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Very capable at the moment but no room to growPosted
PROs: - Premier (for the moment) i7 CPU, 12 GB of DDR4 RAM, and Windows OS loaded on a very snappy NVMe SSD makes for an incredibly responsive Windows experience...I measured about 12 seconds from power-up to desktop - Initial setup is blissfully effortless and speedy--a graphical start-up pamphlet demonstrates what few steps are necessary to get things going. No assembly required other than putting batteries in the keyboard and mouse and putting the wireless dongle in a rear USB port...it took me less than 8 minutes to unpack and set up the PC before I was into Windows itself - For grins, I did a complete PC reset just to see how long it would take--only 14 unattended minutes to fully restore the PC to factory-fresh condition and get back into the Windows environment - Actually quite striking with smooth, iMac-like appearance...the gemstone cushion-cut angles and shimmery white fabric stretched across the bottom hides the integrated B&O speaker system which produces a very satisfying audio experience for speakers built into the monitor (though don't expect them to fill the room like a dedicated pair of desktop speakers might--power output is a bit limited) - Thankfully, there are actually very limited pre-installed add-ons and bloatware; it's easy to manage and free up space given that the hard drive is somewhat limited to 256GB - User-friendly HP Jumpstart app provides quick access to basic usability tweaks, maintenance tasks, and pointers/exploration into additional apps and programs--a good "starter hub" for someone unfamiliar with the Windows environment and some of its user customizations - The HP Support Assistant is another nice maintenance automation tool to help organize and keep the user on top of various hardware, software, and utilities updates and patches without having to search individually to find them--the app found a BIOS update and two driver updates upon initial startup; Windows own update procedures found the few OS patches that had been released since my Pavilion was assembled...all in all, only three restart procedures after unpacking and I was totally up-to-date! - A quick press of the input switch and you can power on the monitor without using the built-in PC; handy if you want to use the [admittedly pretty nice] screen for a dedicated game console or disc player display without taking up more space with a separate TV - Retractable webcam is perfectly serviceable for HD-quality Skype calls/web-conferencing--the fact that you can leave it holstered behind the screen if you want to is a nice touch (in contrast to a phone, tablet, or laptop's integrated cam) for those of us not interested in giving "someone" an always-on peek into what's happening behind the keyboard! - The standard video settings were actually the most natural out of the box though there are additional color profiles for reading, night viewing, and blue-light reduction...more in the summary review on RGB level observations - The wireless AC adapter means blazing WiFi to the desktop; with ~280Mbps at my router, I measured 273Mbps two rooms away - Hats off to Intel for an integrated video card that actually can do--something; Assassin's Creed Origins was a slideshow (naturally--I installed it for fun just to see what would happen), but I hit 30-35 FPS on medium settings in 2013's Tomb Raider (think PS2-era visuals) while XCOM Enemy Unknown actually rendered beautifully with no slow-downs; tablet-like games such as Cut the Rope will look phenomenal - My wife actually found it nice to be able to reach out and interact with a webpage or desktop object from time to time using the touch-screen instead of having to remind herself constantly "Oh yeah, this is a PC monitor I can't touch" even though her muscle memory was telling her to do so CONs: - Honestly, the value proposition of paying for a touch-screen 1080p monitor of this size is suspect--personally, I think more people would get greater value from higher resolution, especially given that they're likely going to be sitting at slightly more than a hand's reach from a screen this size - The white wireless mouse is stylish and serviceable but still only has two buttons and a scroll wheel; the included chicklet-style keyboard is non-lighted and feels VERY cramped--I get that the wireless functionality is part of the appeal, but the primary input devices feel a bit more like style over function--a more substantial keyboard, at the very least, would make for much easier daily use (if that's your intention) - Internal CPU fan noise was droning and a bit on the loud side...not as loud a high-speed case fan, but the varying speed made for a low-pitched warbling sound that was a little intrusive, especially in a quiet home-office setting - The included McAfee subscription is actually just a 30 day trial--you'll need to consider using Window's own built-in Defender, paying for McAfee, or finding another antivirus alternative relatively soon after unpacking the PC - The initial HP Jumpstart page is a bit misleading--you're asked to "Customize your apps and weblinks" from a full 20 different options...many ARE just Web shortcuts placed on your desktop, but the impression you're given is that the apps are yours when, in fact, downloads for things like WinZip, Cyberlink photo and video products, and Adobe Creative Cloud are simply installers for the trial versions that require a larger license/subscription payments to activate - Only ~210GB of usable space on the SSD after a fresh installation of Windows 10 with all extraneous apps removed--that's probably fine for a tablet or phone, but in today's digital age, it really doesn't leave much room to DO stuff for the long-haul (install programs; store images, videos or music, etc.) without adding external HDDs - Speaking of expansion, that ALL USB ports, HDMI in/out, and even the memory card slot are on the back--it makes for a very uncluttered appearance on your desktop, but frequent use of thumb drives or reading camera cards prove a bit more troublesome hidden at the back--a USB port and/or card reader on the side would have been a user-friendly touch - There is no recovery media in the box (ordering a set from HP will set you back nearly $45)...you can make your own of course, but it seems like a poke in the buyer's eye given that if the SSD goes out, there is no other drive on board to hold a recovery image - HP hasn't posted any instructions for prying open the PC yet, but