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HP 250 G7 in review: Scrap recycling done the HP way

Dull view. The HP 250 G7 offers a current Ice Lake processor, a GeForce graphics core, 8 GB of RAM, and an NVMe SSD for just under 500 Euros (~$596). The built-in display is a disappointment.
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),

With the 250 G7, Hewlett Packard delivers a simple 15.6-inch office laptop aimed at both professional and noncorporate users. The laptop is powered by a Core i5-1035G1 processor and a GeForce MX110 graphics core. By now, we know the 250 G7 since we've already reviewed its sibling model, the 250 G7 6HM85ES. Competitors include devices like the Lenovo V155-15API, the Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51, the Asus M509DA, and the Acer Aspire 5 A515-43.

Since the two 250 G7 models are identical in construction, we won't go any further into the case, connectivity, input devices, and speakers. The corresponding information can be found in the review of the HP 250 G7 6HM85ES.

HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Processor
Intel Core i5-1035G1 4 x 1 - 3.6 GHz, Ice Lake U
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX110 - 2048 MB, Core: 978-1006 MHz, Memory: 1253 MHz, GDDR5, 64-bit interface, 27.21.14.5206 (Nvidia 452.06), Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4 2666, single-channel, one memory slot (occupied)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, BOE BOE0687, TN LED, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel 495 (Ice Lake-U PCH-LP Premium)
Storage
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD, 256 GB 
, 195 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC236 @ Intel Ice Point-LP PCH - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
HP DVD-RW DA8AESH
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.5 x 376 x 246 ( = 0.89 x 14.8 x 9.69 in)
Battery
41 Wh, 3440 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.34
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: VGA
Primary Camera: 0.3 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), MS Office 365 (trial version), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.78 kg ( = 62.79 oz / 3.92 pounds), Power Supply: 309 g ( = 10.9 oz / 0.68 pounds)
Price
499 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
75 %
09/2020
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
i5-1035G1, GeForce MX110
1.8 kg22.5 mm15.6"1920x1080
75 %
09/2019
Lenovo V155-15API
R5 3500U, Vega 8
2.2 kg23 mm15.6"1920x1080
77 %
02/2020
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.9 kg19.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
77 %
01/2020
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
R3 3200U, Vega 3
1.8 kg22.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
78 %
11/2019
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
R5 3500U, Vega 8
1.8 kg18 mm15.6"1920x1080

Size comparison

376 mm / 14.8 inch 246 mm / 9.69 inch 22.5 mm / 0.886 inch 1.8 kg3.92 lbs363 mm / 14.3 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs363.4 mm / 14.3 inch 247.5 mm / 9.74 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs360.2 mm / 14.2 inch 234.9 mm / 9.25 inch 22.9 mm / 0.902 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs364 mm / 14.3 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs
Right side: Memory card reader (SD), USB 2.0 (Type-A), optical drive, cable lock slot
Right side: Memory card reader (SD), USB 2.0 (Type-A), optical drive, cable lock slot
Left side: Power supply, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), combo audio
Left side: Power supply, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), combo audio
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=317)
62.5 MB/s ∼100% +80%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
36.1 MB/s ∼58% +4%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
34.7 MB/s ∼56%
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
31.4 MB/s ∼50% -10%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=290)
78.1 MB/s ∼100% +124%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
37.9 MB/s ∼49% +9%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
34.8 MB/s ∼45%
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
34.1 MB/s ∼44% -2%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Office
  (5 - 1722, n=274)
560 MBit/s ∼100% +93%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
309 (278min - 319max) MBit/s ∼55% +7%
Lenovo V155-15API
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
292 (159min - 312max) MBit/s ∼52% +1%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
290 (282min - 292max) MBit/s ∼52%
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
281 (257min - 287max) MBit/s ∼50% -3%
Average Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
  (86 - 335, n=17)
269 MBit/s ∼48% -7%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
248 (37min - 318max) MBit/s ∼44% -14%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
86 (43min - 100max) MBit/s ∼15% -70%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
588 (564min - 603max) MBit/s ∼100% +95%
Average of class Office
  (34 - 1775, n=273)
519 MBit/s ∼88% +72%
Lenovo V155-15API
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
303 (253min - 352max) MBit/s ∼52% 0%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
302 (291min - 310max) MBit/s ∼51%
Average Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
  (54.8 - 339, n=17)
280 MBit/s ∼48% -7%
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
269 (182min - 363max) MBit/s ∼46% -11%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
133 (1min - 399max) MBit/s ∼23% -56%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
54.8 (31min - 87max) MBit/s ∼9% -82%
050100150200250300350400450500550600650Tooltip
HP 250 G7-15S40ES Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø289 (282-292)
Lenovo V155-15API Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø291 (159-312)
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø248 (37-318)
Asus M509DA-EJ153T Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø85.1 (43-100)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø309 (278-319)
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø281 (257-287)
HP 250 G7-15S40ES Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø302 (291-310)
Lenovo V155-15API Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø303 (253-352)
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø138 (1-399)
Asus M509DA-EJ153T Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø54.8 (31-87)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø588 (564-603)
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø269 (182-363)
ColorChecker
24.2 ∆E
27.6 ∆E
29.6 ∆E
26 ∆E
31.5 ∆E
25.7 ∆E
25.6 ∆E
36.2 ∆E
25.4 ∆E
27.2 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
24.6 ∆E
33 ∆E
24.7 ∆E
27.6 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
30.5 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
27.6 ∆E
25.9 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
ColorChecker HP 250 G7-15S40ES: 24.29 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 36.16 ∆E

