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HP 250 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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HP 250 G4 Notebook PC review
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The HP 250 G4 Notebook Full Review

4 Reasons For

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

HP medium processor cores portable PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The HP 250 has one of the bigger display diagonals (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The smallest display diagonal of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 250 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

If you want a laptop with a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the HP 250 has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 250 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on medium processor cores portable 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.

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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 commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 250 the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 250.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The maximum internal memory of the HP 250 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HP 250 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacitys of laptops of a comparable age and type to the 250 range from 180GB to 2TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 250.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this medium processor cores laptop was released.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.3 gigahertz, the HP 250 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The HP 250 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the 250.

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Specification

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Card Reader Integrated
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Display
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Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Battery
Battery Technology
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide

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Expert Reviews

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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

(56)
Reviewed 16 March 2014 by M
(Verified Purchase)

This is a smart, slim machine but it comes without any useful software. There is no word processing programme (although it has a preloaded option to buy Microsoft Office). It has three competing... Read more…

Reviewed 29 October 2014 by ColinG

Nice quality laptop for the money, with good build quality and hard wearing design. Display is a matt finish anti-glare type and is more than bright enough for all lighting levels likely to be... Read more…

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 8 November 2014 by Rachel
(Verified Purchase)

We have brought 2 and set them up as Christmas presents for our children.We spent most of yesterday playing with them, they are absolutely fantastic, very sleek fast and easy to use. We are more... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers w4n08e, w4n08ea, hp g4u96, hp g6g28, hp w4n08, hp n1a78, hp f0y86, hp n0z91, hp w4n09, w4n08eaa, hp p5r82, hp w4m90, hp j4t67, hp h6q81, hp n0z91e, hp w4n09e, w4n08eaab, hp i35005, hp p5r82e, hp w4m90e, hp j4t67e, hp i33110, hp h6q81e, hp g4u96u, hp g6g28p, hp w4n08e, hp n1a78e, hp i34005, hp f0y86e
Barcodes 00000100066890, 00190780006863, 00190780302927, 00888182502747, 00888793932889, 00889894439871, 00889894581471

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