upgrade possibilities seem slim and not without effort--the Diamaster motherboard only supports two SODIMMs (laptop-sized memory sticks) and will only go to a max of 16GB anyway; there appears to be one open SATA HDD port next to the CPU socket in addition to the already-occupied M.2 SSD socket, but it's not clear whether that port is actually usable or how someone would put a 2.5" SSD inside the case anyway Summary review: Though incredibly capable in its current form given the hardware under the hood, think of this more as a glorified tablet on a pedestal than a desktop PC. In that capacity, however, I'm not sure where the allure of the touch-screen really comes into play. As a desktop, you're probably far more likely to use it from the mouse and keyboard; and with all that screen real estate, probably from a distance that's slightly farther back than you'd naturally be inclined to use your fingers/gestures as the main interface anyway. That being so, I would have found MUCH greater utility in higher screen resolution, especially on a 27-incher, than we will ever get from a seldom-used touch-interface. Like a tablet, the Pavilion will handle app-like entertainment...but you wouldn't want to use it for hardcore gaming (though admittedly it's not designed/marketed as as gaming PC). Like a tablet, there's little room for expansion beyond what you might plug into a port on the back. There's no slot-loading drive to play CDs or DVDs, no easy upgrade path to install more memory (the motherboard will only go 4GB higher than is already installed), and no room whatsoever for another internal SSD. At this time, it's not even clear how easy it would be to swap out a larger NVMe SSD in place of the very, VERY cramped 256GB drive...for a desktop PC clocking in at this price, a 512GB SSD should have been the bare minimum. Like a tablet, I fear that when the demands of my digital life outstrip the current hardware configuration, I'll have no recourse but to replace the unit outright because there's so little room to upgrade any internal components on their own. Still, for near-term, everyday, home-office use, this AIO is very stylish and a very solid performer. The screen provides for very accurate color reproduction out of the box; with minor adjustments to the RGB sliders, I got within 5 degrees of the ideal 6500K color temp using the following: Red - 97, Green - 87, Blue 90 (YMMV). Like most monitors, I found the other presets gimmicky and unusable; the Night mode was totally overblown in red and completely under-saturated in blue--it was a mess. Low Blue Light mode was just a bit higher than ideal on red and green with a less sizeable cut in blue. I could actually see where the Reading mode could be "less eye straining" with reds and greens only slightly above target with a less pronounced cut in blue. Without a colorimeter on hand, "Standard" is probably going to be the most pleasing to the eye, especially if color accuracy is what you're after. For someone looking to simplify their life and desktop with a single unit that's actually pretty to look at while still just as capable as a standard desktop PC, the Pavilion might be your jam--I just wish there was a clear upgrade path to continue wringing value out of this unit for the long haul. Cautiously recommended if you keep the "this might turn out to be as disposable as my tablet" mindset.
I would recommend this to a friend
Full Featured All In OnePosted
Dare I say that this is better than my iMac! The PC is packaged well, and requires minimal setup. Remove the plastic, add some batteries to the Mouse and Keyboard, and plug the unit in. You'll notice there is a fairly good size speaker attached (and it's not quiet). Just a quick tip, the mouse battery compartment is under the top cover. Pull the mouse top upward, and you'll notice it's held in place with magnets. It takes minimal effort to remove and you're all set in a matter of seconds. The setup process is just like any other Windows PC, Cortana welcomes you and walks you through the setup process; she can be muted. Sign in to your Microsoft account or setup local sign in, and you're all set. The entire setup took less than 10 minutes (closer to 5). The only real detractor here is the lack of built in storage. With only 256 GB of SSD space, you'll quickly run down if you're a multimedia user who downloads a lot of apps or video. You'll also notice that you'll be required to take up one USB port for the keyboard/mouse wireless combo. However, with two additional USB 3 and 2 USB-C ports you can easily expand with an external drive. There is also a flash card slot for SD cards and other compatible media storage cards; so, plenty of options. The webcam clarity is as expected of any webcam, and the neat feature here, is that when it's not in use, you can simply push it down. This hides the webcam all together. The on-board graphics are also as expected, but surprisingly ran most games at medium spec; with some older games running almost at high settings. The Core i7 processor is plenty fast for most production tasks, and with plenty of RAM I never ran into any slow spots while browsing and watching TV (over an HDHomeRun). The WiFi is FAST! I was connected to my eero network on the 5Ghz band, and noticing near 300 Mbps speeds consistently while online. In network transfers were much faster. The HDMI inputs are where this shines, and makes this an easy buy for someone in a dorm, bedroom, or smaller apartment. It has an HDMI input and one HDMI output. That means you can setup an external monitor with this. When you want to play a game on a console, watch Apple TV, or any other HDMI device, you can simply select the input using the external buttons (on the right side) or right click on your desktop and select "HD Display Control > Switch to HDMI input" and you're now using this as a monitor itself. Plus, the speaker works! This is a GREAT feature, and not one you find on many other all in ones. As an HP device, you'll also notice that it will immediately recognize and want to pair/setup an HP printer. In this case, I have an HP Tango, and was able to log in and view the settings of the printer without needing to download the software. The built in software updater can also be scheduled to receive and install HP related drivers and software updates. I'm now using this as my primary desktop for personal and business use (when I work from home). My iMac might be collecting dust in the near future. I'm really impressed with this desktop, and I'm sure you will be too.