Display - Dim, poor contrast, and unstable viewing angles

The matte 15.6-inch display has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The brightness (173.7 cd/m²) and contrast (434:1) are very poor. In addition, the maximum brightness is even lower on battery power. Generally, we also expect better results from a 500-Euro (~$596) laptop. We consider values beyond 300 cd/m² and 1,000:1, respectively, to be good.

Unfortunately, the display flickers at a frequency of 5,000 Hz at brightness levels of 90% and below. Due to the high frequency, however, even sensitive users shouldn't be troubled by headaches and/or eye problems.

Pixel grid
Pixel grid
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding
191
cd/m²
183
cd/m²
178
cd/m²
168
cd/m²
178
cd/m²
165
cd/m²
156
cd/m²
179
cd/m²
165
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE BOE0687
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 191 cd/m² Average: 173.7 cd/m² Minimum: 10 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 82 %
Center on Battery: 150 cd/m²
Contrast: 434:1 (Black: 0.41 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 12.66 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 4.36
ΔE Greyscale 15.05 | 0.64-98 Ø6
58% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 37% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.63
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
BOE BOE0687, TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES
BOE0687, TN, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo V155-15API
AUO61ED, TN, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
BOE CQ NT156FHM-N61, TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
Chi Mei N156HGA-EA3, TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
CEC PANDA LM156LF-CL07, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
124%
-28%
-29%
-51%
-80%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
38 (20, 18)
41 (22, 19)
-8%
44 (23, 21)
-16%
41 (22, 19)
-8%
45 (24, 21)
-18%
36 (18, 18)
5%
Response Time Black / White *
10 (7, 3)
12 (7, 5)
-20%
14 (10, 4)
-40%
15 (8, 7)
-50%
14 (10, 4)
-40%
25 (14, 11)
-150%
PWM Frequency
5000 (90)
25000 (90)
400%
250 (20)
-95%
178 (10)
-96%
Screen
8%
14%
-4%
16%
46%
Brightness middle
178
205
15%
220
24%
203
14%
226
27%
250
40%
Brightness
174
205
18%
200
15%
188
8%
212
22%
228
31%
Brightness Distribution
82
88
7%
80
-2%
87
6%
84
2%
83
1%
Black Level *
0.41
0.52
-27%
0.355
13%
0.635
-55%
0.485
-18%
0.205
50%
Contrast
434
394
-9%
620
43%
320
-26%
466
7%
1220
181%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
12.66
11.15
12%
10.36
18%
10.84
14%
7.76
39%
5.65
55%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
22.77
19.08
16%
18.91
17%
22.18
3%
12.44
45%
13.7
40%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.36
2.98
32%
5.09
-17%
4.45
-2%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
15.05
12.62
16%
12.49
17%
12.87
14%
9.11
39%
6.32
58%
Gamma
2.63 84%
2.38 92%
2.3 96%
2.58 85%
2.11 104%
2.45 90%
CCT
20050 32%
14189 46%
12808 51%
15854 41%
9905 66%
7287 89%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
37
38
3%
36
-3%
36.4
-2%
40
8%
38
3%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
58
59
2%
57
-2%
57.4
-1%
63
9%
59
2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
66% / 33%
-7% / 7%
-17% / -8%
-18% / 2%
-17% / 17%

