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HP 250 G6 (i3-6006U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Alex Alderson), 03/19/2018

Cheap office computer. The HP 250 G6 costs around €500 (~$615), for which you get a 15.6-inch notebook with a Core i3 processor, 8 GB of RAM, a Full HD display, an SSD, and a good battery life.

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The HP 250 GX series are typically simple 15.6-inch cheap office notebooks. Our test device is powered by a Core i3 processor with 8 GB of RAM and a Full HD display. This notebook is from the sixth generation in the series and is one which we are acquainted with having already reviewed its sibling, the HP 255 G6. We will be using the Acer Aspire 3 A315-51Asus ASUSPRO P541UALenovo V110-15IKB, and the Acer Extensa 2540-580K as comparison devices.

In this review, we will not be examining the case, connectivity, input devices or speakers as they are physically identical to those found in the already reviewed 255 G6. However, we will cover these areas on matters where the two devices differ.

HP 250 G6 2UB93ES (250 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 520, Core: 300-900 MHz, Single-Channel, 23.20.16.4944
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, Single-Channel
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, BOE BOE0687, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ, 256 GB 
, SATA III, M.2 2280, 191 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC282 @ Intel Sunrise Point-LP PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio combo connection, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUE1N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25 x 384 x 243 ( = 0.98 x 15.12 x 9.57 in)
Battery
41.6 Wh, 2850 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable, 14.6 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: VGA
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink Power Media Player 14, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), MS Office 365 (trial version), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2 kg ( = 70.55 oz / 4.41 pounds), Power Supply: 291 g ( = 10.26 oz / 0.64 pounds)
Price
499 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

As with the 255 G6, the 250 G6's case is made of plastic. HP differentiates the two devices by finishing the 250 G6 in silver, while the 255 G6 is black with a textured finish.

Size Comparison

Connectivity

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Asus ASUSPRO P541UA-GQ1532
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
83.8 MB/s ∼100% +246%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-55E4
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
77 MB/s ∼92% +218%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-36YU
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
74.5 MB/s ∼89% +208%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=229)
61.2 MB/s ∼73% +153%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.4 MB/s ∼32% +9%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26 MB/s ∼31% +7%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.2 MB/s ∼29%
HP 255 G6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
18.4 MB/s ∼22% -24%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-55E4
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86 MB/s ∼100% +188%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=206)
78.7 MB/s ∼92% +163%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-36YU
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
76.7 MB/s ∼89% +157%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
29.9 MB/s ∼35%
HP 255 G6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
29.5 MB/s ∼34% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.6 MB/s ∼32% -8%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.5 MB/s ∼32% -8%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-55E4
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
311 MBit/s ∼100% +4%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-36YU
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
311 MBit/s ∼100% +4%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
300 MBit/s ∼96% 0%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
299 MBit/s ∼96%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
287 MBit/s ∼92% -4%
HP 255 G6
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
186 MBit/s ∼60% -38%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
350 MBit/s ∼100%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-55E4
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
345 MBit/s ∼99% -1%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
342 MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
335 MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-36YU
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
335 MBit/s ∼96% -4%
HP 255 G6
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
261 MBit/s ∼75% -25%

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Maintenance

Unlike its sibling, the 250 G6 has no dedicated maintenance cover. This means that to repair and maintain the internal components you will have to remove the base plate as with other laptops. Firstly, remove the battery and the optical drive, followed by the screws on the base plate. HP hides one screw under each rubber foot, be sure to remove these. Once all the screws have been removed, carefully pry the base plate up with something such as a flat plastic spatula to avoid damaging the plastics. Once removed, the internal components will be visible, including the fan, the RAM slots, the SSD, the Wi-Fi module, and the BIOS battery.

A view of the internal components
A view of the internal components

Display

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

The 250 G6 has a matte 15.6-inch TN display with a 1,920x1,080 native resolution. We measured the contrast at 484:1 and the brightness at 178.4 cd/m², both of which are too low in our opinion and make for a dark display.

