Best Buy Review by iwalkwithedead
Very nice for general user
CPU/GPU: AMD A8-7410 APU @2.2GHz with R5 Graphics 1GB at 847MHz
RAM: 8GB @1600MHz DDR3 (1 stick, Hyundai Brand)
Storage: 1TB 5400RPM 2.5" Sata Hard Drive (TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100)
External Storage: SD Card reader on the side
USB Ports: 2x2.0 and 2x3.0 ports
Rom: DVD/CD Burner
Network: Build in Wireless/Bluetooth 4.0 with an Ethernet Port (10/100/1000 LAN) on Back
OS: Windows 10 Home x64bit
Screen: 23.8" IPS LED Touch screen on 1080P resolution
External: HDMI out and Audio out
Webcam: Build in with dual microphone
Keyboard/Mouse: Dell KM632 wireless combo (comes with mini-usb receiver and 4 Duracell batteries)
Speakers: Built in speakers on the front using Waves MaxxAudio Tech and a headphone jack on the side
The design of this All-in-One PC is easy on the eyes. With a minimalistic view, all around really shows off how you can have a PC with very little cables; which is great because you don’t have all of these cables running everywhere getting in the way. I have a cat so having less cables is great!
The glossy black and white is always a plus to make it easy to flow with any theme around your house, whether be living room or bedroom, etc it will look very slick. People can love touch screen, it is really neat feature to have on a desktop PC. For the most part a lot of us are already use to this feature on tablets, phones and some laptops but on a desktop screen is not very common but quite neat.
The keyboard was nice, I am typing this review on this PC and the buttons are not huge, it’s not clicky clacky which makes it decently quiet while typing. I didn’t have any issue with key input lag nor any input lag with the mouse, they both worked normal for me. It is a flat key keyboard but Im okay with it, it can take a few to get use to but it didnt take long.
The stand is built in so you do not have to have any tools to set it up.
It didn’t have any dead pixels on arrival, no light bleed and had great colors and clarity as I expected it to have. The colors were nice and crisp and seemed to be full of life when watching videos, day or not its clear.
I did tests with music videos, movie DVD disk, Movie/TV show rips from Blu-ray disks.
The sound is pretty awesome if you were to ask me, I’m sure some will diss it but I mean really? It is actually pretty good and high, sure it could be better but better costs more and good speaker systems are not that cheap. I don’t know exactly how many speakers nor the size of them but they are very easy on the ears. Not that high crackling you hear with laptops or generic speakers you can buy. They did a great job with them for the space they had to work with. I did tests with country, rap, hip/hop, pop and alternative rock.
The webcam is okay, about the same you would see in a midrange laptop, mic is about the same feeling. Nothing truly amazing but good for general use like Skype/Google Video.
–Speed & Response–
The touch screen is perfect and I love it!
All of the apps that I installed went without issue. When clicking on them they popped up quickly and loaded normally.
This is not a gaming PC so I did not try to game on it but I’m sure having an AMD APU it could do some games at low/medium settings, my HP Touchscreen Laptop was slower than this PC and it played Rocket League quite well, so games that are not heavy on graphics should do fine.
Only 1 Cable needed!
What I really love about this pc, besides basically no cables is that since It’s an AIO Desktop you can put it almost anywhere on any surface in the house without taking up room and can easily move it for a change of scene or to clean the surface it is on. With a desktop, you have to unplug all of these wires and move it, which it can weigh a good amount more.
My family (general users) were all impressed with this PC. They kept trying to take it away from me! lol
A lot of the bad reviews seem to be really based on Windows 10 issues more than the pc itself. OEM Bloatware has always been around and yes it can slow the PC down a good amount, I dislike it greatly myself. The 5400RPM hard drive is another reason you might feel it’s slower, however putting a SSD in this machine would cost more. The average user really just wants to see plug-in-play, which is fine, being a builder and gamer I always do fresh installs because I know how and it runs perfectly after with that. Lots of people do not know how to do that but if you uninstall a lot of stuff that is pre-installed it will run much better for you.
I do wish the PC was better for you with issues, well I wish Windows 10 was better for you and worked as it supposed to. I have been lucky with no issues hardware or software wise so far, I have been playing with it for a few weeks now, still going strong.
I absolutely hate having a locked and lacking of features too. It seems almost normal today to have it. Being a builder and gamer I like seeing features and options in my bios and a nice updated UEFI one too.
*Please Note: I received this laptop in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.