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HP 255 2 Core AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB May 2014
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The HP 255 G3 Notebook PC is a value-priced notebook with a 39,6 cm (15.6") diagonal display, and a durable chassis in a matte charcoal color, AMD technology, Windows 8.1, and key features for... More
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 3,456 expert and user reviews, HP has good reviews for its notebook PCs. HP also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 255.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the 255.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. 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.

If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 255 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The processor clock speed of the HP 255 of only 1.35 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 255.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (1.5GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for 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 the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of this spec and age. Across all portable PCs of this age and spec the processor family ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 255. The average processor cache of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 255 is 2.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The HP 255 is a two processor thread laptop.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 255 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 255 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The HP 255 has a quite small battery capacity (only 41 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 255. The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 255 range from 23Wh to 100Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a similar age and type to the 255 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP 255 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The HP 255 has a L2 processor cache which is better than the L3 processor cache found on most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

A L2 processor cache is in fact the worst processor cache level amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

A L3 processor cache is the best processor cache level amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 255

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the 255.

Average Screen Size

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

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

The HP 255 has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 255.

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Average Weight

The HP 255 has a fairly standard weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 255.

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Specification

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Integrated Card Reader
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Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in 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
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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Battery
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Security
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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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HP 255
2 core AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 899.00
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Lenovo X1 Carbon vs HP 255

Lenovo X1 Carbon vs HP 255
Lenovo X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.5GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14"
HP 255
2 core AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 2,116.07
Hugely Bigger Processor Cache
Lighter
Eight Battery Cells
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Smaller Screen Size
Does Not Have a Numeric Keypad

Lenovo X220 vs HP 255

Lenovo X220 vs HP 255
Lenovo X220
2 core Intel Core i5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5"
HP 255
2 core AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 220.68
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