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HP 255 G1 2 Core AMD E 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1.7GHz 4GB Aug 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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HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all HP portable PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases HP had good ratings compared to other brands.

16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This laptop has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most commonly found supported number of colours display on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 G1 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 G1 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 255 G1 also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 255 G1 the DVD+R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x. With a DVD+R double layer read speed of 8 CD-speeds, the HP 255 G1 has one of the faster DVD+R double layer read speeds amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Very Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

When compared to other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the HP 255 G1's DVD-R double layer read speed of 8 CD-speeds is one of the fastest. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 255 G1 the DVD-R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x, and the average DVD-R double layer read speed is 6.6x.

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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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 255 G1 is a three USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 255 G1 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

The operating vibration of the HP 255 G1 of 1.043 gravity is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 255 G1. The smallest operating vibration of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 255 G1 is 0.5G, the biggest is 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.3G.

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Six Battery Cells

The HP 255 G1 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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16 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 255 G1 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the HP 255 G1 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Inspiron 15 7537 (1.8GHz), or the Inspiron 15 3521 (1.8GHz) both from DELL or the Asus X552CL (£465.95) (1.8GHz).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The HP 255 G1 has a better processor family than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an AMD E processor family, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Laptops of this age and spec processor families range from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 G1 is 12GB. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the HP 255 G1 of only 6 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst laptops of a similar spec and age to the 255 G1.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 G1 range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. When compared to other laptops of a similar spec and age to the 255 G1 that we have assessed, the processor cache of the HP 255 G1 of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 12GB. At only 6 gigabytes, the HP 255 G1 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 255 G1 have between two and three processor threads, including the HP 255 G1 which has two processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a similar age and type to the 255 G1 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP 255 G1 is no exception to this as it too does 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 portable PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has a L2 processor cache, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have a L3 processor cache.

A L2 processor cache is in fact the worst processor cache level across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 255 G1.

A L3 processor cache is the best processor cache level amongst similar types of laptop.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Thick

The thinnest medium processor core notebook PC that has been available for around the same time as the 255 G1 is 2.4mm thick, the thickest is 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. The height of the HP 255 G1 of 35.8 millimeters is one of the thickest amongst laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 255 G1, the non-operating vibration of the HP 255 G1 of 3.5 gravity is one of the biggest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 G1 have non-operating vibrations of between 1G and 160G.

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Very Big Non-Operating Shock

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G. When compared to other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 255 G1 that we have assessed, the non-operating shock of the HP 255 G1 of 240 gravity is one of the biggest.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 255 G1

Released Over Three Years Ago

This laptop was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 255 G1 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the HP 255 G1 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the 255 G1.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 G1 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If you want a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP 255 G1 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 255 G1.

Alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420 (£229.90).

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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 Thread
Processor Model
Memory
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
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
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp h6r11, hp h6r11e, h6r11eauuw, hp h6r11ea, h6r25eauuw
Barcodes 00821158975206, 00887758974926, 00887758974933, 00887758974971, 00887758975039, 00887758975206, 00888182015995, 00888182159491, 00888182393789

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