* ... smaller is better

Out of the box, the color reproduction is no cause for enthusiasm. With a Delta E 2000 color deviation of just under 13, the target (Delta E less than 3) is clearly missed. In addition, the display suffers from an evident blue tint. Calibration leads to a visible improvement. This reduces the color deviation to 4.4, the blue tint disappears, and the grayscales are displayed in a much more balanced way. Furthermore, the display isn't able to map the AdobeRGB (37%) and sRGB (58%) color spaces.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)

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
10 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 3 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. » 11 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 38 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (38.8 ms).

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 5000 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 5000 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 5000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17699 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

HP has equipped the 250 G7 with a TN panel that shows unstable viewing angles. As a result, the screen is not readable from every position. Moreover, reading the screen content outdoors is only possible when the sun isn't shining.

The 250 G7 outdoors (shot in a completely overcast sky).
The 250 G7 outdoors (shot in a completely overcast sky).
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Sufficient for office and Internet

With the 250 G7, HP has a simple 15.6-inch office laptop in its range that offers sufficient computing power for office and Internet applications. Our test device is available for about 500 Euros (~$596). Other configuration variants are available.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
 

Processor

The 250 is powered by a Core i5-1035G1 quad-core processor (Ice Lake). The CPU operates at a base speed of 1 GHz. Furthermore, an increase to 3.2 GHz (four cores) or 3.6 GHz (one core) is possible via Turbo. Hyper-Threading (two threads per core) is supported.

The multithread tests of the Cinebench benchmarks are run at 3 to 3.1 GHz for a short time. The speed then drops to 1.9 to 2.2 GHz. Moreover, the single-thread tests are processed at 600 MHz to 3.6 GHz. On battery power, the clock rates are 2.1 to 2.2 GHz (multithread) and 600 MHz to 3.6 GHz (single-thread), respectively.

Multithread (plugged in)
Multithread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)
Single-thread (plugged in)

We verify if the CPU Turbo is also consistently used when plugged in by running the Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test in a continuous loop for at least 30 minutes. The results slightly drop from the first to the second run and then remain at a constant level. Turbo is used to a small extent.

