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HP 250 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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Get connected with the value-priced HP 250 G3 Notebook PC. Complete business tasks with Intel technology, essential multimedia tools and Windows 8.1 loaded on the HP 250. The durable chassis helps... More
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14 Reasons For

HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all HP portable PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases HP had good reviews.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. At 32 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 250 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". The HP 250 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 250 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the 250 also have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the ProBook 450[pl_2350787_price], or the Probook 450[pl_1558662_price] both from HP or the DELL Latitude 3330[plb_2035415_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years, the HP 250 has a front camera.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider include the 250[pl_2123884_price], or the ProBook 450[pl_2350787_price] both from HP or the Asus R512CA[plb_2213523_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the 250. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250 is 8.1GB and the biggest is 33GB.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 250 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The HP 250 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops that have been available for a similar time to it. 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.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the HP 2570p[plb_3229152_price] is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the HP Stream 11[plb_2499827_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 250 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The internal memory of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the 250 range from 1GB to 16GB.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2715413_price] (8GB).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 31 watt-hours, the HP 250 has a very small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 250. The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 5Wh, the biggest is 4,400Wh, and the average battery capacity is 53Wh.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1,024 megabyte, the HP 250 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 250. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 250 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most laptops that are a similar age to the 250 have between one and eight battery cells, including the HP 250 which has three battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 250 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 250 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The HP 250 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops that are a comparable age to the 250 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The HP 250 has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the 250 is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 1.5TB.

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the HP 250 has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 250 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The HP 250 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the 250.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2715413_price] (750GB), or the Asus X553MA[plb_2964474_price] (1TB).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the HP 250 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 250.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the T420[pl_1566671_price] (2.2kg), or the T410[pl_1629753_price] (2.2kg) both from Lenovo or the Asus R512CA[plb_2213523_price] (2.2kg).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the HP 250 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo G50-70[plb_3702325_price] (1.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Visual Technology
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Expert Reviews

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11 September 2016

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3 November 2014

The HP 250 G3 HP is asking just 270 Euros (~345 USD) for their 15.6-inch notebook. The simple plastic case feels good in your hands, and the input devices are certainly cut out for office use and...

22 August 2016

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25 November 2014

La base. Le HP 250 G3 est un ordinateur portable de 15,6 pouces actuellement sur les étalages à 270 euros. Quid de la cure de minceur par laquelle le HP 250 G3 est passé ? Une opération... Read more…

8 November 2014

De basis is er. De HP 250 G3 is een 15,6 inch notebook voor minder dan ?270. Heeft HP de juiste compromissen gemaakt, of is de rode lijn gepasseerd?

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 16 March 2014 by M
(Verified Purchase)

This is a smart, slim machine but it comes without any useful software. There is no word processing programme (although it has a preloaded option to buy Microsoft Office). It has three competing... Read more…

Reviewed 29 October 2014 by ColinG

Nice quality laptop for the money, with good build quality and hard wearing design. Display is a matt finish anti-glare type and is more than bright enough for all lighting levels likely to be... Read more…

Reviewed 30 November 2012 by Spencer F.

The following instructions are copied from R. Tickle "RATickle" (North Jersey) on a competitor's website. I edited and added some items. 1) Do NOT install the software on the CD. 2) Connect the... Read more…

Reviewed 24 May 2013 by SILKE H.

To install the camera under Linux (works with other OSes, too): connect the camera via Ethernet cable. You need to have DHCP in your subnet. Find the camera, for example, with "nmap -sT -p 80... Read more…

Reviewed 8 November 2014 by Rachel
(Verified Purchase)

We have brought 2 and set them up as Christmas presents for our children.We spent most of yesterday playing with them, they are absolutely fantastic, very sleek fast and easy to use. We are more... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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