The 6 best all-in-one computers of 2022 – ZDNet
Tech specs: OS Windows 11 Home | CPU Intel Core i3, i5, i7; AMD Ryzen 3, 5 | GPU Intel UHD Graphics, AMD Radeon Graphics (integrated); Nvidia GeForce MX 350 (Core i3, i5), Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 (Core i7) | RAM 8GB, 16GB | Storage 1TB, 2TB (HDD); 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB (SSD) | Screen 23.8-inch FHD (1920 x 1080, 92.6ppi, 16:9) or QHD (2560 x 1440, 123.4ppi) IPS; touch-screen option | Wireless Bluetooth 4.2, 5.0, 5.2; Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), 6 (802.11ax) | Ports & slots rear: 1x USB-C, 3x USB-A, HDMI in, HDMI out, RJ-45 Ethernet, SD card reader • right side: USB-A, 3.5mm audio in/out | Camera HP Wide Vision 5MP privacy camera | Audio quad array digital mics, HP Dual Speakers (tuned by B&O) | Dimensions 540mm x 435mm x 165mm (21.27in. x 17.14in. x 6.5in.) | Weight 6.4kg (14.1lbs) | Price from $649.99 (Core i3, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD), $799.99 (AMD Ryzen 3, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
AIO computers can be pricey, but that’s not the case with the HP Pavilion 24 All-in-One, which starts at $649.99 with an Intel (Core i3) processor or $799.99 with an AMD (Ryzen 3) CPU. Based around a 23.8-inch screen with FHD or QHD resolution and optional touch-screen capability, configurations rise to as much as $1,499.99 with a Core i7 processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.
The ‘Snowflake White’ Pavilion 24 All-in-One looks smarter than its budget price tag suggests, with the 23.8-inch IPS panel sitting above a speaker grille on a durable aluminium stand that can tilt from –5 to +25 degrees. There’s no height or swivel adjustment though. The 5MP webcam at the top of the display can be popped up or hidden away as required, but there’s no infrared support and therefore no scope for Windows Hello face authentication.
There’s a good array of connections on offer, including USB-C, three USB-A, HDMI in and out, Ethernet (RJ-45) and an SD card slot at the back, and USB-A plus a 3.5mm audio in/out jack on the right side. The USB ports are all 5Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 1×1) connections. Most configurations offer Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) connectivity rather than Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax).
You can’t expect too much in the way of performance from the HP Pavilion 24 All-in-One, especially in the most affordable configurations with entry-level (Intel or AMD) CPUs, integrated graphics and 8GB of RAM, but you will get more than enough to handle mainstream productivity and entertainment workloads.
HP’s Pavilion range of AIOs is also available with 22-inch and 27-inch screens.
- Pleasing design
- Multiple configuration options
- No height or swivel adjustment for the screen
- No infrared support on webcam
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