A better All-in-One PC: The HP Pavilion 200-5020
Another all-in-one PC has just been released by HP, the new Pavilion 200-5020. This new model is equipped with a 1080-pixel 21.5-inc screen and dual-core 2.7GHz Pentium CPU for only $800. This new model is built for productivity work and high-definition video viewing.
This new model got its looks from HP Pavilion MS225 and MS214, though it has a bigger screen. It has a glossy black exterior with a bit of silver accent. It has a built-in duo webcam and microphone on the left side. The screen can also be tilted forward and back for 45 degrees and the stand can be easily rotated. The speakers really aren’t that good but headphones can be used instead.
Though it has good specs, the power brick made it not to work in a minimalist style. The optical drive is of “tray-loader” style rather than slot-loading. However, the keyboard and mouse are wireless. The mouse matches the glossy black emboss style and the keyboard also has silver highlights.
On the left side, there are two USB 2.0 ports (there are five others on the rear part), a six-format-card reader and audio and microphone jacks. On the right hand side you will see adjusting buttons and the optical drive whereas an audio and Ethernet jack at the back.
It has an Intel Pentium E5400 dual-core CPU, secured by 2.7GHz handles; an Intel GMA X4500 integrated graphics; a 4GB DDR3 RAM and a 500GB hard drive.
The Pavilion 200-5020 beats majority other competitors within the same price range of desktops under $1000.
Though the graphics card of the Pavilion is good, it really cannot match the Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 as it offers a better high-definition gaming experience.
On testing, the Pavilion 200-5050 bagged better scores that the past pavilion models. It was much faster in the CPU-centric Windows Media Encoder test and the iTunes test. In the Cinebench 10 processor stressing test, it scored almost twice as the old model. With this, you can say that the CPU and RAM upgraded were definitely worth it.
Despite a good start on the testing process, it was not able to have the same results when it came to the Direct X 9 real-world gaming test thus making it not that ideal for gaming. However, games like The Sims, Torchlight and Peggle can run well on this desktop.
Overall, HP’s Pavilion 200-5020 is a cut above its other competitors and previous models.
This is because of the great upgrade on the processor which made it better than others in the same price range.