15 “anti-reflective, Core i3-8130U, 1000 GB, CD / DVD reader / writer 1.78 Kg
Our opinion on the HP 250 G7 (3C157EA)
Sober with its black design, the HP 250 G7 (3C157EA) is a new 15-inch anti-reflective laptop. Lightweight, it offers a large storage capacity and is suitable for everyday use thanks to its Core i3 Kaby Lake Refresh processor. In addition, it can read and burn CDs and DVDs.
Specifications HP 250 G7 (3C157EA)
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” WXGA HD LED 45% NTSC 220 cd / m² (1366×768, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-8130U Kaby Lake Refresh (2.2 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4b, SD / SDHC / SDXC, CD / DVD reader / writer|
|Network||Wi-Fi n (1×1), Bluetooth 4.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||4 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41Whr (180 grams)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.78 Kg / 376 x 246 x 22.5|
The HP 250 G7 (3C157EA) facing the competition
The HP 250 G7 (3C157EA) is currently offered by HP and is positioned in the middle of its category where it is one of the only ones to take advantage of an optical unit and to offer such a recent processor.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP 250 G7 (3C157EA)
With its black chassis, it sports a sober design.
Connectivity side, this computer is properly equipped although we are disappointed that it overlooks Wi-Fi ac more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi n here offered. There is also a useful HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a monitor or TV, for example, a Bluetooth 4.2 wireless module (in addition to Wi-Fi n) for remote communications, audio ports and Ethernet as well as 3 USB all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, the USB 3.0 ensuring faster transfers than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 devices.
In addition, you can read and burn CDs and DVDs with this PC because an optical unit is integrated on the right side. Recall that in recent years, this functionality is much rarer due to the modes of finesse and dematerialization.
The screen adopts an anti-reflective treatment making it less tiring for the eyes in prolonged use than a bright slab and more readable in a light environment (ex: outdoor). For the rest, it adopts classic specifications with its definition of 1366×768 and its 16: 9 format suitable for playing videos.
Performance, autonomy of the HP 250 G7 (3C157EA)
The HP 250 G7 (3C157EA) is a 15-inch laptop for everyday use.
It is in fact built around a low consumption Core i3-8130U Kaby Lake Refresh processor and 4 GB of RAM which provides good performance in everyday use, such as in-office automation and surfing the Internet, as well as in multitasking content. To be more comfortable in this area, we can add a RAM module on the free slot.
Logically, there is no dedicated graphics card in terms of its positioning, this lightweight PC is not designed for games and more generally demanding graphics work. Thanks to the modest Intel UHD 620 solution integrated into the Core i3, you can obviously view photos and videos on this discreet laptop.
As it embeds a 1000 GB hard drive, this computer will interest those who wish to benefit from high storage capacity.
As for autonomy, bet on about 4 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer whose transport is facilitated by the weight less than 2 Kg.