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HP 250 G5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 470 reviews of HP 250 G5. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the size and usability are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good comments, whereas the image quality and touchpad get critical reviews. Opinions about the sound and energy efficiency are mixed.

performance, price, portability, usability, size

screen, durability, touchpad, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP 250 G5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Nino Ricchizzi (notebookcheck.net)

HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA Notebook Review

 

Generation change. Higher processing performance, finally a Full HD display and a faster storage device turn HP's new notebook into a true office all-rounder. Despite these new features, the laptop has also inherited disadvantageous properties.

matte display ; system performance ; Full HD display ; temperature

bluish display ; fan is always on ; fan noise ; difficult maintenance ; no dual-channel RAM out-of-the-box

HP presents a low-budget all-rounder for everyday office tasks, for the university, or as an entry-level business notebook. Thanks to many possible configurations, you can find a suitable product almost regardless of your budget. What can customers...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT (Celeron N3060, HD) Notebook Review

 

Cheap and slow. The 6 W Celeron CPU makes for a subpar Windows 10 experience even when equipped with a primary SSD. Quiet operation and long battery life are the main benefits for such a low-power configuration.

no CPU throttling; low running temperatures ; long runtimes; low power consumption ; removable Li-Ion battery pack ; upgradeable HDD and RAM ; HDMI and VGA ; inexpensive ; silent

keyboard keys clatter; no keyboard backlight ; narrow gamut and viewing angles ; slow system performance ; lid susceptible to flexing ; cheap plastic texture ; dim display backlight ; difficult serviceability ; no USB Type-C

Older mainstream notebooks commonly pair able processors with slow HDDs that would often bottleneck system performance. Our configured Celeron N3060 HP SKU is the same and opposite story as it pairs a very weak processor with a fast SSD. The end result...

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Jackie (reevoo.com)

HP 250 G5

 

Only just got it set up today so hard to answer question about battery life. Also until I have used it for a while I cannot comment on the performance. Bought it on recommendation.

Not used it long enough to comment.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Susan (reevoo.com)

HP 250 G5

 

Easy to use - keyboard in the right place!

All ok

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Joanna (reevoo.com)

HP 250 G5

 

Long battery life; starts up and shuts down quickly; connects quickly to wifi; lightweight and slim for a large screen; optical drive that easily plays dvds on Cyberlink with no set-up hassle; handy separate numbers section on keyboard. Ultimately,...

The volume is really low when playing dvds, so may need to purchase separate speakers. Overall design of the laptop lacks some je ne sais quoi...doesn't feel very special and the grooved top (plastic case) gets covered with finger print marks as soon...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Michael (reevoo.com)

HP 250 G5

 

With SSD it works fast.

Terrible screen. A few reviews called it dull and hard to read but I thought the large number of good reviews couldn't be wrong. In reality colours are pale, black appears quite light and it's a strain to read. I couldn't bear to use it so I returned...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Amy (reevoo.com)

HP 250 G5

 

Fast start up, lightweight and decent battery life. Quiet running. Overall decent quality for price as this is the first PC I have had in 15 years after using macs and I don't think that I would go back. SSD is great!

On a too often basis the screen becomes 'blocky'. The track pad is very sensitive so would recommend using a mouse instead. Would benefit from a backlit keyboard. Software wise the Windows touchscreen menu is very annoying and I found the Mail feature...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Graham (reevoo.com)

HP 250 G5

 

Good value for money laptop for everyday use. Does all a medium specification laptop needs to do.

Nothing

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Janet (reevoo.com)

HP 250 G5

 

So far so good. Very similar to my old Compaq, only so much better.

Too early to tell as I haven't had it very long. Just need to get used to the very flat keys

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Mike (reevoo.com)

HP 250 G5

 

Good 1st laptop.

bit plasticky.

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:DTS / DTS Studio Sound
Audio system:DTS Studio Sound
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):31 / 41 / 48
Battery life (max):8.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Carbon, Graphite / Graphite / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD Ready
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:SVA
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R5 M330 / AMD Radeon R5 M430 / No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16 / 32 / 8
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:12 / 16
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 320 / 400
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:600 / 700
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 850
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R2 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x5916 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R2 / AMD Radeon R5 / Intel HD Graphics 400 / Intel HD Graphics 405 / Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 400 / Intel® HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ad, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN:N / No

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4570
Non-operating shock:240
Non-operating vibration:3.5
Operating altitude:0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating vibration:1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW / N / No

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Number of SATA III connectors:2
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:N / No
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 45 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1 / 2x4, 4x1 / 2x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.48 / 2.5 / 2.56 / 2.8 / 3.1 / 3.10 / 3.5 / 3.50
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Braswell / Broadwell / Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / AMD A / AMD E / Intel Core i3-5xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8 / 2 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:A8-7410 / E2-7110 / I3-5005U / I5-6200U / i5-7200U / I7-6500U / i7-7500U / N3060 / N3710
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron N3000 series / Intel Celeron Processor N3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-5000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA 1356 / BGA1168 / BGA1170 / BGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / Socket B2 (LGA 1356) / Socket FT3b
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4
Stepping:D1 / F0 / H0
System bus rate:2.5 / 4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 6
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Boot:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
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Intel�� Wireless Display (Intel�� WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:84695 / 88193 / 88194 / 91830 / 91832 / 95443 / 95451 / I5-6200U / N3060 / N3710
Processor code:SR27G / SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2KL / SR2KN / SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SSSR2KL
Processor package size:25 x 27 / 40 / 42 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:Y / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Acquistate Office\nScoprite HP Touchpoint Manager\nWindows 10 Recovery Manager\nFunzione di ripristino rapido di Windows 10\nHP Support Assistant\nHP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI\nStrumento HP Communication Recovery\nHP ePrint\nHP e-Service\nHP CoolSense\nHP System Event Utility\nCyberLink Power Media Player\nCyberLink PowerDirector\nAdobe Shockwave Player / Buy Office\nDiscover HP Touchpoint Manager\nWindows 10 Recovery Manager\nWindows 10 Push Button Reset Recovery\nHP Support Assistant\nHP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI\nHP Communication Recovery Tool\nHP ePrint\nHP e-Service\nHP CoolSense\nHP System Event Utility\nCyberLink Power Media Player\nCyberLink PowerDirector\nAdobe® Shockwave® Player
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / SATA / Serial ATA
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:244 / 25.5 / 254.6 / 263
Height :2.43 / 24.3 / 24.4 / 25.3
Weight:1.96 / 2 / 2.04 / 2.15
Width:345 / 38.4 / 382 / 384.3