• CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • Weight: 1.78 kg (3.9 lbs)

Pros

  • Very good price
  • One of the best keyboards for the price
  • Relatively long battery life
  • We didn't detect a conventional use of PWM so it's practically safe to use for long periods of time (BOE NT156FHM-N41 (BOE0687))
  • It's offered with Whiskey Lake CPUs

Cons

  • Poor build materials choice
  • Lack of IPS options (top TN choice has poor contrast and maximum brightness) (BOE NT156FHM-N41 (BOE0687))
  • Clumsy touchpad

HP 255 G7 - Specs

CPU Performance #110
  • Intel Core i5-7200U 2%
  • Intel Core i3-8130U 1.8%
  • AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
  • Intel Pentium Gold 5405U 6.8%
  • Intel Core i7-8500Y 7.3%
  • Intel Core i7-7Y75 5.2%
GPU Performance #207
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630 0.1%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  • Intel UHD Graphics 0.4%
  • AMD Radeon 530 (2GB DDR3)
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620 0.4%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
panel 1
BOE NT156FHM-N41
Color accuracy 9.4 -> 3.3
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 See photo
RAM
8GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Pro
Battery
41Wh, 3-cell
Dimensions
376 x 246 x 22.5 mm (14.80" x 9.69" x 0.89")
Weight
1.78 kg (3.9 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI 1.4b
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack combo audio / microphone jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, TN

Name BOE NT156FHM-N41
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 183 cd/m2
sRGB 50%
PWM frequency 6900 Hz
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 300:1
dE Color Checker 9.4 3.3
PWM Rating 5.5: (undesirable)
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The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

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Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

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CPU Performance: AMD Ryzen 3 2200U

GPU Performance: AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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Some games you can play on this laptop

DOTA 2
quality
average
55 fps
27 fps
X
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
43 fps
27 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
quality
average
98 fps
63 fps
39 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
quality
average
103 fps
X
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
quality
average
88 fps
74 fps
57 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
quality
average
65 fps
20 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
quality
average
59 fps
29 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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