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HP 255 G2

HP 255 G2 4 Core AMD a 1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1GHz 4GB Feb 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
Complete tasks and get connected on the value-priced HP 255. Loaded with AMD technology, multimedia tools, and Windows 8.1, this notebook helps you get the job done. The durable chassis helps... More
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5 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP has good average ratings for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 G2 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the 255 G2.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the 255 G2, the HP 255 G2 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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16 Reasons Against

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

The HP 255 G2 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speed of the HP 255 G2 of only 1 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 255 G2. The slowest processor clock speed of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1GHz and the fastest is 3GHz.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 10 (£169.97) (1.33GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other laptops of this spec and age that we have assessed the internal memory of, the HP 255 G2's internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 255 G2 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 G2 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The total storage capacity of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 G2 range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz. The HP 255 G2 has a very slow maximum turbo frequency (only 1.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 255 G2, the HP 255 G2 does 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 typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of laptops of a similar type and age to the 255 G2 range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB. The HP 255 G2 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the HP 255 G2 is 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than a 2x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most common memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is actually the worst memory slots across all notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 255 G2 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 255 G2 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 G2 is 59Wh, and the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity of only 41 watt-hours, the HP 255 G2 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 255 G2.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The HP 255 G2 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the 255 G2. Many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the 255 G2 have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 2TB.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The HP 255 G2 is a four battery cell count portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The HP 255 G2 is a four processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between four and seven processor threads.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 255 G2

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this many processor core laptop was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 255 G2 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the 255 G2.

If this laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the MSI GS70 (17").

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the HP 255 G2 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 255 G2.

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AMD a Processor Family

The HP 255 G2 has an AMD A processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery 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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp f0z60, hp f0x60, hp f0x60e, hp a45000, hp f0z60e, f0z57eaabu, hp a45000m, hp f0z60ea, hp f0x60ea, hp f0z60eaa, hp f0x60eaa, hp f0x60eaab, hp f0z60eaab, hp f0z60eaabu, hp f0x60eaabu
Barcodes 00620947278500, 00888182394052

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