Few processor core PCs built by HP have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all desktop computers (not just few processor core PCs) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on desktop computers of a similar spec and age to it.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The average processor clock speed of PCs of a similar age and type to the 280 G1 Microtower PC is 2.8GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz. At 3.6 gigahertz, the 280 G1 Microtower PC has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the 280 G1 Microtower PC.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3.6GHz processor clock speed PCs currently available including the DELL Inspiron 3847 which is cheaper.
If you would prefer a desktop computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo S500 SFF (3.7GHz), or the HP 280 G1 ($279.99) (3.7GHz) which is also cheaper.
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 personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The 280 G1 Microtower PC is a six USB 2.0 port computer. Most of the other PCs of this type and age have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.
3 Reasons Against
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most few processor core PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 280 G1 Microtower PC have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the 280 G1 Microtower PC which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that came out 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.
There are a number of alternative HDD PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the Asus VC62B ($260.00) which is cheaper.
If the storage speed of this computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Chromebox CXI ($324.99) (SSD and cheaper), or the HP Chromebox ($136.05) (SSD and cheaper).
Only One 3.5" Bay
Most similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and five 3.5" bays, including the HP 280 G1 Microtower PC which has one 3.5" bay.
4 Other reasons to consider the HP 280 G1 Microtower PC
Released Over a Year Ago
HP released the 280 G1 Microtower PC over a year ago.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the 280 G1 Microtower PC has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age.
There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity computers currently available that you might want to look at including the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF, or the HP ProDesk 400 G1 ($279.99) which is cheaper.
If you want a computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the HP 300-235na (1TB), the Asus K31AD (1TB), or the Lenovo H30 (1TB).
Average Hard Drive Capacity
The 280 G1 Microtower PC has a relatively typical hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and spec to the 280 G1 Microtower PC.
We compared all the other 500GB hard drive capacity personal computers to this PC and we think cheaper PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 3847, and the HP ProDesk 400 G1 ($279.99) is also worth considering.
If this PC hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer Revo One RL85 (2TB) which also has a higher rating.
+2 Other reasons
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 Microtower PC has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec.
Other 4GB memory desktop computers currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper PCs such as the Acer Veriton X2632G.
If you are looking for a PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF (8GB and cheaper).
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Processor Memory Voltage
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
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
3840 x 2160
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub), DVI