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HP 250 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Apr 2014
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

Medium processor core laptops manufactured by HP have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the 250 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the 250.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The oldest PCI Express slot version of medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 250 is 2 and the newest is 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the HP 250 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the HP 250 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the 250. Across all the similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the 250 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The HP 250 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

Alternative 2.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider include a cheaper laptop such as the HP Probook 450[plb_1562696_price] or you might consider a higher scoring laptop such as the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_2034239_price].

If this laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 650[plb_2753866_price] (2.7GHz and cheaper).

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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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. This HP portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of laptops of this spec and age range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". The HP 250 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 15.6" notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Latitude 15 3550[plb_1453263_price], the Asus X552CL[plb_2076535_price], and the Toshiba Satellite C55-A[plb_1632812_price] is also worth considering.

If this HP laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 250, the HP 250 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the DELL Latitude 15 3550[plb_1453263_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Acer Extensa EX2510[plb_2531905_price], or the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price] is also worth considering.

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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 have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Aspire E5[pl_2379963_price], or the Extensa EX2510[pl_2531905_price] both from Acer or the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price] is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 250 is a three USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Six Battery Cells

The HP 250 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and eight battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most laptops of this spec and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the HP 250 which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Latitude 15 3550[pl_1453263_price], or the Latitude 15[pl_2394713_price] both from DELL which is cheaper; or the Lenovo B50[plb_2478103_price] which has better reviews.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the HP ProBook 640 G1[plb_2059084_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 250 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the 250.

We compared this laptop to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Latitude 15 3550[plb_1453263_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the X75A[pl_2440533_price] (6GB), or the PU551LA[pl_2302119_price] (6GB) both from Asus or the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] (6GB).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as 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.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Latitude 15[plb_2505299_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 250 have hard drive capacity of between 120GB and 1.5TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the 250.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 250 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The HP 250 has one of the slowest hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Thick

With a height of 35.8 millimeters, the HP 250's height is one of the thickest amongst portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the 250. The heights of laptops that are a comparable age to the 250 range from 12mm to 310mm, and the average height is 28mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The HP 250 has a better processor family than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This HP laptop has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas 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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Average Weight

The HP 250 has a pretty average weight (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 15 3550[plb_1453263_price] (2.5kg and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the 250.

Other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the DELL Latitude 15 3550[plb_1453263_price], or the Acer Aspire E1-530[plb_2136151_price] which is cheaper; or the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_2034239_price] which has better reviews.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] (750GB), the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2379963_price] (1TB), or the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart[plb_2418547_price] (1TB).

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Specification

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Memory Card
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Hard Drive Interface
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Optical Drive
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Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
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WiFi Standard
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SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
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DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
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Intel VPro Technology
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CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
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Battery Capacity
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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

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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

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp x0q77, hp w4n13, hp t6n53, hp m9s97, hp n0y97, hp n1a92, hp i56200, hp m9s97e, hp n0y97e, hp i55200, hp n1a92e, intel6200, hp x0q77e, hp w4n13e, hp t6n53e, hp n1a92ea, intel6200u, hp x0q77es, hp w4n13ea, hp t6n53ea, hp i56200u, hp m9s97ea, hp p243677, hp n0y97es, hp i55200u, hp t6n53eaa, hp m9s97eaa, hp p243677p, hp hddm9s97, hp n1a92eaa
Barcodes 00089894439932, 00190780070406, 00889894077462, 00889894439932, 00889894567352, 00889894910721
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