23″ HP Pavilion 23-g110 AIO Desktop via Amazon
Sleek and modern HP Pavilion 23-g110 is a brand new 2015 model 23 inch All-in-One desktop with a Full HD display and rich graphics by Radeon HD 8400, a high to mid-range powerful quad core AMD A6 processor, HDD storage at faster 7200rpm speed in a space saving design and is suitable for day-to-day computing tasks as well as home entertainment. AIO means everything is included in its slim monitor just like the Apple iMac’s but this one is a budget priced Windows 8.1 system that gives you all the desktop components, screen, keyboard and mouse in one single package and your stuff does no longer have to be all over the place.
HP Pavilion 23-g110 is offered with the quad core AMD Kabini A series A6-5200 processor (2MB L2 Cache) at 2.0 Ghz speed without turbo function or hyper threading as it already has four cores that will handle 4 threads in parallel and with a TDP- Thermal Design Power of 25 watts, 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM to be able to work on multiple tasks and apps without experiencing major lags or freezing, 500GB Serial ATA hard drive at 7200rpm rotating speed (faster than the 5400rpm that you’ll find on most budget to mid-range systems these days) and 64-bit Windows 8.1 operating system that you can choose to swap with Windows 10 with a release date some time in Summer to Autumn 2015, if you’re not a big fan. It comes with a fair amount of HP bloatware so you simply go on the control panel and remove those you won’t need so that you improve your overall performance and speed.
23 inch diagonal non-touch LED-backlit FHD IPS widescreen display with a maximum screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 16:9 cinematic aspect ratio, up to 178 degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles and the 23 inch size is larger than many other AIO screens. The fact that it is Full HD is great but quite frankly for a screen this big, lower resolution than FHD would not be suitable at all and we like that it has the more expensive IPS (In-Plane Switching) rather than a TN panel so you have a pretty good quality screen here. AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphics is an entry-level card that will let you play the older titles like Minecraft and Sims 4 smoothly and some of the more demanding games at low settings and frame rates per second. There is no HDMI or other video inputs or outputs as you’re already offered a large 23 inch FHD screen but it also means that the display can’t be used for gaming consoles or similar devices. It offers decent sound quality through the stereo speakers and DTS Sound+ Audio.
FHD IPS panel screen offers great images with color accuracy and fine details but is not a touch display to use with some of the Windows 8 apps and if you’d rather have a touchscreen AIO. If you’re planning to use it as an advanced gaming PC you can’t really install a dedicated graphics card. HP Pavilion 23-G110 has the measurements of 21.96 x 3.20 x 15.90 inches and weighs 15.87 pounds. It has a Slim Tray SuperMulti DVD Burner to burn CDs or DVDs or watch movies as well as the 802.11bgn featuring Single-band (2.4Ghz) 1×1 WiFi, 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet with RJ-45 connector, 4 x USB 2.0 ports at the rear, 2 x USB 3.0 ports on the side that enable faster data transfers, an Audio-Out port, 1 x headphone jack, 1 x microphone jack, 7-in-1 Media Card Reader and a 720p resolution HP TrueVision HD webcam with microphone. You’ll find the AIO desktop/screen, power cord, a USB keyboard and optical mouse bundle, quick start manual and it comes with a 1 year limited hardware warranty by HP.
HP Pavilion 23-g110 (J4X60AA#ABA) is a solid and decent low-cost All-in-One desktop PC for daily entertainment, multimedia, word processing, spreadsheets, streaming videos and that kind of stuff. AMD A6-5200 is a mid-2013 release powerful Kabini processor with a Passmark benchmark score of 2434 as of the day of this review which places it in the mid to high end CPU category and with similar performance to some of the 2013-2014 release Intel i3 processors, meaning very efficient daily use and will be fine with more demanding tasks but not the extreme stuff like the latest 3D game titles or advanced multimedia editing. 500GB may appear as average amount of space as storage but really most people will not need more than that and this one is offered with the 7200 revolutions per minute speed for smoother hard drive performance but of course nothing like a Solid State Drive. 4GB RAM is just adequate for basic daily multitasking but is easy to upgrade through the free slot available on the main board (system supports up to 16GB of memory). This is not a laptop computer and will not work on batteries so it needs to be plugged into a power source at all times just like other desktops but as a good value AIO system it will not only look good in any room of your house but also offers convenient computing with solid performance for daily tasks on its beautiful 23” FHD IPS display.