If you want triple-digit frame rates at 4K resolutions in modern AAA games, you’re going to need a really strong gaming PC such as those listed in the Cyber Monday pre-built gaming PC roundup. This HP Pavilion rig doesn’t have the power to crush modern releases, but it can certainly run the majority of them without much fuss.
Here’s why you should care about the HP Pavilion (TG01), even though it’s not a powerhouse: Xbox Series X consoles are hard to come by, and gaming PCs with the absolute top-tier NVIDIA and AMD GPUs are virtually nonexistent right now thanks to the global chip shortage. As such, finding an affordable PC with a respectable 4GB GTX 1650 SUPER is pretty solid, given the current market climate.
That’s not all the HP Pavilion desktop has going for it. Beyond its GTX 1650 SUPER, it also packs an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Those specs should adequately service most games if you’re fine with low or medium graphics settings. However, be warned: That SSD may not be big enough to hold a download of Call of Duty: Warzone. So if you’re a mainstream CoD fan, steer clear. However, gamers who are fans of the zillion franchises out there with reasonable download sizes should be fine.
HP Pavilion gaming desktop | $200 off
Budget shoppers could do worse than this HP Pavilion deal in both the hardware and pricing department, though it’s worth noting a rig with these specs won’t last you more than a few years of relevancy when it comes to the latest releases.
Cyber Monday Deals:
Check out more Cyber Monday deals:
- Amazon: Big cuts on laptops, gaming, TVs, electronics
- Samsung: Hundreds knocked off huge TVs, phones, monitors, laptops, audio
- Dell: $650 Dell XPS deals, PCs, monitors, accessories
- Microsoft: Surface tablet and laptops, PCs, Xbox, accessories
- Walmart: Fresh deals on big TVs, smartphones, tech, laptops
- Best Buy: Coming in with hot with headphones, PC gaming, TVs, tablets, wearables
- HP: Up to 77% of PCs, laptops, and accessories
- Lenovo: Also running up to 77% discounts on PC, tablets, and smart devices
- Disney Plus: Get it bundled with Hulu and ESPN+ for $13.99
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