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HP 240 G7 vs HP 240 G6 (2018) – the dark-themed G7 looks so good

The HP 240 series offers affordable devices that will do the job in every situation, of course with some compromise here and there but we can’t expect miracles for that price. The latest model – 240 G7 comes with more powerful CPU options, slightly updated design, and better portability. That’s all, for devices at this price range the new updated specs look good except the screen but we will discuss it a bit later.

Let’s compare those two models.

You can check the prices and configurations of the HP 240 G7 devices in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/hp-240-g7/

You can check the prices and configurations of the HP 240 G6 devices in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/hp-240-g6/

Contents

Design: almost unchanged but the dark color looks good

No big changes in terms of design but for a low-cost machine, the 2019 variant is a good looker. The bezels are still not that slim but at least the weight is reduced as well as the profile (1.52 kg and 19.9 mm) and that means much-improved portability.

HP 240 G7   |  HP 240 G6 (2018)

 

Display: TN for all

For good or bad the good old 14″ TN panel with 768p resolution is here again. The only bright side is that a TN panel leads to a price reduction. The bad side – poor viewing angles, low sRGB color coverage, low contrast, and so on.

HP 240 G7   |  HP 240 G6 (2018)

 

Hardware: Whiskey Lake power and DDR4 2400MHz memory

Yes, this is the biggest upgrade of the new model – you can configure the notebook with up to i5-8565U which is decent Whiskey Lake CPU with 4 cores and 8 threads. For example, the 2018 models can be ordered with outdated Kaby Lake processors only. The battery has the same capacity as the old model and it supports fast charging.

Connectivity and ports: goodbye optical drive and some essential port selection

The optical drive is gone which is good for weight reduction and cleaner exterior look. The port selection is just what you can expect from such an affordable device – two USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-A), one USB 2.0, an HDMI 1.4b, an Ethernet port, an audio combo jack (headphone/microphone), and an SD card reader.

 

Other specs: Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 4.0

Unfortunately, the 240 G7 devices support Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 only (ergo, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 are a no-go here). We can also spot an HD camera, TPM module, and a security lock slot.

Specs Comparison

HP 240 G7HP 240 G6
Display14.0″, HD+, TN 60Hz 14.0″, HD+, TN 60Hz
GPUIntel UHD 620Intel UHD 620
CPUi5-8565U, Pentium Silver N5000 / 4000i5-7200U, i3-6006U, Celeron N3060
MemoryDDR4 2133MHz – 2400 MHzDDR4 2400 MHz, DDR3L-1600MHz
StorageM.2 NVMe SSDM.2 NVMe SSD
Gigabit WiFi802.11ac802.11ac
Battery41Wh41Wh
Thickness19.9mm23.7mm
Weight1.52kg1.85kg
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Prices and Configurations

HP 240 G7 (2019) configurations:

HP 240 G6 (2018) configurations: