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Save $100 on HP Pavilion 24 at Best Buy

Pavilion is HP’s mainstream consumer brand positioned above unnamed HP systems (“HP All-in-One 20”) and below Envy devices. The 24-k0220z is an HP.com configuration that is cheaper than most retail Pavilions sold with Intel Core i3 and Core i5 and older AMD chips. It combines a 6-core 3 GHz CPU with 16 GB of RAM, a 256 GB NVMe solid-state drive, and a 1 TB 7,200 rpm Serial ATA hard drive.

The IPS touchscreen offers Full HD instead of 1440p or 4K resolution, and the processor’s integrated AMD Radeon graphics, while outperforming its Intel rivals, is more suited for casual gaming than demanding 3D titles. But the 17.1 x 21.3 x 6.5-inch Pavilion is an attractive overall package, a slim screen in what the company calls Snowflake White, with thin bezels at the top and sides and a fabric-covered speaker grille below the display. A small label on the right side of the grille indicates that the speakers are tuned by B&O, Bang & Olufsen’s consumer electronics label, and are not suitable for audiophile applications.

A plain rectangular base and slim stand support the screen, which tilts but is not height-adjustable. The stand doesn’t swivel, but it’s not difficult to move the 14.8-pound computer around the desk. Video conferencing and online chats are the main uses for home PCs these days, and the HP is equipped with a 5-megapixel webcam with a quad-array digital microphone. The camera flips up from the top edge when you need it, and flushes down to keep peepers out when you don’t.

Like most all-in-ones, the Pavilion has most of its ports on the back, which is a bit inconvenient. A headphone jack and a USB Type-A port are located on the right edge of the display. Three more USB-A ports and a USB Type-C port are on the back, along with an SD card slot, a Gigabit Ethernet jack, an HDMI output for connecting a second display, and an HDMI input for connecting a cable box or game console to the HP’s screen.

All five USB ports conform to the USB 3.1 5Gbps specification instead of the faster USB 3.2 Gen 2 or Gen 2×2, but HP still earns a point for not wasting space with slow retro USB 2.0 ports. Bluetooth and 802.11ac Wi-Fi take care of wireless communications. A 120-watt laptop-style power supply plugs into the back; the HP does not have an internal power supply like an iMac.

George Southwell
George Southwell
George Southwell is a writer for Bollyinside who has a passion for classic cinema, architecture, entertaining friends through the art of the kitchen, and guiding others in the purchase of consumer technology items that meet their specific needs. You could find him in a figure drawing class, a movie theatre, or just standing in the middle of a sidewalk and staring at a building when he's not writing.

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