Unfortunately, there is PWM display flickering below and including 90% brightness. Fortunately, this is at a high frequency of 2,500 Hz, meaning that those who are sensitive to PWM should be spared headaches and eye strain.

187
cd/m²
187
cd/m²
188
cd/m²
171
cd/m²
184
cd/m²
182
cd/m²
151
cd/m²
189
cd/m²
167
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 189 cd/m² Average: 178.4 cd/m² Minimum: 8.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 80 %
Center on Battery: 176 cd/m²
Contrast: 484:1 (Black: 0.38 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 11.29 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.3
ΔE Greyscale 12.43 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
59% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 37% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.34

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 2500 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 2500 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 90 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 2500 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8773 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
TN LED, 1366x768, 15.6
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-55E4
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus ASUSPRO P541UA-GQ1532
TN LED, 1366x768, 15.6
HP 255 G6
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-36YU
TN-LED, 1366x768, 15.6
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
TN LED, 1366x768, 15.6
Response Times
87%
304%
2%
-30%
305%
-2%
-84%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
42 (23, 19)
39 (21, 18)
7%
41 (21, 20)
2%
44 (22, 22)
-5%
47 (27, 20)
-12%
48 (26, 22)
-14%
47 (25, 22)
-12%
68 (32, 36)
-62%
Response Time Black / White *
13 (8, 5)
19 (14, 5)
-46%
22 (18, 4)
-69%
12 (8, 4)
8%
11 (7, 4)
15%
16 (11, 5)
-23%
12 (8, 4)
8%
26 (20, 6)
-100%
PWM Frequency
2500 (90)
10000 (20)
300%
27000 (90)
980%
200 (90)
-92%
26320 (80)
953%
217 (90)
-91%
Screen
4%
-1%
26%
26%
1%
7%
3%
Brightness middle
184
243
32%
215
17%
241
31%
262
42%
226
23%
222
21%
226
23%
Brightness
178
233
31%
217
22%
229
29%
250
40%
203
14%
210
18%
217
22%
Brightness Distribution
80
75
-6%
92
15%
87
9%
83
4%
77
-4%
89
11%
91
14%
Black Level *
0.38
0.45
-18%
0.68
-79%
0.46
-21%
0.47
-24%
0.34
11%
0.58
-53%
Contrast
484
540
12%
316
-35%
524
8%
481
-1%
653
35%
390
-19%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
11.29
11.69
-4%
9.14
19%
3.4
70%
11.78
-4%
11.6
-3%
9.84
13%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
19.48
20.08
-3%
15.46
21%
7.61
61%
20.05
-3%
19.63
-1%
16.77
14%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
12.43
13.12
-6%
10.08
19%
1.7
86%
10.07
19%
12.18
2%
12.63
-2%
11.1
11%
Gamma
2.34 94%
2.24 98%
2.07 106%
2.36 93%
2.36 93%
2.13 103%
2.13 103%
2.35 94%
CCT
13823 47%
16905 38%
10158 64%
6750 96%
10532 62%
13366 49%
13294 49%
11979 54%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
37
37
0%
36
-3%
34
-8%
38
3%
34
-8%
39
5%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
59
59
0%
56
-5%
54
-8%
59
0%
54
-8%
61
3%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
46% / 23%
152% / 70%
14% / 22%
-2% / 2%
153% / 71%
3% / 6%
-41% / -17%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
13 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 5 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 10 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
42 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23 ms rise
↘ 19 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 54 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

An ideal Delta E 2000 color value is anything less than three. HP has set the value on the 250 G6 far higher, at 11.29. This results in poor color distribution, which is worsened by the strong blue tinge from which the display suffers.

CalMAN – ColorChecker
CalMAN – ColorChecker
CalMAN – Grayscale
CalMAN – Grayscale
CalMAN – Saturation
CalMAN – Saturation

The TN display has poor viewing angles, which means that the 250 G6’s display is practically unreadable from any off-center angle. We found the display to be readable outdoors when the sun was not too bright.

Using the 250 G6 outdoors – photographed in bright sunshine and in direct sunlight
Using the 250 G6 outdoors – photographed in bright sunshine and in direct sunlight
Using the 250 G6 outdoors – photographed in bright sunshine with the sun behind the notebook
Using the 250 G6 outdoors – photographed in bright sunshine with the sun behind the notebook

Performance

The 250 G6 is a simple 15.6-inch office notebook that has enough performance for office and internet applications. There are several variants of the 250 G6, with prices starting at around €380 (~$468). Our test device is currently available from €480 (~$590).

Processor

The 250 G6 is powered by an Intel Core i3-6006U Skylake dual-core processor that should provide enough performance for office use. The i3-6006U is an ultra-low voltage (ULV) model that supports hyperthreading, meaning that there are four threads across two cores. The CPU can clock up to 2 GHz and does not support Turbo Boost. The CPU ran at maximum clock speed throughout our CPU tests irrespective of whether it was running on battery or on mains power.

We benchmarked the CPU by running a Cinebench R15 multi-thread test for thirty minutes in a continuous loop. The results demonstrate that the processor maintained its clock speed throughout with thermal throttling.

Equally, we encountered the same experience when we ran Prime95 and FurMark benchmarks on one-hour loops. The CPU maintains clock speeds of between 1.7 and 1.9 GHz, with no performance difference between battery and mains power.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
3203
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
7293
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
5891
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
83 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
213 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
34.12 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
130 Points ∼61% +57%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
127 Points ∼60% +53%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-55E4
Intel Core i5-7200U
108 Points ∼51% +30%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 178, n=475)
108 Points ∼51% +30%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
95 Points ∼45% +14%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Core i3-6006U
84 Points ∼39% +1%
Asus ASUSPRO P541UA-GQ1532
Intel Core i3-6006U
84 Points ∼39% +1%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
83 Points ∼39%
Average Intel Core i3-6006U
  (69 - 84, n=5)
78 Points ∼37% -6%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-651Y
AMD A6-9220
69 Points ∼32% -17%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-36YU
Intel Core i3-6006U
69 Points ∼32% -17%
HP 255 G6
AMD A6-9220
68 Points ∼32% -18%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
53 Points ∼25% -36%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
332 Points ∼11% +56%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-55E4
Intel Core i5-7200U
318 Points ∼10% +49%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1050, n=479)
316 Points ∼10% +48%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
315 Points ∼10% +48%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
241 Points ∼8% +13%
Asus ASUSPRO P541UA-GQ1532
Intel Core i3-6006U
218 Points ∼7% +2%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Core i3-6006U
216 Points ∼7% +1%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
213 Points ∼7%
Average Intel Core i3-6006U
  (154 - 218, n=5)
202 Points ∼6% -5%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-36YU
Intel Core i3-6006U
154 Points ∼5% -28%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-651Y
AMD A6-9220
114 Points ∼4% -46%
HP 255 G6
AMD A6-9220
109 Points ∼4% -49%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
91 Points ∼3% -57%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
5007 Points ∼46% +56%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
4945 Points ∼46% +54%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
3587 Points ∼33% +12%
Average of class Office
  (667 - 8356, n=660)
3292 Points ∼30% +3%
Asus ASUSPRO P541UA-GQ1532
Intel Core i3-6006U
3236 Points ∼30% +1%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Core i3-6006U
3227 Points ∼30% +1%
Average Intel Core i3-6006U
  (3203 - 3236, n=3)
3222 Points ∼30% +1%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
3203 Points ∼30%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-651Y
AMD A6-9220
2432 Points ∼22% -24%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
1871 Points ∼17% -42%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
11330 Points ∼23% +55%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
11082 Points ∼22% +52%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
8169 Points ∼16% +12%
Average of class Office
  (1242 - 32009, n=648)
7682 Points ∼15% +5%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Core i3-6006U
7388 Points ∼15% +1%
Asus ASUSPRO P541UA-GQ1532
Intel Core i3-6006U
7364 Points ∼15% +1%
Average Intel Core i3-6006U
  (7293 - 7388, n=3)
7348 Points ∼15% +1%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
7293 Points ∼15%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-651Y
AMD A6-9220
3941 Points ∼8% -46%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
