There is a bewildering array of options when it comes to Windows 10 Pro laptops. However, picking a quality Windows laptop that fits your need is difficult. Surely, you want to choose the best laptop, but at the same time you don’t want to spend extra money, right? The trick here is to keep the balance between your budget and computing needs.
Lucky for you, we are comparing two of the best HP Windows 10 Pro laptops. One is HP 250 G7 while the other is HP ProBook 450 G6. HP has equipped both laptops with incredible processors, RAMs and graphics and large display. Both laptops promise high-speed performance, but which one of these two carries more power?
Well, you are going to find out soon, as we have reviewed these two Windows 10 laptops for their design, display and hardware. Additionally, we have tested the HP 250 G7 and HP ProBook 450 G6 for their performance. Let’s start with the specs comparison of these two powerful Windows 10 Pro laptops.
|Specs||HP 250 G7||HP ProBook 450 G6|
|Processor||Intel Quad-Core i7-8265U (8th Generation)||Intel Quad-Core i5-8265U (8th Generation)|
|Clock Speed||1.8GHz Max. Turbo Speed 4.6GHz||1.6GHz Max. Turbo Speed 3.9GHz|
|Storage||256GB SSD||256GB SSD|
|Display||15.6-inch HD||15.6-inch HD|
|Screen resolution||1366 x 768||1366 x 768|
|Graphics||Intel UHD 620 Integrated||Intel UHD 620 Integrated|
|Weight||3.92 lbs (1.78 kg)||4.41 lbs (2 kg)|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)||Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)|
If you have read the specs comparison, you know that the 250 G7 and ProBook 450 G6 are very much alike. In fact, they carry the same hardware from memory and storage to display and screen resolution.
HP has built the 250 G7 keeping the budget on the lower side and office needs in mind. This is a plain laptop without any plate of aluminium and is entirely made of plastic. Its shell is grey with embossed texture for better grip, whereas the screen surround and keys are black. With a profile thickness of 22.5mm, HP 250 G7 weighs around 3.92 lbs (1.78 kg).
As compared to HP 250 G7, the ProBook 450 G6 features an all-metal body. However, the hinge housing and display frame carry plastic parts. The case feels sturdy and the upgrades hinge offer better display angles. HP ProBook 450 G6 can lie flat when you put it on a table, proving a 180 degrees display. The metal case makes it bulkier as the laptop weighs around 4.41 lbs (2 kg).
HP 250 G7 features a 15.6-inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1366 x 768. Surprisingly, the laptop comes with a TN panel which offers low contrast ratios and poor viewing angles. The 250 G7 delivers an average screen brightness of 205 nits on maximum settings, which is very low. In fact, you’ll find it dim even in a bright room, so you have to keep the brightness at maximum levels all the time.
HP ProBook 450 G6 features the same 15.6-inch wide diagonal HD display with the same 1366 x 768p resolution. The best feature of its display is the 180 degrees angle that lets you share your screen with colleagues. We didn’t find any bright spots or backlight bleeding on it. However, when we applied a little pressure to its panel, the backlight showed a bit distortion. Overall, the ProBook 450 G6 has a better display than the 250 G7.
Connectivity ports on HP 250 G7 are dispersed on both sides and are enough for modern-day use. It has two USB 2.0 ports (one on each side), a USB 3.0 port, an HDMI port, a full-size SD slot and an Ethernet port. However, the laptop lacks a type-C connectivity port, which many buyers would find infuriating.
On the other hand, HP ProBook 450 G6 features a Type-C USB Gen 1 port. Moreover, there are two Type-A USB 3.1 ports, an HDMI port, an Ethernet port and a 3.5mm audio jack on the right side. There is a Type-A USB 3.0 port on the left side with charging functionality along with an SD card reader and a Kensington lock slot.
HP has armed the 250 G7 with Core i7 of 8th generation CPU that offers clock speed ranging from 1.8GHz to 4.6GHz. This is a quad-core processor that runs on the Windows 10 Pro operating system. This is a budget-friendly laptop for office and can handle tough tasks without any holdbacks. The addition of 256GB SSD storage with 8GB memory makes sure you get high-speed performance.
HP ProBook 450 G6 is also a budget business laptop equipped with a quad-core i5 processor. However, the laptop delivers clock speed ranging from 1.6GHz to 3.9GHz. The difference in clock speed is mainly because it features an 8th generation Core i5 CPU. Nevertheless, it is equally capable of handling office programs, light gaming and media editing tools.
When it comes to battery life, HP ProBook 450 G6 has an upper hand over HP 250 G7. The former carries a 45Wh that HP claims can run for 14 hours, while latter features a 41Wh battery which can run up to 12 hours. Nevertheless, both the laptops have slightly shorthanded batteries considering their specs.
Both HP 250 G7 and HP ProBook 450 G6 are great business laptops. They can handle tough tasks and improve productivity in the office, thanks to their Intel CPUs. The difference in the performance of these two Windows 10 Pro laptops is minute. Unless you decided to play heavy 3D games, you won’t notice any difference at all. However, if you need more firepower for the sake of satisfaction, HP 250 G7 is a better option.