 TB
Screen Size: No built-in screen.
Dimensions: 16.31 × 39.50 × 30.71 cm
Weight: 5.70 kg

The features

  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • DVD
  • DisplayPort
  • DVI
  • HDMI
  • USB 2
  • USB 3
  • USB Type-A
  • USB Type-C
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • 3.5mm Stereo jack
  • Analog Surround Sound Output
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Upgradable and Maintainable

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Memory Upgrade8/10Easy project for an enthusiast
Data Storage8/10Easy project for an enthusiast
Graphics Upgrade6/10A technician can help you with that

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 5/5
    Enthusiast Games 5/5
    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 (7 / 7)

Drawing and Illustrations (7 / 7)

Audio & Visual medias (2 / 2)

3D and CAD (8 / 8)

Music Production (4 / 6)

Photo Editing (3 / 3)

Video Editing (3 / 3)

Video Games (11 / 13)

Enthusiast Games (33 / 36)

Triple-A Video Games (27 / 32)

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