Based on 2,224 expert and owner reviews, HP has good reviews for its laptops. HP also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The HP 210 G1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a similar type and age to it. Most laptops of a similar age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the 210 G1.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The HP 210 G1 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.
Has a Front Camera
The HP 210 G1 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The HP 210 G1 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 210 G1 do not have a touch sensitive screen.
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802.11g WiFi Standard
The HP 210 G1 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The Wi-Fi standard of all similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the 210 G1 ranges from 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
With a battery capacity of 66 watt-hours, the HP 210 G1 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 210 G1. Medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 210 G1 have battery capacities of between 5Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.
The weights of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the HP 210 G1 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the 210 G1 amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
When compared to other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the 210 G1 that we have assessed, the HP 210 G1's width of only 290 millimeters is one of the narrowest. The average width of medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the 210 G1 is 360mm.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The HP 210 G1 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 210 G1 is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.
Quite Small Screen Size
The smallest screen size of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 10" and the biggest is 18". When compared to other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the 210 G1 that we have assessed, the screen size of the HP 210 G1 of only 11.6 inches is one of the smallest.
Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 820 (12.5").
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and type. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
At only 320 gigabytes, the HP 210 G1 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 210 G1 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 500GB.
Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 (500GB).
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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The HP 210 G1 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 210 G1 is 2.1GHz.
Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire E1-572 (1.8GHz).
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.
Quite Small Internal Memory
With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 210 G1 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.1GB.
Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity
When compared to other notebook PCs of this type and age, the hard drive capacity of the HP 210 G1 of only 320 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 1.5TB.
Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The biggest memory slots of the HP 210 G1 is 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than a 2x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.
This portable PC's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is actually the worst memory slots across all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 210 G1.
The best memory slots amongst similar types of portable PC is 4x SO-DIMM.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
At only 8 gigabytes, the HP 210 G1 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 210 G1. Medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the 210 G1 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The HP 210 G1 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and four USB 2.0 ports.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
3 Other reasons to consider the HP 210 G1
Released Over Two Years Ago
This HP laptop was released over two years ago.
Intel Core I3 Processor Family
The HP 210 G1 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Average Battery Life
The HP 210 G1 has a fairly typical battery life (7.75 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 210 G1.
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Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Power
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video