The HP Pavilion TP01-2022 review desktop’s trio core system is built for users looking for a daily task machine that can handle busy office, home, and school tasks. This solid mainstream PC brings to the table an attractive look (with upgrading space) and power. Also, you get a few extras such as plenty of ports, a DVD drive, fast AMD Ryzen 7 processor, and speedy SSD storage all at an affordable low-cost price.
- Simple no-frills design
- Plenty of ports- front-facing
- Optical drive
- Affordable starting price
- Enough room for upgrades
- Middling build quality
- Could have better wireless connectivity
The HP Pavilion TP01-2022 desktop falls in the category of home and office desktop. We’ve included it in our best home computers list, which means, it comes with solid components, a straightforward design, and reasonable prices. If you’re shopping on a budget, the HP Pavilion TP01-2022 certainly fits the bill.
In this review, we’ve not just looked at the hardware, though: we’ve also examined the design and customer service, and we’ve delved into customer reviews. We’ve provided a well-rounded image of the HP Pavilion TP01-2022, so you can see if this PC is worth your time and money.
At $834, the HP Pavilion desktop TP01-2022 is not deep into the budget-PC pricing territory like some of its well-known configurations like the TP01-2032. At this price, it fits at the middle-upper end of what we consider a budget PC. Its simple casing takes on the no-frills approach, more to the liking of the simple at heart. With an AMD Ryzen 7 5700G processor and 16GB memory, there’s plenty of high-end performance promise. You can expect fast performance, excellent power consumption, and some gaming capabilities (720p gaming).
HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-2022 Specs
- Desktop Class: Personal, Business
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
- RAM: 16 GB
- Storage: 512GB SSD
- Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
- Operating System: Windows 11
- Dimensions: 11.97 x 6.12 x 13.28 inches
- Weight 13.14 pounds
The HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-2022 design is one we’ve seen before, simple and straightforward, firstly because it falls under the same built quality as the TP1-2032 we reviewed recently and secondly because it’s a design we’ve come to know all too well. Most budget PC companies embrace this kind of design, simple, no-frills with the intention of cutting down costs and the HP Pavilion TP01-2022 doesn’t wander too far from the tree either. On the bright side, the front face looks attractive with a brushed silver faceplate which means you don’t have to hide it under your desk.
On the bright side, while this PC was built for basic productivity, it also has a few things going on for it. We loved the spacious interior which makes it future-proof, a great addon for users who want to upgrade their PC in the future as technology evolves. HP ensured the system has plenty of space for adding extra features.
Also, HP included an extra 35-inch drive bay, and two M.2 slots on the motherboard, for a grand total of four places to add storage drives. Thirdly, there is a single PCI Express slot for adding a dedicated GPU, as well as a PCIe x1 slot that can accept a less powerful add-in such as a TV tuner or additional USB ports – which we think is a nice touch.
Average sized tower
Sitting at 11.97 x 6.12 x 13.28 inches, the HP Pavilion TP01-2022 looks and feels larger than mid-sized towers. The Acer Aspire TC-1660-UA92 (13.78 x 6.42 x 13.39 inches) is however taller while the HP Omen Obelisk 875-0129 is much taller, wider, and longer at 17.1 by 6.5 by 15.5 inches (HWD). Nonetheless, if you have a sizeable desk, you can fit both your monitor and desktop on the desk.
Ports – HP Pavilion TP01-2022 Review
One main reason desktops are preferred to laptops is because of their wide array of ports. The HP Pavilion TP01-2022 has an adequate supply of ports, especially at the front face. The front face sports four USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, as well as a full-sized SD card reader, a headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port. The front also includes an optical drive that can read and write DVDs. The drive is an anachronism, to be sure, but if you’ve still got a large photo archive or movie collection stored on discs, you’ll appreciate it.
The rear holds the bulk of the port selection. You’ll find VGA and HDMI video outputs, a Gigabit Ethernet connector, two audio outputs, and a 3.5mm microphone input. Additionally, there are four more USB ports on the back as well, for a total of eight, but unfortunately, the rear ones support only the slower USB 2.0 standard. That means they have glacially slow transfer speeds, making them ideal for a mouse, keyboard, or printer but a poor choice for connecting an external hard drive.
Speaking of keyboards and mice, HP includes a complimentary set that is sent together with this PC. The keyboard and mouse of this PC are sturdy and decent for starting with. However, avid gamers and novelists want to invest in better pieces.
Finally, HP also included 80211ac Wi-Fi and a built-in Bluetooth 5.0 meaning you don’t have to buy an ethernet cable to get connected. The wireless radio has an internal antenna instead of an externally mounted one that you must screw on. You get a one-year warranty and 90-day customer support with the PC too.
Under the hood, the HP Pavilion TP01-2022 packs an AMD Ryzen 7 5700G processor, 16GB RAM, and dual storage (512GB SSD). Thanks to these features it provides outstanding performance in real-world use. Out-of-the-box, the Ryzen 7 5700G processor will let you execute several productivity tasks, ranging from Microsoft word, spreadsheet processing, mid-complex media editing, everyday browsing, office tasks and schoolwork.
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 make for a great multimedia all-in-one PC for years on end.
The only caveat is the AMD Radeon™ Graphics card that will only suffice for basic games. This just goes to say this HP Pavilion desktop is not built to serve as a gaming rig. However, if you really have to game, consider undemanding games at 720p. The system should be able to churn out 30fps or a few frames shy of that.
HP Pavilion’s competition, the Acer Aspire TC-1660-UA92 performs slightly better here owing to its 6-cores. Our review unit only packs 4-cores and 8-threads which are no match for the Acer’s 6-core/12 threads – meaning more multitasking power.
HP Pavilion TP01-2022 Power Supply
The HP Pavilion TP01-2022 Power Supply is 400-watts. (https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c07946918) This PC was designed to run the 65-watt processor Ryzen 7 5700G and an integrated graphics card you have without additional cooling interventions. You don’t need to add any cooling options, the stock air fan is enough to work with.
The original 400-watt power supply that this unit (HP L69242-800) comes with is woefully underpowered to run anything more powerful than an RTX 2060. However, should you need to upgrade the power supply there is a compatible 500-watt PSU available (L05757-800) for this PC. There only issue is that they are rare to come by, perhaps one might be forced to order from HP.
There are alternative power options available [DISCLAIMER: NOT endorsed by HP!] -if you are reasonably computer savvy.
Conclusion – A Great Band For Buck Everyday PC
The HP Pavilion TP01-2022 is a great desktop with rapid performance and ample speed for everyday tasks. It’s good to know that it also receives a number of positive customer reviews online. Customers also praised the broad choice of ports, the small and light case design, and the system’s quiet operation. Lots of people were also pleased with the easy-to-understand setup instructions and the quiet, comfortable keyboard.
We agree with all these praises too and applaud HP for it. This mainstream desktop is great for most home and office everyday tasks and sells for a great price too. Overall, while HP Pavilion TP01-2022 has its design flaws and downsides, it is a powerful desktop PC and provides the best bang for your buck at its current price range. It receives our Editor’s Choice award for best-in-class home use desktop computers.
Are there other alternatives?
If we were to nit-pick on the HP Pavilion TP01-2022’s downsides, we would definitely find a few other alternative desktops that do a better job. I’m talking about the middling build quality, with some light metal panels. If these are some of the issues that you can’t stand, the Dell Inspiron range, is a good alternative.
Should you buy it?
Yes. The HP Pavilion TP01-2022 has a well-rounded set of features and overall great performance. For us, it ticks all the right boxes and costs just about right. It is certainly worth having in your home/office arsenal.