Up for review today is yet another recently released HP model and that is the HP 250 G5 (X0Q77ES#ABU). This laptop comes in your standard screen size of 15.6 inches and at first glance appears to be a great all around option for most consumers. It is packed with enough performance to satisfy most types of users and includes enough new features as well to keep everyone happy. Below we will go over some of the benefits and downsides this model has and see just how well it stacks up.
Processor: Intel Core i7
Memory: 8 GB of RAM
Storage: 256 GB SSD
Screen: 15.6 Inches
OS: Windows 10
Nobody wants to get a brand new laptop home and realize it lacks the performance to easily run everything you had expected it too. Unfortunately with many of the low cost budget models that are available this is a common issue. Luckily with the HP 250 G5 (X0Q77ES#ABU) no such issue exists as it is packed with hardware that is well above average and will give you the performance you crave. It all starts with the Intel Core i7 processor which is one of the best options available when looking at new laptop models and just as important it also has 8 GB of memory which is enough to keep it all working smoothly.
With many of the mid-range laptop models offering just SATA drives the decision to go with a much faster SSD on this G5 model is a great benefit. The advantage of an SSD is that it lacks moving parts which allow it to both perform better and use less power, which helps with overall battery life. So when you combine a fast performing processor along with a hard drive that can read and write files faster you see a significant boost in performance.
For a 15.6 inch laptop model the HP 250 G5 (X0Q77ES#ABU) is surprisingly bulky. At 2.7 Kg it is a bit awkward when doing any major amount of travelling as the extra weight can make it a burden to have to carry around for extended periods of time.
We just finished mentioning above how the SSD drive is a benefit and we stand behind that but one downside to this that consumers need to be aware of is less storage space. With most SATA drives giving consumers up to 1000 GB of storage the 256 GB that this SSD provides is quite a drop and may leave some heavy file savers with not quite enough room for all their important files.
It is easy to see that most consumers are going to be quite satisfied with the HP 250 G5 (X0Q77ES#ABU) as it is a full sized laptop that offers great performance. Road warriors may be concerned about the extra bulkiness of the design but for most day to day users this will be a non issue.