I would recommend this to a friend
Imitation is Highest Form of Flattery?Posted
First off, I can definitely say this HP Pavilion 27” Touch-Screen - All-in-One - Intel Core i7 - 12GB Memory - 256GB SSD computer, is an impressive looking machine. A stylish, modern, piece of technology, with clean lines and some really nice features. However, I am very reminded of another well-known company whose products I also own. When looking at this computer I definitely see a resemblance, not only in the monitor itself, but the peripherals, as well. That being said, it’s the performance of this particular computer I will be assessing. I really do wish the Solid State Drive had a larger storage capacity. For this type of machine, a computer you’d expect to own for several years before needing a new PC or upgrade, and most especially given it’s retail price, 256GB just doesn’t cut it. You shouldn’t have to supplement your computer’s storage with an external HD, and some people may need to do that if what this HP Pavilion comes with isn’t enough. But, based on my own personal experience with both a traditional hard drive and SSDs, I will say there is a noticeable difference in speed between the two of them. PCs having a solid state drive just seem to perform tasks faster. This includes basic computing such as surfing the web, loading webpages, running programs, downloading and installing updates and software and video games, logging into video games and transitioning between loading screens, etc. These are very good things indeed. Having 12GB of RAM is a definite plus. It’s always desirable to have more memory for computing, along with a good processor, and the hexa-core Intel Core i7 should be. There should be enough ports for everyone - 2 USB-3 ports, 1 USB-3 charging port, 2 USB Type-C ports, 2 HDMI (in and out) ports, Memory card reader, Ethernet port, with the Headphone jack conveniently placed being the farthest one on the end (the right-hand side looking at the front of the computer, left-most one when looking at the back). Personally I found the 3 buttons on the right side edge of the monitor - Menu display, browse up / down - to be redundant and forgettable. I’d just never use them. I really do like the texturized fabric type material on the front lower panel which houses the Bang & Olufsen speakers. This gives the entire monitor a more expensive feel. As for how the speakers perform - you can definitely hear the stereo sound, but to be truthful, it’s not all that impressive, more on the average side. Still they do the job well enough, though with a monitor this size, for watching movies or other video content, adding an external speaker might be preferable. The picture quality of this HP Pavilion’s 27” monitor is nice and bright, however the HD resolution didn’t appear as crisp and clear as I would have expected. You really get the most out of the screen, visually speaking, with the picture going to nearly the very edge, reminiscent of the higher-end flat screen TVs. Although I’m not a fan of touch-screens for computers, I’m not opposed to them either. I’m just more comfortable using a mouse. I found that swiping up and down and across the display, and tap-touching ‘virtual buttons’ required the lightest pressure. The screen was responsive, allowing me to navigate between windows quickly; the touch gestures intuitive, similar to those I’m familiar with when using my tablet. An unusual feature, but certainly useful for those concerned about privacy issues and safety for children who may have access to the family computer, is the placement of the webcam. When not wanted to be visible or when not being used, the webcam can be tucked away by gently pushing it down behind the top edge of the monitor. Once needed again, you just gently slide it back up in place. It does look and feel kinda cheap, tacked on there. But as long as you are careful handling the sliding camera fixture, as the instructions do caution about, the webcam shouldn’t break. The camera works as intended, though the quality of picture is severely lacking, and I found it to be quite pixelated. Not up to par with what you would imagine this type of All-in-One PC should offer. Improvement should be made here. Something that could prove to be a potential “Con” is the pedestal bar that the actual all-in-one computer sits on which is attached to the thin brushed metal base. This part does seem a bit flimsy, perhaps not sturdy enough to feel secure, and when moving it around, there is a concern as it was indeed somewhat wobbly. I still do miss not having a CD/DVD drive, as this computer doesn’t have one. This is a standard trend these days and will continue to be so going forward with regards to PC and laptop design. With the “Cloud” and digital media being the way of the future, and the future being now, I don’t expect this to change. Of course, you are able to buy and make use of a peripheral CD/DVD device if you so choose, but to me it’s just not as convenient. Less isn’t always more, any more than more is. Devices becoming ‘lighter’ may be preferable to some, but form shouldn’t ever come at the cost of functionality. Overall though, I’ll say it again, this HP Pavilion 27” All-in-One Touch-Screen desktop computer, is a nice machine, functional and lovely to look at. If you prefer the all-in-one type of PC, and have use of the touch-screen feature, and like the bigger monitors, and can afford the cost, then this computer may fit your wants and needs and be just what you’re looking for. But honestly, there are other options out there where you can get more bang for your buck, which is why I’m tentatively recommending this computer, but with reservations.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Speedy AIO, Huge ScreenPosted
---SETUP--- The setup of the HP Pavilion has been one of the most pleasant and straightforward PC installations I’ve experienced. Having everything in just one casing (the whole PC is in the monitor itself) makes everything extremely easy. From plugging everything in to opening the first app, it took about 8 minutes. ---FEATURES--- The key feature of this PC is that it is uses less components compared to a tower. It has a good webcam, adequate speakers, and wireless mouse and keyboard. The screen is a 10-point touch 1080P monitor, a 256 SSD drive, and 5 USB ports (2 of which are USB-C). The monitor itself can also be used like a monitor without having to turn on the PC. ---PERFORMANCE--- The performance of this PC will impress you. It turns on fast and opens apps that you need fast. The included retractable webcam works better than most webcams in laptops, but it won’t be better than a dedicated webcam. Still, it’s great for skype conferences or google hangouts. The speakers will be satisfying to listen to based on the distance that you’ll probably be sitting at when using the PC. This PC is not good for gaming, but it isn’t promoting itself as such. Regardless, I was able to run a few games on it with no problems, such as Dark Souls II: Scholars of the First Sin. ---EXPECTATIONS--- The product meets my expectations. I can’t get over the space that the monitor allows you to work with. I can comfortably open one window and use it as a work space while I have a separate window running my favorite TV show or youtube channel. The keyboard if a full-sized keyboard but in a superb smaller frame that doesn’t occupy too much deskspace. All keys are nicely spaced so that you don’t accidentally press buttons. The backspace, return (enter), and shift were all in great locations and I never pressed a key I didn’t intend to press because of the spacing. The mouse is very responsive. You need to plug in the included USB to connect the mouse and keyboard wirelessly. The mouse and the keyboard use 2 AAA batteries each, which are included in the box. One thing that I do miss compared to my HP laptop is the login with face-recognition. Login is with a pin, though, is great too, so it’s just something I thought I’d mention. ---VALUE--- The price for the HP Pavilion in terms of value is a good investment if you plan on keeping this PC for the long run. ---APPROVAL--- I highly recommend this product for college students who have little desk space and may need to have multiple apps open at once. Teachers and other people who rely on a lot of tabs or apps open will appreciate the speediness of this PC, the loudness of the speakers, and the webcam all in one device.
