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HP 260 G1 Full review, Price March 2016

18 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This desktop computer is one of the most highly awarded by experts of all the comparable spec desktop computers that were launched in the last year.

The reviewers at PC Mag, Cnetfrance.fr and Zdnet.fr all decided that this few processor core PC was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The reviewer at Extrememhz.com concluded that concluded that they would endorse this computer and gave it their "Recommended" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on twelve expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, connectreviews.com and about.com the average expert rating of this personal computer is 84%. Experts think this few processor core PC is one of the very best new few processor core computers.

Reasonably Priced

Some customers considered that this PC was good value for money. Expert website Pcmag.com said “The Epson PictureMate Dash delivers high quality 4-by-6 photos at fast speed and a low cost per photo”. Expert review site Macworld.com said “Best of all, its consumables are well priced” in their HP 260 review. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the HP 260 nine years ago “At a reasonable price”.

One HP 260 owner said in their reviews that the product was cheap. Nine years ago Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this PC on expert website PC Mag “Although the Dash is the low-cost version of the newest g”.

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Nice Design

A few people concluded that this PC was good looking. Expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “Epson PictureMate Dash This bulky printer produces nice-looking photos quickly, easily” in their review of this PC.

Easy to Use

Two HP 260 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Macworld.com said on Mac World “It's fast and very easy to use; it prints good-looking photos;” in their review. Uk.askmen.com said in their review “Portable Great looking prints Easy to use Fast printing Computer connection not required”.

Good Brand

We checked 242 expert and user reviews for HP computers and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically for its few processor core computers.

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Good Size

Several people thought the product was compact. Expert website About.com wrote “The Epson PictureMate Dash PM 260 compact photo printer does one thing” . About.com also said “This miniature, compact "personal photo lab" truly is just that, delivering amazing”. Expert website Extrememhz.com said in their review of this PC also eight years ago “There are few products as convenient as a compact photo printer”.

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed it thought it was good in terms of USB connections. Two years ago Uk.askmen.com said “USB port can be used to connect PictBridge devices, as well as flash drives, hard drives” in their review of this PC.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed the HP 260 considered that it was good quality.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on few processor core computers that were launched in the last year.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The HP 260 has more SATA III connectors than most of the new few processor core computers. This computer is a four SATA III connector desktop computer compared to most of the recently released few processor core computers which only have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Four SATA Connectorss

The HP 260 is a four SATA connector computer.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the 260 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 5GB. The HP 260 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the 260.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The HP 260 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other new few processor core computers have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for the last year. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

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Very Shallow

The shallowest comparable spec personal computer that was launched in the last year is 83mm deep and the deepest is 440mm. With a depth of only 175 millimeters, the HP 260 is quite shallow compared to most of the other latest comparable spec personal computers.

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Very Short

At only 34 millimeters, the HP 260 is fairly short compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were launched in the last 12 months. Similar spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the 260 have heights of between 33mm and 500mm, and the average height is 230mm.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 700 grams, the HP 260 is fairly light compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been around for a comparable time to the 260. The weights of recently released computers range from 530g to 15kg, and the average weight is 4.8kg.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Recently released similar spec desktop computers have max internal memory supported processors of between 8GB and 64GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 42GB. With a max internal memory supported processor of only 16 gigabytes, the HP 260 has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The HP 260 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other computers that are a comparable age to the 260. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of latest few processor core computers range from 100MHz to 690MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of new desktop computers is 1,000MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 790MHz to 1,200MHz. The HP 260 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.9 gigahertz, the HP 260 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the 260. Across all the recently released few processor core computers the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Very Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The HP 260 has one of the slower max memory bandwidth supported processor (only 25.6 gigabytes per second) amongst PCs of this age. The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of PCs that came out around the same time as the 260 is 21GB/s, the fastest is 35GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 30GB/s.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the few processor core computers that have been available for the last year the hard drive capacity range from 500GB to 1TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP 260 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst PCs of this age.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most comparable spec PCs that have been available for the last year have between one and five USB 2.0 ports, including the HP 260 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the 260 is 1,600MHz, the fastest is 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,800MHz. The HP 260 has a quite slow memory clock speed (only 1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 260.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The HP 260 has one of the lower system bus data transfer rates (only 5 Gigatransfers per second) amongst personal computers of this age. Few processor core computers that have been on the market for the last year have system bus data transfer rates of between 5GT/s and 8GT/s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 260

Released Ten Months Ago

This few processor core PC has been on the market for ten months.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 260 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the 260.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP 260 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were released in the last year.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Tjunction
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Case Colour
Performance
Audio System
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range

4 Awards

Cnetfrance.fr Editor's Choice extrememhz.com Recommended zdnet.fr Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(21)
9 July 2015

The HP 260 G1 should be high on your list if you're looking for an affordable yet capable computer that can deliver the goods in terms of light workloads. It will be equally capable in the...

The price
Better than expected performance
Two memory slots
DisplayPort and VGA
Full Windows
No Wi
Fi or Bluetooth
Lack of storage capacity
Low amount of system memory
No WiFi or Bluetooth

The HP 260 G1 should be high on your list if you're looking for an affordable yet capable computer that can deliver the goods in terms of light workloads. It will be equally capable in the...

10 April 2014

In some ways, Epson leads the pack when it comes to getting affordable printers into as many homes as possible. At first, the PictureMate Dash PM 260 seems like another in a string of real... Read more…

Fast
Large, tiltable LCD
Reasonable cost per print
Portable Great looking prints Easy to use Fast printing Computer connection not required
Low cost
Photos look universally pale
Doesnt come with a case (one is sold separately) The cropping feature just zooms in, you cant select the area to crop
Relatively big and heavy
Disappointing print quality
Mise sous tension un tantinet long
5 December 2009

Epson's PictureMate Dash PM 260 snapshot printer may look like a glorified lunch box, but it delivers where it counts. It's fast and very easy to use; it prints good-looking photos; and best of...

4 April 2009

Epson continues its efforts to bring PC-free photo printing to the masses with a tiny, stylish printer that you can leave on the desk or toss in the car for instant prints at the beach or anywhere... Read more…

6 August 2008

Extrememhz.com

There are few products as convenient as a compact photo printer. They can not only be an excellent investment, but can also save you precious time and money in the long run. In fact, if you do... Read more…

3 June 2008

The Epson PictureMate Dash PM 260 compact photo printer does one thing, and it does it truly well. This miniature, compact "personal photo lab" truly is just that, delivering amazing and... Read more…

7 April 2008

While this can of course be connected to a PC it is not essential. It can just work anywhere there is a 13amp power plug. It is 21x16x14cm when closed. In use the first figure the width does not... Read more…

19 December 2007

The Holidays are here and that means pictures - lots and lots of pictures. Wouldn?t it be great to be able to make prints of some of the pictures on the spot so you could hand them out to loved... Read more…

26 November 2007

Have you ever been at a party and taken great photos, but have never been able to provide prints on the spot? Wouldn?t it be great to be there with a little printer that runs on batteries and pops... Read more…

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