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HP 250 G7-15S40ES Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel Core i5-1035G1: Ø529 (517.84-560.97)
Lenovo V155-15API AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U: Ø609 (600.38-643.97)
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø474 (470-500.27)
Asus M509DA-EJ153T AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U: Ø315 (312.09-318.08)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U: Ø508 (460.33-641.41)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U: Ø505 (498.72-514.09)
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel Core i5-8265U: Ø486 (482.38-503.85)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
166 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
561 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
57.8 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.62 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i5-1035G1
  (166 - 171, n=6)
169 Points ∼100% +2%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1
166 Points ∼98%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel Core i5-10210U
161 Points ∼95% -3%
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES
Intel Core i5-8265U
153 Points ∼91% -8%
Lenovo V155-15API
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
143 Points ∼85% -14%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
143 Points ∼85% -14%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
130 Points ∼77% -22%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 202, n=594)
117 Points ∼69% -30%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo V155-15API
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
642 Points ∼100% +14%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G1
  (518 - 803, n=9)
619 Points ∼96% +10%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
614 Points ∼96% +9%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
604 Points ∼94% +8%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1
561 Points ∼87%
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES
Intel Core i5-8265U
504 Points ∼79% -10%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel Core i5-10210U
500 Points ∼78% -11%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1346, n=602)
373 Points ∼58% -34%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
318 Points ∼50% -43%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Office
  (367 - 9415, n=77)
1087 Seconds * ∼100% -26%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1
863.4 Seconds * ∼79%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G1
  (607 - 1002, n=7)
842 Seconds * ∼77% +2%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Average of class Office
  (2794 - 39649, n=77)
16861 MIPS ∼100% +12%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1
15114 MIPS ∼90%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G1
  (3913 - 20378, n=6)
14069 MIPS ∼83% -7%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Average Intel Core i5-1035G1
  (4087 - 15198, n=6)
6054 MIPS ∼100% +42%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1
4261 MIPS ∼70%
Average of class Office
  (1286 - 5923, n=77)
4048 MIPS ∼67% -5%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1
428 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G1
  (425 - 431, n=5)
428 Points ∼100% 0%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel Core i5-10210U
400 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Office
  (79 - 497, n=82)
386 Points ∼90% -10%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
274 Points ∼64% -36%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average Intel Core i5-1035G1
  (1210 - 1873, n=5)
1427 Points ∼100% +9%
Average of class Office
  (143 - 3050, n=83)
1341 Points ∼94% +2%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1311 Points ∼92%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel Core i5-10210U
1105 Points ∼77% -16%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
453 Points ∼32% -65%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i5-1035G1
  (3337 - 4372, n=5)
3896 Points ∼100% +17%
Average of class Office
  (873 - 6444, n=43)
3478 Points ∼89% +4%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1
3337 Points ∼86%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel Core i5-10210U
2805 Points ∼72% -16%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i5-1035G1
  (1172 - 1240, n=5)
1216 Points ∼100% +4%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1172 Points ∼96%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel Core i5-10210U
1090 Points ∼90% -7%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1327, n=43)
1082 Points ∼89% -8%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Average of class Office
  (0.4 - 9.55, n=75)
4.32 fps ∼100% +2%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G1
  (3.32 - 6.44, n=6)
4.29 fps ∼99% +1%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1
4.25 fps ∼98%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
1.864 fps ∼43% -56%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Office
  (51 - 244, n=38)
68.4 s ∼100% +16%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1
59.04 s ∼86%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G1
  (0.02 - 70.9, n=5)
51.2 s ∼75% -13%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Office
  (0.613 - 3.11, n=42)
0.794 sec * ∼100% -6%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1
0.749 sec * ∼94%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G1
  (0.705 - 0.749, n=5)
0.73 sec * ∼92% +3%

* ... smaller is better

System performance

The system is fast and smooth, and we didn't encounter any problems. The laptop has enough computing power for office and Internet applications. This is accompanied by good results in the PCMark benchmarks. In addition, a slight increase in overall performance could be achieved by installing a second memory module (= dual-channel mode active).

