HP 250 G8 / 255 G8 - Specs

  • Innolux CMN1526
  • Color accuracy  7.2  2.8
  • up to 2000GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2280 M.2 NVMe/SATA slot  See photo
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, No OS
  • Battery
  • 41Wh, 3-cell, 45Wh, 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
  • 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

All HP 250 G8 / 255 G8 configurations



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HP 250 G8 / 255 G8 in-depth review

Okay, everybody, we are back in the budget territory today, and the laptop we're going to test is the HP 250 G8. Ultimately, this is the third iteration of the HP 250 we're reviewing, and the previous two all came with TN panels, which was a bummer. At the same time, it is somehow expected, since this is the main cost-cutting factor. Well... this, and the materials for the build.Unsurprisingly, we also got a TN model, which now feels weird in 2021, but it's good to know that you can still buy an IPS version. If you can spare the money - go for it. Nevertheless, this laptop offers a lot of[...]


  • 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


  • 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

Inside HP 250 G8 - disassembly and upgrade options

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