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Updated January 12, 2024·

If price is a significant concern and you need a laptop for basic tasks like web browsing, document editing, or media consumption, the HP 250 G10 could be a satisfactory choice. However, if you are willing to invest a bit more for enhanced performance, which could be beneficial for more demanding applications or multitasking, the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 might be a better option. Keep in mind that while the HP might save you money upfront, the Lenovo could offer a better long-term value if it leads to fewer performance-related frustrations or needs. It's also important to consider battery life and portability; if you need something with a longer battery life for travel or working away from power outlets, or a lighter device for ease of transport, make sure to compare these aspects between the two models. Additionally, look at the build quality and warranty offerings, as they might affect the laptop's durability and support over time. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the HP 250 G10
  • Good battery life
Advantages of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15"
  • The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" has no clear advantages over the HP 250 G10.

Key differences

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Screen Quality

5.3
250 G10
IdeaPad 3 15"
5.2
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
TN
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
250.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
220.0 nits
The HP 250 G10 has a better screen than the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" for software development, and content creation.

Build Quality

6.0
250 G10
IdeaPad 3 15"
6.5
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" and HP 250 G10 both have only fair build quality, though the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" has somewhat better build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

6.3
250 G10
IdeaPad 3 15"
6.2
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
TN
250.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
220.0 nits
6.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
5.0 Hours
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.5/10
7.8/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.5/10
The HP 250 G10 and Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" are both only fair for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.0
250 G10
IdeaPad 3 15"
6.0
2.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
9.5/10
The HP 250 G10 and Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

6.0
250 G10
IdeaPad 3 15"
5.8
3.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.1/10
2.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers HP 250 G10 to be only fair for engineering and design, while the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" is poor.

Content Creation

6.4
250 G10
IdeaPad 3 15"
6.2
3.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.1/10
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
TN
The HP 250 G10 and Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" are both only fair for content creation.

Software Development

6.5
250 G10
IdeaPad 3 15"
6.2
3.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.1/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.5/10
The HP 250 G10 and Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" are both only fair for software development.

Battery

6.0 Hours
250 G10
IdeaPad 3 15"
5.0 Hours
The HP 250 G10 has 6 hours of battery life. The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" has 5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
250 G10
IdeaPad 3 15"
Good
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
3.5 lbs
WEIGHT
3.7 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The HP 250 G10 and Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" both have good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$329
250 G10
IdeaPad 3 15"
$318
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The HP 250 G10 has a price of $329 and the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" costs $318.

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How the HP 250 G10 and the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15" compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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HP 250 G10Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15"
HP 250 G10Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15"

GENERAL

Price
$329
$318
Release Date
May 1, 2023October 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 9.3'' x 0.73''14.3'' x 10'' x 0.78''
Weight
3.5 lbs3.75 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel N200Intel i3-1115G4
Graphics
UHD Graphics UHD Xe G4
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours5 Hours
Battery Capacity
41 Wh35 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"15.6"
Display Technology
TNTN
Resolution
1366 x 7681366 x 768
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
250 nits220 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
6/106.5/10
Portability Score
7.9/107.6/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8.8/109.5/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6/106.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/106.5/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
NoNo
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
23
USB-C ports
10
USB-C Charging
NoNo
Display Outputs
11
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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HP 250 G10

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Nikolay Palaozov | December 2023
"The HP 250 G10 is a decent budget device that surprises us with its high CPU frequencies under load. Still, our configuration has a Core i5-1335U which doesn’t require significant cooling, if choose a 28W P-series processor, maybe the situation with the clocks could be different. If you want to play some casual game after work, a memory in dual-channel is a must because it increases greatly the iGPU performance."

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15"

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Sascha Mölck | February 2023
"The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 is an enduring office notebook with a powerful Ryzen APU. Lenovo's office all-rounder easily handles office and internet applications as well as modest games - the Ryzen 5 5625U APU and 16 GB of RAM make this possible. The CPU and GPU can work at consistently high clock rates. The emission values are okay, but the noise emissions should be lower under medium to full load. The relatively light notebook (approx. 1.6 kg) achieves practical battery runtimes of about 10 to 11 hours."

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About HP

HP, also known as Hewlett-Packard, is an American technology company that develops personal computers and computer peripherals. In the laptop industry, HP is known for its entry level Essential series laptops, its mid-range Pavilion, Envy, and Victus series, and high-end Omen and Spectre series, in addition to its business-oriented EliteBook, ProBook, and Dragonfly series laptops. HP laptops generally undercut other mainstream competitors in terms of price, placing itself as the value-oriented mainstream brand.

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and one of the largest personal computer vendor. They are well known for a variety of technology products, including laptops. Their consumer series include their entry level IdeaPad and LOQ series and mid-to-high-end Yoga and Legion series. On the business-oriented side, their series include their entry-level ThinkBook series and mid-to-high-end ThinkPad series. Lenovo laptops offer strong performance for reasonable prices, and are often on sale.

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