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HP 255 4 Core AMD a 1.5GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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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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10 Reasons For

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Many processor core portable PCs produced by HP have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 255 is 710GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 255 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the 255.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VZ[plb_1534451_price].

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 255.

Alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VZ[plb_1534451_price].

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider including the 255[pl_2320494_price], or the 250[pl_2870649_price] both from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VZ[plb_1534451_price].

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the 255[pl_2320494_price], or the 250[pl_2870649_price] both from HP is also worth considering.

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Light

With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the HP 255 is one of the lighter portable PCs of this age and type amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average weight of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.5kg, and the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Pavilion 15-n268ea[pl_2171515_price] (2.3kg), the 255[pl_2320494_price] (2.2kg), or the 255[pl_2320571_price] (2.2kg) all from HP.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 255 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 255. The smallest hard drive capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 255 is 250GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 255 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the 255 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Narrow

The narrowest portable PC that was released around the same time as the 255 is 240mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 380mm. The HP 255 is one of the narrower many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 (only 345 millimeters) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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17 Reasons Against

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

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP 255 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.5 gigahertz, the HP 255 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3GHz.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Asus X553[plb_2964492_price] (2.16GHz and cheaper).

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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 many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 255 have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. The HP 255 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 255, the HP 255 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the Transformer Book T100[pl_2964515_price], or the X553[pl_2964492_price] both from Asus.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 is 2MB and the biggest is 8MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the HP 255 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

This portable PC's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is actually the worst memory slots amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 255.

The best memory slots across similar types of portable PC is 4x SO-DIMM.

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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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Very Small Battery Capacity

The HP 255 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 41 watt-hours) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average battery capacity of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 255 is 59Wh, and the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 100Wh.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 14MP. At only 0.3 megapixels, the HP 255 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 255.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 20GB. The HP 255 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs 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 comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the 255 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The HP 255 is a four battery cell count laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 255 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the HP 255 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago. The average hard drive speed of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The HP 255 is a four processor thread portable PC.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 255

Released Over Two Years Ago

This many processor core laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

The HP 255 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the 255.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VZ[plb_1534451_price].

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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 many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VZ[plb_1534451_price] is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo 11e[plb_2422465_price] (SSD).

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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
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
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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