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

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Aug 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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11 Reasons For

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 3,456 owner and expert reviews for HP notebook PCs and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 250 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 250 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 250.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the HP 250 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the ProBook 450[pl_2353308_price], the ProBook 450[pl_2350787_price], or the Probook 450[pl_1558662_price] all from HP is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 250 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 250 also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at including the Asus R512CA[plb_2213523_price], the Lenovo X220[plb_1520710_price], or the HP ProBook 450[plb_2353308_price].

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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 comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 250 is a three USB 2.0 port laptop.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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18 Reasons Against

Only Two SATA III Connectors

The HP 250 is a two SATA III connector notebook PC.

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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 Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 950 megahertz, the HP 250 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the 250. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 250 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The HP 250 is a two SATA connector notebook PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of a similar age and type 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 ProBook 650 G1[pl_2059085_price] (SSD), or the ProBook 650 G1[pl_2949828_price] (SSD) both from HP or the Asus UX31E[plb_2640626_price] (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 23Wh to 100Wh. The HP 250 has a very small battery capacity (only 31 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 250.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 250 is 510MB and the biggest is 4.1GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the HP 250 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type 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

The HP 250 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 250 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2010002_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 250 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB. The HP 250 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 250.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16,384 megabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 250. The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 8.1GB, the biggest is 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB.

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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 of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 250 is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The HP 250 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 250.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Thick

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 250 that we have assessed, the HP 250's height of 35.8 millimeters is one of the thickest. The average height of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 27mm, and the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm.

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8 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 250 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The HP 250 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the HP 250 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.5kg heavy notebook PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the Asus X55A[plb_1533740_price] is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_1412318_price] (2.6kg), or the Lenovo S510p[plb_1609701_price] (2.4kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 250.

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Average Internal Memory

The HP 250 has a relatively standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Battery Life

The HP 250 has a relatively average battery life (6.5 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 250.

If this HP notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the HP 2570p[plb_3229152_price] (9.3h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the HP 250 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 250.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 3330[plb_2617097_price] (1.8GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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)
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)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(15)
11 September 2016

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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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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 27 January 2013 by Peter W.

It pans and tilts but doesn't zoom. There is a built-in web server for controlling the device, just like your router. If you want to connect to this device from outside your house, you need to set... Read more…

Reviewed 14 December 2014 by Dana G.

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Reviewed 4 September 2014 by Tim Z.
(Verified Purchase)

These were a super value at 399.99 sale price. I'd think twice, though at regular price. I bought 5 of these for the office and all 5 got through the UEFI BIOS stress tests without errors. Very... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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