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HP 250 G3 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jul 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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10 Reasons For

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all HP notebook PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases HP had good ratings compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 250 G3 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this age and type. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 250 G3 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the 250 G3 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 250 G3 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 250 G3 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 250 G3 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago. This notebook PC is a three USB 2.0 port notebook PC compared to most of the medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Six Battery Cells

Most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 250 G3 have between two and eight battery cells, including the HP 250 G3 which has six battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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17 Reasons Against

Only Two SATA III Connectors

The HP 250 G3 is a two SATA III connector laptop.

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Only Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP 250 G3 is a ten PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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

The HP 250 G3 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The HP 250 G3 is a two SATA connector portable PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 250 G3 that we have assessed, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the HP 250 G3 of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest. Medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the HP 250 G3 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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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 frequently found display resolution on comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The HP 250 G3 has a very small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 250 G3. Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the 250 G3 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

If this laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba L75 (6GB) which is also higher rated.

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Heavy

The weights of laptops of this age and type range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. At 2.5 kilograms, the HP 250 G3 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the 250 G3.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.5kg heavy laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T530.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250 G3 is 47Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh. The HP 250 G3 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 31 watt-hours) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the HP 250 G3 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 250 G3 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The HP 250 G3 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 250 G3 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The HP 250 G3 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the 250 G3 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Thick

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the heights range from 11mm to 74mm. At 35.8 millimeters, the HP 250 G3 is very thick compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 250 G3

Average Screen Size

The HP 250 G3 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the 250 G3.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the MSI GP72 2QD (17.3").

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The HP 250 G3 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 G3 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (512GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
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
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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
Supported Instruction Set
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00888793622926, 00888793622957, 00888793932889, 00889296315797, 00889296686590, 06953040923041
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