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HP 250 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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Optimized for business-users on the go, this value-priced notebook is a smart choice for reliable computing. Keep up with the demands of mobile use thanks to a durable design. Complete tasks on... More
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HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

On average HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs built by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 250 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. The HP 250 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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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 most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this type and age.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 250 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 250 is a three USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 250 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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4 Bluetooth Version

The HP 250 supports a 4 Bluetooth version which is better than most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 2.1 Bluetooth version. The bluetooth version of all notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 250 ranges from 2 to 4.1.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The HP 250 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 250 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 250 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a similar type and 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.

If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of this type and age have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The HP 250 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 250 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 250 have between two and three processor threads, including the HP 250 which has two processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The HP 250 has a quite small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the 250. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 250 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 250 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Thick

The thinnest laptop that came out more than two years ago is 2.4mm thick and the thickest is 300mm. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 250, the HP 250's height of 35.8 millimeters is one of the thickest.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the 250.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the HP 250 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the HP ProBook 650 G1 (2.5GHz), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 (2.5GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 250 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the HP 250 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 250.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP 250 G1 (2.5kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

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

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Specification

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Memory
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Hard Drive
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Total Storage Capacity
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
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Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
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Keyboard
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Operating System/software
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Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Expert Reviews

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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

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