I would recommend this to a friend
Good looking & performing all in onePosted
This is the first Windows all-in-one that I actually enjoy using. It’s good looking, whisper quiet, has zippy performance and takes up a small footprint. Design wise, this PC is a looker. The white finish, clean symmetrical lines and compact footprint combine to give it a nice, neat, contemporary stylish appearance. The bezel around the screen is very thin and even with a somewhat thick bottom, this PC looks more like a sleek monitor than an all-in-one PC. The white wireless mouse and keyboard combo looks nice overall but the plastic surface of the mouse looks and feels a little cheap compared to the other components of the set. The keyboard feels more solid and better built by comparison. The mouse functions nicely with solid clicks, good tracking and a stable, solid feeling scroll wheel. The keyboard keys are just a tad mushy with no clicking type feedback whatsoever. I can live with it but some may prefer a more tactile feedback. The mouse and keyboard use a USB wireless receiver that takes up one of the three available Type-A USB ports on the rear of the PC. A Bluetooth combo set would have been better, but a Bluetooth mouse and/or keyboard can be added if desired. The full-HD IPS screen is crisp and sharp. The panel has nice vibrant colors and good saturation. The screen is a touch panel but I prefer using the mouse and keyboard. Touch panels are not very practical in systems like this. It’s too cumbersome and inefficient to use. The base can get a little wobbly from even only moderate pressure and it just feels much more natural and easier to use the mouse and keyboard. There are two built-in HDMI ports if extra displays are desired. The 256GB SSD is a little smallish but has over 200GB of usable space available out of the box. Bloatware is thankfully kept to a minimum. The only pre-installed software other than the native bloatware apps found on all Windows 10 machines are McAfee LiveSafe and HPs utility programs. Performance is really good. Most desktop tasks execute quickly and efficiently with no noticeable impact on available resources. The fan does tend to kick in after an extended period of use but it’s fairly quiet and never bothersome. This machine handles all my day to day desktop tasks with zero issues. Wireless performance is fast and stable on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. There are 2 HDMI PORTS, 3 USB-3 ports, 2 USB-C ports, a 3.5mm headphone port, a 3-in-1 card reader and surprisingly, a much welcomed ethernet port. Like many all-in-ones PC’s, the ports are located on the rear of the system. Unless a user has remarkable memory and matching dexterity, plugging anything into the ports will either require extension cables or having easy access to the rear of the computer. The front mounted Bang and Olufsen labeled speakers sound good. They’re not spectacular but they sound a lot better than most laptops and other all-in-one PCs that I’ve heard. The speakers are clear but the bass is flat and lacking. For those craving a richer sound or harder hitting thump, both an audio jack and Bluetooth are available for connecting better speakers or headphones. Bluetooth also provides a great option for upgrading the bundled mouse and keyboard combo and reclaiming the used USB port. The top mounted webcam has an interesting design. It slides up from the back of the unit when needed. When it’s in the down position, the chassis of the PC acts as a privacy screen. In this age of rapidly decreasing privacy, I prefer this design over the front mounted cameras integrated in the screen area. Camera quality is mediocre. Like most web cams, it struggles in all but the brightest light. Anything dimmer will result in grainy, muddy looking still and and video. As I stated at the beginning of my review, this is the first Windows all-in-one PC That I actually enjoy using. This machine has good looks, speedy performance and a beautiful display. If space is a premium, this offers everything most users need in a small unobtrusive footprint.
