HP 250 G8 / 255 G8 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 2000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 NVMe/SATA slot See photo
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, No OS
Dimensions
358 x 242 x 19.9 mm (14.09" x 9.53" x 0.78")
Weight
1.74 kg (3.8 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
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 optional
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone Digital Microphone
  • Speakers Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive optional

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Display Profiles

Health-Guard

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).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

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

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

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. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the HP 250 G8 / 255 G8 series.

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the HP 250 G8 / 255 G8 series.

 

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 b[...]

Read the full review

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

Inside HP 250 G8 - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Apex Legends
 
Bench
42
fps
33
fps
23
fps
 
-15%
39
fps
26
fps
18
fps
 
-22%
33
fps
25
fps
18
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
 
 
Bench
45
fps
26
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
 
Bench
-2%
532
fps
42
fps
 
 
-22%
424
fps
36
fps
 
 
 
-39%
324
fps
35
fps
 
 
-44%
292
fps
34
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
Bench
-6%
218
fps
46
fps
-
 
-15%
174
fps
41
fps
23
fps
 
-27%
167
fps
24
fps
14
fps
 
-41%
142
fps
23
fps
-
 
-44%
118
fps
26
fps
13
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
117
fps
79
fps
39
fps
 
-1%
106
fps
74
fps
52
fps
 
-10%
94
fps
67
fps
50
fps
 
-43%
67
fps
43
fps
24
fps
 
-48%
51
fps
42
fps
29
fps
 
-49%
67
fps
38
fps
16
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
111
fps
77
fps
42
fps
34
fps
-8%
107
fps
69
fps
38
fps
30
fps
-11%
94
fps
63
fps
45
fps
34
fps
-34%
95
fps
55
fps
24
fps
-
-36%
78
fps
46
fps
25
fps
19
fps
-52%
65
fps
40
fps
21
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
231
fps
183
fps
142
fps
 
-12%
186
fps
155
fps
148
fps
 
 
-15%
182
fps
153
fps
140
fps
 
-19%
197
fps
159
fps
96
fps
 
-37%
143
fps
114
fps
91
fps
 
-44%
127
fps
99
fps
83
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
55
fps
40
fps
21
fps
 
-8%
53
fps
34
fps
20
fps
 
-12%
46
fps
34
fps
22
fps
 
-41%
32
fps
23
fps
13
fps
 
-44%
31
fps
22
fps
12
fps
 
-57%
31
fps
19
fps
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
-12%
97
fps
43
fps
 
 
-42%
64
fps
28
fps
 
 
-53%
53
fps
21
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
 
Bench
-11%
98
fps
52
fps
 
 
-23%
99
fps
30
fps
 
 
-34%
85
fps
26
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
56
fps
41
fps
36
fps
33
fps
-3%
54
fps
38
fps
37
fps
32
fps
-6%
56
fps
36
fps
33
fps
31
fps
-26%
47
fps
27
fps
25
fps
24
fps
-69%
31
fps
21
fps
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
 
Bench
-10%
79
fps
38
fps
 
 
-15%
71
fps
40
fps
 
 
-44%
50
fps
23
fps
 
 
 
-67%
43
fps
-
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
 
Bench
-1%
112
fps
51
fps
 
 
-10%
103
fps
44
fps
 
 
-54%
47
fps
28
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
60
fps
57
fps
54
fps
 
 
-2%
61
fps
55
fps
51
fps
 
-18%
53
fps
47
fps
41
fps
 
-39%
37
fps
35
fps
32
fps
 
-45%
35
fps
31
fps
28
fps
 
-49%
33
fps
28
fps
26
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
200
fps
187
fps
60
fps
 
199
fps
187
fps
60
fps
 
-8%
182
fps
170
fps
60
fps
 
-39%
108
fps
108
fps
57
fps
 
-54%
81
fps
87
fps
37
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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