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HP 250 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

$689.53
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PC Mag Editor's Choice
2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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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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One Industry Award

The editor of PC Mag thought that this HP laptop was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on eleven expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.biz and Les Numeriques.com the average expert rating of this portable PC is 73%.

User Reviews Are Good

Owners have rated this medium processor core notebook PC on average 80 out of 100.

Nice Design

Four people said in their reviews that it was good looking. David mentioned in his HP 250 review on Amazon “This monitor looks the part with it's nice stylish silver stand” and gave it a score of 5 stars. David also wrote “My old TN supported 1600x900 which was pretty good”. Ejaz said on Amazon “It's a pretty good monitor for” and rated the HP 250 4 stars.

One HP 250 owner who purchased this laptop reckoned that it was neat. R. Musielak rated this laptop 5 stars and wrote in their review of the HP 250 “I went to John & Lewis and picked this immaculately crafted monitor for a lower price as on Amazon wich was less than 140 pounds”.

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HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

HP has good average reviews for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Size

One customer considered that it was lightweight. J B Whistlecraft wrote in their review “Nice lightweight machine ideal for training” and rated the product 4 stars. One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was thin. Mr C said on Amazon “I need a new slim line one which costs a fortune” in his HP 250 review nonetheless he only scored it 20 out of 100.

One HP 250 reviewer thought it was compact. Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag “Scan, yet is compact and light enough to fit into a travel bag” and scored the product 4 stars.

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Easy to Use

One HP 250 reviewer considered that the HP 250 was easy to use. Two years ago Craig Stewart wrote on Amazon “It has excellent colour reproduction, wide gamut, good gamma performance, high contrast ratio and advanced colour control (colour temp etc.) which allows me to calibrate it properly” in his review of the HP 250 but despite that he rated the HP 250 2 stars.

One HP 250 reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it was easy to setup. Last year Lizwil wrote in their review of this laptop “Very pleased with the quality of the monitor and very easy to set-up”. One customer who reviewed the HP 250 reckoned that it was easy to assemble. The Hungry Meerkat wrote on Amazon “The stand was easy to assemble and it's plug” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people who purchased it concluded that it was good quality. Two years ago Nathan Heeb wrote on Amazon “I needed a high quality screen to edit my photos with, I didn't have a huge budget so this monitor's price was great for me” and rated this laptop as excellent.

Robust

Two people thought the HP 250 was strong and durable. Three years ago Mrs a Hopkins gave the product a very good review score and she mentioned on Amazon “It looks great, has a sturdy stand and doesn't wobble around” in her review of the HP 250.

One person thought the HP 250 was well made. David scored the product very highly and he wrote on Amazon “Well built IPS monitor” in his HP 250 review.

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Good Graphics Card

One customer wrote in their reviews that this laptop had a good graphics card. David scored it very highly and he wrote on Amazon “Obviously you will need a good graphics card to run games at high resolution with lots of detail”.

Good Environmental Credentials

One HP 250 owner who purchased this laptop wrote that it was good in terms of power usage. R. Musielak mentioned on Amazon “The high resolution and low energy consumpion was what I was after” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good Support

One person concluded that this laptop had good technical guidance. Three years ago The Hungry Meerkat mentioned “The full manual is on a CD” in their review of the HP 250.

Good Connectivity

One HP 250 owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Craig Stewart wrote “Having all 3 of the main connections is great, HDMI, DVI and VGA, so it can be used for multiple inputs, eg”.

Good for Gaming

One HP 250 reviewer who purchased it mentioned that it was good for gaming. Two years ago Thang Doan said on Amazon “Response time of 7ms is also good enough for gaming and videos, in my opinion” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Battery Life

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. Mr C said on Amazon “With brand new one full 12 month warranty and decent battery” in his review of the HP 250 yet he gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 250 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 250 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The HP 250 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst laptops of this age. The average screen size of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 250 is 15".

We compared this laptop to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Asus F551CA is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo G70-70 (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 250, the HP 250 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Medion Akoya E6415 is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP G4, or the Lenovo G50-80.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 250 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the 250.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Medion Akoya E6415.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the HP G4, or the Lenovo G50-80 is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on laptops of this type and age.

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Only Two SATA III Connectors

Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between two and three SATA III connectors, including the HP 250 which has two SATA III connectors.

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Only Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP 250 is a ten PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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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 notebook PC.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The HP 250 is a two SATA connector notebook PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 250 is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the HP 250 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 250.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age 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.

Alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Asus F551CA, or the Lenovo G510.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the HP 250 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 250. The slowest processor clock speed of laptops that were released one year ago is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Asus PU551LA (1.9GHz), the Lenovo G50-80 (1.9GHz), or the HP Probook 430 G2 (1.9GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the 250 range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 47Wh. At only 31 watt-hours, the HP 250 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the 250.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the 250, the HP 250 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Inspiron 15 5558.

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Quite 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 medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the 250. The discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago range from 2MB to 4.1GB.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 250 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 250 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) 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 (64-bit) of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the 250 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The HP 250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the 250 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and type.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the 250.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The HP 250 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it. Most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 250.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the Asus F551CA which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo G500 (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus F551CA is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Medion Akoya E6415 (6GB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

The HP 250 has a relatively standard weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Satellite C50-B (2.2kg), the Satellite C50-B (2.2kg), or the Satellite L50-B (2.2kg) all from Toshiba.

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Average Battery Life

At 6.5 hours, the HP 250 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the 250.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire ES1-512 (7h and cheaper), or the Lenovo G50-70 (7h and cheaper).

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Specification

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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Full HD
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Optical Drive
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DVI Port
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VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
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Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
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1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(16)
11 September 2016

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile All-in-One Printer is an inkjet that's light enough to travel with, but can copy and scan as well as print...

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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

La HP OfficeJet 250 a clairement une carte à jouer sur le marché des petites imprimantes A4 pensées pour être transportables ou capables de se ranger dans un tiroir. Un poil plus encombrante...

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

(58)
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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i34005, w4n08e, w4n08ea, i34005u, hp n0z91, hp g6g28, w4n08eaa, hp n1a78, hp m9s79, hp f0y86, hp m5g69, hp h6q81, hp p5r82, hp w4n08, hp g4u96, hp j4t67, hp w4m90, hp j8k64, hp h6q81e, hp p5r82e, hp i34005, hp w4n08e, hp g4u96u, hp j4t67e, hp w4m90e, hp j8k64p
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