Two memory slots are available.
Two memory slots are available.
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3323 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3981 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5171 points
Help
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo V155-15API
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Union Memory RTOTJ128VGD3EYX
3459 Points ∼100% +36%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3089 Points ∼89% +22%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
2878 Points ∼83% +13%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 5547, n=208)
2826 Points ∼82% +11%
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
2620 Points ∼76% +3%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
GeForce MX110, i5-1035G1, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
2539 Points ∼73%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G1, NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
2539 Points ∼73% 0%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
Vega 3, R3 3200U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
2343 Points ∼68% -8%
Productivity
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6985 Points ∼100% +26%
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6171 Points ∼88% +11%
Average of class Office
  (1266 - 8567, n=208)
5767 Points ∼83% +4%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
Vega 3, R3 3200U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5698 Points ∼82% +3%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
5610 Points ∼80% +1%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
GeForce MX110, i5-1035G1, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
5544 Points ∼79%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G1, NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
5544 Points ∼79% 0%
Lenovo V155-15API
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Union Memory RTOTJ128VGD3EYX
5456 Points ∼78% -2%
Essentials
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8078 Points ∼100% +5%
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7660 Points ∼95% 0%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
GeForce MX110, i5-1035G1, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
7658 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G1, NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
7658 Points ∼95% 0%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
Vega 3, R3 3200U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7487 Points ∼93% -2%
Lenovo V155-15API
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Union Memory RTOTJ128VGD3EYX
7363 Points ∼91% -4%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 9846, n=208)
7340 Points ∼91% -4%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
6690 Points ∼83% -13%
Score
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3911 Points ∼100% +15%
Lenovo V155-15API
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Union Memory RTOTJ128VGD3EYX
3713 Points ∼95% +9%
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3573 Points ∼91% +5%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3496 Points ∼89% +2%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 5409, n=209)
3472 Points ∼89% +2%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
GeForce MX110, i5-1035G1, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
3412 Points ∼87%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G1, NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
3412 Points ∼87% 0%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
Vega 3, R3 3200U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3326 Points ∼85% -3%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
GeForce MX110, i5-1035G1, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
5171 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G1, NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
5171 Points ∼100% 0%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4854 Points ∼94% -6%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
4570 Points ∼88% -12%
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4542 Points ∼88% -12%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
Vega 3, R3 3200U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4380 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Office
  (1226 - 5570, n=394)
4115 Points ∼80% -20%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo V155-15API
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Union Memory RTOTJ128VGD3EYX
3524 Points ∼100% +6%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3407 Points ∼97% +3%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
GeForce MX110, i5-1035G1, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
3323 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i5-1035G1, NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
3323 Points ∼94% 0%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3317 Points ∼94% 0%
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3254 Points ∼92% -2%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4770, n=456)
3116 Points ∼88% -6%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
Vega 3, R3 3200U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3065 Points ∼87% -8%

DPC latencies

In our standardized latency monitor test (web surfing, 4K video playback, high-load Prime95), we could observe issues with the DPC latencies. The system doesn't seem to be suitable for real-time video and audio-editing.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
GeForce MX110, i5-1035G1, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
3029 μs * ∼100%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

The system drive is an NVMe SSD (M.2 2280) from Samsung. It provides 256 GB of storage space and delivers good transfer rates. Moreover, the laptop offers additional space for a 2.5-inch storage drive. However, the SATA slot required for the connection is missing.

An NVMe SSD serves as system drive.
An NVMe SSD serves as system drive.
A 2.5-inch storage drive can't be installed due to the missing SATA slot.
A 2.5-inch storage drive can't be installed due to the missing SATA slot.
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2223 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 967.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 276.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 423.2 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1131 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 720.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 40.59 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 152.5 MB/s
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
Lenovo V155-15API
Union Memory RTOTJ128VGD3EYX
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Average Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-60%
30%
0%
13%
31%
0%
Write 4K
152.5
72.36
-53%
176.1
15%
128.7
-16%
114.9
-25%
179.3
18%
153
0%
Read 4K
40.59
27.84
-31%
50.36
24%
52.3
29%
52.7
30%
47.7
18%
40.6
0%
Write Seq
720.1
145.1
-80%
1457
102%
983.6
37%
1361
89%
1265
76%
720
0%
Read Seq
1131
496
-56%
1424
26%
1291
14%
1385
22%
1184
5%
1131
0%
Write 4K Q32T1
423.2
129.6
-69%
381
-10%
235.7
-44%
181.1
-57%
450.6
6%
423
0%
Read 4K Q32T1
276.1
200.9
-27%
436.5
58%
324.6
18%
340.5
23%
555.7
101%
276
0%
Write Seq Q32T1
967.6
146.4
-85%
1455
50%
984.3
2%
1519
57%
1455
50%
968
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
2223
522
-77%
1725
-22%
1390
-37%
1515
-32%
1717
-23%
2223
0%
AS SSD
-78%
27%
-22%
2%
39%
0%
Copy Game MB/s
469.18
641.84
37%
425.02
-9%
528.39
13%
469
0%
Copy Program MB/s
240.2
304.9
27%
163.37
-32%
239.94
0%
240
0%
Copy ISO MB/s
771.05
894.1
16%
588.56
-24%
764.56
-1%
771
0%
Score Total
1953
529
-73%
2842
46%
1284
-34%
2115
8%
3181
63%
1953
0%
Score Write
964
148
-85%
1099
14%
542
-44%
945
-2%
1468
52%
964
0%
Score Read
678
258
-62%
1159
71%
507
-25%
767
13%
1131
67%
678
0%
Access Time Write *
0.04
0.132
-230%
0.044
-10%
0.047
-18%
0.057
-43%
0.024
40%
0.04
-0%
Access Time Read *
0.107
0.118
-10%
0.106
1%
0.046
57%
0.107
-0%
4K-64 Write
772.78
86.77
-89%
884.75
14%
388.42
-50%
737.5
-5%
1190.32
54%
773
0%
4K-64 Read
464.12
186.46
-60%
966.1
108%
324.26
-30%
586.4
26%
936.89
102%
464
0%
4K Write
105.14
47.43
-55%
89.3
-15%
97.85
-7%
77.49
-26%
143.9
37%
105
0%
4K Read
35.84
23.55
-34%
38.79
8%
44.64
25%
44.88
25%
46.26
29%
35.8
0%
Seq Write
860.46
135.76
-84%
1248.6
45%
559.25
-35%
1300.38
51%
1339.37
56%
860
0%
Seq Read
1784.46
480.79
-73%
1542.38
-14%
1384.12
-22%
1358.29
-24%
1476.64
-17%
1784
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-69% / -70%
29% / 28%
-11% / -14%
8% / 7%
35% / 37%
0% / 0%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

