HP 27-d0072 All-in-One PC Review
The HP 27-d0072 All-in-One PC is a beautiful and feature-packed Windows 10 AIO, that’s also an excellent alternative to the Apple iMac and Surface Studio 2.
- Luxurious, attractive design
- Fast performance
- Crisp, touch screen
- B&O Play Audio tuning
- Can’t adjust height, swivel
- Wi-Fi 5, not 6
All-in-One computers aren’t that thrilling, not when you have super-thin laptops hogging the PC market. But the HP 27-d0072 All-in-One might make you rethink what’s possible with a sprawling table-top PC. It’s a multimedia beast, with a 27-inch touchscreen, 16GB RAM and dual storage – 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD. Unlike budget AIOs like the Acer Aspire C24-963-UA91, this Pavilion packs a high-end processor, has more RAM and better storage options.
While it isn’t as inventive as the Microsoft Surface Studio 2 or as capable as the 27-inch Apple iMac, the 27-d0072 shows that there’s still room for all-in-one PCs to get better without getting insanely expensive.
HP 27 All-in-One PC Design
At the top of the AIO PC category, you have Microsoft’s Surface Studio 2 and Apple’s iMac – both, are strong in performance and looks. On the other hand, the HP 27 AIO is equally an attractive overall package, with a svelte screen that HP calls Snowflake White, with thin bezels surrounding the top and sides of a fabric-covered speaker grille right below the display.
There’s a small tag on the right of the grill that is a signature accent to boast that the speakers are tuned by B&O, the consumer-electronics department, rather than the audiophile label of Bang & Olufsen.
The display is supported by a slim rectangular base, with tilt adjustment no height and swivel adjustments. For videoconferencing and online chat, there’s a 5-megapixel webcam and a quad-array digital microphone that pops up from the top edge when you need to use it.
HP 27 All-in-One PC Specs
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Like most all-in-one systems, the HP Pavilion has most of its ports around the back. A single USB Type-A port is on the right of the display, while the power button is at the bottom left. On the rear, there are three more USB-A ports and one USB Type-C port, along with an SD card slot, a Gigabit Ethernet jack, an HDMI-out port for connecting to a secondary display, and an HDMI-in port that can be used to connect a cable box or game console to the HP screen.
Wireless connectivity comes via 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5. Also included in the package are a wireless mouse and keyboard. The HP 27-d0072 produces good quality audio thanks to B&O technology, although it’s on the lower spectrum of what Bang & Olufsen typically offers in terms of sound quality.
The 27-inch touch screen provides wide viewing angles and great contrast. It is easy to make out pixels if you just look at the edges of letters, as typical of screens this size and resolution, but the visual detail is generally sharp, and brightness is great.
For colors, they aren’t top-of-the-range, but they look rich and well saturated. The 1920 x 1080 resolution paired with Intel UHD Graphics 630 provide a good combination for productivity tasks. Microsoft’s Surface Studio 2 provides a higher 4500 x 3000 pixels resolution and uses a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card, while the Apple iMac 27 rocks a 5120 x 2880 resolution Retina 5K display.
HP 27-d0072 Performance
Packing an intel Core i7-10700T processor, 16GB RAM and dual storage (512GB SSD + 1TB HDD), the HP 27 Pavilion All-in-One PC provides outstanding performance in real-world use. Out-of-the box, the i7-10700T processor will ley you execute several productivity tasks, ranging from Microsoft word, spreadsheet processing, and mid-complex media editing.
For instance, there isn’t a hint of a lag when you load two dozen chrome tabs and play four 1080p videos simultaneously in the background. It will easily load your favorite Netflix Series and stream two podcasts in the background without batting an eye. Again, the crisp 1080p screen and the B&O makes for a great multimedia all-in-one PC for years on end.
The only caveat is the integrated UHD 630 graphics card that will only suffice for basic games. That said, the 512GB NVMe PCIe Intel SSD inside the HP 27-d0072 is as speedy as they come, and that really speeds things up.
With a cheaper starting price than Apple’s iMac 27, the HP 27 Pavilion All-in-One is an excellent option for students or creative who want a great looking AIO PC. Packing a gorgeous full HD IPS display with touch, the Pavilion All-in-One is well-configured out of the box with the latest 10th-generation processors, lots of RAM and dual storage. Fortunately, the price doesn’t increase even with the more powerful build.
All said, the HP 27-d0072 All-in-One PC is easily a perfect machine for students, creatives and pretty everyone else, excelling as a PC, a TV and even a Bluetooth speaker.
HP 27 Pavilion All-in-One PC, 10th Gen Intel i7-10700T Processor, 16 GB RAM, Dual Storage 512 GB SSD and 1TB HDD, Full HD IPS 27 Inch Touchscreen, Windows 10 Home, Keyboard and Mouse (27-d0072, 2020)
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