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HP 250 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jul 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

10 Reasons For

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

HP has good average reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this spec and age. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of portable PCs of this type and age is 15", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18". The HP 250 has a quite big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 250.

If this notebook PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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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 portable PCs that are a comparable age 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 of this spec and age 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 the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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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 laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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18 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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

Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to 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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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the HP 250 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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

Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the 250 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the HP 250 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The HP 250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of this age and type range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the HP 250 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The processor frequencys of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 250 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 5.5GB. The HP 250 has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

Other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the HP 2570p[plb_2010074_price].

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 250 is 5Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 49Wh. The HP 250 has a very small battery capacity (Watt hours) (only 31 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 250.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the HP 250 which has three number of battery cellss.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 250 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 250 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HP 250 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 250 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 250 have hard drive capacitys of between 250GB and 1.5TB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this type and age is 5,900 RPM. The HP 250 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 250.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the 250.

Average Total Storage Capacity

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

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the HP 250 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250.

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Specification

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Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
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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
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
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board 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
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
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 3.0 Port
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
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
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
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
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

(57)
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 j4r70, hp i56200, hp j4r70e, hp i56200u, hp j4r70ea, hp j4r70eaa, hp j4r70eaab, hp j4r70eaabz
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