3268 Points ∼7% -55%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
6932 Points ∼22% +58%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
6793 Points ∼22% +55%
Average of class Office
  (1016 - 13931, n=176)
5486 Points ∼18% +25%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
5270 Points ∼17% +20%
Asus ASUSPRO P541UA-GQ1532
Intel Core i3-6006U
4415 Points ∼14% +1%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
4384 Points ∼14%
Average Intel Core i3-6006U
  (4265 - 4415, n=3)
4355 Points ∼14% -1%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Core i3-6006U
4265 Points ∼14% -3%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-651Y
AMD A6-9220
2921 Points ∼9% -33%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
2348 Points ∼8% -46%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
3191 Points ∼68% +58%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3166 Points ∼67% +57%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
2510 Points ∼53% +24%
Average of class Office
  (595 - 4020, n=176)
2256 Points ∼48% +12%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
2018 Points ∼43%
Asus ASUSPRO P541UA-GQ1532
Intel Core i3-6006U
2012 Points ∼43% 0%
Average Intel Core i3-6006U
  (1943 - 2018, n=3)
1991 Points ∼42% -1%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Core i3-6006U
1943 Points ∼41% -4%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-651Y
AMD A6-9220
1798 Points ∼38% -11%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
1415 Points ∼30% -30%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
7439 Points ∼27% +55%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
7174 Points ∼26% +49%
Average of class Office
  (1834 - 15294, n=56)
6970 Points ∼25% +45%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
5455 Points ∼20% +14%
Asus ASUSPRO P541UA-GQ1532
Intel Core i3-6006U
4914 Points ∼18% +2%
Average Intel Core i3-6006U
  (4723 - 4914, n=3)
4814 Points ∼17% 0%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
4805 Points ∼17%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Core i3-6006U
4723 Points ∼17% -2%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-651Y
AMD A6-9220
2805 Points ∼10% -42%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
2307 Points ∼8% -52%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
3808 Points ∼66% +51%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3774 Points ∼65% +50%
Average of class Office
  (1087 - 4801, n=56)
3182 Points ∼55% +26%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
2816 Points ∼49% +12%
Asus ASUSPRO P541UA-GQ1532
Intel Core i3-6006U
2593 Points ∼45% +3%
Average Intel Core i3-6006U
  (2468 - 2593, n=3)
2526 Points ∼44% 0%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
2516 Points ∼44%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Core i3-6006U
2468 Points ∼43% -2%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-651Y
AMD A6-9220
1885 Points ∼33% -25%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
1512 Points ∼26% -40%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Office
  (1736 - 16294, n=40)
7808 Points ∼22% +57%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
7744 Points ∼21% +56%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
7516 Points ∼21% +51%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
5630 Points ∼16% +13%
Asus ASUSPRO P541UA-GQ1532
Intel Core i3-6006U
5109 Points ∼14% +3%
Average Intel Core i3-6006U
  (4975 - 5109, n=2)
5042 Points ∼14% +1%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
4975 Points ∼14%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-651Y
AMD A6-9220
2857 Points ∼8% -43%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
2402 Points ∼7% -52%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
3958 Points ∼62% +54%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3870 Points ∼61% +50%
Average of class Office
  (1084 - 4997, n=40)
3330 Points ∼53% +29%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
2943 Points ∼46% +14%
Asus ASUSPRO P541UA-GQ1532
Intel Core i3-6006U
2639 Points ∼42% +2%
Average Intel Core i3-6006U
  (2575 - 2639, n=2)
2607 Points ∼41% +1%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
2575 Points ∼41%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-651Y
AMD A6-9220
1960 Points ∼31% -24%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010
1610 Points ∼25% -37%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge 41)
221.69 Points ∼66% +84%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge 41)
193.4 Points ∼58% +61%
Average of class Office
  (36.7 - 268, n=207)
174 Points ∼52% +44%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U (Edge 40)
157.15 Points ∼47% +30%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel Core i3-6006U (Edge 38)
142.55 Points ∼43% +18%
Asus ASUSPRO P541UA-GQ1532
Intel Core i3-6006U (Edge 40)
140.38 Points ∼42% +17%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U (Edge 41)
120.48 Points ∼36%
Average Intel Core i3-6006U
  (97.6 - 143, n=5)
120 Points ∼36% 0%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-651Y
AMD A6-9220 (Edge 41)
118.22 Points ∼35% -2%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-36YU
Intel Core i3-6006U
98.86 Points ∼30% -18%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD E2-9010 (Edge 41)
84.415 Points ∼25% -30%
HP 255 G6
AMD A6-9220
80.545 Points ∼24% -33%

