Visit our Business Solutions website >>

HP 280 G1

HP 280 G1
alaScore 89

44 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of HP 280 G1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably. The design and size get critical views, while there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, price

size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP 280 G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 44 reviews)

User Reviews  

Showing 41 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 41 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (2)

Consumer review (

Works For Me


My computers have pretty short lifespans. I think I keep my house too warm. My Dell that was less than three years old was getting flaky so when I saw this one for under $300 I snapped it up. I have no regrets. In spite of the cons, I'm glad to have it...

Easy set up. Good price.

Its a very small tower and apparently a basic computer. It doesn't have a light to show hard drive activity. I miss that. Being a very small tower, of necessity the cd drive is vertical and feels very flimsy. I use cds for handouts when I do...

May, 2016

Consumer review (

Excellent features at low price


Sticking with Win-7, this model is 64-bit, with enough memory for typical home user.

No negatives so far.

May, 2016

Consumer review (

Great PC for Business Use


I recommend this product for business use where MS Office and other desktop productivity tools are the daily drivers.

Smaller form factor for easy storage under a desk that takes up little space. I used a wheeled CPU cart to keep the CPU off the ground and everything accessible. I bought two of these for my wife, as she's started a 2-person law firm with another...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (

HP has a winner here!


I'll definitely be buying more of these. Unless HP messes up and stops making them.

- Standard 24 pin power supply! (Thank you HP) - Intel Core i3 + 4GB RAM is actually a little faster than I expected. It's perfect for your basic office environment where people just need access to documents, email, and internet. I installed Quickbooks...

I'm not a fan of the extra HP setup after the usual Windows questions (time zone, user, etc) but it's no biggie.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

bought 3 computers - installed them all by myself


the computers were as specified and delivered in good shape

what's not to like?

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (

Wrong Picture - This is a Micro tower, about the size of a cigar box.


Its a basic I3, like all the rest, at $399, the price is the same as all the other manufacturers. The 3 year extended on-site warranty for around $40 is a good deal.

Its not a medium tower, its a micro-tower.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (

HP 280 G1


Easy to set up.

Couldn't get windows 10 loaded. Errors appeared so will need to spend time doing this.

Jul, 2016

Consumer review (

HP 280 G1


quick machine, Has TPM chip making Bitlocker easier

Jun, 2016

Consumer review (

HP 280 G1


It satisfies all basic requirements

I have not been able to connect to the Internet and have not been able to find a user manual to help me.

Jun, 2016

Consumer review (

HP 280 G1



Jun, 2016

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes


Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:Micro Tower
Color of product:Black
Intel segment tagging:Home office, Small Business
Number of 2.5" bays:1
Number of 3.5" bays:1
Number of 5.25" bays:1
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:180
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 1.x) slots:1
PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 (Gen 1.x) slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.7 / 1.74 / 16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412 / 0x41E
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.65 / 1.7
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.0 / 4.3


Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x DIMM


Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:N / No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-10 - 60

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 600:1
Display brightness:200 / 250
Display Diagonal:18.5 / 19.4 / 20
Display included:N / No / Y / Yes
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display Type:LED
Full HD: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included:N / Yes
Panel type:TN
Touch screen: No
Viewing angle, horizontal:170 / 90
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 50


Audio system:HD / Realtek ALC221 HD
Chipset:Intel H81
Motherboard chipset:Intel H81
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:No / Yes
DVI port:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply:180
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / QPI
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM,DDR3L-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.5
Number of processors installed:1
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:G1840 / G3250 / G3260 / i3-4160 / i5-4570S / i5-4590S
Processor boost frequency:3.7
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Celeron G / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Pentium G
Processor frequency:2.8 / 3 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:G1840 / G3250 / G3260 / i3-4160 / i5-4570S / i5-4590S
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor series:Intel Celeron Processor G1000 series for Desktop / Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G3000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:LGA 1150 (Socket H3) / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:2 / 4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:66.4 / 71.35 / 72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):53 / 54 / 54, 53 / 65

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Standard Manageability:N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75044 / 77488 / 80800 / 80816 / 83538 / 87356
Processor code:SR14J / SR1K7 / SR1K8 / SR1PK / SR1QN / SR1VK
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 Pro


Card reader integrated:N / No / Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:5.25/3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14 / 5.51
Height:13.2 / 14.1 / 5.55
Width:2.56 / 6.5