HP Pavilion 20-f394 All-In-One Computer Review

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Pros & Cons:
Great computer works fast! It was and easy set-up ! Touch screen all in one! Great for the price! Big screen. AMD Quad-Core A4-5000 Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon HD 8330 graphics Provides enhanced performance. 20" LED-backlit high-definition widescreen 5-point optical touch-enabled display With 1600 x 900 resolution offers easy navigation and delivers intense detail and clarity.

The HP Pavilion 20-f394 is a low end entry level desktop which goes for slightly under $500. It has a huge 20 inch screen which looks like those in IMacs desktops. This desktop is designed for those with tighter budgets and not so demanding computing requirements. So a few compromises have been done and it would be good to check out the features on it before deciding if it’s the right choice for you.

The 20 inch screen is a really good feature for this desktop. At 1600*900 resolution, the color and contrast is adequate. However, this screen is not touch capable. The desktop is fitted with the AMD E1-1200 processor which is not the fastest out there. The Ram is 2 GB which can be expanded to 4 GB. These features will tell you that it’s not exactly a fast desktop but rather one suited for lighter home and office uses. However, if you have some patience within you, you might push it to perform more. The desktop has a TruVision HD 720p webcam to support video calls and hangouts. There are plenty 2.0 and 3.0 USB ports and some audio jacks. Built in Wi-Fi via 802.11 n and Bluetooth radios, multi format SD slot, Ethernet port and lo-fi speakers are some other features on this desktop. There is one thing missing from this desktop which is a HDMI port which means you cannot connect game consoles and such which is a major setback.

This entry level desktop looks stylish and comes with keyboard and mouse both of which are connected through USB. There is a walmart model which comes with wireless mouse and keyboard for an additional $20. If you require connecting many components, this will come in handy as you’ll fee up some USB ports. There are a few apps which come pre-installed with this desktop. HP's MyRoom video chat software, Skype, Cyberlink's PowerDVD, PhotoDirector PowerDirector as well as a few other trail programs including Microsoft office, Norton interne security among others. You also get one year warranty for this product.

The HP Pavilion 20-f394 will be a good choice for users who require light uses. Light office work, Editing work, homework for school children a kitchen computer will be some place where the pavilion will perform well. The specs might be limiting to those who run more powerful programs. It’s an entry level desktop whose price justifies its specifications.

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Dell Inspiron i660-5041BK Desktop Review

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Pros & Cons:
The 3rd gen Intel Core i5 processor and the 8 GB RAM are two stand out specs that will handle everything you throw at them. Powerful Desktop.

The Dell Inspiron i660-5041BK is a desktop PC that is suitable for both home and office settings. It will meet the demands of the average user. There are many different reasons why you’d want to acquire a desktop. It might be for entertainments, work, study and all this will be well served by this desktop. Let’s look at some of the features of this desktop and find out if it will be a right choice for you.

This desktop has been the most recent Intel technology installed. The 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3340 processor is a very powerful processor that will comfortably handle most tasks including high resource intensive ones. The RAM of this computer is the 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz. It has 1 TB of storage. The 7200rpm SATA interface hard disk is responsible for this. The motherboard is integrated with graphics controlled by the Intel HD chip.

Unlike many desktops, this one has the wireless connectivity enabled through the use of the wireless-N technology by Microsoft. Though this desktop doesn’t have speakers, the onboard sound is capable of 5.1 audio through home theater and other sound management devices. It comes installed with windows 7 premium 64 bit which supports any software that you may wish. In case of accessories and how to connect them, there are various connection types which allow for this. These are located on the front and the back of this PC. O the front part we have two 2.0 USB hubs and at the back there are two other 2.0 USB hubs. We also have four 3.0 USB hubs. These are more than enough for any number of connections you might want. There is an 8.1 media card reader on the front part and microphone jacks. There are HDMI and VGA ports as well as LAN port for Ethernet.

This PC is one which has received many acclaims due to its solid performance and power to carry out even intensive tasks comfortably. Gamers, students, casual users will all find this PC a good choice. The 3.4 quad core processor and the 8 GB RAM are two stand out specs that will handle everything you throw at them. Though this machine is more expensive than the average desktop, it packs far more powerful specs and should be a good deal. However, if you are just want a PC for small office and home work like emailing, movies, this PC might not be ideal for you. It suits users who want more than just the basics.

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