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HP 255 G4

HP 255 G4 2 Core AMD E 1.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1.4GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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Work confidently on the durable HP 255 Notebook PC. It's equipped for business and ready for the road, with Windows 8.1 and impressively powerful AMD APUs. Enjoy this value-priced PC loaded with... More
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5 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 255 G4, the HP 255 G4 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the HP 255 G4 has 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 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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15 Reasons Against

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

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP 255 G4 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of laptops of this age and type is 2.2GHz. When compared to other similar spec laptops that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the HP 255 G4's processor clock speed of only 1.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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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 typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The HP 255 G4 has an AMD E processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

An AMD E processor family is in fact the worst processor family across all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 G4.

The best processor family across similar types of laptop is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The HP 255 G4 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us[plb_3010778_price] (6GB).

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Very Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the 255 G4 is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB. At only 1 megabyte, the HP 255 G4 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 255 G4.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 31 watt-hours, the HP 255 G4 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 255 G4. The average battery capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago is 46Wh.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The HP 255 G4 is a two processor thread portable PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the 255 G4 have between two and three processor threads.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 255 G4 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between two and eight battery cells, including the HP 255 G4 which has three battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 255 G4 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 255 G4 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the HP 255 G4 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 255 G4.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 G4 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 255 G4. The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 255 G4 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 typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 255 G4

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 255 G4 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including the Toshiba Satellite S50-B[plb_2756222_price] which has better reviews.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 G4 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 255 G4.

If this laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the T450s[pl_3046986_price] (512GB), or the X1 Carbon[pl_3081569_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the HP 255 G4 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the 255 G4.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo Ideapad 100-15IBY[plb_2913580_price] (2.1kg).

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Specification

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Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
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
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in 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
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Bundled Software
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
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
7 January 2016

The HP 255 G4 is a budget 15.6in Windows laptop with budget build and performance. We found no single serious flaw and it should get the job done eventually, making it ideal if you're on a tight...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp t6z33, hp t6z33u, hp t6z33up, hp t6z33upa, hp t6z33upab, hp t6z33upaba
Barcodes 00725184044786, 00889894151094, 00889894185969, 00889894306937, 00889894306944

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