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HP 250 G3 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB May 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 8.11 loaded on the HP 250. The durable chassis... More
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HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

HP has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops that are a similar age to the 250 G3 range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At 313 megahertz, the HP 250 G3 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 250 G3.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 250 G3 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago is 11" and the biggest is 18".

If this HP notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 470 (17.3"), or the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (£439.00) (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 250 G3, the HP 250 G3 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 250 G3 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 250 G3 have operating vibrations of between 0.5G and 1.1G. With an operating vibration of 1.043 gravity, the HP 250 G3 has one of the bigger operating vibrations amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 250 G3 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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25 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 250 G3 is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. When compared to other notebook PCs of this spec and age that we have assessed, the HP 250 G3's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 750 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the HP 250 G3 has a fairly slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the 250 G3. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250 G3 have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 21GB/s and 35GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 250 G3 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the HP 250 G3 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The HP 250 G3 is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 250 G3 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the HP 250 G3 which has four PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the 250 G3 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP 250 G3 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market 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.

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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 a comparable age and type to it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The HP 250 G3 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this spec and age. This portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year processor families range from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The average cache memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 3.1MB, and the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB. At only 1 megabyte, the HP 250 G3 has a very small cache memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 250 G3.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 250 G3 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the HP 250 G3 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst laptops of this age.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 46Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh. At only 31 watt-hours, the HP 250 G3 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 250 G3.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 250 G3 have between two and three processor threads, including the HP 250 G3 which has two processor threads.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 250 G3 the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8,192 megabytes, the HP 250 G3 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250 G3.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 250 G3 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year range from 1.5GB to 3.9GB. At only 1,650 megabyte, the HP 250 G3 has a fairly small on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 250 G3.

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Very Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With an on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.65 gigabytes, the HP 250 G3 has one of the smaller on-board graphics adapter memory capacity amongst laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 250 G3 is 5.5GB, and the on-board graphics adapter memory capacity range from 1.5GB to 200GB.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The HP 250 G3 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

At only 0.3 megapixels, the HP 250 G3 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 250 G3 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the HP 250 G3 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 250 G3 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. At only 2.41 gigahertz, the HP 250 G3 has a very slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 250 G3.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

The HP 250 G3 has a fairly big non-operating vibration (3.5 gravity) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 250 G3. The smallest non-operating vibration of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250 G3 is 1G, the biggest is 3.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.5G.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Shock

At 240 gravity, the HP 250 G3 has a quite big non-operating shock compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. Similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 250 G3 have non-operating shocks of between 60G and 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 150G.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 250 G3

Released Over a Year Ago

This HP laptop has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP 250 G3 has a fairly standard processor clock speed (2.16 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250 G3.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the B50-80 (£295.00) (2.2GHz), or the L450 (£709.20) (2.2GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 G3 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 250 G3.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the HP ProBook 455 which has better reviews.

If this HP laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (£884.99) (508GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP 250 G3 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 250 G3.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the HP ProBook 455.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the HP 250 G3 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Satellite C50-B (£349.99) (2.2kg), or the Satellite C50-B (2.2kg) both from Toshiba.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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
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
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
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
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
Keyboard
Full-Size 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 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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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