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HP 280 G1 Microtower PC

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

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3GHz 4GB May 2015
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HP Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

HP is one of the superior PC brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor core personal computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

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

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15 Reasons Against

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

The 280 G1 Microtower PC is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the 280 G1 Microtower PC has a quite slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the 280 G1 Microtower PC. Medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the 280 G1 Microtower PC have max memory bandwidth supported processor of between 10GB/s and 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 30GB/s.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year have max internal memory supported processors of between 2GB and 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 65GB. At only 32 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 Microtower PC has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the 280 G1 Microtower PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on desktop 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.

If the storage speed of this medium processor core desktop computer is too slow for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini[plb_3078512_price] (SSD).

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 Microtower PC has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the 280 G1 Microtower PC. The internal memory of comparable spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the 280 G1 Microtower PC range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.3GB.

If you want a computer with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the DELL 270[plb_3068921_price] (6GB).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the 280 G1 Microtower PC has a very small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year. Computers of this type and age have hard drive capacity of between 1GB and 3TB.

If you would prefer a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 7010[plb_2903853_price] (1TB).

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the 280 G1 Microtower PC of only 1.024 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst PCs of this spec and age. Across all the computers of a comparable type and age to the 280 G1 Microtower PC the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

The HP 280 G1 Microtower PC is a one 3.5" bay desktop computer.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

Most similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the 280 G1 Microtower PC have between one and three 5.25" bays, including the 280 G1 Microtower PC which has one 5.25" bay.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of desktop computers that were released more than a year ago is 33GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the 280 G1 Microtower PC has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 280 G1 Microtower PC.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year is 6.6MB. The HP 280 G1 Microtower PC has one of the smaller processor caches (only 6 megabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most personal computers of a similar age and type to the 280 G1 Microtower PC have between four and seven processor threads, including the HP 280 G1 Microtower PC which has four processor threads.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of comparable spec personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the 280 G1 Microtower PC is 1,000MHz and the fastest is 2,400MHz. At only 1,600 megahertz, the HP 280 G1 Microtower PC has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

Across all the personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the 280 G1 Microtower PC the system bus data transfer rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s. The HP 280 G1 Microtower PC has a fairly low system bus data transfer rate (only 5 Gigatransfers per second) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the 280 G1 Microtower PC.

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Only One PCI Express X16 (Gen 1.x) Slot

The 280 G1 Microtower PC is a one PCI Express x16 (Gen 1.x) slot personal computer. Most of the other computers that were launched around the same time as the 280 G1 Microtower PC have between one and two PCI Express x16 (Gen 1.x) slots.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 280 G1 Microtower PC

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core desktop computer has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3 gigahertz, the 280 G1 Microtower PC has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the 280 G1 Microtower PC.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo M91p[plb_2915922_price] (3.1GHz), or the DELL 270[plb_3068921_price] (3.1GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 Microtower PC has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the 280 G1 Microtower PC.

If you want a computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the DELL OptiPlex 7010[plb_2903853_price] (1TB).

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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
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
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 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 Maximum Resolution
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 Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X1 (Gen 1.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 1.x) Slot
Design
Chassis Type
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Audio System
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Display Type

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp n9e78, hp i54590, hp n9e78e, hp n9e78ea, hp i54590s, hp n9e78eaa, hp n9e78eaab, hp n9e78eaabu
Barcodes 00725184102721, 00725184102738, 00889894135094

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