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Could this HP PC run well?

Jun 25, 2018 8:34AM PDT

So I was looking around on BestBuy Canada, and I stumbled upon this PC, sooooo it has an A12 9800 with Radeon r7 integrated graphics (2gb I think, obviously not top par) 16 gb of ram ddr4 2400, 1tb of storage. What I'm wondering is if this PC could handle everyday use for hours, and while I don't need it to be ultra fast, I'd rather it be somewhat kinda fast. Continuing on, can this handle school work, word, excel, PowerPoint, Google drive, reading news and articles, internet browsing and research, some gaming Fallout 4 and Fortnite. Could this pc handle all this?

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3.4GHz 7th Generation AMD A12-9800 quad-core processor prevents lag and delivers a seamless gaming experience
16 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM memory allows you to use complex programs with no issues
1 TB 7200RPM SATA hard drive gives you tons of storage space to store a massive digital arcade of games
AMD Radeon R7 graphics card provides crisp and clear images while playing games and watching videos
HP black wired keyboard with volume control and wired optical mouse ensure easy control of computer functions
Supports Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) and Bluetooth 4.2 for quick and stable connection to the Internet
Multiple USB ports make it easy to expand functionality by connecting a range of peripherals, such as a printer, keyboard, and mouse
Inclusion of Windows 10 Home ensures you have the latest and greatest operating system for your computing needs

Details & Specs
Base Features
Pre-loaded Operating System
Windows 10 Home
Operating System Language
Processor Type
7th Generation AMD A12-9800
Processor Speed
3.80 GHz
Processor Cores
Processor Cache
2 MB L2 Cache
16 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)
Hard Disk Drive Capacity
1 TB
Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minute)
7200 rpm
Optical Drive
Graphics Card
AMD Radeon R7 Graphics
Dedicated Graphic Card
Video Memory
2 GB
Sound Card
5.1 Surround Sound
Audio Output
5.1 Surround Sound
Loaded Software
Wild Tangent Games; HP Help and Support; HP JumpStart; Netflix; CyberLink Power Media Player; Meet the New Office; HP Connection; Dropbox; HP Recovery Manager; McAfee LiveSafe
Cooling System
Air Cooling
Power Supply
180 W
Built-in Monitor
HDCP Compliant
Screen Size/Type
Not Applicable
Native Screen Resolution
Not Applicable
Touchscreen Display
VR Ready
Ethernet Port
10/100/1000 Base-T Network
Integrated Wi-Fi
Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2)
Integrated Bluetooth
Yes - 4.2 M.2
Inputs & Outputs
Card Reader
USB Ports
I/O Ports - Front
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2; 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-CTM
I/O Ports - Back
2 x USB 2.0; 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1; HDMI Out
Other Input or Output Ports
Headphone/Microphone Combo
Expansion Slots
HDD: 1 x 3.5" (Occupied) + 1 x 2.5" (Available); ODD: 1 x 9.5mm slim (Occupied)
Product Features
Natural Silver
Dimensions (cm)
16.99 (W) x 29.10 (H) x 27.68 (D) cm
Dimensions (in)
6.69 (W) x 11.46 (H) x 10.9 (D) in
5.14 kg
Weight (lbs)
11.33 lb

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I can't find the dedicated GPU.
Jun 25, 2018 8:42AM PDT

Or what GPU it is. The A12 has an OK onboard graphics solution but gamers can be upset at having to run at lowest settings.

Other than games it's just an OK to poor laptop. There is no SSD unless I missed it so when you compare it to a similar SSD equipped laptop you will wonder why you would buy this thing.

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But for the price
Jun 27, 2018 9:46AM PDT

Well I don't truly think its should be counted as a "cheap laptop" mostly because it is a prebuilt desktop and it should work out fine. But super speed aside could computer tun well?(and ps. I'm fine with playing at 720 and 768p at medium low settings)

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Your post left me guessing what it was.
Jun 27, 2018 9:51AM PDT

And I can guess badly.

If the GPU is just the onboard then check to see if you can install one later. Even this CPU (A12) will be fine when paired with the usual 1050 Ti GPU.

So I'm still calling it a cheap PC. Be it laptop or desktop with the gamers I know being upset with the game performance.

At least with most desktops you can pop in the 1050 and fix it.

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Everything was fine
Jun 25, 2018 5:04PM PDT

Until you hit gaming.

At 720p and low settings you might see 30 fps.

That's something you would have to play with to see what you can get.

The machine is not designed for gaming.

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On YouTube I've seen it game
Jun 26, 2018 11:12AM PDT

On YouTube search a12 9800 and you'll see a dude named techephinany and you'll as him play with 8 gigs of ram and this pc has 16, and he gets 40plus fps fallout 4 here it is

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Every game is different
Jun 26, 2018 11:38AM PDT

Some games will stress the cpu.

Some games will stress the video.

So for each game you get to test to see how far you can push things and get ok fps.

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Many gamers will call that
Jun 26, 2018 11:46AM PDT

Not good enough as you take their system and that 40 drops to 4 as the scene complexity goes up.

It will run the game but a gamer will get upset at changing settings and more.

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Jun 27, 2018 9:48AM PDT

Could I add mods to it to improve performance? Like Remove insignificant object, and Boston Fps Fix, stuff like that? And like I said I'd most likely be playing and 720 to 768p with medium textures, and low setting and detail.

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Mods from my experience
Jun 27, 2018 10:08AM PDT

Mostly drop frame rates and add features. As to your results, you have to test it out. The most likely result is you accept what it is but know how to fix it later.

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