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

2 AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB Jun 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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3 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs HP is one of the better rated brands.

Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the 255.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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13 Reasons Against

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

The HP 255 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the 255 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age. 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 the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider 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

The processor clock speed of the HP 255 of only 1.35 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst portable PCs of this age and spec. The average processor clock speed of laptops of this age and type is 2.1GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Asus P550CA[plb_2611468_price] (1.4GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. The best processor family of all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 255 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 255 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 255 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255, the processor cache of the HP 255 of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The HP 255 is a two processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between two and three processor threads.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The HP 255 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 255 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago also do 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 most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most laptops that were released more than two years ago have a L3 processor cache.

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

The best processor cache level across comparable types of notebook PC is L3.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 255

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this HP laptop was released.

Average Screen Size

The HP 255 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 255.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (512GB).

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Average Weight

The HP 255 has a fairly typical weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255.

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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 Slot
Memory Layout
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in 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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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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2 core AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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Toshiba Satellite Z30 vs HP 255

Toshiba Satellite Z30 vs HP 255
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2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 13.3"
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2 core AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 1,679.99
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75% Bigger Internal Memory
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HP 250 vs HP 255

HP 250 vs HP 255
HP 250
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.7GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
HP 255
2 core AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 379.99
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Vastly Bigger Processor Cache
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