I would recommend this to a friend
A little of everything in a nice packagePosted
The HP - Pavilion 27" Touch-Screen All-In-On 27-XA0014 is one of several 27” AIO from HP’s. They all look very similar and have similar specifications but there are differences. The two Pavilion models that Bestbuy has ( the 27-XA0014 and the 27-R114) are about the same price but this model (27-XA0014) has a much faster 256 SSD with a PCIe interface. The 27-R114 has a slower SATA traditional HDD . I am pointing this out because it can be confusing when deciding which one to purchase. So let’s look at the pros and the cons Pros - Processor - 8th generation i7. You will not need anything faster. Speakers - although they do not get very loud, the sound is crisp and clear. Hard drive type - SSD with a PCIe interface is as fast as you can get. On a disk speed test, I exceeded 1.3 GB transfer speed. That is about 10 times as fast as a traditional hard drive and twice as fast as a SATA SSD. Keyboard - a surprisingly solid , tactile keyboard. Fit and finish - this is a nice looking computer. Very solid, everything feels high end. Connections - plenty of USB ports, HDMI, card readers – everything you would need. Expandability - options to expand via two M.2 Slots. Cons - Video camera - ugghh. Still photo limited to 2.1 MP and video 1080P @ 30 fps. When you put on image stabilization there is substantial latency. Color reproduction is poor. Just all around poor quality. Screen - the screen is not bad by any means but it is limited 1080P, no 4K. Most touch screens in this price range are 1080P. If you can forgo a touch screen, go for a model with a 4K screen instead. No facial recognition - okay, this unit has a camera. Windows has facial recognition software built in. Why can’t they enable it on this computer. Hard drive capacity - While I love the speedy drive, you will fill it up pretty fast. As noted earlier, you can add a second drive according to the specs that state there are two M.2 slots. Graphics card - while the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 will handle most day to day, I prefer the dedicated graphics card for the extra oomph. Mouse - the complete opposite of the keyboard. Cheap, too light and really not good. If you are in the market for an all in one, the HP - Pavilion 27" Touch-Screen All-In-On 27-XA0014. If offers a lot of bang for the buck but there are tradeoffs in keeping the price under $1200. The first question you should ask yourself is why are you buying an AIO? If you are looking for a gaming system, keep on looking – you can get a lot more power for the same money in a traditional PC. If you looking for something that does not take up a lot of space but offers a wide screen than an all in one is for you. One thing to consider when it comes to an all in one is the screen. This model has a touch screen but at the cost of a higher resolution screen. Ask yourself , why do you need a touch screen on a 27 inch computer? It is not a tablet so what really is the point. I would much prefer an all in one with a 4K screen, a little louder speakers, a larger hard drive and a dedicated graphics card. However, you are going to spend about 60% more to get those things. For most, this will be a perfectly competent , everyday computer in a nice attractive package.
I would recommend this to a friend
Slick looking machine, great performancePosted
The HP Pavilion 27” All-In-One is one great looking computer. The white theme really looks classy and the cloth cover on the B&O speakers are a very nice touch. Fit and finish on certain parts leave a little bit to be desired, but most people will not even notice it. For example, on my unit the cloth on the speakers is pulling up a bit at the top and doesn’t seem like it was flush like it should be. The second fit and finish item I noticed was the Intel i7 sticker on the base of the computer is crooked. Not a big deal and doesn’t affect the performance of the computer at all. Over-all I am VERY impressed with the performance of this speedy machine. The 256GB SSD really delivers speed and the 12GB RAM and i7 processor make this thing fast! I do wish for a bigger HD and for the price, I feel they should have included a bigger SSD, but you do have plenty of USB 3.0 ports on the back (3 USB type A and 2 USB type C) which you can easily add an external drive for data storage. My favorite feature is the HDMI In and HDMI out ports. I was able to plug my PS4 into the HDMI in port and use it to play games. The speakers are even functional in this set up. There are plenty of uses that I can think of for functionality like that. Toggling between the inputs is simple, just press the middle button on the right side twice and it will change inputs. There is also a software way to do it, but I found the buttons to be easier and will work even with the computer powered off. The speakers are tuned by Bang & Olufsen and they sound good for an all-in-one type set up. The computer is also on a fairly solid stand and will tilt to accommodate nearly every angle. Its nice that the computer doesn’t wobble that much when you are typing on a semi-sturdy surface. The heavier the desk the less this is noticeable, but I just have it on a flimsy portable desk for now and it the wobble is very minimal. I also wish this would have an optical drive, but those are going away on more and more computers these days, so that really isn’t a big deal. If you get a chance to test out this machine, I highly recommend it and you won’t be disappointed with it if you purchase it.
I would recommend this to a friend
Large screen. Minimalist lookPosted
The HP Pavilion All-in-One is a good computer, but not great. There is a lot to like about this desktop and there is a few things I wish they did differently. The snowflake white look is amazing. After a few weeks with this here are my conclusions. Pros: - Setup. This is as painless as possible. Because it’s an All-in-one there is no need for a tower, so no cords that need to be plugged in. It’s just plug in the power cord and setup is simple. Windows 10 makes the experience simple and effortless. -Internals: this comes with the Intel Core i7 8700T professor. This is lightening fast, and playing games and going online is an amazing and speedy experience. 12GB of system Memory makes Downloading games, music, or streaming fast and snappy. -Bluetooth accessories: this comes with Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. I am enjoying the minimalist look they have here. No cords that get in the way or look messy. Finally, my desktop looks clean and efficient. -screen. 27 inches HD quality. I love how bright and crisp the screen is. Plus, it’s touchscreen! Cons: there are some things I wish HP could have done better. -256 Solid State Drive. I get it, less moving parts, but 256 Gb is frustratingly small. My HP envy laptop has more space than this. Even the iPad has equal space. I would’ve expected at least 512 GB. -usb access. This comes with 3 USB-A, 2 USB-C, 2 HDMI (1 Input and 1 output), and a SD Card slot. As this does not have a disk drive you would need to have an external drive. -port access. It’s in the back of the computer facing back, not upside down. This may seem petty, but I would rather have port access on the sides as it is easier to access than the back. I get it, it’s not that heavy to maneuver, but previous Pavilion models had them on the sides. -Webcam. It manually pops up and down. Couldn’t it have been part of the frame? This just means one more piece that can break. Overall, I’m very happy with this computer. This is my first All-in-one desktop and I like what I see/experience with it. Some few drawbacks, but this is a very nice computer.
