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HP 250 4 Core Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB May 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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Popular Choice

The 250 is one the best selling portable PC currently available.

HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

HP is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and HP also has good reviews for its many processor core portable PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 640MHz to 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 830MHz. The HP 250 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter burst frequency (896 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 250.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 250 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo B50-45[plb_2714458_price], or the Acer Travelmate TMB116-M[plb_3008987_price].

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to look at including the Acer Aspire ES1[plb_2325238_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the 250, the HP 250 has a front camera.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the Medion AKOYA E7225[plb_2545004_price], the Acer Aspire ES1-431[plb_2913812_price], or the Lenovo B50-45[plb_2714458_price].

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Light

The lightest many processor core notebook PC that has been available for a comparable time to the 250 is 980g heavy, the heaviest is 4.2kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. The HP 250 is fairly light (only 2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo B50-45[plb_2714458_price] (2.2kg and cheaper), or the Asus X553MA[plb_2668833_price] (2.2kg and cheaper).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 250 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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22 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year is 25GB/s. The HP 250 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth (only 21.32 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 250.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the 250 range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 25GB. The HP 250 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the 250.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The HP 250 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 896 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 250. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 250 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The HP 250 is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 250 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the HP 250 which has four PCI Express lanes (max).

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

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP 250 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 313 megahertz, the HP 250 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 850MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Medion AKOYA E7225[plb_2545004_price], or the Asus X553MA[plb_2668833_price].

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of only 2, the HP 250 has a quite old PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250. Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 250 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP 250 has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is in fact the worst display resolution amongst all comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the 250.

The best display resolution across similar types of notebook PC is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The HP 250 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Most comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 250 is Intel Celeron and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The HP 250 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 250. The average total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 250 is 750GB.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the Medion AKOYA E7225[plb_2545004_price], or the Lenovo B50-45[plb_2714458_price] which is cheaper.

If this HP laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G50-45[plb_3009224_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 31 watt-hours, the HP 250 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The average battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the 250 is 77Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 2,700Wh.

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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 this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to consider including the Toshiba Satellite P50T-B[plb_2803100_price].

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Very Small Cache Memory

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 250 the cache memories range from 2MB to 8MB. With a cache memory of only 2 megabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly small cache memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 250.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago that we have assessed, the HP 250's processor cache of only 2 megabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the laptops that were released one year ago the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the HP 250 is 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the worst memory slots across all comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

The best memory slots across comparable types of laptop is 4x SO-DIMM.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The HP 250 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the 250.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250 have between two and eight battery cells, including the HP 250 which has four battery cells.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has one of the smallest hard drive capacity amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 250GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between four and seven processor threads, including the HP 250 which has four processor threads.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the HP 250 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

Alternative 2.16GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the Lenovo G50[plb_2693827_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The HP 250 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Asus X553MA[plb_2668833_price], or the Lenovo G50[plb_2693827_price].

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Medion AKOYA E7225[plb_2545004_price], or the Lenovo B50-45[plb_2714458_price].

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo G50-45[plb_3009224_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
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Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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Cable Included
Certificates
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

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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

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