HP 250 G7 Review

In this review, we are going to talk about the specs and features of HP 250 G7 Core i5 laptop. HP’s 250 G7 is a nice piece of technology that is generating serious buzz in the laptop market. HP 250 G7 is available with a variety of CPU choices that you can get depending on your computing needs and budget.

We have reviewed the HP 250 G7 – 6BP86EA#ABU here and hopefully you will find every piece of information that you might need. From its design and display, specs sheet to its functionality and battery life performance. Let’s find out what we can extract from this potentially powerful and extremely budget-friendly laptop.

Specs Sheet

  • SKU: 6BP86EA#ABU
  • Processor: Intel Quad-Core i5-8265U (8th Gen.) / 1.6GHz Max. Turbo Speed 3.9GHz
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Display: 15.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Intel UHD 620 Integrated
  • Battery: 41 Wh
  • Weight: around 3.9 lbs (1.78 kg)
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)

For an affordable laptop, HP 250 G7 features some serious components. But can it handle tough tasks and run heavy media programs without lagging? Well, you are about to find out so continue reading this article till the end.

Design

The HP 250 G7 – 6BP86EA#ABU is a plain device and the manufacturer has built it with a design. Its panels are made of quality plastic with an embossed texture that avoids the tacky plastic feel. Hence, you get a more grippy surface that is easy to hold.

It comes with a grey shell that features a few black pieces, such as parts around the screen and its keys. This is not light or compact either, as it is a 15.6-inch wide laptop. HP 250 G7 weighs around 3.9 lbs (1.78 kg) and has a 22.5mm thick profile.

Display

Like many budget devices, the display is the weakest area of HP 250 G7 Core i5 laptop. The 15.6-inch wide HD screen comes with a resolution of 1366 x 768 and delivers everything that you might get at this price. There are enough pixels and display space to run make data-packed applications.

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Keyboard

HP has gone with the same keyboard that fits well the no fancy, but fine approach. It has a long key travel and offers tactile audible feedback, which many users might find annoying. However, we were happy with the new feel and updated printed symbols, which make it more modern.

Another thing is that its material is not the best and tends to bend when you use inputs with a force. The touchpad is also above average and gives the same feeling that you get on a budget laptop.

Connectivity

The choice of ports on the HP 250 G7 seems like a selection of the classics. On the right side, there is an SD card reader, a Type-A USB 2.0 and a DVD optical drive. The left side houses two Type-A USB 3.1 (Gen. 1) ports, an HDMI 1.4b and an RJ-45 connector. In addition, you’ll see an audio jack and charging plug.

These are the connections that make it much simpler for the user to plug-in peripherals. This is what many users miss in the light USB-C models.

Performance

HP 250 G7 – 6BP86EA#ABU is equipped with an 8th generation core i5 processor. It runs on the Windows 10 Pro operating system and offers a basic clock speed of 1.6GHz. This quad-core processor can deliver the maximum turbo boost speed of 3.9GHz. In addition, it has an 8GB RAM paired with a 256GB SSD storage.

These are some high-end specs that you won’t see on many budget laptops. In short, whatever features it lacks on the outside, the 250 G7 makes up for inside. You can stream high-quality videos, run music production and industry-standard media tools on it with ease. Its specs allow you to run any software package that you may need without compromising over speed.

Battery Life

HP 250 G7 encased a 41Wh 3-cell battery which delivers relatively better performance. Although this is a small battery, we were able to get more than 7 hours of battery life during web browsing. It didn’t drop much when we tested the laptop for video playback and media editing programs.

Verdict

All in all, the 250 G7 – 6BP86EA#ABU delivers the best in terms of performance and functionality. Despite its poor built and clumsy touchpad, it’s worth the price if you are looking for a high-end budget laptop. You’ll get an 8th generation i5 processor that performs well under stress with a relatively long battery.