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The 250 series is HP’s affordable line of office and business laptops. The devices in this series are solid work computers with none of the frills of their ProBook and EliteBook counterparts. At the beginning of last year, we reviewed the HP 250 G6, which we gave a 78%, and now we have its successor in for testing. The 250 G7 comes in several configurations, but our model has an Intel Core i5-8265U processor, 8GB of RAM and a 512 GB NVMe SSD. Our review unit also comes with a DVD drive, which has now become something of an anachronism. Disappointingly, HP has equipped the device with a TN panel rather than an IPS panel. The latter tend to have better viewing angles, lower black values and better contrast ratios, which results in a better overall user experience.
The new model brings with it an upgrade to Intel Whiskey Lake processors and a redesigned case, although the latter comes with some trade-offs, such as the switch to a non-removable battery. Our tests will reveal whether HP has addressed the concerns that we had with the 250 G6 and if the 250 G7 can live up to the potential that it has on paper