A laptop designed for audio-visual editing : HP 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent – Core i3-1005G1

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Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.

250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent adapted to surf the internet?

We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. With this 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent, the company wanted to design a very basic model. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by HP; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
With a 15 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. With a processor Core i3-1005G1, HP offers an already outdated technology. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. The 8 Gb of RAM is in the average for this type of product. It’s up to you to add more on the additional pitches provided if your needs arise.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 256 Gb. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near you.
In the end, with an autonomy of 6 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. It is in the average range of what is done with today’s battery technology. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.

The 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent- the right model for streaming and videos ?

With this laptop, HP offers a product oriented toward general use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
The laptop from .HP is imposing by its size. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1366×768. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 1.8 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. 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 (1F3P9EA) Argent. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Core i3-1005G1 that is several years old now. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
On the application side, HP chose to let you do it. The operating system and that’s it. This is a Windows 10 on which you can install the software you need. Can only be VLC to manage the audio and video part.
With Intel UHD Graphics 620, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
In the connectivity part, you have 3 ports available. In the norm compared to most other computers in the competition.You will need to prioritize the devices you want to connect, as they will not all fit at the same time.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. HP promises 6 hours of battery life; that’s about average. 

250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent the right choice for travelling connected ?

It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent to be easily carried around. At least that’s what we find out a priori. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent 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. For 15 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
No backlit keyboard on this 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent. Not really necessary.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
CPU Core i3-1005G1 power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
Note that like all manufacturers, HP is optimistic about the autonomy of this 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 6 hours before the breakdown.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 256 Gb SSD hard drive. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .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 away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. The reason for this is its size; with 15 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
With 3 connectors, this 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent allows multiple connections. It is in the average of what is done on competing models.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Finally with the 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent, HP deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.

The 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent- the right model for audio or video editing ?

If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. With this 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent, you can be sure you have the right machine. With these components, HP puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Core i3-1005G1. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 256 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
For the autonomy part, HP proposes last generation batteries. The available battery life is of 6 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
On the connection side, the 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argenti s equipped with USB 3 technology. 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.
By choosing this 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And at a price that is well ranked.

250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent the right choice to play online?

It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. Our tests have shown that yhis 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent wasn’t designed for video games. Clearly, HP has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Our tests have shown that for HP this computer is not intended for playing video games. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.256 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
For Wi-Fi technology, HP decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.8 Kg and 15 inches), comparable to most similar products.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 6 hours.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent one. But it can be a good choice for office functions.

The 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent for office automation.

In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, HP may have put a rather low computer on the market. Review of the details for this new laptop.
Customary of this OS, HP has chosen as usual. It is equipped with Windows 10.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. Neither too heavy nor too light. Average weight, with 1.8 Kg.
Key spacing will be important for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. 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.
With only 256 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
Simply put, it’s not 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent the best choice for office use. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.

The 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent – in summary

This 250 G7 (1F3P9EA) Argent will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– playing video games
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– making audio and video editing