A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the HP 255 was good value for money. Three years ago Mrs. Susan Dodsworth mentioned in her review of the HP 255 on Amazon “The laptop is a good general use one with a decent size screen and excellent speed for the money” and rated the HP 255 4 stars. Peter Ausden wrote on Amazon “Good value if a little slow processor”. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned “It's hard to be really critical of this laptop, since it's very well priced and it does exactly what it's intended for” and rated it 80 out of 100.
Several HP 255 reviewers considered that the product was a bargain for the price. Mrs. Susan Dodsworth wrote on Amazon “Seller very good to deal with despite my venting my frustration when things went wrong with the delivery” and gave the HP 255 a rating of 80 out of 100. Two years ago expert review site Notebookcheck.net gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and wrote “HP added new notebooks to the highly competitive market of cheap 15.6-inch notebooks with the 255 G2 series”. Itpro.co.uk wrote “Bargain price”.
A few HP 255 owners who bought the HP 255 thought it was cheap. Two years ago expert website Techradar.com mentioned in their review “Sporting a particularly low-power (and inexpensive) processor, AMD's quad-core E2-3800, HP has designed a laptop that will have precisely zero appeal to anyone”. Expert review site Itpro.co.uk mentioned “A decent budget laptop useful for basic word processing” in their HP 255 review but despite that they scored the product 3 stars.