An efficient laptop for office use : HP – 250 G7 – Intel Core i5-8265

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Latest release in the range HP, we’ve been running tests on250 G7…Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.So we ran tests on HP 250 G7 to find out what it was worth.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?

250 G7 to surf the Internet?

Just because your use of a laptop is limited to e-mail and web browsing sessions, doesn’t mean you should buy any model.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.A laptop that meets all the requirements! This is what the 250 G7 from HP seems to be.
The screen is quite large, with 15.6 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Intel Core i5-8265. HP basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much 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.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. 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. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
Finally, the autonomy of 4 hours is one of the worst on the market. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. In other words, you will have to keep this 250 G7 most of the time connected to the power cable.

Is 250 G7 okay to watch videos ?

Making this 250 G7 a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of HP. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
For this model, HP thought big. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15.6 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1366×768. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. 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.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. 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 readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the 250 G7 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
The processor installed on this model is a Intel Core i5-8265 sufficient one for audio and video. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel HD Graphics 620, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 3 ports. It’s better than the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it 250 G7 seems inappropriate. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.

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. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model HP. 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.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
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.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The viewing is up to the mark.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
A processor Intel Core i5-8265that allows this computer to be equivalent to other laptops in terms of power and power consumption.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this 250 G7. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
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. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.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. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The reason for this is its size; with 15.6 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
On the connector side, it 250 G7 has 3 ports. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
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…
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this 250 G7 on holiday.

The 250 G7 for audio or video editing ?

For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this 250 G7 may be fine. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Intel Core i5-8265 of this laptop is within the market average. Having 8 Gb de ram, it is good and powerful enough. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
The designers of HP have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The 250 G7 has only got one, with total 512 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (4 hours). 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. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.

250 G7 for video games?

There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. And this 250 G7 is one of the average laptops you can play with. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
With its graphics Intel HD Graphics 620 card and processor Intel Core i5-8265, HP has indeed chosen an interesting option. 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.
The most demanding will prefer a processor and graphics chip of the latest generation, but for the majority, HP has chosen the features resulting in good playability on most games currently available.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. The 512 Gb of 250 G7 can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
For Wi-Fi technology, HP decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
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.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 4 hours available.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.

250 G7 the right choice for office automation ?

Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. Perfectly office oriented, this 250 G7 is efficient.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. In this case, it is Windows 10.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. In short, an average laptop with 1.8 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
Key spacing will be important for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
This 250 G7 eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 512 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In conclusion, the 250 G7 is an excellent choice for office use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.

The 250 G7 – in summary

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.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks