We calculated the average reviews for all HP PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor core computers and found that in both cases HP had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many PCs of this age and type.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and spec.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to it.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The HP 280 G1 is a six USB 2.0 port PC. Most of the other comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the 280 G1 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.
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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on medium processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to it.
The widths of similar spec personal computers that were released more than a year ago range from 33mm to 510mm, and the average width is 190mm. At only 165 millimeters, the HP 280 G1 is quite narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the 280 G1.
9 Reasons Against
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core computers that are a comparable 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.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other HDD PCs currently available including the DELL OptiPlex 7010 which is cheaper.
If the storage speed of this desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the 800 G2 ($882.55) (SSD), or the EliteDesk 800 G1 ($485.71) (SSD) both from HP or the Fujitsu D556 (SSD).
Very Small Internal Memory
The HP 280 G1 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 280 G1. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the 280 G1 is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB.
We compared this personal computer to all the other 4GB memory PCs and we think the OptiPlex 7020 ($529.99), and the Optiplex 9020 both from DELL which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If this desktop computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL 270 (6GB and cheaper), or the HP 400 G2.5 SFF (8GB and cheaper).
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many computers of this age and spec.
Very Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The average on-board graphics adapter memory of personal computers of this spec and age is 93GB, and the on-board graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1.7GB to 2.1TB. At only 1.7 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 has a fairly small on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the 280 G1.
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Only One 3.5" Bay
The HP 280 G1 is a one 3.5" bay computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the 280 G1 have between one and seven 3.5" bays.
Only One 5.25" Bay
The HP 280 G1 is a one 5.25" bay computer. Most of the other desktop computers of this type and age have between one and two 5.25" bays.
Very Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time to the 280 G1 range from 1.7GB to 1.8GB. At only 1,700 megabyte, the HP 280 G1 has a fairly small on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other personal computers that were released one year ago.
Quite Small Processor Cache
At only 6 megabytes, the HP 280 G1 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 280 G1. Across all the medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the 280 G1 the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB.
Only Four Processor Threads
The HP 280 G1 is a four processor thread PC. Most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year have between four and seven processor threads.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when HP released the 280 G1.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3 gigahertz, the HP 280 G1 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of this type and age.
If this medium processor core computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the DELL 270 (3.1GHz and cheaper), or the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower (3.2GHz and cheaper).
Average Total Storage Capacity
The HP 280 G1 has a pretty average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been available for more than a year.
If this medium processor core computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP 400 G2.5 SFF (1TB and cheaper), or the DELL 270 (1TB and cheaper).
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Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.
There are a number of alternative 500GB hard drive capacity computers currently available that you might also want to consider including the OptiPlex 7020 ($529.99), or the Optiplex 9020 both from DELL or the Asus D310MT which is cheaper.
If this computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP 400 G2.5 SFF (1TB and cheaper), or the DELL 270 (1TB and cheaper).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
545, I5-4590, I5-4590S
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
1x16, 1x1, 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
LightScribe Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 10 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 Type
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI 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)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-10 - 60
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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