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HP 250 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Jun 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 8.1 loaded on the HP 250. The durable chassis helps... More
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9 Reasons For

HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

On average HP medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs produced by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The HP 250 has a quite big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The smallest display diagonal of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 250 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 250 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 250 also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The HP 250 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 250 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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14 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The HP 250 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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

The HP 250 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of laptops that are a similar age to the 250 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. With a total storage capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 250.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on laptops of this type and age. 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 typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Laptops of this age and spec have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 250.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The HP 250 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The hard drive capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 250 range from 250GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 250 is 5Wh and the biggest is 100Wh. The HP 250 has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s (only 41 watt-hours) amongst laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HP 250 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 250 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

The HP 250 is a four number of battery cells portable PC.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the HP 250 has one of the slowest hard drive speeds amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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4 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.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The HP 250 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec 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 Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the HP 250 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the HP 250 has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(15)
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

(52)
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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