System Performance

System performance is smooth with no issues during our tests. The good PCMark benchmark results confirm our impressions that the 250 G6 has enough power for office and internet use. It is worth noting that performance could be increased by adding a second identical RAM module. This would activate dual-channel memory mode, which would boost performance.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2845 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3293 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3617 points
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PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
3752 Points ∼62% +32%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Intel 545s SSDSC2KW256G8L
3663 Points ∼60% +29%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-55E4
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3295 Points ∼54% +16%
Asus ASUSPRO P541UA-GQ1532
HD Graphics 520, 6006U, SK Hynix HFS128G32TND
3269 Points ∼54% +15%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
HD Graphics 610, 4415U, Ramxel S121 RTNRB256RFM4KWDL
3230 Points ∼53% +14%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4458, n=352)
3007 Points ∼49% +6%
Average Intel Core i3-6006U, Intel HD Graphics 520
  (2801 - 3269, n=5)
2945 Points ∼48% +4%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
HD Graphics 520, 6006U, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
2937 Points ∼48% +3%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-36YU
HD Graphics 520, 6006U, Hynix HFS128G39TND
2872 Points ∼47% +1%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
HD Graphics 520, 6006U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
2845 Points ∼47%
HP 255 G6
Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge), A6-9220, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2520 Points ∼41% -11%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-651Y
Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge), A6-9220, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3128GH
2337 Points ∼38% -18%
Lenovo V110-15AST
Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge), E2-9010, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
1971 Points ∼32% -31%

Storage Devices

The 250 G6 is equipped with a Samsung M.2-2280 SATA III 256 GB SSD, of which 191 GB is usable after installing Windows 10. We measured good transfer speeds.

A view of the M.2-2280 SSD
A view of the M.2-2280 SSD
Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
Sequential Read: 488 MB/s
Sequential Write: 455 MB/s
512K Read: 426.4 MB/s
512K Write: 390.7 MB/s
4K Read: 37.68 MB/s
4K Write: 76.89 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 286.5 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 253.1 MB/s
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Ramxel S121 RTNRB256RFM4KWDL
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-55E4
Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
HP 255 G6
Toshiba MQ01ABD100
Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-651Y
Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3128GH
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel 545s SSDSC2KW256G8L
Lenovo V110-15AST
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
Asus ASUSPRO P541UA-GQ1532
SK Hynix HFS128G32TND
Average Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
 
