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

4 AMD a 2GHz 4GB May 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 8.1,1 and key features for... More
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HP 255 G3 Quad Core Laptop Review
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 3,456 expert and owner reviews for HP laptops and found that on average HP has good ratings. 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 G3 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 G3 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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Light

The weights of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 255 G3 range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the HP 255 G3 is one of the lighter many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 255 G3 amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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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 age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 255 G3 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the 255 G3 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 255 G3 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Narrow

The widths of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the 255 G3 range from 240mm to 430mm. The HP 255 G3 is quite narrow (only 345 millimeters) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the 255 G3.

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17 Reasons Against

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 portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 G3 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the 255 G3 have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. The HP 255 G3 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the 255 G3.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Portable PCs of this age and type have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. With a total storage capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 G3.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 G3 is 4.8MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB. At only 2 megabytes, the HP 255 G3 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 255 G3.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The HP 255 G3 has a maximum memory slots of 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than a 2x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This portable PC's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is actually the worst memory slots across all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 255 G3.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is the best memory slots across similar types of portable PC.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 G3 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 255 G3 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 255 G3 range from 30Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh. The HP 255 G3 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 41 watt-hours) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The HP 255 G3 has a fairly low front camera resolution (only 0.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 255 G3. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the 255 G3 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 G3.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The HP 255 G3 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 255 G3. The average maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 255 G3 is 18GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The HP 255 G3 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.4 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 3.2GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The HP 255 G3 has one of the smallest hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this age and type have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 255 G3 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM. The HP 255 G3 has one of the slowest hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The HP 255 G3 is a four processor thread portable PC.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 255 G3

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the 255 G3 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP 255 G3 has a fairly standard processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the 255 G3.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the HP EliteBook 745[plb_2446437_price] (2.1GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The HP 255 G3 has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 17[plb_2320155_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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AMD a Processor Family

The HP 255 G3 has a better processor family than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC has an AMD A processor family, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of this age and spec. 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
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum 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
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out 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
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel RealSense Snapshot
Intel RealSense Technology
Intel RealSense 3D Camera
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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

(52)
Reviewed 20 September 2016 by Shery
(Verified Purchase)

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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp a45000, g4v02uaaba, hp a45000m, apple 255g3networkcardfa, apple 255g3networkcardfas, apple 255g3networkcardfast, apple 255g3networkcardfaste, apple 255g3networkcardfastet, apple 255g3networkcardfasteth, apple 255g3networkcardfastethe, apple 255g3networkcardfastether, apple 255g3networkcardfastethern, apple 255g3networkcardfastetherne, apple 255g3networkcardfastethernet
Barcodes 00888793108765, 00888793108772, 08887931087650, 08887931087728

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