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HP 255 2 Core AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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Complete tasks and get connected on the value-priced HP 255. Loaded with AMD technology, multimedia tools, and Windows 8.1, this notebook helps you get the job done. The durable chassis helps... More
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3 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all HP portable PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases HP had good reviews.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the HP 255 has a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the G500[pl_2213578_price], and the G500[pl_1590594_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Other portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider include the Lenovo G500[plb_1991254_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of this spec and age.

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18 Reasons Against

Price Has Recently Increased by £49.88

The 255 has increased in price by £49.88 in the last 39 days.

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP 255 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have a full-size keyboard, however the HP 255 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the G500[pl_2213578_price], or the G500[pl_1590594_price] both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB. At only 320 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 320GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the DELL Latitude 3330[plb_2045759_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 3330[plb_2617097_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL Latitude 3330[plb_2045759_price] is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2059085_price] (SSD), the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2508415_price] (SSD), or the Asus UX31E[plb_2640626_price] (SSD).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The HP 255 has a very slow processor clock speed (only 1.35 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 255. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 255 range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the DELL Latitude 3330[plb_2617097_price] (1.8GHz and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The HP 255 has an AMD E processor family which is better than most laptops of this type and age. Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all portable PCs of this spec and age is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

Most portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and three built-in speakers, including the HP 255 which has one built-in speaker.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 1 megabyte, the HP 255 has a very small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 255. The average processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 255 is 2.9MB.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The HP 255 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 255 range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The HP 255 is a two processor thread portable PC.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The HP 255 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 255 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2010002_price] is also worth considering.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The HP 255 has a L2 processor cache which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most laptops of this age and type have a L3 processor cache.

This portable PC's processor cache level (L2) is in fact the worst processor cache level across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 255.

A L3 processor cache is the best processor cache level amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The HP 255 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this age and type have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 255

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The HP 255 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2809610_price] (8GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the HP 255 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 255.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Asus R512CA[plb_2213523_price] (2.2kg and cheaper).

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Specification

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Integrated Card Reader
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Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
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Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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LED Backlight
Video
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
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DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
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Pointing Device
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Battery
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Expert Reviews

(7)
4 November 2014

A decent budget laptop useful for basic word processing and web browsing...

Bargain price
Ubuntu is versatile and intuitive
Decent ergonomics
Very affordable
Responsive
Potentially unfamiliar OS
Low power levels
Uninspiring looks
Awful screen
Restricted to less demanding tasks
17 September 2014

HP has clearly aimed low with the 255 G2, but in doing so, has hit the mark. Although its performance isn't great, it's hard to be really critical of this laptop, since it's very well priced and...

16 September 2014

We liked The G2 is one of the cheapest laptops I've ever tested, and while it's hardly a premium device, everything works where it counts. Thanks to having 4GB of memory, there was no noticeable...

27 March 2014

HP 255 G2 Because of its APU, the HP 255 G2 ranks at the bottom in terms of performance. It can be used for text processing, watching videos, Internet surfing and Skype. The notebook always works...

14 June 2014

Du är inte ute efter en påkostad dator. Du vill bara ha en bärbar som orkar med Word och Facebook. Därför har vi testat det absolut billigaste, datorer där det bara gäller att leverera till... Read more…

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 15 January 2015 by Tamas Opoczki

Hy! What kind of videocard has the laptop?

Reviewed 21 December 2014 by Peter Ausden
(Verified Purchase)

Good value if a little slow processor but great basic machine for everday requirements. Nice to have dvd facility.

Reviewed 11 October 2014 by PETER WALTERS

Was not impressed at. Its a pre-used item that u sold to me and there were signs on the screen to prove that. I feel so very cheated, do something about it else......

Reviewed 30 December 2013 by MH Computers | 2 Comments

In response to the review left by Les Fragnes, this particular laptop from HP should have been advertised as a Windows 8 Pro 64bit with a Windows 7 Pro 64bit downgrade.
This downgrade happens... Read more…

Reviewed 30 December 2013 by Mrs. Susan Dodsworth "SuzieDWong"
(Verified Purchase)

The laptop is a good general use one with a decent size screen and excellent speed for the money. Very pleased with product but the first attempt had to be returned as it arrived within an AMD... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp win7, hp j7e67, hp win7p, hp j7e67u, hp win7pr, hp j7e67up, hp win7pro
Barcodes 00888793369203, 08887933692036

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2 core AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6"
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£ 305.08 £232.90
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