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HP 255 4 Core AMD a 1.8GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.8GHz 4GB 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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10 Reasons For

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

On average HP many processor core portable PCs have good reviews as do all notebook PCs produced by HP.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the 255 is 32GB and the biggest is 2TB. The HP 255 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the 255.

Alternative 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VZ.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VZ.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the 255 (£299.97), or the 250 both from HP is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the HP 255 has a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VZ is also worth considering.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the 255 (£299.97), or the 250 both from HP is also worth considering.

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Light

The HP 255 is quite light (only 2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 255. The weights of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Pavilion 15-n268ea (2.3kg), or the 255 (£299.99) (2.2kg) both from HP or the Toshiba C55D (2.4kg).

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the 255 have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 255 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time 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 many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Narrow

Across all the laptops that have been available for more than two years the widths range from 240mm to 430mm, and the average width is 380mm. The HP 255 is one of the narrower notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 255 (only 345 millimeters) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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14 Reasons Against

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

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec 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 Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the 255 is 2.2GHz. At only 1.8 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 available for a similar time to the 255.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus X553 (£249.00) (2.16GHz and cheaper).

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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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The HP 255 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 31 watt-hours, the HP 255's battery capacity is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs that came out around the same time as the 255. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP 255 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Transformer Book T100 (£287.47), or the X553 (£249.00) both from Asus.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the HP 255 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the worst memory slots across all laptops of this age and type.

The best memory slots amongst comparable types of laptop is 4x SO-DIMM.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP 255 is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 255 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 many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the 255 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 255, the HP 255's hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest. The average hard drive speed of similar spec laptops 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 many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most laptops of this age and spec have between four and seven processor threads, including the HP 255 which has four processor threads.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 255

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Screen Size

The HP 255 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

Alternative 15.6" laptops currently available which you might also want to consider include the Asus N56VZ which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion 17 (17.3").

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AMD a Processor Family

The HP 255 has a better processor family than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. This laptop has an AMD A processor family, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market 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.

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

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Lenovo 11e (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
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
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
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(11)
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...

23 November 2015

The 255 G3 makes sensible sacrifices in performance and display to hit a low price point without taking away too much. While Ubuntu Linux may not be your first choice, it's a viable alternative to...

Very cheap, but doesnt feel very cheap
Keyboard and trackpad are great for the price
Displays viewing angles are reasonable
Low cost
Rugged design
Performance is lamentable
Everything takes a little longer
No day-long battery life here like some newer Intel models
Big and heavy for a modern laptop
Terrible screen
13 July 2015

Lacking in processing muscle and boasting only a functional rather than eye-catching design, the HP 255 G3 nevertheless represents decent value for money ? and serves as a neat introduction to the...

7 February 2015

The HP 255 G3 laptop is a bland-looking notebook with a fairly impressive feature set. It's affordable, doesn't look cheap, and does what it's meant to do...

6 February 2015

The HP 255 G3 laptop is a bland-looking notebook with a fairly impressive feature set. It's affordable, doesn't look cheap, and does what it's meant to do...

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User Reviews

(59)
Reviewed 20 September 2016 by Shery
(Verified Purchase)

Fast delivery ! great so far...

Reviewed 13 February 2016 by Roger F.

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Purchased this laptop in August keeps freezing curser goes missing sending it back to Manufacture several problems HP225 G3 15.6" Inch Laptop.

Reviewed 21 January 2016 by Mame mareme badji
(Verified Purchase)

I'm very happy about this etem same as it is seeing...

Reviewed 21 January 2016 by Mame mareme badji
(Verified Purchase)

I'm very happy about this etem same as it is seeing...

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