05010015020025030035040045050055060065070075080085090095010001050110011501200125013001350140014501500155016001650Tooltip
HP 250 G7-15S40ES GeForce MX110, i5-1035G1, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD: Ø1243 (916.82-1675.41)

Graphics card

With the dedicated GeForce MX110 graphics core, the HP laptop has Nvidia's current least-powerful model on board. The GPU is based on 2014's Maxwell architecture, and Nvidia specifies a speed level between 978 MHz (base) and 1,006 MHz (boost). In addition, the GPU can access fast GDDR5 graphics memory (2,048 MB).

The results in the 3DMark benchmarks are at a normal level for this GPU. The UHD Graphics G1 GPU that's integrated into the processor is active, and the laptop works with Nvidia's Optimus graphics-switching solution.

A comparison of the benchmark results and gaming tests shows that the MX110 offers more processing power than the Intel iGPU. The advantage is largely due to the MX110's GDDR5 memory. The gap decreases slightly if the iGPU can access memory running in dual-channel mode (a second memory module would have to be installed for this).

Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Sky Diver
Sky Diver
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
3DMark 11 Performance
2367 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
9867 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1600 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
500 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4400 Points ∼100% +108%
Lenovo V155-15API
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3742 Points ∼85% +77%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
3683 Points ∼84% +74%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
3535 Points ∼80% +67%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
2582 Points ∼59% +22%
Xiaomi Mi Notebook 15.6 (E58514D1D)
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
2140 Points ∼49% +1%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1 (Dual-Channel)
2127 Points ∼48% +1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
  (2115 - 2140, n=3)
2125 Points ∼48% 0%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
2121 Points ∼48% 0%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-1035G1
2115 Points ∼48%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1 (Single-Channel)
2026 Points ∼46% -4%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
1936 Points ∼44% -8%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1677 Points ∼38% -21%
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
1658 Points ∼38% -22%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 5422, n=715)
1421 Points ∼32% -33%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
852 Points ∼100% +95%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
733 Points ∼86% +68%
Average of class Office
  (76 - 1164, n=95)
518 Points ∼61% +19%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
464 Points ∼54% +6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
  (437 - 464, n=2)
451 Points ∼53% +3%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-1035G1
437 Points ∼51%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
405 Points ∼48% -7%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
343 Points ∼40% -22%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2876 Points ∼100% +73%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
2438 Points ∼85% +46%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2313 Points ∼80% +39%
Xiaomi Mi Notebook 15.6 (E58514D1D)
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
1722 Points ∼60% +3%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
1714 Points ∼60% +3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
  (1666 - 1722, n=3)
1701 Points ∼59% +2%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1673 Points ∼58% 0%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-1035G1
1666 Points ∼58%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
1435 Points ∼50% -14%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1 (Dual-Channel)
1378 Points ∼48% -17%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1 (Single-Channel)
1255 Points ∼44% -25%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=531)
1091 Points ∼38% -35%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1058 Points ∼37% -36%
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
1043 Points ∼36% -37%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
22247 Points ∼100% +97%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
18282 Points ∼82% +62%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
16755 Points ∼75% +49%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R6WW
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
11453 Points ∼51% +2%
Xiaomi Mi Notebook 15.6 (E58514D1D)
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
11314 Points ∼51% 0%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-1035G1
11266 Points ∼51%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
  (10858 - 11314, n=3)
11146 Points ∼50% -1%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
10858 Points ∼49% -4%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
10651 Points ∼48% -5%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1 (Dual-Channel)
10428 Points ∼47% -7%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1 (Single-Channel)
9346 Points ∼42% -17%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
8190 Points ∼37% -27%
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
8169 Points ∼37% -27%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=573)
7486 Points ∼34% -34%

