Notebookcheck Logo

HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA


HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA
HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA (250 G6 Series)
Intel Core i5-6200U 2 x 2.3 - 2.8 GHz, Skylake, 2 cores (TDP 15 W)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 520, Core: 1000 MHz, Memory: 1067 MHz,
8 GB 
, DDR4-2134 / PC4-17000
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics AUO38ED, TN, glossy: no
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G, 256 GB 
, M.2 format
Intel Skylake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo, Card Reader: SD
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 24 x 384 x 255 ( = 0.94 x 15.12 x 10.04 in)
41 Wh Lithium-Ion, removeable, 4 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Webcam: VGA 640 x 480
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 12 Months Warranty
2.104 kg ( = 74.22 oz / 4.64 pounds), Power Supply: 279 g ( = 9.84 oz / 0.62 pounds)
600 Euro



Average Score: 72.3% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 73%, features: 46%, display: 75% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA

74.9% HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
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.
66% HP 250 G5 (i5-6200U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD)
Source: Connect - Heft 11/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 66%
76% HP 250 G5 (i5-6200U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD)
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 11/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 76%



The HP 250 series is laptop made for home users and students. The series ultimately offers good performing laptops in a basic chassis for an affordable price. The HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA is the 5th generation of the HP 250 series laptop featuring higher performance hardware than its predecessor. Similar to the previous generation of the laptops, the HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA features a full plastic chassis. The lid of the laptop is silver in colour and features a  lined texture.  Despite being a full plastic chassis, the HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA has a brushed aluminium look around the keyboard as an effort to make it looking more premium. With its decent design, the laptop looks mostly simple and plain. The laptop weighs at 2.104kg (74.22 oz / 4.64 pounds) and measures at 24 x 384 x 255 mm (0.94 x 15.12 x 10.04 in).

HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA features an Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB of  RAM and a 256 GB solid state drive. The processor can clock up to 2.7 GHz for a short time with Intel Turbo Boost technology. This setup comes with the integrated Intel graphics, which isn't enough for any kind of proper gaming, further solidifying its main purpose. As for the display, it features a 15.6 inch 16:9 Full HD TN panel display with a pixel density of 141 PPI. The display is a matte display which does not capture fingerprints and reflect as much environmental lighting as a glossy panel. However, the TN panel doesn't offer good contrast ratio and lacks in brightness.

The Intel Skylake-U/Y PCH audio adapter connected to the stereo speaker delivers high definition audio, making it suitable for media playback. Sound produced by these speakers is clear and crisp with good bass, at least good enough for a basic laptop. Besides that, it has a VGA webcam capable of capturing at a resolution of 640 x 480 pixel. The laptop also features an HP DVD-RW DU8A6SH optical drive which provides convenience in reading or writing discs on the go. Many laptops on the market does not offer optical drive as an effort to make the laptop slimmer and thinner, so this is an advantage.

The battery of the laptop is a 41 Wh Lithium-Ion removable 4 cells battery which isn't much. It will last for about 4 hours with normal usage. The HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA is a great laptop for a typical user who requires a budget-friendly laptop with proper processing power. It does this right by eliminating other unneeded features and a fancy body. Among its rivals are the Dell Inspiron 15 and the Asus TP501U. Both of them offer almost similar specs and price but might look slightly better.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

6200U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.

In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.

72.3%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


Please share our article, every link counts!

Similar devices with the Same Specs

HP 15-ay035ns
HD Graphics 520
HP 15-ay013nr
HD Graphics 520
HP 15-ay011nr
HD Graphics 520
HP 250 G5 W4N17EA
HD Graphics 520
HP 15-ay060nd
HD Graphics 520

Similar devices from a different Manufacturer

Asus F541UA-XX054T
HD Graphics 520
Asus F555UA-XX065T
HD Graphics 520
Acer Extensa 2520-59CD
HD Graphics 520

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Asus K543UA-GQ3203T
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6100U
Asus K543UA-GQ3203
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6100U
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKB-81DC00HKSP
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6006U
HP 15-bs523ns
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6006U
HP 250 G6 1XN28EA
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6006U
Medion Akoya S6421-MD61009
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6006U
Asus Vivobook X507UA-EJ215T
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6006U
Lenovo V110-15IKB-80TL01B2GE
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6006U
Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2016-11- 9 (Update: 2016-11- 9)