If we have any major criticisms of the Pavilion All-In-One 200-5020 it's that its connectivity options are relatively limited. For audio, you get headphone and microphone jacks on the left edge, and a single line-out jack on the back, all of which are analog connections. There are no separate video inputs or outputs, so forget about connecting a game console or cable box via HDMI. You also get only five USB 2.0 ports for external devices; FireWire and eSATA are both absent. A media card reader, an Ethernet jack, a Webcam, and dedicated brightness control buttons make up the rest of the external features. We'll grant that most people will be satisfied with what they find here, but a little more imagination from HP wouldn't hurt, either.
|HP Pavilion All-in-One 200-5020|
|Raw (annual kWh)||186.07554|
|Annual operating cost (@$0.1135/kWh)||$21.12|
A minor downside to the Pavilion's fast performance is its power consumption. At roughly $21.12 in power costs-per-year, it shouldn't impact your finances too badly, and it's not that far out-of-whack compared with the Acer all-in-one, but there's no escaping the fact that the HP demands the most power of any recent sub-$1,000 all-in-one. Perhaps to make up for the slight uptick in power draw, HP informs us that this system has a new mercury-free display, and a few of the components have been purged of harmful BFR (brominated flame-retardant) and PVC (polyvinyl chloride) chemicals.
HP's service and support matches that of the industry-standard one-year warranty coverage/24-7 toll-free phone service. HP's Web site also has a bunch of useful features, from FAQs, driver and manual downloads, as well as support chat. The system itself also comes with a few diagnostic tools, although you'll have to sort them out from the trial offers and crapware icons.
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HP Pavilion All-in-One 200-5020
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.7GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core E5400; 4GB 1,333MHz DDR3 SDRAM; 64MB (shared) Intel GMA X4500 integrated graphics chip; 500GB 7,200rpm Seagate hard drive
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 1.6GHz AMD Athlon II X2 250; 4GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 256MB (shread) AMD Radeon HD 3200 integrated graphics chip; 320GB 7,200 rpm Seagate hard drive
32-bit Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0Ghz Intel Dual Core T4200; 3GB 1,066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; 32MB (shared) Intel GMA 45 integrated graphics chip; 500GB 7,200rpm Western Digital hard drive