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HP 250 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Oct 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

14 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processor of the HP 250 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 250. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 250 is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to 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 most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". The HP 250 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 250, the HP 250 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 25GB, and the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB. The HP 250 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories (32,768 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 250 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The HP 250 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 250 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you 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 laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The average internal memory of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the 250 is 5.3GB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The HP 250 has a very small battery capacity (only 31 watt-hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The HP 250 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) amongst laptops of this age. Laptops of this age and type have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP 250 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 250 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 250 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most similar spec portable PCs that were launched 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

The HP 250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 250 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The average hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 250 is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the 250.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The HP 250 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2432329_price] (512GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the HP 250 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the 250.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the HP ENVY 15[plb_2142908_price] (2.2kg).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the HP 250 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 250.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Asus X553MA[plb_2396589_price] (1.86GHz).

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Specification

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SmartCard Slot
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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)
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® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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User Reviews

(58)
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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