HP S01-AF0056 Slim Desktop PC w/AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD Review

HP S01-AF0056 Slim Desktop PC w/AMD Athlon Gold 3150U

HP S01-AF0056 Slim Computer Desktop PC



Black HP S01-AF0056 is a mid-range slim desktop computer with the AMD Athlon Gold 3150U processor, 1TB HDD storage, 8GB DDR4 SDRAM memory, Windows 10 operating system and modern connectivity options and ports. You will get a standard wired keyboard and mouse combo included in the package.

Please note that this is a renewed machine and offered at an affordable price. Like with the other renewed computers at Amazon.com it comes with a 90-day warranty as well as the technical support during this period if anything goes wrong. You can expect consistent, reliable and quite fast performance overall for your daily computing tasks from this HP tower desktop PC. Black HP S01 Tower Desktop weighs 6.8 pounds and measures 12L x 10.55W x 3.92H inches and is fairly compact and portable.

The quarter 2 of 2020 release dual core AMD Athlon Gold 3150U is a relatively powerful processor (4M L3 cache, 4 threads with hyperthreading) that runs between a base speed of 2.4GHz and a turbo speed of 3.3GHz as required by the more demanding tasks at hand. It has a current average CPU Passmark benchmark score of 4112 for a satisfying mid-range performance that can easily handle all your daily tasks as well as a bit more demanding tasks. You can browse the internet, stream and watch videos, stream and listen to music, work on Microsoft Office programs, edit photos, do your homework and more.

There is no Solid State Drive- SSD storage on this HP Computer but 1TB of HDD SATA hard drive. So it makes up for the high speed of SSD by the large amount of storage space. And with the 8GB DDR4 SDRAM memory you have an efficient multitasking power for having a few browser tabs and apps running at the same time. Windows 10 Home 64-bit is preinstalled on this machine with a user-friendly interface, Windows-7 type Start menu, Microsoft Edge browser that lets you mark up web pages and Cortana Personal Assistant. And the installation doesn’t include any bloatware or junkware that you may get on some of the systems.

HP S01-AF0056 Slim Computer Desktop Connectivity

The typical TDP- Thermal Design Power of 15 watts on the AMD Athlon 3150U ultra low voltage processor makes it suitable for use in slim and lightweight laptops and will contribute to the low energy consumption in a desktop computer such as this one. Connectivity options include a DVD Writer, an HDMI output, Media Card Reader, an RJ-45 Ethernet port, 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth adapter, a VGA port, 6 x USB ports, a headphone/microphone combo and Audio In & Out.

For the expansion you have an External 3.5″ Drive Bay, an Internal 3.5″ Drive Bay, 2 Low-Profile PCI Express x1 Slots and an External 5.25″ Drive Bay. Radeon RX Vega 3 is the built-in graphics card has a similar performance to the older Ryzen 3 2200U and the dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 910M. And it will let you play the older games at the acceptable settings and resolutions, but the demanding modern games will not be easy to play fluently. We see the onboard Intel HD graphics listed among the technical specs on the product page. You can play the not so difficult games like Fortnite, Minecraft or Robllox. We can see a single 5-star rating at the time of this post release and is ranked the 23rd best selling tower desktop on Amazon.com.

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