I would recommend this to a friend
Solid computer for productivityPosted
Pros. - Handles tasks quickly and efficiently. - Nice screen quality - Has HDMI inputs for hooking up video game consoles or other computers - Touchscreen input - Camera drops down to maintain privacy Cons. - Lack of storage - All of the ports are awkwardly positioned on the back of the screen. - The Bluetooth appears to be slow to turn on as my 3rd party Bluetooth keyboard and mouse don’t start working until the computer has been on for a few minutes (which also results in an alarming error every boot about no keyboard being attached). - Lack of upgradeability. Meh. - Sound quality from the integrated speaker is okay, but it’s nothing to write home about. This is a great computer for media consumption and productivity. I wouldn’t recommend it for gaming though, and the lack of internal storage means that you’ll be relying on external and cloud storage to get by. This computer handles very well. This configuration didn’t miss a beat with any of the tasks that I threw at it. Unfortunately, while the internal hard drive is very fast, it’s also fairly small. At 256GB, you’ll be relying on cloud storage or external drives to hold things like your music or video libraries. I also experienced a small problem with my Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. I opted to swap out the mouse and keyboard that came with this computer in favor of my preferred Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. The mouse and keyboard that came with this computer were perfectly fine, but my Bluetooth set is better. Unfortunately, the Bluetooth doesn’t seem to want to turn on right away. The computer has to be on for a full minute or so before the Bluetooth wants to connect. This results in an alarming error message at the bios screen when you first boot telling you that a keyboard or mouse input hasn’t been detected. After it connects, everything appears to work just fine. I love the fact that this computer comes with HDMI inputs. I love that I can hook up a gaming console or other device to this computer and use it as a monitor. That is EXTREMELY cool and convenient. It should be noted that the touchscreen doesn’t work over HDMI. If you hookup another computer to this display, the touchscreen won’t work for it. The computer doesn't have a dedicated graphics card, and it isn't really made for gaming. Light gaming on older titles at low settings would probably be fine, but don't expect this to be a gaming powerhouse. It is a solid productivity workhorse though. This computer also has an integrated webcam that drops behind the display so that you can maintain your privacy (note: the microphone continues to work while the camera is dropped down). The integrated speaker . . . is meh. Honestly, it was a little disappointing. I’ve heard better, but I’ve heard worse too. All in all, for web browsing, photo editing, word processing and media consumption, this computer is great.
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Fast and Feature Rich All-in-OnePosted
The HP All-in-One 27-xa0014 came shipped in a sturdy carton and survived a coast-to-coast trip unscathed; and it took no more than 10 minutes to get the PC and accessories out of the boxes, plugged in and set up. The unit is powered by an AC adapter, like a laptop. The wireless keyboard is compact and quite heavy, not likely to be sent flying with an accidental bump. The usual on-screen touch keyboard is also available. The wireless mouse works off the same USB dongle, and both were working in just a few seconds. The birth-moment setup routine with Windows and HP was painless and fairly quick (of course it wants your available Wifi right off the bat to do the registration and updates.) A very nice sharp image for a touch-screen. Lots of available tweaks for those of us that don’t want the generic settings. You can enable streaming HDR video, change the resolution (1920 by 1080 is default and looks great.) The HD Display app allows all kinds of customization like scheduling settings changes to low blue light. This machine seems tailor-made for my bedroom, and may replace my TV since it has an HDMI input. Even the app to watch content through my dish TV via wifi produced a good quality video image. I beam my audio subscription content to a Bluetooth stereo connection to my main sound system, and it sounds great. Processor speed--wow, I have a 2018 Dell desktop with an I7 processor and 4GB more memory that the 27-xa0014, but this baby seems faster. It may be that it isn’t burdened with the things running in the background that accumulate on any desktop with time. The All-in-one is fast. The unit came with an earbud wired headset from B&O. (Bang and Olufsen audio). I don’t think the cable is long enough to get far enough away from the screen so it seems silly. The B&O trademark is “engraved” in the speaker section below the screen, but I have to say the audio quality of the self-contained speakers in this thing doesn’t seem to match the price tag or reach the level of the rest of the product. I have a big flat-screen TV that is nowhere as thick as this unit is (about 3 inches ) yet it produces much deeper bass and much more defined clean sound than the 27-xz0014. This is more like the sound of a TV from the pre-HD audio age. But when I patch the audio over to a Bluetooth stereo, voila, I hear clear HD sound that matches the beauty of what’s on the screen. No optical drive exists here. The available USB ports on the rear bottom are rather close together, so it’s a tight squeeze connecting a thumb drive but still pretty easy. If you have the ability to connect a better audio playing device, this machine is very nice and would make a good multi-media component to a bedroom, office or kitchen.
