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HP 250 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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Optimized for business-users on the go, this value-priced notebook is a smart choice for reliable computing. Keep up with the demands of mobile use thanks to a durable design. Complete tasks on... More
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HP 250 G4 Notebook PC review
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The HP 250 G4 Notebook Full Review

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HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,995 user and expert reviews for HP laptops and found that on average HP has good ratings. We also found that HP has good ratings 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 the most frequently supported processor operating modes on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this type and age is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. At 650 megahertz, the HP 250 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 250.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago, the HP 250 has 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 of this age and spec.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The HP 250 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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4 Bluetooth Version

The HP 250 supports a better bluetooth version than most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 2.1 bluetooth version. The bluetooth version of all laptops of a similar age and spec to the 250 ranges from 2.1 (worst) to 4.1 (best).

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 250 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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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 250, the HP 250 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the 250 the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB. The HP 250 has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The HP 250 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The best processor family of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 250 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the HP 250 is one of the heavier laptops that came out around the same time as the 250 amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.5kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo E531[plb_1555064_price].

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The HP 250 is a two processor threads notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 250 have between two and three processor threadss.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the HP 250 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 250 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable 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 Slow Hard Drive Speed

The HP 250 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.4 gigahertz, the HP 250 has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 250.

If this HP notebook PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2949828_price] (2.5GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the HP 250 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 250.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a fairly typical total storage capacity 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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Specification

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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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 p5t75, hp h6q56, hp x0q80, hp w4n38, hp h6q53, hp x0q80e, hp w4n38e, hp h6q53e, hp p5t75e, hp h6q56e, hp p5t75ea, hp h6q56ea, hp x0q80es, hp w4n38ea, hp h6q53ea, hp x0q80esa, hp w4n38eaa, hp p5t75eaa, hp h6q56eaa, hp w4n38eaab, hp p5t75eaab, hp h6q56eaab, hp inc p5t75, hp x0q80esab, hp p5t75eaabu, hp h6q56eaabu, hp inc p5t75e, hp x0q80esabu, hp w4n38eaabu, hp inc p5t75ea
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