HP 250 G7 - i5-8265U  8GB DDR4 + 256GB SSD 15.6" Full HD - FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY* - Ebuyer (UK) £469.97
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HP 250 G7 - i5-8265U 8GB DDR4 + 256GB SSD 15.6" Full HD - FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY* - Ebuyer (UK) £469.97

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  • Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz
  • 8GB DDR4 + 256GB SSD
  • 15.6" Full HD 1920 x 1080
  • WIFI + Bluetooth
  • Windows 10 Home
HP 250 G7 i5 8GB 256GB Full HD 15.6in Win10 Home Laptop Budget friendly.

Get connected with the value-priced HP 250 Notebook PC with the latest technology and a durable chassis that helps protect the notebook. Complete your tasks with Windows 10, Intel® processors, and essential collaboration tools

Powered for productivity
Confidently complete projects or just browse the internet, with the latest technology including intuitive Windows 10 and the power of 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors with DDR4 memory and solid-state storage this laptop is ideal for all daily uses.

Durable mobile design
Rest assured that the HP 250 can keep up with mobile workstyles with a thinner and lighter design. The durable chassis protects the notebook, so it looks as professional as you do.

Well-connected
This notebook is ready to connect to all your peripherals and is designed to fit the needs of business with an RJ-45 port and HDMI port.

Processor
  • Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz
  • Turbo boost up to 3.9GHz
  • 6MB Cache
  • Quad Core
Memory
  • 8GB DDR4 2400MHz
  • Configuration 1 x 8GB
Storage
  • 256GB SSD M2 SATA3 TLC
Optical Drive
  • None
Software
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Display
  • 15.6" LED Backlit, SVA, Anti Glare LCD
  • 220nits, Slim
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Graphics
  • Intel UHD Graphics
Audio
  • Dual stereo speakers
Input Devices
  • Touchpad with multi-touch gesture support
  • Full-size island-style keyboard with numeric keypad
Networking
  • WLAN: Realtek 802.11ac 1x1
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • WWAN
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 GbE NIC
Power Supply
  • 45W AC Adapter
  • 3 Cell 41Whr Long Life Battery
Dimensions
  • Width 37.6 cm
  • Depth 24.6 cm
  • Height 2.25 cm
  • Weight 1.78 kg
Interfaces
  • 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • 1 USB 2.0
  • 1 HDMI 1.4b
  • 1 RJ-45
  • 1 headphone/microphone combo
  • 1 AC power
  • 1 multi-format digital media reader
Warranty / Misc
  • 1 year standard parts and labor limited warranty
  • Webcam
  • TPM 2.0
  • Security lock slot

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This is what you should expect to get at that price point. Not sure where the deal is here?
sam_of_london7 h, 39 m ago

Voted hot


Just last night you were arguing with me that a sub-£60 refurb desktop PC didn’t have an NVMe SSD, dedicated GPU or 4K support and what is this exactly - how come this gets a pass but costs many times more?

nyasham42 m ago

This is what you should expect to get at that price point. Not sure where …This is what you should expect to get at that price point. Not sure where the deal is here?


That was my thoughts actually too. In fact the lack of GPU stands out like a sore thumb at this price point - if I were spending £500 I’d probably choose a Ryzen for half-decent integrated graphics or one of the many gaming options with a GTX 1050. The HP 250 chassis is plastic and not very durable long-term.
Edited by: "plewis00" 17th Mar
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Voted hot
This is what you should expect to get at that price point. Not sure where the deal is here?
sam_of_london7 h, 39 m ago

Voted hot


Just last night you were arguing with me that a sub-£60 refurb desktop PC didn’t have an NVMe SSD, dedicated GPU or 4K support and what is this exactly - how come this gets a pass but costs many times more?

nyasham42 m ago

This is what you should expect to get at that price point. Not sure where …This is what you should expect to get at that price point. Not sure where the deal is here?


That was my thoughts actually too. In fact the lack of GPU stands out like a sore thumb at this price point - if I were spending £500 I’d probably choose a Ryzen for half-decent integrated graphics or one of the many gaming options with a GTX 1050. The HP 250 chassis is plastic and not very durable long-term.
Edited by: "plewis00" 17th Mar
plewis0012 h, 0 m ago

Just last night you were arguing with me that a sub-£60 refurb desktop PC …Just last night you were arguing with me that a sub-£60 refurb desktop PC didn’t have an NVMe SSD, dedicated GPU or 4K support and what is this exactly - how come this gets a pass but costs many times more? That was my thoughts actually too. In fact the lack of GPU stands out like a sore thumb at this price point - if I were spending £500 I’d probably choose a Ryzen for half-decent integrated graphics or one of the many gaming options with a GTX 1050. The HP 250 chassis is plastic and not very durable long-term.


