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7 Reasons For
Only Released Two Months Ago
This computer has only been on the market for two months. Newer desktop computers like this one are likely to use more advanced technology.
HP Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers
We checked 265 user and expert reviews for HP PCs and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core computers range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that came out 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 the most frequently found cabling technology on latest medium processor core computers.
DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
This computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that were released in the last 12 months.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as it.
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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as it.
6 Reasons Against
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The HP 280 G2 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the 280 G2 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Very Small Internal Memory
With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 280 G2 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the 280 G2. Across all the recently released medium processor core computers the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.1GB.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4GB memory PCs currently available including cheaper PCs such as the Optiplex 3020 (£299.97), or the 3250 (£364.97) both from DELL.
Desktop computers with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the HP 600 G2 (£348.47) (8GB) which is also cheaper.
Very Small Hard Drive Capacity
The HP 280 G2 has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other new medium processor core computers. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the 280 G2 is 940GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 3TB.
If you would prefer a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the 400 G3 (£492.40) (1TB), the 550-251na (£441.60) (1TB), or the 550-252na (£441.60) (1TB) all from HP.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the HP 280 G2 is more than most comparable spec personal computers that came out in the last year. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this HP computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.
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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This personal computer supports a 10|100|1000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that are a similar age to it.
Only Four Processor Threads
Most comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 280 G2 have between four and seven processor threads, including the HP 280 G2 which has four processor threads.
4 Other reasons to consider the HP 280 G2
Price Drop of £7.98
In the last 7 days the 280 G2 has dropped in price by £7.98.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.2 gigahertz, the HP 280 G2 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months.
If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP 400 G3 (£419.99) (3.4GHz).
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP 280 G2 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the 280 G2.
There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity personal computers currently available that you might also want to consider including the Optiplex 3020 (£299.97), or the 3250 (£364.97) both from DELL which is cheaper.
If you are looking for a PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the 400 G3 (£492.40) (1TB), the 550-251na (£441.60) (1TB), or the 550-252na (£441.60) (1TB) all from HP.
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HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many medium 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.
Other HDD desktop computers currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper personal computers such as the Acer Veriton M2610 (£324.97).
If you would prefer a personal computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to consider the HP 600 G2 (£348.47) (SSD) which is also cheaper.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-6xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
565, I5-650, I5-6500
Processor Memory Voltage
1.3, 1.35, 5
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
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
BD Interface Type
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 530
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
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 2.0 Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 1.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 1.x) Slot
Micro Tower, Tower
Cable Lock Slot
Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection 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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel Built-In Visuals 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)
SSE, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel Software Guard Extension (Intel SGX)
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
Software Driver Included
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Manufacturer Part Numbers
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