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HP 250 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Apr 2014
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HP 250 G4 Notebook PC review
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The HP 250 G4 Notebook Full Review

13 Reasons For

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

HP is one of the superior laptop brands according to average user and expert reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the HP 250 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 250 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

The PCI Express slots versions of comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2. The PCI Express slots version of the HP 250 of 3 is one of the newest amongst similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the HP 250 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 250. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 250 is 360MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the HP 250 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 250.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 250 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 250 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 250 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 laptops that were launched around the same time as the 250 also have 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 typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The HP 250 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the 250 have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the HP 250 which has six number of battery cellss.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the HP 250 which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 250 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly 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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Heavy

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the HP 250 is one of the heavier medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst portable PCs of this age. The lightest notebook PC that has been on the market for more than two years is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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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 portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 250 do not have a touchscreen. The HP 250 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys amongst laptops of this age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have hard drive capacitys of between 250GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the HP 250 has a very slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 250. The average hard drive speed of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250 is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The HP 250 has a pretty average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The HP 250 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 250.

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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
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
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
Graphics
On-Board 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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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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

(58)
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 hp n0y97, hp x0q77, hp n1a92, hp w4n13, hp t6n53, hp m9s97, hp w4n13e, hp t6n53e, hp i56200, hp m9s97e, hp n0y97e, hp i55200, intel6200, hp x0q77e, hp n1a92e, hp i56200u, hp m9s97ea, hp n0y97es, hp p243677, hp i55200u, intel6200u, hp x0q77es, hp n1a92ea, hp p243747, hp w4n13ea, hp t6n53ea, hp x0q77esa, hp n1a92eaa, hp p243747p, hp w4n13eaa
Barcodes 00089894439932, 00190780070406, 00889894077462, 00889894439932, 00889894567352, 00889894910721

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