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

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

Five Industry Awards

Amongst few processor core personal computers that came out in the last 12 months, this HP personal computer is one of the most awarded.

The experts at PC Mag and Macworld.co.uk both concluded that this few processor core computer was exceptional and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This desktop computer was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews who wrote that this few processor core computer was good.

The experts at two additional expert review sites both wrote that this few processor core computer was good. PhotographyBlog.com gave this personal computer an "Above Average" award and it received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and PC Mag the average expert rating of this personal computer is 82%. If all the recently released few processor core personal computers are ranked by average expert review score then this desktop computer is in the top 9%.

Good Product Quality

Several HP 280 reviewers said that the product was good quality. Cnet.com said on CNET.com ten years ago “Prints quickly; print quality is good; a built-in CD burner makes backing up memory cards a breeze”. Photographyblog.com scored the HP 280 4 stars and said “Top quality 4- by 6-inch output” in their HP 280 review. Expert review site Itreviews.com said nine years ago “Good quality portable inkjet photo printer” in their HP 280 review.

Good Brand

HP few processor core personal computers have good ratings on average and across all PCs HP is one of the superior brands.

Nice Design

Some HP 280 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “Good-looking prints”.

Good Technical Features

A few HP 280 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Expert review site Cnet.com mentioned ten years ago “The Epson PictureMate Flash combines the great features of the PictureMate Snap with an added CD burner.”. Expert review site Macworld.co.uk wrote in their review of the HP 280 “Its bulk conceals some useful features and some great technology, such as an included CD drive that lets you read discs”.

Easy to Use

One customer who bought the product reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote in their review of this PC nine 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.”.

Robust

One HP 280 reviewer said that the HP 280 was good at resisting water ingress. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their HP 280 review “Superb, true-to-life colour reproduction, flattering skin tones, waterproof prints, incorporated CD drive”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many few processor core personal computers that came out in the last year.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 350 megahertz, the HP 280 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other latest similar spec personal computers. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 280 is 330MHz.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of few processor core personal computers that came out in the last 12 months is 3.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.7GHz. With a processor clock speed of 3.7 gigahertz, the HP 280 has one of the fastest processor clock speeds amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers that are a similar age to 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.

There are a number of other HDD personal computers currently available that you might also want to consider including the HP 260[plb_3288098_price] which is cheaper.

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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 computers that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of new few processor core personal computers is 8.1GB and the biggest is 33GB. When compared to other new comparable spec computers that we have checked the maximum internal memory of, the HP 280's maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many new few processor core personal computers.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP 280 is more than most new similar spec desktop computers. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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5 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One HP 280 reviewer who bought it concluded that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Ten years ago expert review site Cnet.com said “We dont think the burners worth the extra $100, so go with the PictureMate Snap and pack a few USB thumbdrives instead” in their review of the HP 280.

Not Good in Terms of Size

Several HP 280 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was not heavy. Expert website Macworld.co.uk said in their HP 280 review nine years ago “The Epson PictureMate 280 is a giant compared to the other printers on test and, weighing a hefty 3kg” but even so they gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

One customer thought it was not heavy and bulky. Photographyblog.com wrote eight years ago “Relatively big and heavy”.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The average max memory bandwidth supported processor of latest computers is 30GB/s. The HP 280 has one of the slower max memory bandwidth supported processor (only 25.6 gigabytes per second) amongst few processor core personal computers of this age.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many few processor core personal computers that were released in the last year.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the HP 280 has one of the lower system bus data transfer rates amongst few processor core personal computers of this age. The average system bus data transfer rate of few processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the 280 is 6.4GT/s, and the system bus data transfer rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 280

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when this computer was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 280 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the 280.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP 280 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers that are a similar age to the 280.

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Specification

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5 Awards

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

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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Barcodes 00190780730812, 00889894134820, 00889899358467, 00889899440049
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