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Latest release in the range HP, we’ve been running tests on250 G7…Some computers have power, others have more basic features.So we ran tests on HP 250 G7 to find out what it was worth.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
250 G7 enough for internet use?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
With this 250 G7, HP is well positioned in relation to other competing models.With a 15.6 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Intel Core i5-8265. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, HP offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. A logical decision in relation to the intended use of this computer: surfing the Internet and sufficient computing power. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. Even if you think 512 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. This 250 G7 allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Finally, the autonomy of 4 hours is one of the worst on the market. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. In other words, you will have to keep this 250 G7 most of the time connected to the power cable.
250 G7 the right choice for watching movies ?
High quality, the engineers of HP have chosen to make this 250 G7 the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
The laptop from .HP is imposing by its size. Large by size, with 15.6 inches and a high resolution of 1366×768. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 1.8 kg that will have to be transported.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this 250 G7. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
The 250 G7 has a processor Intel Core i5-8265, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. Although it is in the middle of the range, this processor will be able to evolve according to your future needs, and in the immediate future will allow a good compatibility with all your peripherals. You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics 620 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 3 ports. It’s better than the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this 250 G7 may not be suitable. Indeed, with 4 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
Is 250 G7 planned for travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes 250 G7 to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the HP didn’t really take into account in the design of this 250 G7. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It 250 G7 weights 1.8 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15.6 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The screen shows an interesting result.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
The energy consumed by the processor Intel Core i5-8265 is in the average currently.
The manufacturer estimates a possible range that you can reduce. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
With 4 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 512 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. Thanks to this, HP was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. The reason for this is its size; with 15.6 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not 250 G7 really made for travelling.
250 G7 the right choice for audio or video editing ?
If your main professional activity is not audio or video editing, but you are looking for a laptop that can meet this need for your hobbies, then this 250 G7 is the right choice. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Intel Core i5-8265 will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. Having 8 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, HP made the choice to put only one SSD. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The 250 G7 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 512 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
With 4 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. On this point HP could have done much better.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it 250 G7 receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.
250 G7 the right choice to play online?
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. The tests we ran showed that the choices of HP in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
Provided with a resolution of 1366×768, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
The graphics Intel HD Graphics 620 card and processor Intel Core i5-8265 will be sufficient to fill your screen. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card Intel HD Graphics 620 and the processor Intel Core i5-8265 are raised to a very good level.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. With 512 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
A better access to wifi on this 250 G7 that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.8 Kg and is 15.6 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
One of the lowest battery life 4 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In conclusion, it 250 G7 is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
250 G7 the right choice for office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This250 G7 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. Average weight, with 1.8 Kg.
This computer was really designed for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
HP chose the matt tile option for this250 G7 that does not reflect light. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
It has a storage space of 512 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In conclusion, the 250 G7 is an excellent choice for office use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
250 G7 the right choice for the right use
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The 250 G7′ is average but will do the job very well.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks