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HP 255 G3 2 Core AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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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 8.1,1 and key features for... More
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16 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, PC Advisor.co.uk and XSreviews.co.uk this medium processor core notebook PC has an average expert rating of 76 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Owners have rated this notebook PC on average 86 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Several HP 255 G3 owners mentioned that this laptop was good value for money. 5 Bars! mentioned in their HP 255 G3 review on Amazon “Excellent Value!”. Anthony Herbert Daniels mentioned on Amazon “This laptop is a good buy at a reasonable price”. Dave Lupton rated the product 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this laptop on Amazon “Great value for money”.

Some people reckoned that this laptop was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Cheap, cheap” in their HP 255 G3 review. Last year Davide Aliotta wrote in their HP 255 G3 review on Amazon “I had to imagine for how cheap it was”. In December last year Raymond Rose gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “Very pleased with no nonsense deal, computer works excellent” in his HP 255 G3 review.

A few people who reviewed it reckoned that it was cheap. Robert K. wrote in his review of the HP 255 G3 “My next step is to find out how to get away from Windows altogether, without spending a fortune on a Mac based machine” . Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “Illustrating that Intel doesn't quite have a 100 percent monopoly on processors to power Windows PCs, AMD still makes chips that we find in slower and less efficient budget laptops” in their HP 255 G3 review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Last year Xsreviews.co.uk said on XSreviews.co.uk “The HP255 G3 is a low-cost AMD-powered laptop, provided this time with Ubuntu Linux from Ebuyer” in their review of the HP 255 G3 and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

Some people who reviewed the HP 255 G3 considered that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer said “It's great for the Old's to use - inbuild webcam”. Peter M mentioned “Easy to use, nicely made, does just what I need” in his review of this laptop and rated the product as excellent. Sid wrote in his review of the HP 255 G3 on Amazon last year “Easy to use and looks great”.

One person wrote that the product was easy to setup.

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Nice Design

Two customers who reviewed the product thought it was a good design.

One HP 255 G3 reviewer who reviewed the product said that it was good looking. Last year expert website Trustedreviews.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned “Boasting only a functional rather than eye-catching design” in their review of the HP 255 G3.

One HP 255 G3 owner who bought it mentioned that it was neat. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert review site Trusted Reviews “The HP 255 G3 nevertheless represents decent value for money – and serves as a neat introduction to the promising Ubuntu OS” in their HP 255 G3 review.

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Robust

Two HP 255 G3 owners who bought it concluded that it was well made. Amazon Customer said “The rest of the build is great”. In December last year Xsreviews.co.uk mentioned on XSreviews.co.uk “Solid design” in their review of this laptop.

One customer thought the HP 255 G3 was strong and durable.

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HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

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Good Technical Features

One person concluded that the product had good features. Techradar.com gave this laptop a score of 4 stars and said on expert review site Techradar in December last year “The HP 255 G3 laptop is a bland-looking notebook with a fairly impressive feature set” in their review of the HP 255 G3.

Good Product Quality

One HP 255 G3 reviewer thought it was good quality. Keith Farnington wrote “Great service and great quality thank you keith farnington” and scored it 5 stars.

Good for Gaming

One person thought this laptop was good for gaming. T. Doran wrote “Light, portable for my college student, good for studies and gaming! Arrived promptly” in their review of this laptop.

Good Battery Life

Several people who bought this laptop considered that it had a good battery life. In December last year B. P. Hutchings wrote on Amazon “One down side is the battery is supposed” in their HP 255 G3 review.

Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year is 11", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 255 G3 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 255 G3.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 G3 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the HP 255 G3 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 typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most laptops of this type and age have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the HP 255 G3 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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18 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One HP 255 G3 reviewer thought this laptop was not heavy and bulky. Xsreviews.co.uk said on XSreviews.co.uk “Big and heavy for a modern laptop” in their review of the HP 255 G3.

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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

The HP 255 G3 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. 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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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.35 gigahertz, the HP 255 G3 has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 255 G3. The average processor clock speed of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 255 G3 is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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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 G3 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. This portable PC has an AMD E processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

An AMD E processor family is in fact the worst processor family amongst all comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 255 G3.

An Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family is the best processor family amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 255 G3 is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Medion Akoya E6415[plb_2882074_price] (6GB), or the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (6GB).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. At only 31 watt-hours, the HP 255 G3 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 255 G3.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The HP 255 G3 is a two processor thread portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 255 G3 have between two and three processor threads.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago, the HP 255 G3 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the HP 255 G3 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 255 G3 is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP 255 G3 is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The HP 255 G3 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 255 G3 is 13GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 255 G3.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The HP 255 G3 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 255 G3. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 255 G3 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the 255 G3. The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 255 G3 is 5GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 255 G3

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the 255 G3.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 255 G3.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the X1 Carbon[pl_3081569_price] (512GB), or the T450s[pl_3046986_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the HP 255 G3 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 255 G3.

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Specification

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Full HD
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Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
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SmartCard Slot
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DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
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Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
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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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel RealSense Snapshot
Intel RealSense Technology
Intel RealSense 3D Camera
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Expert Reviews

(8)
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...

16 December 2014

Illustrating that Intel doesn't quite have a 100 percent monopoly on processors to power Windows PCs, AMD still makes chips that we find in slower and less efficient budget laptops . The HP 255 G3... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 January 2016 by Mame mareme badji
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