Any links please mate I need to get one ordered
Been looking for a laptop. Would this be good for course work. The odd game and movies?
Movies you need a nice display and for games lol no. This is for people who can't afford over £500 lol
Plymmatt1 h, 13 m ago

Been looking for a laptop. Would this be good for course work. The odd …Been looking for a laptop. Would this be good for course work. The odd game and movies?

you wont be able to find any better deal than this one
Plymmatt4 h, 31 m ago

Been looking for a laptop. Would this be good for course work. The odd …Been looking for a laptop. Would this be good for course work. The odd game and movies?

Nightmare10121st Mar

Movies you need a nice display and for games lol no. This is for people …Movies you need a nice display and for games lol no. This is for people who can't afford over £500 lol


Which gaming laptop would you recommend over 500 quid to play latest games please?
It says £469 when you click the link? Not £499.

I got the last years model of this laptop about 16 months ago for £450. Everything is exactly the same even the same body and memory and storage, the only difference is the next years processor. It's been awesome so far imo, it seems kinda well built, no hinge problems or anything. It's SSD so it's very fast for booting and every day stuff. It's silent. Screen looks quite nice apart from it's not bright enough when used outside. Battery is decent. For £450 at the time I thought it was awesome. For £470 now with the new CPU it's still okay i guess.
patricky901 h, 17 m ago

Which gaming laptop would you recommend over 500 quid to play latest …Which gaming laptop would you recommend over 500 quid to play latest games please?


You could wait for this to come back in stock, is a refurb though, and you'd need a better graphics card (1060) for the latest games at high settings: hotukdeals.com/dea…427
Voted hot but personally I'd get either the one posted further up or hotukdeals.com/dea…347


2 year warranty, Vega graphics and a better chassis than the 250 which is entry level price fighter laptop.
i bought same spec with bust screen for £30
Now it's showing £469.97 even cheaper
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Edited by: "John1409" 13th Apr
Ben_W8 h, 24 m ago

It says £469 when you click the link? Not £499. I got the last years model …It says £469 when you click the link? Not £499. I got the last years model of this laptop about 16 months ago for £450. Everything is exactly the same even the same body and memory and storage, the only difference is the next years processor. It's been awesome so far imo, it seems kinda well built, no hinge problems or anything. It's SSD so it's very fast for booting and every day stuff. It's silent. Screen looks quite nice apart from it's not bright enough when used outside. Battery is decent. For £450 at the time I thought it was awesome. For £470 now with the new CPU it's still okay i guess.


Actually the i5-8250u is a significant upgrade to the older i5-7200u your talking a 40% performance increase thanks in part to 4 cores instead of the 2 the i5-7200u had.
I have the i5-7200u version of this which seems to have the same SVA screen that HP is so keen on. It may be a full HD 1920x1080 display but it has very limited viewing angles. This means you keep having to adjust the tilt of the screen to avoid the screen being very washed out. So I wouldn't buy another of these unless you mainly intend to use it with an external monitor.

Maybe the Lenovo from John Lewis is a better bet. I'd trade i5 for an AMD processor to get an IPS screen.

johnlewis.com/len…116
Plymmatt21st Mar

Been looking for a laptop. Would this be good for course work. The odd …Been looking for a laptop. Would this be good for course work. The odd game and movies?



There's a similar model I've had my eye on, £349 for the HP 240 G6. It's an i5-7200U and 1TB HDD which are downgrades on this model, but a 14" model which is more portable and would slide more easily into a backpack. 1TB also giving you more storage for films and coursework.

ebuyer.com/858…abu

If anything you might want to add in a small capacity, cheap SSD to boot from and you're sorted. No gaming but it's good enough to watch films on the train etc.
Tryp6 m ago

There's a similar model I've had my eye on, £349 for the HP 240 G6. It's …There's a similar model I've had my eye on, £349 for the HP 240 G6. It's an i5-7200U and 1TB HDD which are downgrades on this model, but a 14" model which is more portable and would slide more easily into a backpack. 1TB also giving you more storage for films and coursework. https://www.ebuyer.com/858657-hp-240-g6-laptop-intel-i5-8gb-1tb-14in-4wv73es-abuIf anything you might want to add in a small capacity, cheap SSD to boot from and you're sorted. No gaming but it's good enough to watch films on the train etc.


