HP Pavilion Tower Desktop PC with AMD Ryzen 3 5300G (TP01-2032) or Ryzen 5 4600G (TP01-1140) Review

HP Pavilion Desktop PC w/AMD Ryzen 3 5300G or Ryzen 5 4600G

HP Pavilion Desktop, AMD Ryzen 3 5300G

HP Pavilion TP01-2032 is a tower desktop computer with the AMD Ryzen 3 5300G processor, integrated AMD Radeon Vega 6 graphics card, 256GB Solid State Drive, 4GB DDR4 memory, Windows 11 Home operating system, 5.1 Surround Sound output and a good range of connectivity options. You’ll get a wired keyboard and mouse combo included in the package.

HP Pavilion TP01-2032 Desktop PC is designed for personal, home, business, study or gaming with its decent integrated Vega 6 graphics card. You can purchase this HP Pavilion with the 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 4600G processor, 12 GB RAM, 512 GB Solid State Drive and Windows 10 Home operating system at about 200 dollars more at the time of this product review. Please check Amazon.com for the current prices of both options. We think that this TP01-1140 version is worth it for the extra memory, SSD and more powerful operating system with an average CPU Passmark benchmark score of 15665. 

Having said that the quad core AMD Ryzen 3 5300G on the first version is also quite powerful with a current Passmark benchmark score of 13508. It works at a clock speed of 4.0GHz and a turbo speed of 4.2GHz, has 4 cores and 8 threads with the hyper threading. The typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 65 watts. 4GB DDR4 RAM at 3200Mhz (high bandwidth) is a bit low at this day and age and many users will need more and they can upgrade it up to 32GB. 256GB PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive is a reasonable amount of storage space for a good percentage of users and up to 10 times more speed than a traditional SATA hard drive.

The 2021 release Natural silver HP Pavilion Desktop PC weighs 13.14 pounds and measures 11.97 x 6.12 x 13.28 inches. It has a sturdy and durable construction- built to last, supported by 230 tests before going out on the market. It comes pre-installed with the Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system that you can upgrade to Windows 11 easily. There is no Optical DVD Drive and the connectivity options include the RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet connector, 802.11ac wireless, 5 x USB 3.0 ports, 4 x USB 2.0 ports. The expansion slots on this tower desktop include a PCI ExpressHP Pavilion Desktop Computer, AMD Ryzen 3 5300G Gen 3 x1, a PCI Express Gen 3 x16, an M.2 socket 1, Key A, an M.2 socket 3, Key M and two M.2 expansion slots (one for SSD and one for WLAN). It has the 5.1 Surround Sound output for an immersive audio experience. 

The average video card benchmark score of 1272 for the AMD Radeon Vega 6 graphics is good for an integrated GPU that shares the memory with the CPU. And you can expect acceptable performance overall in entertainment, multimedia and (light) gaming. You can play light games like Sims 4, Minecraft and LOL comfortably at the higher settings and resolutions and some of the more demanding games at the lower settings. And you will need more RAM than 4GB that comes on this PC. Even with just the 4GB RAM which you can upgrade up to 32GB, this computer offers great value for money. This Amazon’s Choice HP Tower Desktop first became available at Amazon.com on October 5, 2021. It has an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 95 customers at the time of this post release and is ranked the 45th best seller among the tower desktop computers.

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