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

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 2GB Aug 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 250 G4 Notebook PC review
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The HP 250 G4 Notebook Full Review

7 Reasons For

HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

Medium processor cores notebook PCs built by HP have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 250 is 2.7GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB. At 2 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 250.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 250 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years do not have 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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 250.

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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 typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Number of SATA III Connectorss

Most laptops that were launched around the same time as the 250 have between two and three number of SATA III connectorss, including the HP 250 which has two number of SATA III connectorss.

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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. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The HP 250 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 950 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of laptops of this age and spec is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Only Two Total Number of SATA Connectorss

Most laptops of this type and age have between two and three total number of SATA connectorss, including the HP 250 which has two total number of SATA connectorss.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the HP 250 has one of the smallest internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The internal memorys of laptops of a similar age and spec to the 250 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Asus BU201LA[plb_2744814_price] (4GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 5Wh to 100Wh. At only 31 watt-hours, the HP 250 has a very small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 250.

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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 of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The HP 250 is a three number of battery cells notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HP 250 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the 250 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Display Diagonal

The HP 250 has a fairly average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 250.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The HP 250 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most laptops 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

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 250.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the HP 250 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250.

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Average Processor Frequency

The HP 250 has a pretty average processor frequency (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the 250.

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Specification

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Processor Cache
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Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
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Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
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Memory Slots
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
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
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® 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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
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
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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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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
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

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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

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