Review: HP Pavilion 24-Inch All-in-One PC with Intel Core i5-9400T

Are you in the market looking for a powerful home PC, but dont want something that looks like an ugly desktop tower from 90s? You should consider HP All-in-One Computer lineup. Currently Amazon is running a great deal on the 24 inch model. This could be a perfect family PC for your kitchen or common room.

Looks & Build Quality

HP has done a great job with the aesthetics of this PC. It has an ultrasim profile and looks even slimmer than typical 24 inch monitor. This PC has very thin bezels on the top and side, giving it a very premium and modern look. On the top there is an integrated popup camera, which is tucked safely out of sight when not in use. This design choice not only makes the top bezel ultra-slim, it also brings extra privacy. I am the kind of guy who for privacy reasons, will put a duct tape on top on my laptop webcam. so I really appreciate the pop-up webcam design. The bottom of the screen houses dual front firing speakers, which are covered with a fabric finish. The aluminum stand is sturdy and looks really classy. It allows the screen to tilt from -5 to 25 degrees for comfortable viewing in any position.


The screen is 24 inch widescreen display with full HD 1920 by 1080 resolution. It is an LED backlit IPS panel with 178-degree wide-viewing angle. It is also touch enabled and supports 10-Point touch which can identify all fingers separately This allows for an ultra-responsive touch experience. The screen is very bright and produces vibrant colors and excellent contrast ratio. The narrow bezel display delivers an edge–to–edge viewing experience which looks amazing while watching full-screen videos on youtube or netflix.


This desktop is powered by Intel 9th Generation Core i5-9400T processor from Coffee Lake family. This is a 6 core 6 thread processor with a base clock speed of 1.8Ghz and Turbo clock speed of 3.4 Ghz. The CPU is rated at 35 watt TDP which means it will run cool and won't require extensive cooling via loud fans. So that's a definite plus. In the Passmark CPU benchmark Core-i5-9400T scores 9976 points which puts it in the mid tier of common desktop CPUs. But remember, we are comparing an All-in-One slim desktop with traditional PC towers which are significantly bigger and louder. So I think, for a slim All in One desktop PC, this is an excellent CPU choice. The GPU is Intel Integrated UHD 630. This is respectable GPU for casual gaming and streaming 4K videos from netflix and youtube. It also supports hardware acceleration for video encoding, so thats means you can use this desktop to run Photoshop and video editing software without any issues

System Memory and Storage

The system comes with 512 GIG of PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive. This is a fast SSD which allows quick windows boot time and fast suspend resume operation. File transfers are also fast and overall experience is very snappy compared to old school hard drive. Unfortunately upgrading or adding additional internal SSD storage is too complicated for most folks. You are better off buying an external USB drive if you want more storage. I will throw a link in the description of some fast USB external drives that will work with this PC. Moving on to the system RAM, you get 12 GIG of DDR4 2666 Mhz memory. Memory can be upgraded to 16GIG but honestly it's not worth the effort. HP makes it really difficult to open this computer to access either the DIMM or the SSD slots. I wouldn't bother with RAM upgrade because maximum supported RAM is only 16GB. 12GB RAM is good enough for most folks. You should have no trouble running multiple applications and opening multiple chrome browser tabs. Overall the performance is very snappy


There are dual speakers tuned by B&O play. They sound really good for PC speakers, and you will have no trouble watching youtube videos or netflix. BTW You can always use a bluetooth wireless headphone for better audio


There are 2 USB type C ports & 3 USB type-A Ports. There is also a 3-in-1 media card reader which I really like. So that means you dont need a stupid dongle to transfer videos and pictures from your camera. There are 2 HDMI ports for hooking up external monitors to create a multi-monitor setup.  This would be great for someone thinking of setting up a video editing studio with 2 monitors. All other ports like headphone jack, ethernet, wifi & bluetooth are supported

No Wireless Keyboard & Mouse

One  thing that I don't like is the wired keyboard and mouse. You don't get a wireless keyboard and mouse and this really sucks. Come-on HP! You make such a nice all in one PC and then ship it with a wired keyboard and mouse? I will recommend getting some nice wireless keyboard mouse combo for this PC

Conclusion and final thoughts

So, overall I think this is a great all in one PC. This could be a great computer for your kitchen or family area. It looks really nice, has a slim profile and is very quiet during operation. At the current price, its a bargain. Checkout the links in the description for this PC along with external USB drive and wireless keyboards and mouse.

Purchase Links 

Buy HP Pavilion 24-Inch All-in-One PC
Buy Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
Buy 2TB USB Type-C SSD

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