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HP 280 G1 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

Medium processor core personal computers built by HP have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PCs (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that HP also has good ratings 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 medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar age and type to it.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 280 G1 is a six USB 2.0 port personal computer.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many computers that have been available for more than a year.

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17 Reasons Against

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The HP 280 G1 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer. Most of the other similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the 280 G1 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the HP 280 G1 has a fairly slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year. The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago is 10GB/s and the fastest is 68GB/s.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The average max internal memory supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the 280 G1 is 65GB, and the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 770GB. The HP 280 G1 has a quite small max internal memory supported processor (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many PCs of a similar age and spec 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.

We compared this PC to all the other HDD computers and we think the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2325928_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Personal computers with a faster storage speed that might be worth looking at include the OptiPlex 9020 SFF[pl_2414879_price] (SSD), the OptiPlex 7020 MT[pl_2788976_price] (SSD), or the OptiPlex 9020[pl_2985619_price] (SSD) all from DELL.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other desktop computers that came out around the same time as the 280 G1 that we have checked, the internal memory of the HP 280 G1 of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the 280 G1 the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.3GB.

Alternative 4GB memory computers currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper desktop computers such as the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2325928_price], or the DELL OptiPlex 7020[plb_2793205_price].

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the 270[pl_3068921_price] (6GB), or the OptiPlex 9020[pl_2985619_price] (8GB) both from DELL or the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF[plb_2973425_price] (8GB).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of desktop computers that came out around the same time as the 280 G1 is 930GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the 280 G1.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 500GB hard drive capacity personal computers currently available including cheaper personal computers such as the OptiPlex 3020[pl_2457302_price], or the Vostro 3900[pl_2856434_price] both from DELL or the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2325928_price].

Personal computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 3647[plb_3110567_price] (1TB and higher rated).

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Very Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.7 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 has a quite small on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the 280 G1. The smallest on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the 280 G1 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 2.1TB.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.024 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the 280 G1 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most PCs of this type and age have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 280 G1 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

Most computers that have been around for more than a year have between one and three 5.25" bays, including the HP 280 G1 which has one 5.25" bay.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16 gigabytes, the HP 280 G1 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other PCs that were released more than a year ago. Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the 280 G1 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The HP 280 G1 is a one PCI Express x1 slot PC.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the HP 280 G1 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The smallest processor cache of personal computers of a similar age and type to the 280 G1 is 2MB and the biggest is 10MB.

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Very Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With an on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1,700 megabyte, the HP 280 G1 has one of the smaller on-board graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Similar spec PCs that were launched more than a year ago have on-board graphics adapter memory of between 1.7GB and 1.8GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the 280 G1 that we have assessed, the memory clock speed of the HP 280 G1 of only 1,600 megahertz is one of the slowest. The memory clock speeds of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the 280 G1 range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,800MHz.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The HP 280 G1 is a four processor thread personal computer.

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Quite Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

When compared to other comparable spec PCs that came out more than a year ago that we have checked the system bus data transfer rate of, the HP 280 G1's system bus data transfer rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second is one of the lowest. The lowest system bus data transfer rate of desktop computers of this age and spec is 5GT/s and the highest is 8GT/s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 280 G1

Released Over a Year Ago

This computer was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3 gigahertz, the HP 280 G1 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the 280 G1.

PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 3647[plb_3110567_price] (3.2GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The HP 280 G1 has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 500GB total storage capacity PCs currently available including the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2325928_price], or the DELL OptiPlex 3020[plb_2457302_price] which is cheaper.

If this personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 3647[plb_3110567_price] (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
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)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 2.5" Bays
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
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® OS Guard
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
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
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00725184056260, 00725184056277, 00889894035004, 00889894093363, 00889894135094, 00889894322951, 00889894427366, 04053162958630

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