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16 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

Amongst few processor core computers that have been available for the last year, this personal computer is one of the most highly awarded by expert review sites.

The experts at PC Mag and Macworld.co.uk both said that this computer was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The writer at Trusted Reviews endorse this PC and have given it their "Recommended" award.

PhotographyBlog.com gave this PC an "Above Average" award and 01net.com gave it a "5 Star" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and PC Mag the average expert rating of this few processor core PC is 82%.

Good Product Quality

Several HP 280 reviewers said that the product was good quality. Cnet.com said on CNET.com ten years ago “Prints quickly; print quality is good; a built-in CD burner makes backing up memory cards a breeze”. Photographyblog.com scored the HP 280 4 stars and said “Top quality 4- by 6-inch output” in their HP 280 review. Expert review site Itreviews.com said nine years ago “Good quality portable inkjet photo printer” in their HP 280 review.

Nice Design

Some HP 280 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “Good-looking prints”.

Good Technical Features

A few HP 280 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Expert review site Cnet.com mentioned ten years ago “The Epson PictureMate Flash combines the great features of the PictureMate Snap with an added CD burner.”. Expert review site Macworld.co.uk wrote in their review of the HP 280 “Its bulk conceals some useful features and some great technology, such as an included CD drive that lets you read discs”.

Easy to Use

One customer who bought the product reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote in their review of this PC nine years ago “The inclusion of a CD writer pushes up the price, so if youre comfortable using a computer, you might be better off with one of Epson’s cheaper PictureMates.”.

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all HP personal computers and also specifically for HP few processor core computers and found that in both cases HP had good ratings.

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Robust

One HP 280 reviewer said that the HP 280 was good at resisting water ingress. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their HP 280 review “Superb, true-to-life colour reproduction, flattering skin tones, waterproof prints, incorporated CD drive”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many new few processor core computers.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the HP 280 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the 280. Few processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the 280 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 790MHz and 1,200MHz.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Computers that have been around for the last year have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. At 3.7 gigahertz, the HP 280 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core computers that are a similar age to the 280.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it. 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.

We compared this computer to all the other HDD computers and we think the HP 260[plb_3288098_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for the last year.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the HP 280 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other latest comparable spec desktop computers. Few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the 280 have maximum internal memory of between 8.1GB and 33GB.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many few processor core computers that came out in the last year.

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Has One Memory Slot

The HP 280 has a greater number of memory slots than most new desktop computers. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One HP 280 reviewer who bought it concluded that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Ten years ago expert review site Cnet.com said “We dont think the burners worth the extra $100, so go with the PictureMate Snap and pack a few USB thumbdrives instead” in their review of the HP 280.

A Bit Expensive

Several people thought it was not cheap. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “The biggest, heaviest and most expensive printer on test, blacks are too black meaning that shadow detail is lost” in their HP 280 review yet they still scored the product 4 stars. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of this PC “The more expensive 280 mo”.

One customer wrote that the HP 280 was not good value for money. Ten years ago Cnet.com wrote on expert website CNET.com “Asks a hefty price” in their review of this PC.

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Not Good in Terms of Size

Several HP 280 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was not heavy. Expert website Macworld.co.uk said in their HP 280 review nine years ago “The Epson PictureMate 280 is a giant compared to the other printers on test and, weighing a hefty 3kg” but even so they gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

One customer thought it was not heavy and bulky. Photographyblog.com wrote eight years ago “Relatively big and heavy”.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many personal computers that were launched in the last year.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 280

Released Twelve Months Ago

This few processor core PC was released twelve months ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP 280 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other recently released similar spec personal computers.

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Average Internal Memory

The HP 280 has a pretty average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the 280.

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Specification

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Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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5 Awards

01net.com 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Above Average PC Mag Editor's Choice macworld.co.uk Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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9 September 2008

Epson PictureMate 280 Review Review Date: December 19th 2006 Leave a comment about this Review Introduction The Epson PictureMate 280 is a compact inkjet photo printer which can deliver a...

PhotographyBlog.com

Superb, true-to-life colour reproduction, flattering skin tones, waterproof prints, incorporated CD drive
Built-in CD burner
Fast photo printing speeds
Good-looking prints
Prints quickly
The biggest, heaviest and most expensive printer on test, blacks are too black meaning that shadow detail is lost
No prints larger than 4-by 6 inches
Paper jams
Industrial design
Pricey
14 June 2007

Macworld.co.uk

The Epson PictureMate 280 is a giant compared to the other printers on test and, weighing a hefty 3kg, the least portable. Its bulk conceals some useful features and some great technology, such as... Read more…

1 May 2007

Good quality portable inkjet photo printer: The current drift in printer technology is towards enabling the maximum amount of digital images to be printed without the aid of a PC connection,... Read more…

2 February 2007

The inclusion of a CD writer pushes up the price, so if youre comfortable using a computer, you might be better off with one of Epson?s cheaper PictureMates. But for those who dont own (or wont...

1 January 2007

Forget about learning to use a computer in order to print out your digital shots. With Epsons PictureMate PM 280 you can browse, edit, enhance, print and store your photos without going near a PC... Read more…

21 December 2006

Epson?s PictureMate Flash PM 280 isn?t perfect. Its print sizes are limited, there were a few paper jams, and the new industrial design leaves some people cold. But, what it does do, it does very...

10 November 2006

Trusted Reviews

Photo printers, or as Epson chooses to call them, portable photo labs, are popular accessory for the home-based digital photographer. Epson's new pair of printers, the PictureMate 240 and... Read more…

6 November 2006

The Epson PictureMate Flash combines the great features of the PictureMate Snap with an added CD burner, but asks a hefty price. We dont think the burners worth the extra $100, so go with the...

4 October 2006

The Epson PictureMate Flash not only churns out great-looking prints at fast speeds; it also can burn your photos to a CD and print an index sheet to go with it...

PC Mag

30 March 2007

La PM 280 est un bon produit qui propose un choix important de transferts de données vers l'imprimante. Le rendu des photos est bon et juste. Elle fait partie des imprimantes à prendre en...

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