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HP 250 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB 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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HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,995 expert and user reviews for HP laptops and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the HP 250 has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The smallest display diagonal of laptops of this age and spec is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other laptops of this spec and age which do not have a full-size keyboard, the HP 250 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 250 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 250.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The HP 250 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop.

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

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 250 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the HP 250 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on laptops of this age and spec. 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 laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Laptops that were released around the same time as the 250 have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB. The HP 250 has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G500[plb_2580491_price] (6GB) which is also higher rated.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HP 250 does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 250 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the laptops of this age and type the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The HP 250 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The HP 250 has one of the slowest hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The HP 250 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the HP 250 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 250.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the HP 250 has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the 250.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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Storage
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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
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Display
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Touchscreen
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LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
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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
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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Software
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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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
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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
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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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
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers w4n08e, w4n08ea, hp w4n09, hp w4n08, hp g6g28, hp j4t67, w4n08eaa, hp n0z91, hp p5r82, hp f0y86, hp h6q81, hp g4u96, hp n1a78, hp w4m90, hp n0z91e, hp p5r82e, hp f0y86e, hp i33110, hp h6q81e, hp i35005, hp g4u96u, hp n1a78e, hp w4m90e, hp i34005, hp w4n09e, hp w4n08e, hp g6g28p, hp j4t67e, w4n08eaab
Barcodes 00000100066890, 00190780006863, 00190780302927, 00888182502747, 00888793101223, 00888793101247, 00888793101254, 00888793101278, 00888793215326, 00888793237007, 00888793237014, 00888793237021, 00888793237038, 00888793252109, 00888793252246, 00888793252277, 00888793252574, 00888793252628, 00888793252635, 00888793253083, 00888793253106, 00888793253175, 00888793253199, 00888793253410, 00888793253434, 00888793253458, 00888793265567, 00888793335161, 00888793335222, 00888793396599

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