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HP 255 2 Core AMD E 1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1GHz 4GB Nov 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 8.1,1 and key features for... More
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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including Techradar, notebookcheck.net, itpro.co.uk and pcforalla.idg.se the average expert rating of this notebook PC is 72%.

Reasonably Priced

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.

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HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

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

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was quiet. Notebookcheck.net mentioned “The notebook always works quietly - once you disabled the option "Fan always on" in” in their review of this laptop and scored it 4 stars.

Easy to Use

One HP 255 owner concluded that it was easy to use. Itpro.co.uk wrote two years ago “Ubuntu is versatile and intuitive” in their HP 255 review.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased it considered that it was ergonomic. Itpro.co.uk wrote “Decent ergonomics” in their review.

Good Size

One HP 255 owner thought it was heavy and bulky. Two years ago Techradar.com wrote on expert website Techradar “It goes without saying that the HP 255 G2 isn't a computer intended for any kind of heavy use” in their review of this laptop and rated the HP 255 80 out of 100.

Fairly Big Screen Size

The HP 255 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 255. The screen sizes of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including the HP 15, the Toshiba Satellite S50-B (£365.00), or the Lenovo G50 (£691.23) which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Aspire VN7 (17.3"), or the Aspire VN7-791G (17.3") both from Acer or the Lenovo G70-80 (£439.99) (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year also have a full-size keyboard.

Other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider include the Asus S200E, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z70-80, or the Acer Aspire E5-771 which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the 255.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the X250 (£779.99), or the E550 both from Lenovo or the Asus S200E which has better reviews.

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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 notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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19 Reasons Against

Owner Reviews Are Poor

This notebook PC has an average owner rating of 63% based on 6 owner reviews. Users don't rate this medium processor core notebook PC very highly.

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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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 portable PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs that are a comparable 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Asus S200E, the Lenovo T450s, or the HP ProBook 455 G2 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Lenovo T540p (SSD and higher rated), the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD and higher rated), or the HP Elitebook Folio 1020 G1 (SSD and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1 gigahertz, the HP 255 has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 255. The processor clock speeds of laptops that were released one year ago range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

We compared all the other 1GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo G505 is also worth considering.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Elitebook Folio 1020 G1 (1.1GHz and higher rated), or the EliteBook Folio 1020 (1.1GHz and higher rated) both from HP or the Lenovo G50-45 (1.35GHz and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The HP 255 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an AMD E processor family, whereas most portable PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

This portable PC's processor family (AMD E) is actually the worst processor family across all laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255.

An Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family is the best processor family across comparable types of portable PC.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 255. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 255 range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus S200E, the Toshiba Tecra A50 (£669.99), or the DELL Vostro 15.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the 15-ac185nr (6GB), or the 17-g161us (£537.18) (6GB) both from HP or the Lenovo Z50-70 (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 1MB to 6MB. The HP 255 has a very small processor cache (only 1 megabyte) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 255.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 23Wh and the biggest is 120Wh. With a battery capacity of only 31 watt-hours, the HP 255 has a fairly small battery capacity 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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Only Two Processor Threads

The HP 255 is a two processor thread laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 255 have between two and three processor threads.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 255 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Latitude 15 5000, or the Latitude 12 7000 both from DELL or the Asus S200E which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP 255 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The HP 255 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the 255 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

At only 0.3 megapixels, the HP 255 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 255. Laptops that were released one year ago have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 2MP.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The HP 255 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this type and age is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 255 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. The HP 255 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The HP 255 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the 255 the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC 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 a year.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 255

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the 255.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 255.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus S200E, the HP EliteBook 820, or the DELL Vostro 15.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the X250 (£371.80) (512GB), the T450 (£986.69) (512GB), or the X1 Carbon (512GB) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the HP 255 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 255.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including the Asus X551MAV, or the HP ProBook 455 (£213.29) which has better reviews.

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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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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 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
4G
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
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
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

(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

(3)
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......

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