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

2 AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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HP 255 G3 Quad Core Laptop Review
HP 255 G3 Laptop Unboxing (Hun Comm)

7 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 255, the HP 255 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 255, the HP 255 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_2992748_price] which has better reviews.

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Light

At only 2.2 kilograms, the HP 255 is quite light compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 255. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 255 the weights range from 580g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.4kg.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Narrow

With a width of only 345 millimeters, the HP 255 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the 255. Many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 255 have widths of between 260mm and 430mm, and the average width is 380mm.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the 255 that we have assessed, the internal memory of the HP 255 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the 255 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

If this many processor core laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo G50-45[plb_3747024_price] (4GB), or the Acer Aspire ES1-711[plb_2971844_price] (4GB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 255 range from 1.3GHz to 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.5 gigahertz, the HP 255's processor clock speed is one of the slowest amongst many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255.

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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 of a comparable age and type to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 255 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 255 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The HP 255 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 31 watt-hours) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The smallest battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago is 22Wh and the biggest is 2,700Wh.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The HP 255 has a maximum memory slots of 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

This portable PC's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is in fact the worst memory slots across all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 255.

The best memory slots across similar types of portable PC is 4x SO-DIMM.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP 255 is a three battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 255 is 0.86MP. At only 0.3 megapixels, the HP 255 has a very low front camera resolution compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 255.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this age and type is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the 255.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the HP 255 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 255

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Screen Size

The HP 255 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the 255.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369287_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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AMD a Processor Family

The HP 255 has an AMD A processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

If this many processor core laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP Omen[plb_2709272_price] (512GB).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel RealSense Snapshot
Intel RealSense Technology
Intel RealSense 3D Camera
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(8)
23 November 2015

The 255 G3 makes sensible sacrifices in performance and display to hit a low price point without taking away too much. While Ubuntu Linux may not be your first choice, it's a viable alternative to...

Very cheap, but doesnt feel very cheap
Keyboard and trackpad are great for the price
Displays viewing angles are reasonable
Low cost
Rugged design
Performance is lamentable
Everything takes a little longer
No day-long battery life here like some newer Intel models
Big and heavy for a modern laptop
Terrible screen
13 July 2015

Lacking in processing muscle and boasting only a functional rather than eye-catching design, the HP 255 G3 nevertheless represents decent value for money ? and serves as a neat introduction to the...

7 February 2015

The HP 255 G3 laptop is a bland-looking notebook with a fairly impressive feature set. It's affordable, doesn't look cheap, and does what it's meant to do...

6 February 2015

The HP 255 G3 laptop is a bland-looking notebook with a fairly impressive feature set. It's affordable, doesn't look cheap, and does what it's meant to do...

16 December 2014

Illustrating that Intel doesn't quite have a 100 percent monopoly on processors to power Windows PCs, AMD still makes chips that we find in slower and less efficient budget laptops . The HP 255 G3... Read more…

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User Reviews

(52)
Reviewed 20 September 2016 by Shery
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Fast delivery ! great so far...

Reviewed 13 February 2016 by Roger F.

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Reviewed 21 January 2016 by Mame mareme badji
(Verified Purchase)

I'm very happy about this etem same as it is seeing...

Reviewed 21 January 2016 by Mame mareme badji
(Verified Purchase)

I'm very happy about this etem same as it is seeing...

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