HP Pavilion 18-5010 18.5-inch All-in-One Desktop Review

HP Pavilion 18-5010 18.5-inch All-in-One Desktop Review

HP Pavilion 18-5010 All-in-One Desktop PC
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HP Pavilion 18-5010 is a compact, slim and modern all-in-one desktop with an 18.5-inch screen. If you have limited space on your desk in your room and don't want much clutter and want the user friendly features as well as quality and durability at an inexpensive price, it may well be the one for you. Well, let's see..

You'll be able to work efficiently and get improved productivity for your simple daily tasks from HP Pavilion 18-5010's AMD E1-2500 Kabini multicore processor at 1.4 GHz speed, this is not a powerhouse for games or multimedia editing by any means, but perfect for ordinary stuff that most people use computers for. RAM is satisfactory at 4GB and may be upgraded up to 16GB, it is a DDR3 SDRAM.. 500 GB Serial ATA hard drive at 7200 rpm speed is also decent as storage space for your normal and multimedia files. You also get 25GB cloud based storage space for life and free, so you have access to your files on any device wherever you are as long as you have internet. To get the sync offer from Box, simply click on the Box tile when you start the computer and sign up for an account- you can do this until the last day of 2014.

It comes preloaded with Windows 8.1 operating system and it has useful integrated security as well as 2 months of Norton Anti Virus for free. The integrated 18.5 inch HD LED backlit diagonal widescreen display has the max screen resolution of 1366x768 pixels and AMD Radeon HD 8240 Graphics card with 2 GB total graphics memory- the computer processor and the GPU are fused into one with the AMD Fusion technology. Image quality is rather decent and the display is wide. You don't have much to worry about in terms of screen. Sound is also decent through its integrated speakers.

HP Pavilion 18-5010 18.5-inch All-in-One Desktop Review
HP Pavilion 18-5010 weighs a little over 12 lbs and it is quite compact with also the dimensions of 18.51 x 1.84 x 12.96 inches- you can easily take it from one room to another, it is very light.. The minimalist modern design with round corners and the way the screen sits at a tilt angle of 10 to 25 with a solid Easel- Folding Arm stand at the rear give it a nice overall look. It is especially great if you have little space in your room and not keen on mess on your desk. Connection options include Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n- solo band (2.4Ghz), Slim Tray SuperMulti DVD Burner, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x Audio-out port, 7-in-1 digital media reader, 1 x Headphone and Microphone, HP TrueVision HD Webcam that will make you look good even in little light.

Conclusion: HP Pavilion 18-5010 all-in-one is a decent overall system for your daily computing needs, although not a top of the range advanced gaming type of computer.. What you get is a nice screen and sound, AMD processor + 4GB RAM + 500GB hard drive is a good combo for web browsing, word processing, playing light games, listening to music, chatting on Skype and watching videos. It has a sturdy build quality and will look really nice on your desk. If the specs and features are along the lines of what you're looking for and you want an eye candy that can do the job, go ahead and check it out!

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