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HP 250 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jul 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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9 Reasons For

HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

HP is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 250 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook 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 amongst all laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250, the HP 250 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Vostro 3560 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Aspire V3, or the Aspire E5-571 both from Acer.

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Has a Front Camera

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

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 14 3000 which is cheaper; or the DELL Vostro 3560 which has better reviews are also worth considering.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Acer Aspire V3 is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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18 Reasons Against

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 that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The HP 250 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 250. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of a similar type and age to the 250 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the HP 250 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The HP 250 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of this age and spec is 23GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including the HP ProBook 450, or the Asus X551CA which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the HP EliteBook 840 G1 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The HP 250 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 250 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

There are a number of alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including the HP ProBook 450 which is cheaper.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the X451CA (1.8GHz), or the X551CA (1.8GHz) both from Asus or the DELL Inspiron 14 3000 (1.8GHz) which is also cheaper.

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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 commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The HP 250 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 250 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

We compared this laptop to all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL Inspiron 15 is also worth considering.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Latitude 15 5000 (8GB), or the Latitude 12 5000 (8GB) both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (8GB).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. At only 31 watt-hours, the HP 250 has a very small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time 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 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

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

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook 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

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 250, the HP 250 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the EliteBook 820 G1, or the ProBook 450 both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 14 3000 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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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 have been available for more than two years. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 250 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 250 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the HP 250 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The HP 250 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the 250. The hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 250 range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this HP portable PC was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 250 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250.

Alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the Lenovo G500 which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo G70-70 (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

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

It may also be worth considering one of the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the HP EliteBook 820 G1 which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Asus X553MA (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the HP 250 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T410 (2.2kg and cheaper).

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Specification

Design
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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
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
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
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
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
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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
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 Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
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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Reviewed 24 May 2013 by SILKE H.

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Reviewed 27 January 2013 by Peter W.

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

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