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HP 250 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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HP 250 G4 Notebook PC review
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The HP 250 G4 Notebook Full Review

7 Reasons For

HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250 is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 250 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 250.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2515489_price] (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250, the HP 250 has a front camera.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 250 is 520GB.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2232382_price] (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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9 Reasons Against

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 are a comparable age to the 250 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type. 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 would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 250 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the 250.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory laptops to this laptop and we think the Lenovo T520[plb_1628563_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The HP 250 has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Across all portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago the processor family ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops that came out around the same time as the 250 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. When compared to other laptops of this type and age that we have assessed, the HP 250's maximum internal memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 250 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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2 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

The HP 250 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo G500[plb_2213578_price] (2.4GHz).

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Camera
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SmartCard Slot
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Pointing Device
Software
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Drivers Included
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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AC Adapter Included
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Expert Reviews

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3 November 2014

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22 August 2016

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25 November 2014

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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
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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
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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 w4n08e, w4n08ea, hp g4u96, hp g6g28, hp w4n08, hp n1a78, hp f0y86, hp n0z91, hp w4n09, w4n08eaa, hp p5r82, hp w4m90, hp j4t67, hp h6q81, hp n0z91e, hp w4n09e, w4n08eaab, hp i35005, hp p5r82e, hp w4m90e, hp j4t67e, hp i33110, hp h6q81e, hp g4u96u, hp g6g28p, hp w4n08e, hp n1a78e, hp i34005, hp f0y86e
Barcodes 00000100066890, 00190780006863, 00190780302927, 00888182502747, 00888793932889, 00889894439871, 00889894581471
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