Gaming performance

The built-in hardware brings many computer games at HD resolution (1280x720 pixels) and low to medium quality settings smoothly onto the screen. This applies to games that only have low hardware requirements. In addition, most modern video game hits don't achieve smooth frame rates even at significantly reduced settings.

BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 High Preset
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
73.2 fps ∼100% +47%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
63 fps ∼86% +27%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1, NVIDIA GeForce MX110
49.7 fps ∼68%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
  (48 - 49.7, n=2)
48.9 fps ∼67% -2%
HP 15-da0405ng
Intel Core i5-8250U, NVIDIA GeForce MX110
48 fps ∼66% -3%
Asus M509DA-EJ153T
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
41.7 fps ∼57% -16%
Average of class Office
  (4.43 - 128, n=377)
28.5 fps ∼39% -43%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU) (Dual-Channel)
28.3 fps ∼39% -43%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU) (Single-Channel)
25 fps ∼34% -50%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
24.9 fps ∼34% -50%
HP 250 G7 6HM85ES
Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
23.6 fps ∼32% -53%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1366x768 med (1/3)
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1, NVIDIA GeForce MX110
82.7 (73.3min) fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
  (74.9 - 82.7, n=2)
78.8 fps ∼95% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
77.8 (65.6min) fps ∼94% -6%
HP 15-da0405ng
Intel Core i5-8250U, NVIDIA GeForce MX110
74.9 fps ∼91% -9%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
74.2 (52.3min) fps ∼90% -10%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
68.8 (57.2min) fps ∼83% -17%
Lenovo V155-15API
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
61.2 (53.7min) fps ∼74% -26%
Average of class Office
  (9.7 - 107, n=96)
49.4 fps ∼60% -40%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
46.2 fps ∼56% -44%
Total War: Three Kingdoms - 1280x720 Low (incl textures)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
47.8 (41min - 53max) fps ∼100% +27%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
43.3 (27min - 47max) fps ∼91% +15%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1, NVIDIA GeForce MX110
37.6 (31min - 43max) fps ∼79%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
37.6 fps ∼79% 0%
Average of class Office
  (7.6 - 101, n=20)
34.1 fps ∼71% -9%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
33.1 (24min - 46max) fps ∼69% -12%
Tomb Raider - 1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1, NVIDIA GeForce MX110
48.1 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
  (47.1 - 48.1, n=2)
47.6 fps ∼99% -1%
HP 15-da0405ng
Intel Core i5-8250U, NVIDIA GeForce MX110
47.1 fps ∼98% -2%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU) (Dual-Channel)
30.1 fps ∼63% -37%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
23.3 fps ∼48% -52%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU) (Single-Channel)
22.4 fps ∼47% -53%
Average of class Office
  (4.5 - 96.5, n=215)
19.7 fps ∼41% -59%
Farming Simulator 19 - 1280x720 Low Preset
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
116.3 fps ∼100% +44%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
107.4 fps ∼92% +33%
HP 250 G7-15S40ES
Intel Core i5-1035G1, NVIDIA GeForce MX110
80.9 fps ∼70%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
80.9 fps ∼70% 0%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
79.1 fps ∼68% -2%
Average of class Office
  (20.3 - 122, n=10)
65.2 fps ∼56% -19%
low med. high ultra
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) 81.2 66.4 45.7 24.4 fps
Counter-Strike: GO (2012) 161.4 124.3 84.2 44.9 fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 137.4 71.1 48.1 20.8 fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 108.1 56.6 49.7 18.5 fps
Sims 4 (2014) 151.1 66.4 37 32.1 fps
GTA V (2015) 86 73.4 19.6 6.7 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 95.1 82.7 36.2 32.4 fps
Civilization VI (2016) 50.1 25 9.4 fps
Fortnite (2018) 62.7 41.8 14.9 9.3 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 42.2 25.2 23.6 fps
World of Tanks enCore (2018) 171 36.3 14.8 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 22 10 9 8 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 25 8 fps
Forza Horizon 4 (2018) 33 16 12 fps
Assassin´s Creed Odyssey (2018) 19 9 fps
Battlefield V (2018) 30.9 14.2 11.8 fps
Farming Simulator 19 (2018) 80.9 30.7 17.5 12.3 fps
Apex Legends (2019) 31.1 12.8 10.5 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 22 10 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 16.4 6.7 fps
Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019) 40.7 15.6 fps
The Division 2 (2019) 25 9 fps
Anno 1800 (2019) 28.5 11.2 fps
Rage 2 (2019) 19 7.2 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 37.6 10.8 6 fps
Control (2019) 22.6 6.6 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 24.5 9.4 fps
FIFA 20 (2019) 88.6 48.8 43.2 32.3 fps
Ghost Recon Breakpoint (2019) 17 8 fps
GRID 2019 (2019) 33 10.8 fps
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 (2019) 15.1 9.5 fps
Need for Speed Heat (2019) 20.8 10.2 fps
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019) 13.2 fps
Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019) 15.8 7.1 fps
Hunt Showdown (2020) 25.6 9.8 fps
Doom Eternal (2020) 17.1 fps
Gears Tactics (2020) 51 16.6 11.1 fps
F1 2020 (2020) 33 17 13 fps
Horizon Zero Dawn (2020) 14 7 fps

