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HP 255 G1 2 Core AMD E 1.48GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1.48GHz 2GB May 2013
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Optimized for business-users on the go, this value-priced notebook is a smart choice for reliable computing. Keep up with the demands of mobile use thanks to a durable design. Complete tasks on... More
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5 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and HP also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 G1 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 G1 also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 255 G1 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the HP 255 G1 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other laptops of this type and age, the internal memory of the HP 255 G1 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 255 G1 range from 1GB to 16GB.

If this HP notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP6[plb_2567478_price] (4GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 255 G1 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 255 G1 range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.48 gigahertz, the HP 255 G1 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 3330[plb_1732915_price] (1.5GHz).

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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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The HP 255 G1 has an AMD E processor family which is better than most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. Most laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all notebook PCs of this type and age is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 255 G1 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. The processor cache of the HP 255 G1 of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest amongst notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 255 G1 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The HP 255 G1 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 255 G1.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The HP 255 G1 is a two processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the 255 G1 have between two and three processor threads.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 255 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The HP 255 G1 has a better processor cache level than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. This portable PC has a L2 processor cache, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have a L3 processor cache.

This laptop's processor cache level (L2) is in fact the worst processor cache level across all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 255 G1.

The best processor cache level across comparable types of laptop is L3.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Thick

The average height of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 255 G1 is 27mm, and the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm. With a height of 35.8 millimeters, the HP 255 G1 is fairly thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 255 G1.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 255 G1

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 255 G1 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 255 G1.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the HP 255 G1 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Average Battery Life

The HP 255 G1 has a fairly standard battery life (8.5 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the XPS 13[pl_2601999_price] (8.53h), or the XPS 13[pl_1994696_price] (8.53h) both from DELL.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 G1 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
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
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Technical Details
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp win7, hp h6e06, hp win7p, hp h6e06e, hp h6e06ea, h6e06eaabz, h6e06ea#abz, h6e06ea#bcm, h6e06ea#akd
Barcodes 00887758587997, 00887758588093, 00887758588109, 00887758718438, 00887758729502, 00887758941966, 00888182015988

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See How Other Laptops Compare to the HP 255 G1

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs HP 255 G1

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs HP 255 G1
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14"
HP 255 G1
2 core AMD E 1.48GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 2,116.07
17.54mm Thinner
Newer by 17 Months
Lighter
75% Bigger Internal Memory
1.6" Smaller Screen Size
Does Not Have a Microphone in Port

Lenovo X220 vs HP 255 G1

Lenovo X220 vs HP 255 G1
Lenovo X220
2 core Intel Core i5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5"
HP 255 G1
2 core AMD E 1.48GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 220.68
Bigger Processor Cache
950g Lighter
Two More Processor Threads
A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Vastly Smaller Total Storage Capacity

DELL XPS 13 vs HP 255 G1

DELL XPS 13 vs HP 255 G1
DELL XPS 13
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 13.3"
HP 255 G1
2 core AMD E 1.48GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 899.00
Newer by 17 Months
79% Lighter
3MB Bigger Processor Cache
Bigger Internal Memory
Only One USB 2.0 Port
3.5h Shorter Battery Life
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