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HP 250 G2 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB May 2014
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Get connected with this value-priced notebook. Complete business tasks with Intel technology, essential multimedia tools, and Windows 8.1. The durable chassis in a matte charcoal color protects... More
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12 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Four experts from sites including notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.com, notebookcheck-ru.com and kuzniewski.pl have rated this notebook PC on average 71%.

Good Brand

We checked 3,995 expert and user reviews for HP laptops and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer said in their reviews that it was quiet. Expert website Notebookcheck.net gave this laptop a score of 4 stars and wrote “Its silent operation makes it special among the competitors” in their review.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that were released around the same time as the 250 G2 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. The HP 250 G2 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (650 megahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 250 G2 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the 250 G2 do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the 13[pl_1304263_price], and the Latitude 13[pl_2399614_price] both from DELL or the Fujitsu LifeBook E554[plb_2417364_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 250 G2 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL 13[plb_1304263_price], the Lenovo G500[plb_2417960_price], and the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2421269_price] is also worth considering.

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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 the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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AC Cables Included

This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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

The HP 250 G2 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba L850-1L4[plb_1320414_price], the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2360347_price], and the HP Pavilion 15-p013na[plb_2369052_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] (SSD and higher rated), the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A[plb_2435190_price] (SSD and higher rated), or the DELL Latitude E6440[plb_2465947_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop 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 Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 250 G2 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 250 G2 have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the T420s[pl_48433_price], the T440s[pl_2280290_price], or the L440[pl_2291384_price] all from Lenovo.

If this HP portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the X1 Carbon[pl_3074185_price] (8GB and higher rated), the X1 Carbon[pl_3085960_price] (8GB and higher rated), or the X1 Carbon[pl_3085969_price] (8GB and higher rated) all from Lenovo.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

The HP 250 G2 is a one number of built-in speakers notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have between one and three number of built-in speakerss.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the HP 250 G2 is one of the heavier medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 250 G2 amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The lightest comparable spec portable PC that has been around for a similar time to the 250 G2 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

Alternative 2.5kg heavy laptops currently available that you might want to consider include the G50-70[pl_3239515_price], or the G50-70[pl_2492959_price] both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu LifeBook A512[plb_1481481_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 41 watt-hours, the HP 250 G2 has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 250 G2. Notebook PCs of this type and age have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 5Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 49Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HP 250 G2 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the 250 G2 also do not have a touchscreen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touchscreen and we think the S400CA-CA035H[pl_1465624_price], or the TP500LA[pl_2381507_price] both from Asus or the Acer Aspire V3-572P[plb_2414236_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 250 G2 have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the HP 250 G2 which has four number of battery cellss.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 250 G2

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the 250 G2.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.4 gigahertz, the HP 250 G2 has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the HP 250 G1[plb_3063865_price], the Fujitsu LifeBook P702[plb_2514000_price], and the Toshiba Satellite Pro C40-A[plb_2651680_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP 2570p[plb_3229152_price] (2.6GHz), or the Lenovo T440p[plb_3682866_price] (2.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The HP 250 G2 has a relatively average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the 15[pl_2454858_price], or the 15[pl_2470323_price] both from HP or the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2482713_price].

Portable PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The HP 250 G2 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This HP laptop has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 G2 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 250 G2.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops to this portable PC and we think the ProBook 640[pl_2481400_price], and the ProBook 430[pl_2054033_price] both from HP or the DELL Latitude E5440[plb_2047128_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the B50-70[pl_3110954_price] (1TB), the Z50-70[pl_3111465_price] (1TB), or the G50-70[pl_3239515_price] (1TB) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Display
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LED Backlight
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Optical Drive
LightScribe
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Microphone in
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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
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
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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
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Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Product Identifiers

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