HP few processor core PCs have good ratings on average and across all PCs HP is one of the better rated brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers of this spec and age.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the HP 280 G1 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst few processor core PCs of this age. Similar spec computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HP 280 G1 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 740MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 310MHz.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the HP HP 280 G1 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst computers of this age. Few processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the HP 280 G1 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.
Quite Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Across all the PCs of this spec and age the max internal memory supported processors range from 4GB to 64GB. The HP HP 280 G1 has a quite big max internal memory supported processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the HP 280 G1.
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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.6 gigahertz, the HP HP 280 G1 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that have been available for more than a year. The average processor clock speed of PCs of this type and age is 2.8GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3.6GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available including cheaper personal computers such as the Lenovo H50 (£203.19).
If this computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo S500 SFF (£292.14) (3.7GHz), the HP 280 G1 (3.7GHz), or the Fujitsu D556 (£293.98) (3.7GHz).
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on desktop computers of a similar type and age to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on few processor core PCs that are a comparable age to it.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The HP 280 G1 is a six USB 2.0 port computer.
Four Processor Threads
The HP 280 G1 has more processor threads than most of the personal computers of a similar age and spec to the HP 280 G1. This computer is a four processor thread personal computer compared to most of the desktop computers of this type and age which only have between two and three processor threads.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on personal computers of this age and type.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The HP HP 280 G1 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on few processor core PCs that were released 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.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other HDD personal computers currently available including a cheaper PC such as the Asus VC62B (£199.99) or you might consider a higher rated PC such as the DELL OptiPlex 7020 (£214.80).
PCs with a faster storage speed that might also be worth considering include the VM42 (£194.99) (SSD), or the Chromebox (£185.99) (SSD) both from Asus which is also cheaper.
Only One 3.5" Bay
Most similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the HP 280 G1 have between one and five 3.5" bays, including the HP 280 G1 which has one 3.5" bay.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
Most desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the HP 280 G1 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 280 G1 which has two USB 3.0 ports.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This desktop computer has been on the market for over a year.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been available for more than a year.
We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity desktop computers to this personal computer and we think cheaper desktop computers such as the HP ProDesk 400 G1 is also worth considering.
Personal computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Revo One RL85 (£259.00) (2TB) which is also higher rated.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 has a fairly typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that came out more than a year ago.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 500GB hard drive capacity PCs currently available including cheaper computers such as the Asus BT1AD (£235.70), or the HP ProDesk 400 G1.
If this computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Revo One RL85 (£259.00) (2TB) which also has a higher rating.
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the HP HP 280 G1 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that were released more than a year ago.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4GB memory computers currently available including the Asus BT1AD (£235.70), or the DELL OptiPlex 7010 (£214.80) which is cheaper.
Desktop computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the DELL OptiPlex 3020 (8GB and cheaper).
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor That Supports ECC
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
BD Interface Type
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
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
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
Cable Lock Slot
Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D 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
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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