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”.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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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.
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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