Went for the Huawei G Mate book deal on Amazon.
ebay.co.uk/itm…vIn


I went for this instead. £120 cheaper, similar specs, looks much nicer (thin bezels, aluminium body, nicer trackpad), IPS display.
This doesn't really count as a deal imo
Please could someone explain to me, in pretty simple terms, what the difference is between an intel i5 processor and an AMD Ryzen 5 processor? What's GPU?

Asking as I'm looking for a new Windows laptop but not really sure what spec or brand is best. I need it for browsing, emailing, saving photos, updating a blog/website, writing articles using Word, watching the odd video etc. Budget around £500 (preferably less if possible). I've been told I need intel i5-7xxx processor (i5-8xxx if poss), 8GB RAM and 256MB SSD drive as a minimum, and the cheapest one I can find at that spec is this one. Any good, do you think? laptopsdirect.co.uk/len…asp
gettingwarmer7 h, 13 m ago

I have the i5-7200u version of this which seems to have the same SVA …I have the i5-7200u version of this which seems to have the same SVA screen that HP is so keen on. It may be a full HD 1920x1080 display but it has very limited viewing angles. This means you keep having to adjust the tilt of the screen to avoid the screen being very washed out. So I wouldn't buy another of these unless you mainly intend to use it with an external monitor. Maybe the Lenovo from John Lewis is a better bet. I'd trade i5 for an AMD processor to get an IPS screen. https://www.johnlewis.com/lenovo-ideapad-330s-81fb00chuk-laptop-amd-ryzen-5-processor-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-15-6-inch-full-hd-platinum-grey/p3993116



HP are sneaky in that they call their screens "SVA" panels which means "Standard Viewing Angle", i.e it's a TN display.
iamdamien10 h, 14 m ago

This doesn't really count as a deal imo


What would you recommend that is better, brand new for around the 450 mark?
Edited by: "Junaid26" 13th Apr
CubaCat11 h, 3 m ago

Please could someone explain to me, in pretty simple terms, what the …Please could someone explain to me, in pretty simple terms, what the difference is between an intel i5 processor and an AMD Ryzen 5 processor? What's GPU? Asking as I'm looking for a new Windows laptop but not really sure what spec or brand is best. I need it for browsing, emailing, saving photos, updating a blog/website, writing articles using Word, watching the odd video etc. Budget around £500 (preferably less if possible). I've been told I need intel i5-7xxx processor (i5-8xxx if poss), 8GB RAM and 256MB SSD drive as a minimum, and the cheapest one I can find at that spec is this one. Any good, do you think? https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/lenovo-v130-core-i5-7200u-4gb-256gb-ssd-dvd-rw-15.6-inch-windows-10-laptop-81hn00fauk/version.asp



Difference between Intel vs AMD is arguable - except perhaps four points: -
* single-threaded performance is generally faster with Intel processors;
* while generally multi-threaded performance is better with AMD processors; and
* AMD processors are almost always superior in graphics performance, unless the laptop includes a separate (discrete) GPU (graphics processing unit);
* and generally speaking, AMD processors are cheaper, which should translate to a cheaper pc/laptop.

What this means for you is, go with either CPU, it shouldn't make much difference in your use-case. Unless you'll be doing some light-gaming or want an affordable yet fast machine, in which case, go with AMD Ryzen.

However, in your use-case, even an Intel i3-8xxx or AMD Ryzen 3 should suffice, but to "future-proof" to some degree, then go with Intel i5-8xxx or Ryzen 5.

Personally I would go with AMD, because Intel charge premium for other basic features on CPU's (such as virtualisation support, support for additional instruction set, and for hyper-threading support), and because Intel has a shady history , with creepy business practices and price fixing

In terms of memory, I would also recommend at least 8gb of RAM (16gb would future proof), especially if you tend to have long browsing sessions (between restarts) or many multiple tabs open in your web browser.

And probably the single most important thing of all should be a laptop with an SSD hard drive (solid-state (like flash memory) drive). In terms of amount of storage, ~240gb should be minimum, unless the laptop also comes with a separate mechanical (traditional) larger hard drive.

