• CPU: Intel Core i5-1035G1
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics G1
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
  • Storage: 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2666 MHz
  • Weight: 1.74 kg (3.8 lbs)

Pros

  • Wide configuration options
  • One of the best keyboards for the price
  • Doesn't use aggressive PWM for brightness adjustment (Innolux CMN1526)
  • Great upgradability
  • More portable than ever

Cons

  • Poor build materials choice
  • Its TN panel has poor viewing angles, mediocre contrast ratio and covers only 53% of the sRGB color gamut (Innolux CMN1526)
  • Underpeforming
  • Uncomfortable touchpad

HP 250 G8 - Specs

CPU Performance #90
  • Intel Core i5-10210U 3025%
  • Intel Core i7-8665U 0.4%
  • Intel Core i5-1035G1
  • Intel Core i5-1035G4 1.5%
  • Intel Core i7-8650U 1.6%
  • Intel Core i3-1115G4 34.6%
GPU Performance #191
  • NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (2GB DDR3) 0.1%
  • Intel UHD Graphics G1
  • AMD Radeon 530 (2GB GDDR5) 0.1%
  • AMD Radeon 520 (2GB GDDR5) 0.3%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
panel 1
Innolux CMN1526
Color accuracy 7.2 -> 2.8
HDD/SSD
1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 NVMe/SATA slot See photo
RAM
8GB DDR4, 2666 MHz
OS
No OS
Battery
41Wh, 3-cell
Body Material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Dimensions
358 x 242 x 19.9 mm (14.09" x 9.53" x 0.78")
Weight
1.74 kg (3.8 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI 1.4b
  • Card Reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Digital Microphone
  • Speakers Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920x1080, TN

Name Innolux CMN1526
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 292 cd/m2
sRGB 53%
PWM frequency 24600 Hz
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1920x1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 415:1
dE Color Checker 7.2 2.8
PWM Rating 9.4: (safe)
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CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-1035G1

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
price
731.00-1.3%
performance
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)
price
10.96+5.1%
performance

GPU Performance: Intel UHD Graphics G1

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$1999.11
price
1704.00-2.6%
performance
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$1999.11
price
625.00+60.7%
performance
Results are for the Unigine Superposition benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$1999.11
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243.00-26.6%
performance
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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473.00+4.2%
performance

Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
16
fps
-
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
10
fps
-
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
31
fps
21
fps
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
MED
 
Bench
11
fps
-
-
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
LOW
MAX
Bench
95
fps
55
fps
24
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
LOW
MED
MAX
 
Bench
67
fps
43
fps
24
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
LOW
MED
 
Bench
108
fps
108
fps
57
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
MIN
MED
 
Bench
142
fps
23
fps
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
MED
MAX
 
Bench
197
fps
159
fps
96
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
 
 
Bench
64
fps
28
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
31
fps
22
fps
12
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
19
fps
-
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
LOW
MED
Bench
12
fps
-
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
MIN
MAX
 
 
Bench
532
fps
42
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
LOW
MED
Bench
24
fps
-
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
 
Bench
37
fps
35
fps
32
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
13
fps
-
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
LOW
MAX
 
 
Bench
99
fps
30
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
LOW
 
Bench
9
fps
-
-
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
LOW
MED
Bench
9
fps
-
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
LOW
 
 
Bench
27
fps
-
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
LOW
 
 
Bench
47
fps
28
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
LOW
MED
Bench
20
fps
-
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
LOW
 
 
Bench
43
fps
-
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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