As a preamble to this test
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests HP 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent enough for internet use?
Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.To be able to perform regular tasks that will not deteriorate over time.
It is in this spirit that HP has developed this 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
The screen is quite large, with 15 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Core i3-1005G1. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, HP offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. With less than a 4 Gb of RAM, it 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent is a fair one. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. Even if you think 1000 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. Here, HP provides with this 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
In the end, with an autonomy of 6 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. With this laptop 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent it will therefore be necessary to always keep the power cable within easy reach. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent the right choice for watching movies ?
Making this 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent 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.
HP presents this model in a large size version. A 15 inches screen, and a resolution of 1366×768 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 1.8 kg.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
This 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent, equipped with a processor Core i3-1005G1, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. 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.
With Intel UHD Graphics 620, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 4 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
In the connectivity part, you have 3 ports available. About the average compared to the competition.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. 6 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent compatible with on the move use ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent to be easily carried around. At least that’s what we find out a priori. 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.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent of 1.8 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. With its 15 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
No backlit keyboard on this 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The screen shows an interesting result.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
With its processor Core i3-1005G1, this laptop has a power consumption in the average of the others.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 6 hours before the breakdown.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 1000 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 will need more space, this 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. 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.
This 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent allows external elements to be associated via 3 connectors. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Finally with the 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent, HP deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) 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. Clearly, this 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argentcorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. With these components, HP puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Core i3-1005G1 of this laptop is within the market average. Having 4 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
The designers of HP have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 1000 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
For the autonomy part, HP proposes last generation batteries. Indicated for an autonomy of 6 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. However, it’s still a decent average range.
On the connection side, the 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) 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 (1F3Q2EA) Argent, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
The 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent- the right model to play with?
It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. With this 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. The HP technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
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.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. The 1000 Gb of 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent 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. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.8 Kg and is 15 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
Please note that with an autonomy of 6 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent one. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.
The 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent for office automation.
Access on efficiency, this 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent is part of the laptops provided for office automation. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
HP has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Its weight of 1.8 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of 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.
With more 1000 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.You may never fill it out, especially if you are just browsing the Internet, word processing and making spreadsheets.
Ultimately, this 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent is an intermediate choice. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
The 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent – 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. With the 250 G7 (1F3Q2EA) Argent you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
– playing video games
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing