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HP 250 G5 Laptop (i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB M2 SSD, 15.6" LED Anti Glare screen) £469.00 Delivered @ eBuyer
HP 250 G5 Laptop (i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB M2 SSD, 15.6" LED Anti Glare screen) £469.00 Delivered @ eBuyer

HP 250 G5 Laptop (i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB M2 SSD, 15.6" LED Anti Glare screen) £469.00 Delivered @ eBuyer

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I was quite impressed by this machine, so thought I would share. It's not often you get a branded i7 for under 500 quid, and with an M2 SSD and a decent sized screen, this would be the perfect machine for productivity.

Edit: 22/11 Now dropped to £479.00

Plenty of IO but lacking a DVD/CD Drive (as most do nowadays). Good reviews and a sturdy build design from HP as usual. Also comes with a free install of BullGuard internet Security, if that's your thing.

Processor

Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz

Turbo boost up to 3.1GHz

4MB Cache

Dual Core

Memory

8GB DDR4 2133MHz RAM

Configuration 1 x 8GB

Hard Drive

256GB M2 SSD

Optical Drive

None

Software

Operating System: Windows 10 Home

Display

15.6", LED Backlit Antiglare

Resolution: 1366 x 768

Graphics

Intel HD Graphics

Audio

Integrated Speakers

Input Devices

Keyboard and touchpad

Networking

WLAN Intel 3165 ac 1x1 +BT 4.2 LE

Power Supply

Battery 3 Cell 31 WHr

AC Adapter 45 Watt Smart nPFC

Dropped to £469
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61 Comments

Resolution is a downer but otherwise looks good!

Touch screen?

Wish this had a full hd screen, still a good spec for the money.

Any good for gaming?

Probably not but need one for xmas
Edited by: "faz1964" 21st Nov 2016

Original Poster Editor

faz1964

Any good for gaming?Probably not but need one for xmas



I would say probably not. You would get a few games running with Intel integrated graphics, but if you want a gaming machine it's going to need a dedicated graphics card, mobile edition or otherwise. Gaming Laptops are typically pricey as well.

faz1964

Any good for gaming?Probably not but need one for xmas



No mate not at all, need a dedicated graphics card for that. Can't probably run something like minecraft on minimum graphics but apart from that not really.

Can you upgrade the screen yourself?

Hmmm, this isn't as good as the i7 makes people think - Yeah it'll perform great with the SSD but the benchmarks on the i7-6500U aren't great for gaming. If you want to play games get something with a dedicated graphics card I'd say - Can get better for a little but more cash

http://www.very.co.uk/acer-aspire-f15-intel-core-i5-processor-8gb-ram-1tb-hdd-128gb-ssd-156in-full-hd-gaming-laptop-4gb-nvidiareg-geforcereg-gtx-950m-dedicated-graphics-optional-microsoft-office-365-home/1600100370.prd?_requestid=313421

This is what I got a few months ago - Still £550 when you get your cashback, mine came with no problem at all - An i5 with a 950M graphics card will run a lot better for games than this I would imagine!

That i7 6500U is worthless IMO

for the same money you could pick up an i5 with a 1080p screen.. you really would see very little real world difference, in operation of most applications, and you would benefit with a better power consumption and a better screen.

jcmaton97

Can you upgrade the screen yourself?



Doubtful, and void of warranty etc...

jcmaton97

Can you upgrade the screen yourself?



Yes you could, but knowing HP (as I do) you'd most likely need to replace the LCD cable as well with a HD version. So not worth it unless you're OK with taking laptops apart and it would void your warranty.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 21st Nov 2016

haritori

That i7 6500U is worthless IMOfor the same money you could pick up an i5 … That i7 6500U is worthless IMOfor the same money you could pick up an i5 with a 1080p screen.. you really would see very little real world difference, in operation of most applications, and you would benefit with a better power consumption and a better screen.


Little difference between an i5 or i7 U series in battery life as well as performance and as higher resolution screens tend to be more power hungry the i5 + FHD screen may have a worse battery life.

things put me off (not expecting everything but at least one of these should have been included in spec)
no decent graphic card
dual core
no full HD

Agharta

Little difference between an i5 or i7 U series in battery life as well as … Little difference between an i5 or i7 U series in battery life as well as performance and as higher resolution screens tend to be more power hungry the i5 + FHD screen may have a worse battery life.



Maybe?

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml this one not ssd drive but full HD screen and graphics card

haritori

That i7 6500U is worthless IMOfor the same money you could pick up an i5 … That i7 6500U is worthless IMOfor the same money you could pick up an i5 with a 1080p screen.. you really would see very little real world difference, in operation of most applications, and you would benefit with a better power consumption and a better screen.



Link please

Wouldn't recommend. Very plasticky and cpu performance is not great.

haritori

That i7 6500U is worthless IMOfor the same money you could pick up an i5 … That i7 6500U is worthless IMOfor the same money you could pick up an i5 with a 1080p screen.. you really would see very little real world difference, in operation of most applications, and you would benefit with a better power consumption and a better screen.



hi, i am after an i5 with 1080p screen, graphics not important and budget of around £500, can you recommend any? cheers

haritori

That i7 6500U is worthless IMOfor the same money you could pick up an i5 … That i7 6500U is worthless IMOfor the same money you could pick up an i5 with a 1080p screen.. you really would see very little real world difference, in operation of most applications, and you would benefit with a better power consumption and a better screen.



​Link?

That's a good deal, I'm looking more for a smaller screen size. I've noticed there a more deals on 15.6" than the 11" or 13" screens

youcantbeserious

Link please



jcmaton97

​Link?




for those of you who think you are clever asking for a link, I was generalising but I will play you at your own game!




dell.com/uk/…top - £549.00 but newer processor

laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-…asp £519.99 with 256GB HDD.

there is just two after a quick google.





lukeyboi89

hi, i am after an i5 with 1080p screen, graphics not important and budget … hi, i am after an i5 with 1080p screen, graphics not important and budget of around £500, can you recommend any? cheers




Two above hopefully should help mate.

Edited by: "haritori" 22nd Nov 2016

The screen is a big let down. I'd much rather have an i3 and then buy an SSD for £50/60 currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

that looks like a good price to me.

suchitmehta7

things put me off (not expecting everything but at least one of these … things put me off (not expecting everything but at least one of these should have been included in spec)no decent graphic carddual coreno full HD



It is dual core! CPU Boss Link

Pinkflowerpotx

That's a good deal, I'm looking more for a smaller screen size. I've … That's a good deal, I'm looking more for a smaller screen size. I've noticed there a more deals on 15.6" than the 11" or 13" screens



This is probably because there are generally more 15" laptops for sale.
14" with Full HD is my preferred sweet spot for a laptop.

I just got an HP 820 and the screen is a TN panel and really bad quality. Would definitely avoid unless you can see the screen first, mine gives me eye strain very fast!

CraigT

It is dual core! CPU Boss Link


yes mate!
I know its a dual core and that is what put me off. I was expecting quad core at least..

thomas01155

The screen is a big let down. I'd much rather have an i3 and then buy an … The screen is a big let down. I'd much rather have an i3 and then buy an SSD for £50/60 http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-510-15-6-laptop-black-10146128-pdt.html



Would you replace the HDD with SSD?

Bought at 499 and tried to get them to reduce the difference, they said noo

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-ideapad-510s-14-laptop-i5-fhd-ips-screen-256gb-ssd-backlit-keyboard-pc-world-2549572
^ Much better deal imo, main plus points are the IPS 1080p display and smaller size. This HP does have a slightly better battery though. The lenovo's battery is pretty ass, so BE AWARE.

Edit: despite the lower specced i5 in the Lenovo when compared against this HP, it's actually got a better iGPU in the form of the iris 550. The HP laptop only has an HD 520. Long story short = the lenovo will actually outperform the HP in some games and other graphics applications, despite the i5. Get the red one.
Edited by: "Chunk266" 23rd Nov 2016

The main benefit of the "i7" 6500U processor is in the ammount of performance it offers per Watt. It is extremely efficient, so helps prolong battery life and keep heat down. It may not provide performance to match higher-end i7 parts, but it is more than adequate for browsing, Office utilities and general usage.

I own an HP ZBook 15 G5 containing an i7-6700hq processor. On papar my processor is 2x as fast and consumes 3x the power, but for 95% of my usage I wouldn't really notice the performance difference. HP laptops tend to be reliable, tough, and well-supported. They may not be the cheapest, pretty or offer lots of bells & whistles, but they are dependable.
Edited by: "Orville" 23rd Nov 2016

ruheluddin86

Would you replace the HDD with SSD?



Yup, my friend actually got t and we switched out the harddrive for an SSD and reinstalled windows 10 on it. There is an access panel for the harddrive on the bottom which is handy, so only need to unscrew one thing to get to the harddrive. Once opened, to remove the harddrive it you lift it up at like a 25/30 degree angle on the end not attached then slide it out/ pull gently.

2 years ago I bought off ebay like new for £400 following computer: Asus full aluminium body, premium design, backlit keyboard 17" 1920x1080 screen, i7 quad core, 8 Ram, 2x1TB hdd, Blue ray/dvd writer, Nvidia GTX 650M, Bang Olufsen sound system with external subwoofer, webcam/mic/USB3.0

Still laughing at these "deals" 2 years on.

rhysccfc31

No mate not at all, need a dedicated graphics card for that. Can't … No mate not at all, need a dedicated graphics card for that. Can't probably run something like minecraft on minimum graphics but apart from that not really.



​Agreed. I have an i5 16gb surface pro 4 and it struggles with dota 2. Dedicated gpu is a must for gaming.

IMO, the quality of HP is very poor these days and after sales support is very poor. I believe they have overseas call centres and they can be a real pain.

Thanks, excellent value. Ordered for the parents who will mainly attach to a monitor anyway.

Shame for the low resolution:

Resolution: 1366 x 768

because otherwise it looks like a nice laptop.


dealer101

IMO, the quality of HP is very poor these days and after sales support … IMO, the quality of HP is very poor these days and after sales support is very poor. I believe they have overseas call centres and they can be a real pain.



Hp partner and the after sales and support for business laptops and workstations is second to none. Parts always delivered next day or an engineer will call on-site to repair.

I deal with every day so no point in telling me other wise.

stanlenin

2 years ago I bought off ebay like new for £400 following computer: Asus … 2 years ago I bought off ebay like new for £400 following computer: Asus full aluminium body, premium design, backlit keyboard 17" 1920x1080 screen, i7 quad core, 8 Ram, 2x1TB hdd, Blue ray/dvd writer, Nvidia GTX 650M, Bang Olufsen sound system with external subwoofer, webcam/mic/USB3.0Still laughing at these "deals" 2 years on.



​"like new" = used.
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