The HP 24-dd0010 All-in-One PC will make an excellent addition to any room with its stylish, space-saving design and near rock-bottom price.
- Attractive, modern design
- HDMI input
- Speakers punch above their weight
- Very low-res webcam
- No USB-C port
When we reviewed the HP 22 All-in-One last year, we declared it one of the best AIO PCs for most of us, for whom the Apple iMac is out of reach. If a 22-inch model is for all of us, then the 24-inch HP 24-dd0010 is the all-in-one PC for all of us. This entry-level all-in-one offers the same lean price and a bigger display than its 22-inch kin.
The low price is reflected on the spec sheet, though. You get an underpowered mobile-grade AMD Athlon processor and 8GB of RAM behind its 23.8-inch display. Its low-end offering makes the HP 24-dd0010 a better choice for consuming media than creating or editing it, but this mid-size all-in-one boasts an attractive, modern design that leverages its very entry-level status.
For all its worth, this HP 24-inch AIO PC is a useful as a second PC, a kitchen station or a school companion for a younger student.
HP 24-dd0010 All-in-One specs
The HP 24-dd0010 sticks to the cloud-white color scheme used on the Pavilion 22 All-in-One, but it’s not simply a bigger replica. This 22-inch model doesn’t have the diamond-shaped pattern across the speaker bar, right below the display, and the stands are not identical. Thankfully, the HP 24-dd0010 sports the same slim bezels as its cheaper sibling.
For the stand, this AIO shelves a rectangular base and simple neck of the Pavilion 24, and opts for a wire-frame stand that touches down in four corners, covering a rectangle that’s 14.2 inches wide by 8 inches deep.
That’s a big footprint for a 24-inch all-in-one’ only that the stand doesn’t provide much room to stow the keyboard under display when not being used. Bundled into the package are a wired mouse and keyboard, but a wireless keyboard and mouse combo would be better.
At the back of the screen, you’ll find two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and HDMI port, headphone and Ethernet jacks. All of these USB ports are Type-A variety, which means you’ll need an adapter to connect any of your USB-C devices. Hidden behind the display is a pop-up webcam that you’ll use for zoom meetings, despite the low-quality res.
At the center of the HP 24 AIO is a 23.8-inch display with a full HD (1920 x 1080-pixel) resolution. The display isn’t the brightest around (rated for only 250 nits at max brightness) and its viewing angles are fairly narrow. For watching movies, Netflix or YouTube, the display is more than adequate, with crisp, fairly accurate colors, and decent contrast.
Overall, the screen looks great until you are seated closer and viewing text that you begin to see the individual pixels on the display. The screen-door effect is more pronounced on a 24-27-inch 1080p display that it would be on a smaller 22-inch screen. For a 27-inch display and up, I’d look for a 2K or a 4K resolution – maybe something like the 27-inch HP Pavilion 27-d0072, but 1080p is still fine.
Under the hood, the HP 24-dd0010 packs a low-end mobile CPU with decent 8GB of RAM. The processor is the AMD Athlon Silver 3050U, is a dual-core chip that runs at a base frequency of 2.3Ghz and maxes at 3.2GHz. This chip doesn’t support multi-threading, so two threads on two cores is all you can squeeze out of the HP 24-dd0010 All-in-One PC. For storage, there’s 256GB SSD, which is a good choice as it makes booting fast.
Most laptops and PCs offer more capable quad-core CPUs, some with eight processor threads, and 16GB (8GB at minimum). At the bottom of the all-in-one chain, you have to do with fewer cores and the bare minimum of RAM. Still, the HP 24 stands out as a capable daily-use machine for surfing the web, processing documents and watching movies.
The Bottom Line
Well, obviously the HP 24-dd0010 is for someone with a tight budget. But apart from fitting just a cash-strapped buyer, the HP 24 is a pick for someone looking for an inexpensive all-in-one as a second or third system in the home.
While the HP 24-dd0010 doesn’t have the punch to be your primary PC for day-to-day tasks, but its low-end mobile CPU and decent RAM will suffice for browsing the Web, working from home on that occasional office document, and watching YouTube, Netflix – or your DVDs.
Somehow, you might be convinced to consider an entry-level laptop as an alternative, but the main advantage is its price, a roomier display and bigger audio. What you sacrifice in portability you gain in screen real estate and better sound for movies and videos.
As long as you keep your performance expectations in check, the HP 24-dd0010 will make an excellent addition to any room with its stylish, space-saving design and near rock-bottom price.
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