Average of class Office
 
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-16%
1%
-2%
-92%
1%
-92%
-28%
3%
-47%
Write 4k QD32
253.1
257.3
2%
317.1
25%
300.2
19%
0.952
-100%
270.1
7%
0.347
-100%
134.1
-47%
256 (222 - 274, n=6)
1%
109 (0.154 - 706, n=646)
-57%
Read 4k QD32
286.5
283.7
-1%
310.1
8%
245.9
-14%
0.881
-100%
314.4
10%
0.972
-100%
287.2
0%
311 (287 - 388, n=6)
9%
139 (0.015 - 652, n=646)
-51%
Write 4k
76.89
71.93
-6%
77.71
1%
86.66
13%
0.984
-99%
89.06
16%
0.209
-100%
74.7
-3%
95.1 (76.9 - 123, n=6)
24%
40.4 (0.009 - 197, n=658)
-47%
Read 4k
37.68
24.15
-36%
33.06
-12%
26.95
-28%
0.429
-99%
36.92
-2%
0.42
-99%
30.67
-19%
37 (30.9 - 40.5, n=6)
-2%
15.4 (0.218 - 148, n=658)
-59%
Write 512
390.7
282.3
-28%
441.3
13%
446.8
14%
44.97
-88%
324.7
-17%
75.58
-81%
133.7
-66%
318 (83.2 - 398, n=6)
-19%
194 (13.7 - 1863, n=655)
-50%
Read 512
426.4
356.3
-16%
318.3
-25%
328
-23%
36.65
-91%
393.4
-8%
28.95
-93%
333.7
-22%
444 (424 - 467, n=6)
4%
236 (16.3 - 1799, n=655)
-45%
Write Seq
455
284.2
-38%
467.1
3%
456.1
0%
102.8
-77%
407.3
-10%
83.57
-82%
133.5
-71%
454 (404 - 502, n=6)
0%
263 (21.1 - 1995, n=658)
-42%
Read Seq
488
477.4
-2%
473.9
-3%
485.8
0%
109.2
-78%
536.2
10%
81.58
-83%
513.8
5%
507 (488 - 521, n=6)
4%
370 (37.1 - 2860, n=658)
-24%

Graphics Card

An Intel HD Graphics 520 handles the 250 G6’s graphics. The GPU can clock up to 900 MHz and supports DirectX 12. 3DMark benchmark results are as expected for this GPU given that it is operating with a single-channel RAM. The GPU performance could also be improved by enabling dual-channel mode and adding a second identical RAM module. Doing so would boost the GPU performance.

During our Prime95 and FurMark stress tests, the GPU consistently clocked at 850 MHz irrespective of the 250 G6 being on battery or on mains power.

3DMark 11 Performance
1322 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
4501 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
699 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1605 Points ∼100% +32%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1535 Points ∼96% +26%
Average Intel HD Graphics 520
  (1060 - 1520, n=129)
1298 Points ∼81% +6%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i3-6006U
1220 Points ∼76%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 4967, n=600)
1218 Points ∼76% 0%
Asus ASUSPRO P541UA-GQ1532
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i3-6006U
1141 Points ∼71% -6%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i3-6006U
1090 Points ∼68% -11%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-36YU
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i3-6006U
1085 Points ∼68% -11%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-55E4
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1067 Points ∼66% -13%
HP 255 G6
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge), AMD A6-9220
989 Points ∼62% -19%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-651Y
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge), AMD A6-9220
956 Points ∼60% -22%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel HD Graphics 610, Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
880 Points ∼55% -28%
Lenovo V110-15AST
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge), AMD E2-9010
714 Points ∼44% -41%

Gaming Performance

The 250 G6 could be used to play games, but only those that have low system requirements. Even then, you would have to be content with playing at low quality and at low resolutions. Frame rates could be improved by activating dual-channel mode, but do not expect performance hungry games such as “Final Fantasy XV” to be playable.

low med. high ultra
Deus Ex Human Revolution (2011) 55.432.713.2fps
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) 36.320.112.36.1fps
Anno 2070 (2011) 7434.420.59.5fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 4223.719.76.3fps
Risen 3: Titan Lords (2014) 24.616.55.1fps
Dishonored 2 (2016) 5.63.1fps
Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III (2017) 18.66.5fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017) 157fps
The Evil Within 2 (2017) 94.6fps
ELEX (2017) 10.15.2fps
Destiny 2 (2017) 9.7fps
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017) 85fps
Call of Duty WWII (2017) 20.914.2fps
Need for Speed Payback (2017) 10.86.2fps
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017) 14.64.9fps
Fortnite (2018) 25.87.1fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 7fps
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018) 10.35fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 18.812.6fps

