We checked 265 user and expert reviews for HP computers and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core computers 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 computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the 280 G1 MT have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 64GB. The 280 G1 MT has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the 280 G1 MT.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that were released more than a year ago.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on computers that were launched around the same time as it.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar age and spec to it.
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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many PCs of this type and age.
8 Reasons Against
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The 280 G1 MT is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The 280 G1 MT has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2.9 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The average processor clock speed of PCs of this age and type is 3.1GHz.
If this personal computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP 400 (£359.99) (3GHz) which also has a higher rating.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been around for more than a 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.
If you want a desktop computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu W530 (£1,047.14) (SSD).
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to it.
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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 MT has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. The total storage capacity of PCs of this age and type range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 770GB.
If this personal computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Sedatech UC00725I3 (£550.51) (1TB), or the HP 800 G2 (£1,017.40) (1TB).
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the HP 280 G1 MT is more than most medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The HP 280 G1 MT is a two USB 3.0 port computer.
Only One PCI Express X16 Slot
The HP 280 G1 MT is a one PCI Express x16 slot personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year have one PCI Express x16 slot.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when HP released the 280 G1 MT.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the 280 G1 MT has a fairly standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that were released around the same time as the 280 G1 MT.
If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu W550 (£879.97) (1TB), or the Acer Veriton M6640G (£558.68) (1TB).
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the 280 G1 MT has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the 280 G1 MT.
If you want a personal computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the DELL 270 (£349.99) (6GB), or the HP 800 G2 (£792.82) (8GB).
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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, I5-4570, I5-4570S
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
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
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 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 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
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
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
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 Dual Display Technology
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
Weight & Dimensions
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers
hp w10, hp w10p, hp n9e78, hp i54590, hp n9e78e, hp n9e78ea, hp i54590s, hp n9e78eaa, hp n9e78eaak, hp n9e78eaakd