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HP 280 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

01net.com 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Above Average PC Mag Editor's Choice macworld.co.uk Editor's Choice
2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.7GHz 4GB Dec 2015
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12 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

Amongst few processor cores computers that have been around for more than a year, this few processor cores computer is one of the most highly awarded.

This desktop computer was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both PC Mag and Macworld.co.uk, both of which concluded that this personal computer was excellent.

This PC received a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews who said that this few processor cores computer was good.

PhotographyBlog.com gave this computer an "Above Average" award and it received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Eight experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and PC Mag have rated this personal computer on average 82%. This puts this few processor cores computer in the top 6% of all the desktop computers of this type and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Product Quality

Some HP 280 owners considered that it was good quality. Eleven years ago expert review site Cnet.com gave the product a rating of 74 out of 100 and mentioned “Prints quickly; print quality is good; a built-in CD burner makes backing up memory cards a breeze” in their review of this PC. Photographyblog.com mentioned “Top quality 4- by 6-inch output”. Itreviews.com wrote on expert website IT Reviews.com “Good quality portable inkjet photo printer”.

Nice Design

Two customers who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. Photographyblog.com wrote “Good-looking prints” in their review.

Good Technical Features

Several HP 280 owners who purchased the HP 280 agreed that it had good features. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote “The Epson PictureMate Flash combines the great features of the PictureMate Snap with an added CD burner.”. Macworld.co.uk wrote in their review of the HP 280 ten years ago “Its bulk conceals some useful features and some great technology, such as an included CD drive that lets you read discs” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One customer thought the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Pcadvisor.co.uk rated the product 5 stars and said on PC Advisor.co.uk ten years ago “The inclusion of a CD writer pushes up the price, so if youre comfortable using a computer, you might be better off with one of Epson’s cheaper PictureMates.” in their review of the HP 280.

Robust

One HP 280 reviewer who bought it considered that it was good at resisting water ingress. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this PC “Superb, true-to-life colour reproduction, flattering skin tones, waterproof prints, incorporated CD drive” .

HP PCs Have Good Reviews

Few processor cores computers manufactured by HP have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all desktop computers (not just few processor cores computers) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

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4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This PC supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version on desktop computers of this age and spec.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of desktop computers of a similar age and type to the 280 is 2.9GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.9GHz. At 3.7 gigahertz, the HP 280 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the 280.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers of this spec and age.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the HP 280 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and type to the 280. The average maximum internal memory of few processor cores computers that were released one year ago is 26GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 4GB to 33GB.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One HP 280 owner who purchased it thought it was not good in terms of USB connections. Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “We dont think the burners worth the extra $100, so go with the PictureMate Snap and pack a few USB thumbdrives instead” but in spite of that they scored the HP 280 74 out of 100.

A Bit Expensive

Some HP 280 reviewers who reviewed the HP 280 concluded that it was not cheap. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “The biggest, heaviest and most expensive printer on test, blacks are too black meaning that shadow detail is lost”. Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review “The more expensive 280 mo” although they still gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One HP 280 reviewer who reviewed this PC considered that it was not good value for money. Eleven years ago expert website Cnet.com wrote “Asks a hefty price” in their review of this PC but even so they gave the product a score of 4 stars.

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Not Good in Terms of Size

Some customers wrote that the product was not heavy. Expert website Macworld.co.uk mentioned “The Epson PictureMate 280 is a giant compared to the other printers on test and, weighing a hefty 3kg” although they rated it 4 stars. One person who purchased it concluded that it was not heavy and bulky. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com nine years ago “Relatively big and heavy” nonetheless they still scored it 70 out of 100.

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 280

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this desktop computer was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 280 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that were released more than a year ago.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP 280 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the 280.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4GB memory PCs currently available including the Acer Revo One RL85[plb_3132464_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Asus GR8[plb_3186870_price] (8GB and higher rated).

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HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage media on few processor cores computers that have been on the market 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative HDD desktop computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Revo One RL85[plb_3132464_price].

If you want a desktop computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to consider the Asus GR8[plb_3186870_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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ECC Supported by Processor
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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
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Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Colour of Product
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory

5 Awards

01net.com 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Above Average PC Mag Editor's Choice macworld.co.uk Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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9 September 2008

Epson PictureMate 280 Review Review Date: December 19th 2006 Leave a comment about this Review Introduction The Epson PictureMate 280 is a compact inkjet photo printer which can deliver a...

PhotographyBlog.com

Superb, true-to-life colour reproduction, flattering skin tones, waterproof prints, incorporated CD drive
Built-in CD burner
Fast photo printing speeds
Good-looking prints
Prints quickly
The biggest, heaviest and most expensive printer on test, blacks are too black meaning that shadow detail is lost
No prints larger than 4-by 6 inches
Paper jams
Industrial design
Pricey
14 June 2007

Macworld.co.uk

The Epson PictureMate 280 is a giant compared to the other printers on test and, weighing a hefty 3kg, the least portable. Its bulk conceals some useful features and some great technology, such as... Read more…

1 May 2007

Good quality portable inkjet photo printer: The current drift in printer technology is towards enabling the maximum amount of digital images to be printed without the aid of a PC connection,... Read more…

2 February 2007

The inclusion of a CD writer pushes up the price, so if youre comfortable using a computer, you might be better off with one of Epson?s cheaper PictureMates. But for those who dont own (or wont...

1 January 2007

Forget about learning to use a computer in order to print out your digital shots. With Epsons PictureMate PM 280 you can browse, edit, enhance, print and store your photos without going near a PC... Read more…

21 December 2006

Epson?s PictureMate Flash PM 280 isn?t perfect. Its print sizes are limited, there were a few paper jams, and the new industrial design leaves some people cold. But, what it does do, it does very...

10 November 2006

Trusted Reviews

Photo printers, or as Epson chooses to call them, portable photo labs, are popular accessory for the home-based digital photographer. Epson's new pair of printers, the PictureMate 240 and... Read more…

6 November 2006

The Epson PictureMate Flash combines the great features of the PictureMate Snap with an added CD burner, but asks a hefty price. We dont think the burners worth the extra $100, so go with the...

4 October 2006

The Epson PictureMate Flash not only churns out great-looking prints at fast speeds; it also can burn your photos to a CD and print an index sheet to go with it...

PC Mag

30 March 2007

La PM 280 est un bon produit qui propose un choix important de transferts de données vers l'imprimante. Le rendu des photos est bon et juste. Elle fait partie des imprimantes à prendre en...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers v7q77e, hp w10, hp w10p, v7q77ea, hp k8k31, hp k8k38, v7q77eaa, hp v7q80, hp p5v12, hp y5p86, hp j8r93, hp n0d96, hp v7q77, hp w7p64, hp p5v12u, hp y5p86e, hp j8r93e, hp n0d96e, hp v7q77e, hp w7p64b, hp k8k31e, hp k8k38e, v7q77eaab, hp v7q80e, hp w10p64, hp v7q77ea, hp k8k31ea, hp k8k38ea, v7q77eaabu
Barcodes 00190780701416, 00190780730812, 00889894134820, 00889899358467, 00889899440049

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