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HP 250 G4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 503 reviews of HP 250 G4. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are mixed views on the reliability and keyboard. Some have doubts about the sound and image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP 250 G4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP 250 G4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of HP 250 G4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The design and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the size. The keyboard and reliability get critical opinions.

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durability, reliability, keyboard

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP 250 G4 (N1A92EA#ABU) 15.6-inch Laptop 5th Generation Intel Core i5-5200U, 2.2 GHz / 2.7 GHz Turbo processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 1366 x 768 Screen HP 250 G4 (N1A92EA#ABU) 15.6-inch Laptop 5th Generation Intel Core i5-5200U, 2.2 GHz / 2.7 GHz Turbo processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 1366 x 768 Screen

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

HP 250 G4 review

 

A full-fat Intel Core processor makes this a bargain laptop

Full-fat Intel Core i3 processor ; Affordable ; Snappy keyboard ; Plenty of ports

Dull design ; Cramped display ; Quite heavy

For small businesses seeking a bit more oomph in their budget laptop purchase, the HP 250 G4 sneaks in a full-fat Intel processor usually found in models higher up the price ladder.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

HP 250 G4 T6P08ES Notebook Review

 

Low cost office all-rounder. HP's 250 G4 is a basic, 15.6-inch office laptop. It offers a decent configuration for a reasonable price. However, we cannot say a lot of good things about the screen.

matte screen ; runs quietly ; low temperature development ; plenty of storage ; decent battery life ; TPM 2.0

dark screen ; no maintenance hatch

The installed Core i5 processor should completely satisfy the needs of most users. The graphics unit allows gaming - at least partially. The laptop runs quietly in routine use and barely heats up. Storage will not get tight that quickly, thanks to the...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP 250 G4

 

Great value for money. Great at multitasking with the i5 and 8GB RAM. Think I will upgrade to an SSD

Battery could be better. However it could be me draining it with using a lot of performance based programs and a million Chrome tabs.

Sep, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP 250 G4

 

Easy to configure Great features Boot up and shut down are quick Good screen size Happy with Windows 10 VGA port

Generally disappointing, was expecting more from HP Keyboard / number pad / touch pad and mouse buttons are very unresponsive, so slow and keys need pressing firmly two to three times Websites, applications and pages are very slow, hang and freeze...

May, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP 250 G4

 

Touchpad buttons are :- klick, klick, klick ,klick,..... off putting, know what i mean ?

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP 250 G4

 

Powerful laptop which is bargain for price

It is plain looking but it's why it was so cheap.

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP 250 G4

 

The headphones jack is not working

Mar, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP 250 G4

 

It's too soon to rate it sorry. I haven't had it long or used it much and this is the third request for me to review it. Very pleased with it so far. We sorted an initial graphics glitch with an easy fix we found online. The laptop seems great so far...

No

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP 250 G4

 

Excellent product. First class device. Service delivery and set up of laptop was superb and very reassuring. Prompt and very efficient. I highly recommend company and their products.

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP 250 G4

 

It's fast. Lots of storage and great value for money

The keyboard is a bit over to the left side for me. I'm a trained typist of over 40 years, so maybe it's not a problem for everyone

Jan, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:DTS Studio Sound
Audio system:DTS Studio Sound
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2800
Battery capacity (Watt hours):31 / 41
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:2+4 / 3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Carbon, Graphite / Graphite / Grey, Black / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Carbon, Graphite / Graphite / Grey, Black / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6 / 40
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1366 x 786
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / HD Ready / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:SVA
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R5 M330 / N / No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 16 / 2 / 8
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
Number of execution units:12 / 16
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300 / 320 / 400
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:600 / 700
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0 / Yes
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 850 / 900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x416 / 0xA16 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.65 / 1.7
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, HDMI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-RS-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WWAN:N / No

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 12192 / 0 - 4570
Non-operating shock:240
Non-operating vibration:3.5
Operating altitude:0 - 3050 / 0 - 5000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating vibration:1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD / DVD, CD / No
LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No

Other features

Audio system:DTS Studio Sound
Display:
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No
Number of SATA III connectors:2
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:10 / 7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12 / 16 / 4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1333,1600,1866 / 1600 / 1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2, 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2, 1x4, 2x2, 2x1, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1 / 2x4, 4x1 / 2x4,4x1 / 4x1, 1x4 / 4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.16 / 2.4 / 2.7 / 2.8
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache level:L2 / L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Braswell / Broadwell / Haswell / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Celeron / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i3-5xxx / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.2 / 2.3
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:3825U / I3-4000M / I3-4005U / I3-5005U / I5-5200U / I5-6200U / N3050 / N3700
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron N3000 series / Intel Celeron Processor N3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-5000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Pentium 3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA 1170 / BGA1168 / BGA1170 / BGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4
Stepping:C0 / D1 / F0
System bus rate:2.5 / 4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 37 / 6
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Boot:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Boot Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
OS Guard:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75104 / 75105 / 84695 / 85212 / 86348 / 87257 / 87261 / 88193 / I5-5200U / N3050
Processor code:SR1HC / SR23Y / SR24B / SR27G / SR29E / SR29H / SR2A7 / SR2EY
Processor package size:25 / 37.5 / 40 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thunderbolt 3 Technology: No
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology: No
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:Y / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Buy Office, Recovery Manager Installer, CyberLink YouCam DE, CyberLink Power DVD, CyberLink Media Suite, CyberLink Power2Go, HP Connected Photo, McAfee™ Internet Security / Buy Office\nRecovery Manager Installer\nCyberLink YouCam DE\nCyberLink Power DVD \nCyberLink Media Suite\nCyberLink Power2Go\nHP Connected Photo / CyberLink YouCam DE\nCyberLink Power DVD\nCyberLink Media Suite\nCyberLink Power2Go\nHP Connected Photo / Recovery Manager Installer\nCyberLink YouCam DE\nCyberLink Power DVD\nCyberLink Media Suite\nCyberLink Power2Go\nHP Connected Photo\nMcAfee Internet Security
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Home Premium
Optional operating system supplied:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5200 / 5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 500
HDD interface:SATA / Serial ATA
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / SATA
SSD capacity:128
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000 / 500
Total SSDs capacity:128
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25 / 25.5 / 254.6
Height :2 / 2.43 / 24.3
Weight:2 / 2.1 / 2.14 / 2.2
Width:38 / 38.4 / 384 / 384.3