In a word: #AWESOME
Honestly, I love this thing. I’ve had many computers throughout the years. Actually, my first computer was a Commodore 64. That was back when you had to type a full page of coding just to change the font color. Everything was a process. I believe I was 9 or 10 at the time. From that point on I have lived, ate and breathed computers. Anybody recall the first chat rooms? How about avatars? You weren’t really you, but rather some hot model pulled from an ad. You just chose how perfect you wanted to be and presto change-o.
My original websites were written entirely in coding. And with each new device, more coding had to be learned. But it was like a symphony to me. Pure logic. I just had to make it fit.
So naturally, I’ve had a lot of gadgets in my life. I think one half of my brain is fully paints and easels; the other half purely gadgets and gears. And a new computer sets me in ‘kid in a candy store’ mode. Much to my sheer delight, my husband got me a new toy for Christmas this year. I was even happier when I saw the color!
Just a few weeks prior, I was moaning about all the black cords, huge processor and overall dust pattern on the bedroom computer. Honestly…it’s an eyesore. I did however need a computer in the family room. I’m prone to late night blogging and my husband gets up at 3:30 am. Essentially, I barely used the bedroom computer and had no desire to have the clunky thing in the family room.
The HP All-In-One has ONE cord going into the wall. The other two cords are white and specifically for the keyboard and the mouse.
The WebCam is built in….so naturally…I had to try it out….
The keyboard and mouse are also aesthetically pleasing…
As far as speed, I’ve had zero issues. I’m a Netflix junkie and the video playback is flawless…
(Obviously I’m correct about my brain being two halves of wacky…I can never decide between Comedy and Horror…Go figure.)
And it’s equipped with Cortana…basically she’s Siri for an HP.
And of course, there’s plenty of help…
It runs the Windows 10 program, which honestly, I didn’t love when it first came out. Too many issues with game play on already existing games. But they seem to have worked out the kinks and now it’s growing on me. The apps are handy and I love having instant access to my e-mail.
To be clear: This isn’t built for major league gaming. It’s not Alienware . (I have a 17 year old son…believe me when I say, he’s insanely picky about his gaming gear. So my opinion is based on his opinion of how fast the ‘on screen’ reaction time is.) But it is fast! I use it for internet based work and play. With the use of iCloud for easy file storage and transfer, I haven’t had an issue. Yes there’s a HUGE amount of storage, however in the past I’ve learned not to over-stuff a computer if you can help it. Homework for the kids, photos, social media, movies etc…it’s genuinely a great gadget.
Plus…yep…you can pop in a DVD!
This one was purchased at Best Buy, so I’m going to post the specs directly from their site. I’d be here all night if I typed it all out….
And no..I’m not a paid reviewer. This is a non-paid site. If you’re paid, then you’re swayed!
This is an honest review based on my own experience with this particular computer. I pay for this domain, so technically …I’m paying to share this review with you.
Microsoft Windows 10 operating system
Windows 10 brings back the popular Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen.Learn more ›
23.8″ Full HD LED display
Native 1920 x 1080 resolution showcases your games and HD movies with impressive color and clarity.
8GB system memory for advanced multitasking
Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
SuperMulti DVD/CD burner
Reads and writes to a wide variety of media formats, including DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW, DVD-RAM and double-layer DVD.
1TB hard drive for ample file storage space
Holds a significant collection of digital photos, music, HD videos and DVD-quality movies. 7200 rpm spindle speed enables rapid read/write times for handling large files and complex applications.
Cloud support lets you access your files anywhere
Store your photos, videos, documents and other files on Dropbox for secure access across multiple devices. Fees may apply.
Built-in webcam with two microphones
Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer
Supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card formats.
2 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices
Also includes 2 USB 2.0 ports to connect more accessories and peripherals. The USB 3.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).
Wireless and wired network connectivity
Built-in high-speed wireless LAN connects to your network on the most common Wi-Fi standards. Gigabit Ethernet LAN port plugs into wired networks.
Bluetooth 4.0 interface syncs with compatible devices
Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the computer and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.
Multimedia software package included
CyberLink PowerDirector, HP Recovery Manager, HP Support Assistant, HP Games Powered by WildTangent, Netflix, Snapfish.
Microphone and headphone jacks.
Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Core, Atom, Ultrabook, Intel Inside and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
That’s about for it now. I honestly have no cons to this gadget. Typically I have an entire list of whimpering and whining, but nothing comes to mind as of yet. That could change a few months from, but for right now….TWO THUMBS UP!