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Looking at buying a Desktop...

Jun 3, 2019 3:52PM PDT

Hey Guys,

I am looking at buying a desktop, an all in one desktop to be exact. I currently have an HP laptop and I like it (had it for a couple of years) but really I just want to have a desktop (for different reasons, bigger screen, not having to worry about a battery dying, etc). And I could always use my laptop as a backup computer. I am also in school which is another reason I want a desktop.

ANYWAY. I am kind of a newbie when it comes to talking computers and graphics and ram and speed and etc. I have been eyeing an HP AIO desktop and I want to see what you guys think of the specs in general but also compared to my laptop how it will stack up. (Will it be better than my laptop, will it be more powerful, faster, etc.)

My current laptop is an HP Envy 15-as014wm 15.6" Laptop.
Full-HD IPS Touch Screen, Windows 10, Intel Core i7-6500U Processor (2.5GHz), 8GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, Intel HD Graphics 520.

The HP Desktop I am looking at is an HP Pavilion 27-A0013W (xa0013w) AiO 27".
The specs for it are:
AMD Ryzen 5 2600H, AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM.
Key features:

Operating system: Windows 10 Home

• Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 5 2600H Processor

• Integrated display: 10-point touch-enabled 27" diagonal widescreen FHD IPS WLED-backlit micro edge display (1920 x 1080)

• Memory: 8 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM memory (1 x 8 GB)

• Internal Storage: 1 TB 7200RPM SATA hard drive

• Graphics: AMD Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics

• Mouse and keyboard: HP wireless keyboard with volume control and optical mouse

• Webcam: HP TrueVision FHD Camera

• USB ports: 5 (3 USB 3.1 Gen 1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C&tradeWink

• Connectivity: HDMI Out, HDMI In • Wireless: Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) and Bluetooth® 4.2 M.

So, what do you guys think? Would this desktop be better than my laptop? Are thr specs for this desktop good? Tell me what you think...

Other than school work and basic web browsing I do enjoy watching videos, photo/video editing, listening to music, playing games (would this be able to run current gen games or no?), etc. I use my computers as a media device so I need something that can handle that stuff.


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On paper should be faster.
Jun 3, 2019 4:06PM PDT
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Will it be better.....yes
Jun 4, 2019 9:02PM PDT

Gaming.....perhaps at the lowest settings.

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HP Pavilion 27-xa0013w Specifications
Jun 11, 2019 3:58AM PDT
The Specifications of your said PC that is HP Pavilion 27-xa0013w

Display: 68.5 cm (27.0 in) diagonal FHD BrightView WLED-backlit TS
Motherboard: Centrix
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600H (3.35 GHz (3.6 GHz - maximum turbo boost)
Memory: 8 GB DDR4-2666
VGA : AMD Radeon Graphics
Networking : Integrated Bluetooth 4.2 and Wireless LAN 802.11a
Hard Drive: 1 TB SATA 7200 RPM
Power Supply: 120 W External

With this All in One PC you can enjoy all your stuff like live streaming, graphics editing, play games online and more.
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HP Pavilion 27-xa0013w
Jun 11, 2019 4:05AM PDT

You have made a good choice. HP Pavilion 27-xa0013w is the best system for playing games, photo/video editing, and more. The specs are good but you can't compare any desktop to laptop performance.

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It's okay
Jul 6, 2019 4:11AM PDT

Should be good for the rest save perhaps gaming. SSD would be great if you can spare some more money.