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HP 255 4 Core AMD a 1.5GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.5GHz 2GB Sep 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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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 3,456 owner and expert reviews for HP laptops and found that on average HP has good reviews. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255, the HP 255 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 also have a front camera.

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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 around for around the same time as the 255. The weights of portable PCs of this type and age range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the 255 (£250.00) (2.2kg), the 255 (2.2kg), or the 255 (£299.97) (2.2kg) all from HP.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Narrow

The HP 255 is one of the narrower notebook PCs of this age and type (only 345 millimeters) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The widths of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the 255 range from 240mm to 430mm.

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15 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 portable PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the 255 range from 2GB to 32GB. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the 255, the HP 255's internal memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 255 range from 1GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.5 gigahertz, the HP 255 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the 255, the HP 255 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 255 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB. The HP 255 has a fairly small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the HP 255 is 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

This notebook PC's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is in fact the worst memory slots across all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 255.

The best memory slots amongst similar types of notebook PC is 4x SO-DIMM.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 255 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 59Wh. With a battery capacity of only 41 watt-hours, the HP 255 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. The front camera resolution of the HP 255 of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the lowest amongst many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 255.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 255 is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the HP 255 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst laptops of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The HP 255 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the 255 is 18GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs of this spec and age is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the HP 255 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 255.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 255

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

The HP 255 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the 255.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Acer Aspire V Nitro 17 (17.3"), or the HP ZBook 17 G2 (17.3").

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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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. 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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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
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 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
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
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 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)
7 January 2016

The HP 255 G4 is a budget 15.6in Windows laptop with budget build and performance. We found no single serious flaw and it should get the job done eventually, making it ideal if you're on a tight...

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...

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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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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HP Zbook 17 vs HP 255

HP Zbook 17 vs HP 255
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4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 17.3"
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4 core AMD A 1.5GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 1,099.99
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4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6"
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4 core AMD A 1.5GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 1,222.98
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HP Zbook 15 vs HP 255

HP Zbook 15 vs HP 255
HP Zbook 15
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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4 core AMD A 1.5GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 552.20
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