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Sleek, Top of The Line i7, limited expansionPosted
This HP All In One might have finally changed my mind about these kinds of machines. I'm not sure if they intentionally took a page from Apple's playbook on this one, but this is the most *mac looking all in one I've ever seen that isn't an *mac. And that's supposed to be a compliment. Setup: Start to running was less than 10 min out of the box. Windows 10 makes this process easy and the added HP software is present, but not in super bloatware form. Software updaters and things that seem useful, unlike many other PC companies. Display: The display on this thing is gorgeous and sports a tiny bezel with very un--imac geometric shapes at the back to house the actual PC computing components. The Touch capabilities here are mostly dictated by Win10, but work well and let me scroll web pages and grab and pinch to zoom etc as I have become accustomed to as a tablet user. I have a similar display in Silver from HP that I paired this machine with and it handled the connection easily. the two side by side looks great. Computing: Top of the line core i7 is nice and speedy. the 12 GB of RAM gives me pause, why not just upgrade the whole thing to 16gb instead of having odd sized ram chips. The existing RAM IS upgradeable, but 16gb is its max. The SSD is plenty fast and startup times are amazing, however, the lack of a dedicated spinner with TBs of storage might become a problem VERY quickly. I'm assuming the M.2 slot is either a huge pain to get to or not upgradeable, I shall pass that bridge when I come to it. The Intel integrated graphics seem to perform at the top of the realm for a machine without a discrete graphics card, and I'm impressed with how fast things are rendered and refreshed. Peripherals: The included keyboard and mouse continue the *mac appearance and work well being RF wireless. I also was impressed with the integrated B&O speakers, normally a form factor this small can't generate much sound, but this one manages to put out some decent volume. Thoughts: I'm worried about the size of the 256gb included SSD and that keeps me from giving this 5 stars. For it to be used long term I'll have to eat up one of the 5 USB ports with an external hard drive, not to mention all 5 of them and the sd card reader is all rear facing. Adding an HDMI input to use the monitor gives it additional value. Overall I think this is a great machine, I would recommend it to others based on the speed and performance in the all in one package, just remember to BYOHD, bring your own hard drive.
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good for what it isPosted
well I must say, they have come a long way with intel graphics cards now. this all in one is very nice. screen can be seen from all angles. very nice having a SSD with the os on it. takes a few seconds to boot up. about 5 seconds if that to get to your screen to type in password etc. then another 5 seconds to be up and running on desktop. even with a few apps that you might want to start up, start up pretty fast as well. has 12 gigs of ram which is also a nice touch. some of that is shared with the graphics card as the graphics card downside is that it is only a 128 mb vram. has a i7 8700t so you can boost it when needed. the screen is 27" and pretty thin except towards the bottom where all the hardware is at. speakers are pretty decent for being what it is. has a slide up and down webcam that is a nice touch as well and touchscreen. the monitor is nice and you can plug a device in and use the monitor that way as well. overall again nice for being an all in one. a few things on why a 4 star. I feel the price is steep for what you get. can find gaming laptops with better specs for gaming in the range. or even a decent desktop that you can even game on. the hard drive is nice being a ssd with the os. but I would have liked to see a bigger hard drive or be able to have a second drive that is a regular hdd or something. 256 will fill up fast. granted this is not for gaming on. the keyboard and mouse is ok but small and feels very cheap. and being that this is a Bluetooth, why not some how make a keyboard and mouse that can use that instead of using up a usb port. and all the ports are on the back. again though, main reason on a 4 star is just the price. yeah you are paying for convenience. but you can get a better gaming laptop, or a decent gaming desktop that is better then this with a monitor. and being how big this is, your not going to be moving this around much. do I recommend. well if you don't have room at all for a desktop pc or even a laptop but still want a decent pc then sure. but if you do have room to put a desktop on the ground and place a monitor on the desk or room for a laptop then honestly I would say go that route and get a better system. even if you don't game you still can find a nicer system for the same price or a cheaper system with the same specs and save money and then you can upgrade things like get a bigger hard drive or a secondary, or better mouse and keyboard or maybe even a nicer monitor etc.
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Near perfect all-in-onePosted
Pros: Beautiful - just look at it Powerful (enough) - for what I've thrown at it so far, while nowhere near a "gaming-rig" it more than holds up to the challenge of the various design programs and less-robust games my daughter have thrown at it Simple - had it up and running in minutes (this is also a bit of a con, more on that below) Mobile - it's footprint and weight are both small enough that you can pick it up and move it from room to room if need be with very little hassle. Cons: Storage - sure, you can get an external or two and be fine, but out of the box 256SSD? For this price-point? That's not going to last very long no matter what you're using it for. Speaker - while the speaker cover sure looks great and it has that nice "B&O" badge on it, it sure doesn't sound like anything I'd expect from such a lofty company. Comical sound quality. Camera quality - the camera is built-in and slides down to be out of the way while not in sure, but the image (both photo and video) quality left quite a bit to be desired. At this price-point with the relatively low cost high quality options out there in the storage/sound/image department, very surprised to see those three areas being the only real draw-backs of this system. Still, an easy recommendation as is.
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Fast machine but I want higher resolution...Posted
I have the luxury of having many computers, tablets, laptops, desktops and all-in-ones at my disposal to use and test. Adding this 27" HP Pavilion to the list was awesome. The first thing I do to most of the machine I get is to perform a system update, then do a performance test. I use Passmark Performance Test. This 27" All-in-One scored really well in disk! Absolutely amazing actually! You can tell it when it reboot - it takes about 15 seconds. WOW. The CPU is good - memory is good, where it lacks is in the display area. The highest resolution I can get is 1920x1080 on this 27" screen - so everything is BIG, compared to the 2560x1440 I'm used to. That is the biggest drawback for me. Next to that - the location of ports and slots is in the rear of the device, making it a bit inconvenient to attach peripherals if needed. Lastly, it has decent sound, but not compared to a pair of external power speakers. Again - it's an All-In-One, so you don't need external speakers unless you want to really rock the house! The device has a variety of GREAT features though - Popup Web Camera with very nice optics, Tilt Stand, Touchscreen (of course), stylish keyboard and mouse, Audio by Bang & Olufsen, etc. Overall - fast machine, great for everyday use except for video editting, etc.
