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HP 250 G3 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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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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Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced by HP have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Recent Price Drop of £36.96

In the last couple of weeks the 250 G3 has dropped in price by £36.96.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 250 G3 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of this type and age is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Across all the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the 250 G3 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 250 G3 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the HP 250 G3 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 HP G4[plb_2905344_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the G50-80[pl_3258707_price], or the B50-80[pl_3812194_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 250 G3 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250 G3.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the G50-80[pl_3258707_price], or the B50-80[pl_3812194_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 14 3450[plb_2903806_price] is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 250 G3 is a three USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Six Battery Cells

The HP 250 G3 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 250 G3 have between two and eight battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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18 Reasons Against

Only Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most laptops that were launched more than a year ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the HP 250 G3 which has ten PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The HP 250 G3 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 250 G3 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The HP 250 G3 is a two SATA connector laptop. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the 250 G3 have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 290MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the HP 250 G3 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 250 G3.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the HP 250 G3 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of this spec and age is 11GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3007094_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 13 3340[plb_2751294_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 250 G3 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the HP 250 G3 has a fairly slow processor clock speed 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.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the G50-80[pl_3347289_price] (1.9GHz), or the G50-80[pl_3258707_price] (1.9GHz) both from Lenovo or the HP 250 G4[plb_3099702_price] (1.9GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the 250 G3 range from 2GB to 16GB. The HP 250 G3 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 250 G3.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (6GB), the HP EliteBook 820 G2[plb_2897415_price] (8GB), or the Lenovo T450[plb_2899072_price] (8GB).

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Heavy

The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that has been on the market for a comparable time to the 250 G3 is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the HP 250 G3 is one of the heavier medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago amongst notebook PCs of this age.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2707942_price] (2.5kg), the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2854876_price] (2.4kg), or the Asus PU551LA[plb_2396543_price] (2.5kg).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 31 watt-hours, the HP 250 G3 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 250 G3. The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 250 G3 range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 250 G3 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP 250 G3 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 5558[plb_3008314_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250 G3 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 250 G3 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Notebook PCs of this age and type have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the HP 250 G3 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 250 G3.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 250 G3 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the HP 250 G3 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 250 G3.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 250 G3 the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 G3 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this spec and age.

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Thick

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 250 G3 the heights range from 11mm to 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm. With a height of 35.8 millimeters, the HP 250 G3 is one of the thickest laptops of this type and age amongst laptops of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 250 G3

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the 250 G3.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The HP 250 G3 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The HP 250 G3 has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 250 G3.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the Acer Aspire ES1-512[plb_2729469_price].

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba L50-C[plb_2943817_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board 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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 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
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start 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 Active Management 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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp j4t67, hp m5g54, hp g4u96, hp j8k64, hp g4u96u, hp j8k64p, hp j4t67e, hp i34005, hp m5g54u, hp j8k64pa, hp j4t67ea, hp i34005u, hp m5g54ut, hp g4u96ut, hp g4u96uta, hp g4u96utab, hp g4u96utaba
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