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

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 2GB Aug 2014
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HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

HP is one of the superior laptop brands 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 portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 250 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB. 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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 250.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This HP laptop 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 portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 250.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 250 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250 also have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the DELL Latitude 15 5000[plb_2365192_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus V550CA[plb_1633423_price], or the HP 250[plb_2342458_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250, the HP 250 has a front camera.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the X555LA[pl_2656975_price], or the V550CA[pl_1633423_price] both from Asus or the HP 250[plb_2342458_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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16 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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 250 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP 250 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and type, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the HP 250 of only 950 megahertz is one of the slowest. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 250 is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 250 have between two and three SATA connectors, including the HP 250 which has two SATA connectors.

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Price Has Increased by £40.00

In the last few days the 250 has increased in price by £40.00.

Quite Small Internal Memory

The HP 250 has one of the smallest internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and type the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the Acer Aspire V5-123[plb_1630346_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the G70-70[pl_3375260_price] (4GB), or the M30-70[pl_2558008_price] (4GB) both from Lenovo or the Asus X451CA[plb_3015235_price] (4GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for 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.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at including the HP ProBook 450 G1[plb_2505029_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 840 G1[plb_1620817_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the HP 250 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 250 range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2252510_price] is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the G50-70[pl_2581589_price] (1.8GHz and cheaper), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2843838_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the Asus X451CA[plb_3015235_price] (1.8GHz and cheaper).

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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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the battery capacity of the HP 250 of only 31 watt-hours is one of the smallest.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a similar age and type 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

The HP 250 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 250 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Latitude 15 5000[pl_2365192_price], or the Latitude 15 5000[pl_2743179_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of laptops of a similar spec and age to the 250 is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the HP 250 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 250.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

The HP 250 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2319444_price].

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The HP 250 has a better processor family than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 250.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP 15[plb_2656558_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

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

There are a number of other 2.2kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the HP 250[plb_2353276_price].

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the 250[pl_2342458_price] (2.2kg), or the 250[pl_2414514_price] (2.2kg) both from HP.

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Specification

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Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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 III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel ME Firmware Version
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
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Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(16)
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...

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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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User Reviews

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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 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.

This machine runs my 1990's era printed circuit board design software with no problems. It runs Google Chrome with no problem. I have yet to install Microsoft Office but I expect no problems there... Read more…

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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