Emissions

Noise Emissions

The fan is permanently on by default, the cause of which is that HP has set the fan to “always on” in the BIOS. This can be disabled, resulting in a far quieter experience with the fan hardly ramping up under load. During our stress test, we measured maximum fan noise at only 33 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
31.6 / 31.6 / 31.7 dB(A)
HDD
31.6 dB(A)
DVD
38 / dB(A)
Load
33.1 / 33 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.4 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.434.733.734.633.42533.348.832.334.433.33135.653.735.837.835.64032.643.934.433.732.6504040.440.641406330.832.430.43030.88028.827.726.427.628.81002726.526.427.42712525.22724.62825.216023.423.924.124.423.420023.924.323.222.923.925022.22222.322.422.231521.821.721.521.621.840021.621.820.520.421.650020.320.419.619.720.363020.32019.519.120.380021.621.320.617.721.6100023.723.821.717.723.7125022.521.820.417.822.5160023.823.520.317.723.8200021.921.119.11821.925002019.718.71820315019.819.718.818.219.840001918.718.518.519500018.818.718.618.718.8630018.818.818.618.718.880001919.118.918.9191000018.91918.918.918.91250019.118.918.918.919.116000191918.91919SPL33.233.131.730.833.2N1.91.81.61.51.9median 21.6median 21.1median 19.6median 18.9median 21.6Delta222.11.82hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP 250 G6 2UB93ES

Temperature

The 250 G6 during a stress test
The 250 G6 during a stress test

The 250 G6 remains cool even during our stress tests and should pose no problems for working from it on your lap. Under load, surface temperatures reach a maximum of 30 °C (~86 °F) on only two points of the device, with average temperatures under load measuring 26 °C (~79 °F) on the top of the case and 25 °C (~77 °F) on the bottom. At idle we measured average surface temperatures of around 22 °C (~72 °F), and under 24 °C (~75 °F) maximum temperatures.

Max. Load
 29.6 °C
85 F
26.5 °C
80 F
22.1 °C
72 F
 
 30 °C
86 F
26.6 °C
80 F
22 °C
72 F
 
 28.3 °C
83 F
27.9 °C
82 F
23 °C
73 F
 
Maximum: 30 °C = 86 F
Average: 26.2 °C = 79 F
22.5 °C
73 F
23.3 °C
74 F
30.1 °C
86 F
23 °C
73 F
24.2 °C
76 F
29.5 °C
85 F
21.9 °C
71 F
24.3 °C
76 F
28.1 °C
83 F
Maximum: 30.1 °C = 86 F
Average: 25.2 °C = 77 F
Power Supply (max.)  35.9 °C = 97 F | Room Temperature 21.1 °C = 70 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 26.2 °C / 79 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 30 °C / 86 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the bottom side is 30.1 °C / 86 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F, ranging from 22.3 to 71.6 °C for the class Office.
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 21.7 °C / 71 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 28.3 °C / 82.9 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.3 °C / 82.9 F (0 °C / 0 F).
Thermal imaging of the top case under load
Thermal imaging of the top case under load
Thermal imaging of the bottom case under load
Thermal imaging of the bottom case under load
Thermal imaging of the top case at idle
Thermal imaging of the top case at idle
Thermal imaging of the bottom case at idle
Thermal imaging of the bottom case at idle

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.334.639.32536.734.436.73145.137.845.14042.533.742.5504141416334.43034.48036.227.636.210028.427.428.412530.82830.816030.724.430.720038.722.938.725057.422.457.431562.221.662.240061.820.461.85005619.75663058.219.158.280064.717.764.7100068.817.768.8125070.117.870.116006717.767200064.51864.5250067.41867.4315068.118.268.1400069.418.569.4500062.418.762.4630064.718.764.7800071.318.971.31000069.618.969.61250068.818.968.81600063.71963.7SPL79.530.879.5N46.21.546.2median 64.5median 18.9median 64.5Delta8.41.88.435.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP 250 G6 2UB93ES Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (71.34 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.1% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (15.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.8% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.7% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 37% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 55% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 36% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 96% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram in comparison (checkboxes are de/selectable)