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Great All in one!Posted
I've always been leary of all in one computers. I never owned a TV with a built in DVD player for the same reason. If one component breaks, like the monitor or the cpu, then you're out a whole set up rather than 1 component. When this became available to review, I decided to give it a try! Quite honestly, I love it! With a wireless keyboard and mouse there are no wires at all to speak of except power! I set this computer up at a smaller table in my living room and I run the keyboard and mouse on my lap. The keyboard and mouse very much resemble apple products. I prefer more than 2 buttons on my mouse and an ergo keyboard. These are more stylish. I have this set up for my business and I handle my listings as well as my label printing from this device. It's blazing fast and the display is fantastic! I don't sit close enough to it to use the touch display so much but when I did use it, it was very responsive and accurate. Sound quality is good though it is a little quieter than I expected. The storage is a bit small by today's standards. At some point, I'll have to plug in an external because I use a lot of photos for my business. Speaking of plugging in external devices, all the ports are in the back. It would have been nice to have one or two on the sides but it's not an insurmountable problem. Another port on the back is HDMI so it can be used for a game console as well! That's a cool feature! I also like that the camera can be down when not using, then manually pop up for use. Did I forget to mention that this all in one is beautiful? It's just nice to look at! I sounded a bit negative, but the negative items I listed aren't a total drawback. It's really fast and I've had no issues at all with it. I'm so happy to have this AIO and I would absolutely recommend it! I would give it more stars if I could.
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over all i give this PC a 4.5 out of 5 StarsPosted
All in 1 PC. Pros: 1. The only PC that almost as portable as a laptop. it’s so EZ to move this PC from room to room or even great for people like me who live in an apartment. 2. screen size- with the large screen this PC is more comparable to a TV. I actually use it in place of my TV in my bedroom to save space. Great picture quality. 3. Touch screen- I love the fact that it convenient to just touch the icon I would like to select. This was a fetcher I didn’t see myself using when I purchased this PC but now I can’t live without it. 4. Speed- I’m amazed to how fast and responsive this computer is. I get more work done at home now then at work. I’m interested to see how this hold up over time and as I install more applications and programs 5. Appeal- this is a very attractively designed piece of technology. A natural all white design with matching accessories, but with what will start the first of my Cons: 1. The power cords are black. Everything should match. Make all black or all white or whatever you do just make it consistent 2. Sound. The sound quality isn’t the best, I find myself having to turn the volume all the way up to hear from any kind of distance. I understand that this computer is designed for you to be right in front of it but My daughters tablet is louder than this computer. 3. Ease of use. The screen should be able to tilt backwards. One - to adjust to the high in which the user is viewing and Two – to allow user to have a comfortable experience using the touch screen fetcher. Over all this computer is amazing. 4.5 out of 5.
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Great versatile all-in-one PCPosted
This review is specific to the HP - Pavilion 27" Touch-Screen All-In-One PC with the Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB Memory, and 256GB Solid State Drive. The setup process was straightforward and simple as you just have to follow the prompts which guide you through the setup process. The 27” full HD touch-screen is a great size and works very well. I don’t have any complaints regarding the visual quality or touch-screen response and I especially love the fact that it has both HDMI input and HDMI output ports allowing you to either add an external monitor or add another HDMI device such as a gaming console. Considering this PC does not include any sort of DVD/CD drive, this is a way you can still use this monitor to watch movies from physical discs. The 256GB solid state drive obviously does not have much capacity but it performs very well and additional storage can easily be added by using external drives in combination with the various USB ports available (both USB 3.0 and type-C), if needed. The built-in WiFi wireless connectivity is an awesome addition and works very well but it should be noted that a gigabit ethernet LAN port is also available for wired networks. This really comes in handy if you have the ability to run a network cable directly to wherever you plan on setting up this system and it is great having both options available. The built-in speakers work very well and I have no complaints regarding the sound quality they produce. The built-in webcam performs admirably but what I like most about it is the fact that the camera itself can be pushed in and hidden, preventing it from seeing and sharing anything that isn’t supposed to be seen or shared. This is a great feature given the privacy concerns many people justifiably have given just how connected all of our devices are nowadays. Overall, this is a great all-in-one PC that has so many potential uses and I highly recommend it!
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New technology with a powerful processorPosted
The HP Pavilion All-in-One 27-xa0014 is impressive right out of the box. There is no bulky tower to connect to the screen. All hardware is within the rear lower portion of the screen. It comes with voice assistance through Cortana which automatically begins the process of setup. I can ask Cortana for help with anything, instead of typing a question. The hard drive only leaves about 202GB after being fully up and running. Processing time of commands is instantaneously quick as pressing the enter key. The screen is big enough to watch TV on and the compression of the pixels gives a rich color and a detailed picture. The camera takes crystal clear pictures and synchronized videos. A major complaint is that the volume is extremely low even at 100% on made videos and web videos. The screen is as versatile as an android tablet or an old fashioned desktop screen. I am able to use my keyboard and mouse to type and maneuver on the huge screen, but I can also type with a screen keyboard and use my finger or pointer to navigate throughout the screen. I added my printer simply by connecting it to the HP Pavilion All-in-One 27-xa0014 with a USB printer cable. The HP Pavilion All-in-One 27-xa0014 automatically started searching for and downloading the necessary drivers. After successfully installing my printer, I disconnected it from the USB printer cable and then was able to print through my Wi-Fi. I could not find the specific owner’s manual for the HP Pavilion All-in-One 27-xa0014 with searching the HP support page. I only was able to find a generic manual that gave no specifics on operating the HP Pavilion All-in-One 27-xa0014. The short time that I have had this dynamic computer system, I have become impressed with its functionality and new technology.
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