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HP 250 4 Core Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 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

10 Reasons For

A Top Selling Portable PC

Across all notebook PCs, the 250 is one the most popular products currently available for sale.

HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

HP many processor core portable PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops HP is one of the superior brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies range from 640MHz to 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 850MHz. At 896 megahertz, the HP 250 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 250.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 250 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 250.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Asus N56VZ which has better reviews; or the 255, and the 255 both from HP which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the 250, the HP 250 has a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think a cheaper notebook PC such as the 255, and the 255 both from HP or you might consider a higher rated notebook PC such as the Asus N56VZ are also worth considering.

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Light

With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the HP 250 is fairly light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 250. The average weight of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.5kg, and the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the 255 (2.2kg and cheaper), or the 255 (2.2kg and cheaper) both from HP.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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24 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the HP 250's maximum processor memory bandwidth is one of the slowest amongst comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the 250. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 10GB/s and 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 29GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the HP 250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 896 megahertz, the HP 250 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 250. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 250 is 1,200MHz.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The HP 250 is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the HP 250 which has four 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 laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 250 is 430MHz. The HP 250 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 313 megahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

The HP 250 has one of the older PCI Express slot versions (only 2) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.9.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very 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 are a similar age to the 250. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP 255 is also worth considering.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The HP 250 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 250 the processor family ranges from Intel Atom (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of laptops of this spec and age range from 30Wh to 100Wh. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 250 that we have assessed the battery capacity of, the HP 250's battery capacity of only 31 watt-hours is one of the smallest.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years 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.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to look at including the Transformer Book T100, or the X553 both from Asus.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8,192 megabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The maximum internal memories of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 250 range from 2GB to 33GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Small Cache Memory

The cache memories of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 2MB to 8MB. The HP 250 has a quite small cache memory (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 250 is 2MB and the biggest is 8MB. At only 2 megabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable 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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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of this age and type the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. The HP 250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.58 gigahertz, the HP 250 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 250 range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest hard drive capacity of laptops of this spec and age is 250GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between four and seven processor threads, including the HP 250 which has four processor threads.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the HP 250 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Screen Size

The HP 250 has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250.

There are a number of alternative 15.6" laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VZ.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The HP 250 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Asus X553 (1TB and cheaper).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Asus N56VZ which has better reviews.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo 11e (SSD).

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
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
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
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
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
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 2.0 Ports Quantity
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
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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 Smart Connect 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)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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)
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
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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