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

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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

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
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 Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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PC Mag Editor's Choice

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...

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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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Barcodes 00888793252116, 00888793396582, 00888793478899, 00888793478967, 00888793478998, 00888793479018, 00888793479025, 00888793479032, 00888793479063, 00888793479070, 00888793479087, 00888793479100, 00888793479117, 00888793556153, 00888793621936, 00888793622742, 00888793622766, 00888793622773, 00888793622926, 00888793622933, 00888793622957, 00888793622964, 00888793627709, 00888793627716, 00888793685112, 00888793775554, 00888793932889, 00889296153962, 00889296525868, 08887939328892

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