Both of these seem pretty good value, although not sure about build-quality...
* Lenovo V330 14" 8GB 256GB Ryzen 5 Laptop for £376
* HP 255 G7 Ryzen 3 8GB 256GB Full HD 15.6in Win10 Laptop for £330
ibnMuhammad_13 h, 1 m ago

Difference between Intel vs AMD is arguable - except perhaps four points: …Difference between Intel vs AMD is arguable - except perhaps four points: -* single-threaded performance is generally faster with Intel processors;* while generally multi-threaded performance is better with AMD processors; and* AMD processors are almost always superior in graphics performance, unless the laptop includes a separate (discrete) GPU (graphics processing unit);* and generally speaking, AMD processors are cheaper, which should translate to a cheaper pc/laptop.What this means for you is, go with either CPU, it shouldn't make much difference in your use-case. Unless you'll be doing some light-gaming or want an affordable yet fast machine, in which case, go with AMD Ryzen.However, in your use-case, even an Intel i3-8xxx or AMD Ryzen 3 should suffice, but to "future-proof" to some degree, then go with Intel i5-8xxx or Ryzen 5.Personally I would go with AMD, because Intel charge premium for other basic features on CPU's (such as virtualisation support, support for additional instruction set, and for hyper-threading support), and because Intel has a shady history , with creepy business practices and price fixing In terms of memory, I would also recommend at least 8gb of RAM (16gb would future proof), especially if you tend to have long browsing sessions (between restarts) or many multiple tabs open in your web browser.And probably the single most important thing of all should be a laptop with an SSD hard drive (solid-state (like flash memory) drive). In terms of amount of storage, ~240gb should be minimum, unless the laptop also comes with a separate mechanical (traditional) larger hard drive.Both of these seem pretty good value, although not sure about build-quality...* Lenovo V330 14" 8GB 256GB Ryzen 5 Laptop for £376* HP 255 G7 Ryzen 3 8GB 256GB Full HD 15.6in Win10 Laptop for £330


Thank you so much for this, it was exactly the kind of easily-understandable explanation I needed! Off to browse now, and check out your links.

Thanks again for such a detailed reply, it's much appreciated.
ibnMuhammad_14th Apr

Difference between Intel vs AMD is arguable - except perhaps four points: …Difference between Intel vs AMD is arguable - except perhaps four points: -* single-threaded performance is generally faster with Intel processors;* while generally multi-threaded performance is better with AMD processors; and* AMD processors are almost always superior in graphics performance, unless the laptop includes a separate (discrete) GPU (graphics processing unit);* and generally speaking, AMD processors are cheaper, which should translate to a cheaper pc/laptop.What this means for you is, go with either CPU, it shouldn't make much difference in your use-case. Unless you'll be doing some light-gaming or want an affordable yet fast machine, in which case, go with AMD Ryzen.However, in your use-case, even an Intel i3-8xxx or AMD Ryzen 3 should suffice, but to "future-proof" to some degree, then go with Intel i5-8xxx or Ryzen 5.Personally I would go with AMD, because Intel charge premium for other basic features on CPU's (such as virtualisation support, support for additional instruction set, and for hyper-threading support), and because Intel has a shady history , with creepy business practices and price fixing In terms of memory, I would also recommend at least 8gb of RAM (16gb would future proof), especially if you tend to have long browsing sessions (between restarts) or many multiple tabs open in your web browser.And probably the single most important thing of all should be a laptop with an SSD hard drive (solid-state (like flash memory) drive). In terms of amount of storage, ~240gb should be minimum, unless the laptop also comes with a separate mechanical (traditional) larger hard drive.Both of these seem pretty good value, although not sure about build-quality...* Lenovo V330 14" 8GB 256GB Ryzen 5 Laptop for £376* HP 255 G7 Ryzen 3 8GB 256GB Full HD 15.6in Win10 Laptop for £330


Interesting.
Glad I read the comments on this thread.
I've been searching for a capable but cheap enough (Under £500) laptop for leaving at work to play some older games (Battlefield 4, Modern warfare series, CS:Go and maybe some newer ones but not AAA titles) so some of the items you listed may be ideal for me.
I'm tempted to hold out until the 16-series cards are intigrated and see if I can find a deal with a 1050ti.
nyasham17th Mar

This is what you should expect to get at that price point. Not sure where …This is what you should expect to get at that price point. Not sure where the deal is here?


Expectations differ from what's actually out there in the market. There's not enough of these specs for the money out there. Even then I'm skeptical of this deal because of the sheer level of bloatware on HP laptops. I prefer a clean windows 10.
The thing that might set this apart is that the SSD is M2. Does anyone with knowledge of the chassis type know if there's a spare slot in there for a second sata-style HDD/SSD?
I see there's a difference of opinion whether this is a good deal or not for the spec. I don't know much about laptops but this is the spec I was looking for for light day to day use.
Please can someone advise whether I should just get this?
Wait for Intel's next processor to come out and be a price drops?
Get this instead? Thanks everyone
laptopsdirect.co.uk/len…asp
Edited by moderator: "ref link removed" 29th Apr
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