Friday, February 21

Review: HP 250 G5 Series 15.6” Intel Celeron Notebook


The HP 250 G5 is a sure fire value-for-money laptop. It’s ideal for a student who needs functionality that will improve productivity. This will relieve a lot of stress because you’ll have the peace-of-mind that you’ll be able to meet your academic deadlines.

It needs to be said that this is a budget-friendly laptop: it’s perfect for long-period web browsing. Also, low-demanding apps will run without a problem, but don’t expect too much more.

It’s not going to win any design prizes or stand out from the crowd, but that’s not why it has been created; it’s your electronic study partner that is there to help you on your quest for success.

So, it’s not going to blow your mind, but you can rest assured that like a friend, it won’t let you down and your work will shine.

 Key specs

  • Manufacturer: HP
  • Processor manufacturer: Intel
  • Processor type: Celeron Dual Core
  • Processor model: N3060
  • Screen size: 15.6”
  • Display: WXGA HD (1366 x 768 resolution) LED Backlit Display
  • Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
  • Networking: 11ac Wireless Lan; Bluetooth; Webcam
  • Memory: 4 GB DDR3L-1600 SO-Dimm Memory
  • Processor speed: 60Ghz with Turbo Boost up to 2.48Ghz 2MB L3 Cache Processor
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Storage: 500 GB
  • 2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0; 1 HDMI port; Card reader
  • Battery: 3-cell lithium-ion battery 31 Wh
  • Weight: 2kg

Pros: Affordable; stereo speakers; responsive keyboard and trackpad;

Cons: Budget processor; chassis made out of plastic; poor build quality; limited viewing angles; not optimal for high-demand games; sub-par battery performance

Verdict: 6/10

 Available from R4,399


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