Amazon Review by Josh
98 people found the following review helpful
Strong All-In-One, Big Screen, & a Few Minor Issues
The display on this all-in-one (AIO) is huge. I've run a setup with two monitors for years & this may actually negate the need for a separate one. This is fairly new model & seems to be handling the multi-tasking I've thrown at it pretty well. Been editing in Photoshop Elements while streaming Netflix & didn't notice any slowdown.
It came down to a 23" i7 or this 27" i5 (both had similar RAM & hard drive) & so far I think I made the right decision. Hard drive isn’t bad in this (7200rpm) but I’ll be replacing it with a SSD soon. Once you have one it’s hard to go back.
That said, there are a few things I’m not crazy about. You’ll want a different wireless mouse & keyboard than what comes with it. Both work okay but I need something a little more ergonomic. Both connect to one USB dongle so if you purchase them separately, try to get a set so you don’t have to dedicate two USB spots.
Speaking of connectivity, there are a number of inputs on the back but there are three underneath the monitor that are just poorly placed. So poorly placed that in order to see them you have to tilt the monitor up to a crazy angle. And even then you’re not going to get a good look.
I would recommend this AIO to anyone looking for a solid desktop with a huge screen.
HP Pavilion 27-a030 27-Inch All-In-One Desktop (Intel Core i5, 12 GB RAM, 1 TB HD)