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What’s so good about the HP 250 G8 Laptop?

If you’re looking for the perfect laptop for work or study, then we might have the very thing for you. After testing out the HP laptop, our trusted reviewer James from GeekaWhat said “The HP 250 G8 ticks all the boxes for productivity and entertainment.” But what exactly do you get for your money? Let’s take a look at one of HP’s great value-for-money computers.

What does it look and feel like?

With a quality textured finish, the HP 250 looks super-professional, is lightweight and extremely portable, which means it really is perfect for your travels – whether that means walking from one end of campus to the other, or if you’re out and about grabbing a few minutes here and there at your favourite café.

How long is the battery life?

Another plus is that HP delivers on the power front, providing over 9 hours of battery life. So you’ll be all set for the day, wherever you happen to be.

The nitty gritty

Well firstly, HP are a top brand, so you know you’re going to get something that’s quality and reliable. Plus, this boots-up really fast, so no hanging about when you switch it on.

A full HD 15.6 display with a narrow border design provides a big screen-to-body-ratio, giving you ample space for work or streaming content. So if you’ve had a long day studying and you want to chill out with Netflix, you won’t be disappointed with the quality of picture you receive. But what about the sound? This is an area where some laptops fall down.

Sounding off

You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the sound quality of the HP 250, as it gives clarity and tone thanks to the speakers which are positioned at the top, and run the whole length, of the keyboard. You get great sound, directed straight towards you. This makes a big difference, so it’s all good when it comes to sound.


This is something that is often overlooked, but is nonetheless important if you’re looking for versatility from your device. With a dedicated headphone jack for conference and Zoom calls, there’s also a USB-C port, a standard HDMI, an SD card reader and 2 x super-speed USB-3 ports. Basically, you get everything you need to connect a whole range of peripherals.

What are the specs?

• Intel Core i3 1005G1 1.2GHz
• 8GB DDR4 RAM + 256 GB NVMe SSD
• 15.6″ FHD Display (1920 x 1080)
• Intel UHD Graphics
• Windows 10 Pro

In a nutshell

Easy to set up, this is an impressive computer which not only looks good, but is perfect for those everyday tasks – whether that’s in a business, study or the home environment. Excellent picture quality is backed-up with impressive sound, and a solid webcam plus plenty of connectivity means that HP have really come up with the goods.

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