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...
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Medium processor core laptops produced by HP have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The HP 250 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this age and type. This HP portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This notebook PC'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 have been around for around the same time as the 250.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The HP 250 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 250 also have a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 250, the HP 250 has 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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The HP 250 is a three USB 2.0 port laptop.
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802.11g WiFi Standard
The HP 250 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Across all comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 250 the Wi-Fi standard ranges from 802.11a to 802.11n.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.
15 Reasons Against
Only Two SATA III Connectors
The HP 250 is a two SATA III connector portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the 250 have between two and three SATA III connectors.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
At only 950 megahertz, the HP 250 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.
Only Two SATA Connectors
The HP 250 is a two SATA connector portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the 250 have between two and three SATA connectors.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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.
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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The average processor clock speed of laptops that have been available for more than two years is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. The HP 250 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
If this medium processor core portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 3521 (1.8GHz).
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
Quite Small Battery Capacity
The HP 250 has one of the smallest battery capacities (only 31 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The battery capacities of laptops of this age and spec range from 5Wh to 100Wh.
Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
At only 1,024 megabyte, the HP 250 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 250. The discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 2MB to 4.1GB.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the 250 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP 250 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this type and age range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the 250.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The HP 250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.
At 35.8 millimeters, the HP 250 is fairly thick compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 250 have heights of between 1.8mm and 300mm, and the average height is 28mm.
7 Other reasons to consider the HP 250
Released Over Two Years Ago
This HP portable PC has been on the market for over two years.
Average Screen Size
The HP 250 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the 250.
Intel Core I3 Processor Family
The HP 250 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
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At 2.5 kilograms, the HP 250 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years.
If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the X552CL (2.5kg), or the X55C (2.5kg) both from Asus.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years.
Average Battery Life
With a battery life of 6.5 hours, the HP 250 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the 250.
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
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
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 (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
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
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi, DVD Super Multi DL
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
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
Headphone Out 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
Compre Office,Windows Essentials: Movie Maker, SkyDrive, Photo Gallery Cyberlink Power DVD,CyberLink Media Suite,CyberLink Power2Go,HP Connected Photo
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