Emissions - The HP laptop barely warms up

Noise emissions

The fan is often quiet and silence prevails. But this is all over under load. In this way, we register a maximum sound pressure level of 40.4 dB(A). Unfortunately, the fan emits an annoying whistling sound at higher rotation speeds.

Noise Level

Idle
26.6 / 28.6 / 28.6 dB(A)
Load
35.6 / 40.3 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 26.6 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2029.930.72734.430.829.92533.135.93535.940.533.13135.732.231.234.637.935.7402927.123.527.426.4295025.833.929.231.631.125.86328.126.32526.227.128.18022.421.117.621.52722.410026.720.717.922.319.326.712523.424.218.723.322.423.416021.720.619.4202021.72002119.917.918.918.32125023.920.816.217.715.123.93152320.515.917.214.22340020.517.815.515.613.220.550021.619.215.21513.821.663021.619.314.815.613.621.680024.221.314.916.713.724.2100025.422.914.517.114.225.4125028.426.414.518.614.528.4160028.926.814.619.914.628.9200032.829.114.715.914.532.8250035.726.214.71614.535.7315022.419.614.915.414.422.4400019.417.615.115.214.519.4500018.416.815.11514.918.4630017.916.315.315.31517.9800016.215.515.115.114.716.2100001615.315.215.214.7161250015.615.314.914.914.815.61600015.215.114.414.514.115.2SPL40.435.627.128.726.740.4N2.61.90.91.10.82.6median 21.7median 19.9median 15.1median 15.9median 14.5median 21.7Delta3.62.91.11.80.63.6hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP 250 G7-15S40ES