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HP 250 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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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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HP 250 G4 Notebook PC review
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The HP 250 G4 Notebook Full Review

11 Reasons For

HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 3,456 user and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its portable PCs. HP also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the HP 250 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 250 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This HP laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 250.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The HP 250 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The screen sizes of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 10" to 18".

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the HP Pavilion 17 (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 250, the HP 250 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 250 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the HP 250 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The HP 250 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the 250 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

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

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The HP 250 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250. The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of a comparable type and age to the 250 is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP 350 (500GB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs that are a similar 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (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 the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 250 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the 250 the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. The hard drive capacity of the HP 250 of only 320 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 250.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity of only 41 watt-hours, the HP 250 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 250.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 250 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP 250 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 250. The maximum internal memory of laptops of this spec and age range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and type.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The HP 250 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

The HP 250 has a fairly typical weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the HP ENVY 15 (2.2kg).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the HP 250 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 250.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Asus X553MA (1.86GHz).

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(15)
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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