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HP Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews
HP medium processor core personal computers have good reviews on average and across all PCs HP is one of the better rated brands.
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 personal computers of this age and spec.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that were released more than a year ago.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on PCs of this spec and age.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on computers of this age and spec.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The HP 280 G1 is a six USB 2.0 port desktop computer.
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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.
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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 PC. Most of the other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the 280 G1 have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Price Increase of £20.19
In the last month the price of the 280 G1 has increased by £20.19.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on personal computers of this type and age. 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 think you might also be interested in some of the other HDD personal computers currently available including cheaper PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73[plb_2876853_price].
If the storage speed of this HP PC is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the OptiPlex 9020[pl_2985619_price] (SSD), or the OptiPlex 9020 SFF[pl_2414879_price] (SSD) both from DELL or the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_3106865_price] (SSD).
Very Small Internal Memory
The average internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the 280 G1 is 8GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
We compared all the other 4GB memory personal computers to this PC and we think cheaper PCs such as the DELL Optiplex 9020[plb_2793127_price], and the HP 8300 SFF[plb_1473123_price] is also worth considering.
If you would prefer a PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the 400 G2.5 SFF[pl_3307311_price] (8GB), or the EliteDesk 800 G1[pl_3106865_price] (8GB) both from HP or the DELL 270[plb_3068921_price] (6GB).
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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity
The HP 280 G1 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age. Personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the 280 G1 have hard drive capacity of between 1GB and 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 890GB.
Other 500GB hard drive capacity PCs currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper PCs such as the DELL OptiPlex 7020[plb_2793205_price].
If you want a personal computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the HP 400 G2.5 SFF[plb_3307311_price] (1TB), or the DELL 270[plb_3068921_price] (1TB).
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on desktop computers of a similar age and type to it.
Only One 3.5" Bay
The HP 280 G1 is a one 3.5" bay desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year have between one and seven 3.5" bays.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
Most comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the 280 G1 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 280 G1 which has two USB 3.0 ports.
Only One PCI Express X1 Slot
Most desktop computers that are a comparable age to the 280 G1 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, including the HP 280 G1 which has one PCI Express x1 slot.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
At only 16 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 33GB.
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 computers of this age. Across all the computers of a comparable age and spec to the 280 G1 the on-board graphics adapter memory range from 1.7GB to 1.8GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.
Quite Small Processor Cache
Personal computers of this age and type have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. The HP 280 G1 has a fairly small processor cache (only 6 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.
Only Four Processor Threads
Most PCs of a similar type and age to the 280 G1 have between four and seven processor threads, including the HP 280 G1 which has four processor threads.
Only One PCI Express X16 Slot
The HP 280 G1 is a one PCI Express x16 slot personal computer.
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Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3 gigahertz, the HP 280 G1 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been available for more than a year.
If you are looking for a PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the DELL 270[plb_3068921_price] (3.1GHz).
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 500GB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available including cheaper PCs such as the OptiPlex 7020[pl_2793205_price], or the Optiplex 9020[pl_2793127_price] both from DELL or the HP 8300 SFF[plb_1473123_price].
Computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the HP 400 G2.5 SFF[plb_3307311_price] (1TB), or the DELL 270[plb_3068921_price] (1TB).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Maximum Turbo Frequency
545, I5-4590, I5-4590S
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
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
LightScribe Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
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
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Micro Tower, Tower
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
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 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)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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 Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-10 - 60
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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