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HP 280 G1 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

Medium processor core personal computers built by HP have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PCs (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar age and type to it.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 280 G1 is a six USB 2.0 port personal computer.

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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 computers that have been available for more than a year.

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17 Reasons Against

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The HP 280 G1 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer. Most of the other similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the 280 G1 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the HP 280 G1 has a fairly slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year. The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago is 10GB/s and the fastest is 68GB/s.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The average max internal memory supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the 280 G1 is 65GB, and the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 770GB. The HP 280 G1 has a quite small max internal memory supported processor (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many PCs of a similar age and spec to 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 PC to all the other HDD computers and we think the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2325928_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Personal computers with a faster storage speed that might be worth looking at include the OptiPlex 9020 SFF[pl_2414879_price] (SSD), the OptiPlex 7020 MT[pl_2788976_price] (SSD), or the OptiPlex 9020[pl_2985619_price] (SSD) all from DELL.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other desktop computers that came out around the same time as the 280 G1 that we have checked, the internal memory of the HP 280 G1 of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the 280 G1 the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.3GB.

Alternative 4GB memory computers currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper desktop computers such as the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2325928_price], or the DELL OptiPlex 7020[plb_2793205_price].

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the 270[pl_3068921_price] (6GB), or the OptiPlex 9020[pl_2985619_price] (8GB) both from DELL or the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF[plb_2973425_price] (8GB).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of desktop computers that came out around the same time as the 280 G1 is 930GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the 280 G1.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 500GB hard drive capacity personal computers currently available including cheaper personal computers such as the OptiPlex 3020[pl_2457302_price], or the Vostro 3900[pl_2856434_price] both from DELL or the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2325928_price].

Personal computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 3647[plb_3110567_price] (1TB and higher rated).

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Very Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.7 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 has a quite small on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the 280 G1. The smallest on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the 280 G1 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 2.1TB.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.024 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the 280 G1 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most PCs of this type and age have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 280 G1 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

Most computers that have been around for more than a year have between one and three 5.25" bays, including the HP 280 G1 which has one 5.25" bay.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other PCs that were released more than a year ago. Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the 280 G1 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The HP 280 G1 is a one PCI Express x1 slot PC.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the HP 280 G1 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The smallest processor cache of personal computers of a similar age and type to the 280 G1 is 2MB and the biggest is 10MB.

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Very Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With an on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1,700 megabyte, the HP 280 G1 has one of the smaller on-board graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Similar spec PCs that were launched more than a year ago have on-board graphics adapter memory of between 1.7GB and 1.8GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the 280 G1 that we have assessed, the memory clock speed of the HP 280 G1 of only 1,600 megahertz is one of the slowest. The memory clock speeds of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the 280 G1 range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,800MHz.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The HP 280 G1 is a four processor thread personal computer.

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Quite Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

When compared to other comparable spec PCs that came out more than a year ago that we have checked the system bus data transfer rate of, the HP 280 G1's system bus data transfer rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second is one of the lowest. The lowest system bus data transfer rate of desktop computers of this age and spec is 5GT/s and the highest is 8GT/s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 280 G1

Released Over a Year Ago

This computer was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3 gigahertz, the HP 280 G1 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the 280 G1.

PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 3647[plb_3110567_price] (3.2GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The HP 280 G1 has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 500GB total storage capacity PCs currently available including the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2325928_price], or the DELL OptiPlex 3020[plb_2457302_price] which is cheaper.

If this personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 3647[plb_3110567_price] (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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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 Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
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
Optical Drive
LightScribe Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
OS Guard
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp w10, hp w10p, hp n9e78, hp i54590, hp n9e78e, hp n9e78ea, hp i54590s, hp n9e78eaa, hp n9e78eaab, hp n9e78eaak, hp n9e78eaabu, visipax p0c88, hp n9e78eaakd, visipax i54590, visipax p0c88u, visipax p0c88ut, visipax i54590s, visipax prp0c88, visipax p0c88uta, visipax w7p64w10, visipax prp0c88u, visipax prp0c88ut, visipax p0c88utab, visipax p0c88utaba, visipax prp0c88uta, visipax prp0c88utab, visipax prp0c88utaba
Barcodes 00725184056260, 00725184056277, 00779184025474, 00889894035004, 00889894093363, 00889894135094, 00889894322951, 00889894427366, 04053162958630

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