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

4 AMD E 1.5GHz 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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7 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the HP 255 has a front camera.

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Light

The HP 255 is quite light (only 2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Portable PCs of this spec and age have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP 255[plb_2320571_price] (2.2kg).

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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 laptops of a comparable spec and age 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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Narrow

Across all the laptops of this type and age the widths range from 240mm to 430mm, and the average width is 380mm. With a width of only 345 millimeters, the HP 255 is one of the narrower many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 255 amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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15 Reasons Against

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

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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 Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.5 gigahertz, the HP 255 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 255 is 1GHz, the fastest is 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Microsoft Surface 3[plb_2964542_price] (1.6GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The HP 255 has an AMD E processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most portable PCs of this age and spec. Across all many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 255 the worst processor family is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 255.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP ENVY m6[plb_2321038_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 255 range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. With a total storage capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst similar spec 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 has one of the smallest battery capacities amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 59Wh, and the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 100Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 255 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.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Across all the laptops that came out around the same time as the 255 the processor caches range from 2MB to 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 came out around the same time as the 255.

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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 amongst all portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 255.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is the best memory slots amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 255 have between two and eight battery cells, including the HP 255 which has three battery cells.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 255, the HP 255's hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 255 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The HP 255 is a four processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 255 have between four and seven processor threads.

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3 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 standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the 255.

There are a number of other 15.6" laptops currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the HP ENVY m6[plb_2321038_price].

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec 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.

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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
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Fast delivery ! great so far...

Reviewed 13 February 2016 by Roger F.

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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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Barcodes 00888793252451, 00888793252475, 00888793396667, 00889899638118

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