HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA
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.
Source: Connect - Heft 11/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 66%
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 11/2016
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.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually, old laptops with 14-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion.
Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
72.3%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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