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HP 250 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 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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8 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of laptops of a similar type and age to the 250 is 760MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies range from 660MHz to 800MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of 792 megahertz, the HP 250 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of laptops of this age and type range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 250 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 250.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo IdeaPad U410[plb_2650433_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 250 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 250.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 250 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 250.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 250 range from 180GB to 1.5TB. The HP 250 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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21 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago that we have checked, the HP 250's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 792 megahertz is one of the slowest. Portable PCs of this type and age 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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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The maximum processor memory bandwidths of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250 range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s. At only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the HP 250 has a fairly slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 250 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The HP 250 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 8 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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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.

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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.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250 have between two and three SATA connectors, including the HP 250 which has two SATA connectors.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as 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 looking at include 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 typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The HP 250 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 250 the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 31 watt-hours, the HP 250 has a very small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 250. The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 250 is 23Wh and the biggest is 100Wh.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 1 megabyte, the HP 250 has a very small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 250. The smallest processor cache of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the 250 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The HP 250 is a two processor thread portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between two and three processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 250 have between one and eight battery cells, including the HP 250 which has three battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs that are a similar 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 notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 250, the HP 250 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that were released around the same time as the 250 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops of this age and type range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. The HP 250 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.58 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the 250.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The HP 250 has a L2 processor cache which is better than the L3 processor cache found on most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

A L2 processor cache is actually the worst processor cache level amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 250.

The best processor cache level across similar types of notebook PC is L3.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The HP 250 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of this spec and age have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

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

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Average Screen Size

The HP 250 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 250.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2515489_price] (17.3").

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250.

If this HP portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] (6GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the HP 250 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the 250.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the ENVY 15[pl_2142908_price] (2.2kg), the 250[pl_2414514_price] (2.2kg), or the 250[pl_2342458_price] (2.2kg) all from HP.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(10)
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...

PC Mag

7 March 2014

HP's 250 G2 As already expected, the HP 250 G2 does not stand out from the crowd. Its silent operation makes it special among the competitors. The display is poor, but at least it is matte and not...

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...

Bosch introduceerde dit voorjaar de PPR250, een elektrische verfroller, waarmee je muren en plafonds 'zo snel en eenvoudig als nooit te voren' kunt verven. Wat Bosch in de communicatie vergeet te... Read more…

Snel gebruiksklaar
Duidelijke handleiding
Eenvoudig te gebruiken
Knoeit niet veel bij normaal gebruik
Redelijk stil
Hoekjes en randjes zijn niet te doen
Lastig om van kleur te wisselen
Lastig schoon te maken
Veel water nodig bij reinigen
Slang wordt niet perfect schoon
23 July 2014

HP 250 G2 to laptop, któremu trudno wybi? si? ponad przeci?tno??. W klasie bud?etowej wiele mo?na wybaczy?, ale z drugiej strony konkurencja oferuje sprz?t, który nie ma takich niepraktycznych,...

Acceptable keyboard, indicator LEDs for radio modules, mute and CapsLock, almost silently, cool, no thermal problems despite passive cooling
Relatywnie dobrej jakoci matowy ekran, dodano blok numeryczny do klawiatury, bardzo cichy, cakiem nieza ywotno baterii
Akzeptable Tastatur
StatusLEDs fr Funk
Mute und CapsLock, nahezu lautlos, khl, keine thermischen Probleme trotz Passivkhlung
Cheap appearance, lid sensitive to fingerprints, ports placed very unfavorable, just fast enough for office
Rozkad portw
Billige Anmutung
Deckel empfindlich gegen Fingerabdrcke
Anschlsse sehr ungnstig platziert, fr Office gerade noch schnell genug
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User Reviews

(24)
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…

Reviewed 9 November 2014 by Sherry j.
(Verified Purchase)

You will want a longer power cord for this laptop if you get one.....it has the same power plug apple HP and gateway have used for years.....you can find a new cord 6feet long for about 8... Read more…

Reviewed 13 October 2014 by Cory A.
(Verified Purchase)

Check the description, look at the picture...

Reviewed 10 June 2015 by Colin Greener

Just though I should add a quick review as I've had this monitor for just over a year, and it's now started to go wrong. The screen just turns off, and the only way to turn it back on is to... Read more…

Reviewed 17 May 2015 by J B Whistlecraft
(Verified Purchase)

Nice lightweight machine ideal for training and business presentations.

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