Power Consumption

The 250 G6 is energy efficient, thanks to its Core i3 processor. At idle, we measured a maximum power draw of 6.3 W, which rose to 24.3 W during our stress tests. The 45 W rated power supply will therefore, provide enough power to charge the device even when it is under maximum load.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.38 / 0.4 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.4 / 5.9 / 6.3 Watt
Load midlight 23 / 24.3 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

The 250 G6 has surprisingly good battery life. We measure the battery runtime with our practical Wi-Fi test which simulates the load of loading websites. We set the battery profile at “Balanced” with the display at 150 cd/m² and energy saving features turned off. The 250 G6 lasted six hours and forty-nine minutes in this test, easily beating its sister model. The 250 G6 has a longer runtime thanks to its better energy efficiency and larger battery capacity, with the 250 G6 having a 41 Wh battery capacity compared with 255 G6’s 31 Wh capacity.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 41)
6h 49min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 48 Wh
484 min ∼18% +18%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
6006U, HD Graphics 520, 41.6 Wh
409 min ∼16%
Average of class Office
  (105 - 964, n=292)
405 min ∼15% -1%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-36YU
6006U, HD Graphics 520,  Wh
368 min ∼14% -10%
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C-16V
6006U, HD Graphics 520, 44 Wh
356 min ∼14% -13%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-55E4
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 37 Wh
350 min ∼13% -14%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-651Y
A6-9220, Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge), 37 Wh
243 min ∼9% -41%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 32 Wh
236 min ∼9% -42%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
4415U, HD Graphics 610, 32 Wh
233 min ∼9% -43%
Asus ASUSPRO P541UA-GQ1532
6006U, HD Graphics 520, 34.5 Wh
231 min ∼9% -44%
Lenovo V110-15AST
E2-9010, Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge), 24 Wh
167 min ∼6% -59%
HP 255 G6
A6-9220, Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge), 31 Wh
149 min ∼6% -64%

Pros

+ matte display
+ full HD resolution
+ remains quiet
+ rarely gets warm
+ SSD
+ AC WiFi
+ removable battery

Cons

- weak brightness
- low contrast
- poor viewing angles
- only one year's warranty
- average WiFi speeds
- slow memory card reader

Verdict

The HP 250 G6 2UB93ES was provided by cyberport
The HP 250 G6 2UB93ES was provided by cyberport

HP has delivered a simple 15.6-inch office laptop. While the Core i3 processor will not break any performance records, it does provide enough performance for office and internet applications. Better still, the device remains cool and quiet throughout.

The HP 250 G6 is a well-rounded office notebook.

The SSD ensures fast and smooth system performance. It would have been better had HP included a maintenance hatch rather than having to remove the entire base plate for general maintenance and repairs. The battery life and keyboard are decent though.

The Full HD display will win no prizes, as it is very dark, with low contrast and poor viewing angles. There are cheaper devices with better displays than the one in the 250 G6. Furthermore, the Wi-Fi transfer speeds are average and HP offers only a one-year warranty.

If the price is a concern, then HP offers an identically equipped variant named the 2UB92ES. This variant is available for between €50 and €80 (~$62 - ~$98 less than our test device and only lacks a Windows 10 licence. With a used licence being available for between €5 and €10 (~$6 - ~$12), there is money to be saved.

HP 250 G6 2UB93ES - 03/12/2018 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
63 / 98 → 64%
Keyboard
78%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
43 / 80 → 54%
Weight
63 / 20-67 → 91%
Battery
89%
Display
74%
Games Performance
55 / 68 → 80%
Application Performance
69 / 92 → 75%
Temperature
97%
Noise
92%
Audio
63%
Camera
29 / 85 → 34%
Average
69%
78%
Office - Weighted Average

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