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HP 250 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 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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12 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The HP 250 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (2 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 2.7GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other laptops of a similar spec and age to the 250 that we have checked, the total storage capacity of the HP 250 of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 250 the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The HP 250 has a quite big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 250. The smallest display diagonal of medium processor cores 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, unlike most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the 250 which 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacitys of portable PCs of this type and age range from 250GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The HP 250 has a quite big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 250.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only Two Number of SATA III Connectorss

The HP 250 is a two number of SATA III connectors laptop.

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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 comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the 250 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 slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of laptops of this age and spec is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. At only 950 megahertz, the HP 250 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Total Number of SATA Connectorss

Most laptops of this age and spec 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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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar 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.

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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 comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the HP 250 has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 250. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 250 have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 5Wh and 100Wh. At only 41 watt-hours, the HP 250 has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 250 also do not have a touchscreen.

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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 notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor cores notebook PC was released over two years ago.

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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 250.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the HP 250 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Design
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
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® 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
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
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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PC Mag Editor's Choice

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 hp m9s59, hp m9s59e, hp m9s59ea, hp m9s59eaa, hp m9s59eaab, hp m9s59eaabh, hp i34gb1tbhdw81
Barcodes 00888793478820, 00888793622971, 00888793724538, 00889296647829, 00889894100573

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