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HP 255 4 Core AMD a 1.8GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.8GHz 2GB 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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8 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

HP is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and HP also has good ratings for its many processor core portable PCs.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the HP 255 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 255.

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Light

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the 255 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. The HP 255 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of this spec and age (only 2.2 kilograms) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the 255 (£299.99) (2.2kg), or the 255 (2.2kg) both from HP.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the HP 255 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Narrow

At only 345 millimeters, the HP 255 is quite narrow compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the 255. Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the 255 the widths range from 240mm to 430mm.

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16 Reasons Against

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

Most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 255 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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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 255 that we have assessed, the HP 255's internal memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average internal memory of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 is 8.4GB.

If this many processor core laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 755 (4GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At only 1.8 gigahertz, the HP 255 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 255.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the portable PCs that are a similar age to the 255 the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of laptops of a similar type and age to the 255 is 59Wh, and the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 100Wh. The HP 255 has one of the smallest battery capacities (only 31 watt-hours) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 255 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Laptops that were released more than two years ago have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB. At only 2 megabytes, the HP 255 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 255.

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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 a 2x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This notebook PC's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is actually the worst memory slots across all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 255.

The best memory slots across comparable types of notebook PC is 4x SO-DIMM.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP 255 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 255 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 255 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the 255 the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the 255, the HP 255's hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM. When compared to other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 255, the hard drive speed of the HP 255 of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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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

It was over two years ago when HP released the 255.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 255 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the HP ENVY m6 is also worth considering.

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AMD a Processor Family

The HP 255 has an AMD A processor family which is better than most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most portable PCs of this type and age have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook 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.

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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
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
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
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00888793252666, 00888793252833, 00888793358863

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