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HP 250 G4 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Jun 2016
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Get connected with the value-priced HP 250 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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13 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

HP has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

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 comparable spec portable PCs that were released in the last year.

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Just Released Six Months Ago

As one of the newer portable PCs, this medium processor core notebook PC is likely to use more advanced technology.

4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The HP 250 G4 has a newer on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version than most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, whereas most latest similar spec portable PCs have a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version.

This portable PC's on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version (4.4) is actually the best on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250 G4.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is 4.3.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other latest medium processor core notebook PCs, the HP 250 G4 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 250 G4 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched in the last 12 months also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 250 G4 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released in the last 12 months. In addition, this HP portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250 G4.

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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Fairly Big Screen Size

Comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the 250 G4 have screen sizes of between 12" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". The HP 250 G4 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The HP 250 G4 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11b WiFi standard found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC also has an 802.11g WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 250 G4.

The worst Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of laptop is 802.11a.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This notebook PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on recently released comparable spec notebook PCs.

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Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many recently released notebook PCs.

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11 Reasons Against

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

Most similar spec laptops that came out in the last year have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP 250 G4 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The HP 250 G4 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core notebook PCs. The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 250 G4 is 6.9GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 250 G4 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 250 G4 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL XPS 13 ($1,647.00), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250 G4 have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 52Wh, and the average battery capacity is 42Wh. The HP 250 G4 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 31 watt-hours) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP 250 G4 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for the last year have between two and seven battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out in the last year have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 250 G4 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the HP 250 G4 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250 G4. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of recently released medium processor core notebook PCs is 12GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the HP 250 G4 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250 G4. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 250 G4 the maximum internal memory range from 8GB to 16GB.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the HP 250 G4 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250 G4. The average maximum turbo frequency of recently released similar spec notebook PCs is 2.8GHz.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The HP 250 G4 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The hard drive capacity of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 250 G4 range from 500GB to 1TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 710GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 2.2 gigahertz, the HP 250 G4 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 250 G4. The average processor clock speed of latest medium processor core notebook PCs is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.7GHz to 2.4GHz.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (2.3GHz).

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 250 G4

Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for the last year.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 G4 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 250 G4.

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Average Weight

The HP 250 G4 has a fairly average weight (2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250 G4.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Asus X555LA (2.3kg).

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on latest similar spec notebook PCs.

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HDD Storage Medium

The HP 250 G4 has a better storage medium than most recently released medium processor core notebook PCs. This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an SSD storage medium. 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 the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 ($1,647.00) (SSD).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
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
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 8 October 2015 by Benjamin M.

I recommended and setup this laptop for my mother in law, since it was sub $400 and had an i3 with 4gb of RAM. It fit all of her needs, and the wobbly battery isn't a big issue because she never... Read more…

Good price, specs are solid, and HP is a known manufacturer. For its price, it was quite thin and light - but that is becoming more popular these days
Super Fast Proccesor
Easy To Use
The build quality is less than optimal, but not surprising at this price bracket. The plastic just feels light. I appreciate that the battery was removable, but it wasn't solidly locked in
Very Short Battery Life
I received it today and it already will not start and blinks an error code near the cap lock key 3 blinks, pause, 3 blinks
Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Kevin D.
(Verified Purchase)

HARD TO PHONE ANYONE!

Reviewed 22 November 2015 by Lonsome
Lonsome would recommend the HP 250 G4 (Verified Purchase)

I find this product to be a excellent dinner companion. Sending e-mail, and reading the news...

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by Herb keppler

Core i5 battery life very, very short. Less than 1 hour...

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Product Identifiers

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