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HP 355 4 Core AMD a 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 2GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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At the office or on the road, stay connected with essential technologies that keep you productive. The durable construction with an all metal palm rest protects your PC from the rigors of mobile... More
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HP 355 G2 - HandsOn Review
HP ProBook 355 15 6 Inch Notebook  Review

13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net, Chip.de, notebookcheck.biz and notebookcheck.it the average expert rating of this notebook PC is 73%.

Owner Reviews Are Average

Users have rated this HP portable PC on average 77 out of 100.

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 3,456 expert and user reviews, HP has good reviews for its notebook PCs. HP also has good reviews specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range.

Good Battery Life

One HP 355 reviewer who purchased the product thought it had a good battery life. Expert website Notebookcheck.net rated the product 75 out of 100 and said “Can serve with good battery runtimes” in their review.

Reasonably Priced

One person said in their reviews that the HP 355 was cheap. Notebookcheck.net said two years ago “HP has added a well-conceived low-cost office laptop to its lineup” in their HP 355 review.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 355 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years also have a full-size keyboard.

Other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to consider include the ZBook 17[pl_2497662_price], or the EliteBook 745[pl_2441025_price] both from HP or the DELL Vostro 3460[plb_1412327_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 355 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including the W530[pl_1453057_price], or the G505s[pl_2478724_price] both from Lenovo or the HP ZBook 17[plb_2497662_price] which has better reviews.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Big Operating Vibration

The average operating vibration of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 355 is 0.6G. At 1.043 gravity, the HP 355 has a quite big operating vibration compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 355.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Narrow

The widths of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 355 range from 240mm to 430mm. The HP 355 is one of the narrowest notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 355 (only 261 millimeters) amongst laptops of this age.

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17 Reasons Against

Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the HP 355 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 8.4GB.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the Pavilion 17[pl_2353214_price], or the Pavilion 15-e070sa[pl_1628241_price] both from HP or the Packard Bell TE69KB[plb_2029964_price] which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the G50-45[pl_2471931_price] (6GB), the Z710[pl_2475040_price] (6GB), or the G505s[pl_2478724_price] (6GB) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 355 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP 355 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e[plb_3192090_price], the Toshiba Satellite P50t-B[plb_2561071_price], or the HP TouchSmart 15-g060nr[plb_2350174_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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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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Quite Small Processor Cache

The HP 355 has one of the smallest processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 41 watt-hours, the HP 355 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 355. The average battery capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 59Wh, and the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 100Wh.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 355 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the HP 355 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 355.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The HP 355 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this type and age the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.4 gigahertz, the HP 355 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the 355. Portable PCs of this age and spec have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 355 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the HP 355 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 355 have between two and eight battery cells, including the HP 355 which has four battery cells.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP 355 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 355 the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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Only Four Processor Threads

The HP 355 is a four processor thread laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 2 gigahertz, the HP 355 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 355. The average processor clock speed of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3GHz.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the HP Pavilion 17-f020us[plb_2350181_price], the Lenovo W530[plb_1460408_price], and the Toshiba NB10t-A[plb_2093594_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the EliteBook 745[pl_2388103_price] (2.1GHz), or the ProBook 645[pl_2659451_price] (2.1GHz) both from HP or the Lenovo G780[plb_2531100_price] (2.1GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Big Non-Operating Vibration

The smallest non-operating vibration of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 355 is 1G and the biggest is 3.5G. The HP 355 has a quite big non-operating vibration (3.5 gravity) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Big Non-Operating Shock

Notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have non-operating shocks of between 60G and 240G. The HP 355 has one of the bigger non-operating shocks (240 gravity) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 355

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 355 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the 355.

We compared this laptop to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105ea[pl_2198858_price], and the 255 G2[pl_2161747_price] both from HP or the Lenovo G505[plb_2354881_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Precision M6800[pl_2507934_price] (17"), or the Precision M6800[pl_2354918_price] (17.3") both from DELL or the Asus N750JK[plb_2672184_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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AMD a Processor Family

The HP 355 has an AMD A processor family which is better than most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP 355 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Pavilion 17[pl_2353214_price], and the ZBook 17[pl_1606856_price] both from HP or the Acer Aspire V5-122P[plb_1569231_price] is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the HP ZBook 17[plb_2499093_price] (512GB), the Fujitsu LifeBook E754[plb_2988449_price] (512GB), or the DELL Precision M2800[plb_2737132_price] (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the HP 355 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Alternative 2.3kg heavy laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Pavilion 15-n278sa[pl_2159984_price], the Pavilion 15-n274sa[pl_2158832_price], or the 355 G2[pl_2305218_price] all from HP.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on many processor core portable 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the G75[pl_1338970_price], and the N750JK[pl_2479195_price] both from Asus or the HP ZBook[plb_2499614_price] is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this HP portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung NP905S3G[plb_1609044_price] (SSD and higher rated), the HP ZBook 17[plb_2499093_price] (SSD and higher rated), or the Toshiba Satellite P50t-B[plb_2561071_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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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 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 Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
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
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(7)
28 November 2014

HP's 355 G2 is overall compelling. HP has added a well-conceived low-cost office laptop to its lineup. It provides a decent application performance and can serve with good battery runtimes . The...

14 December 2014

Très correct pour ce prix. HP demande 369 euros pour son 355 G2, un ordinateur portable tourné vers la bureautique proposant deux systèmes d'exploitation (Windows 7 Pro 64 bit et Windows 8 Pro... Read more…

15 December 2014

Degelijke computer, goede prijs. HP vraagt 369 euro voor zijn 355 GB. De koper krijgt voor zijn geld een office-laptop met twee besturingssystemen (Windows 7 Pro (64-bit), Windows 8 Pro (64-bit)),... Read more…

4 December 2014

Ordenador decente a buen precio. HP pide 369 Euros por su 355 G2. El comprador se lleva un portátil de oficina con dos sistemas operativos (Windows 7 Pro (64 bit), Windows 8 Pro (64 bit)), un... Read more…

10 December 2015

Im Test präsentiert sich das HP 355 G2 (L8B18ES) als wahres Ausstattungsmonster: Neben 8 GByte RAM und einer HDD mit 1 TByte Speicherplatz bietet der 15,6-Zoll-Laptop HDMI, USB 3.0 und einen...

Matte screen
Decent keyboard
Low temperatures
Two maintenance covers
Good battery life
Dark, low contrast screen w bluish cast
Fan can get very loud
12month warranty only
Donker, contrastarm scherm met blauwachtige waas
Ventilator kan erg luid worden
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User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 12 June 2015 by Bill

I worked at HP 1958-1993 and it's not what it used to be. This laptop was a backup for me. I'll try the free upgrade to win10 to see if it's what they say it is. If not I will win7Pro on it...

Reviewed 21 May 2015 by Filmd

The laptop runs painfully slow in Win 7. I knew from the specs it was no rocket but the price was a real bargain. I'm trying several Linux distros and will probably make this a dual boot machine... Read more…

Reviewed 17 May 2015 by Tonygdj

It is a great laptop for the money...

Reviewed 5 May 2015 by Sourabh

0 on performance. CPU usage reaches 100% on opening just 1 browser session. Wont even play youtube properly. Tried with all browsers. Wont withstand MacAfee anti virus as it runs snail slow motion... Read more…

Reviewed 25 April 2015 by RPHARES

Great resolution and bright screen. Tried to use MS 8.1 to no avail and put on Ubuntu 14 (buggy) but upgraded to 15 and it works great. My third AMD laptop from tiger. Gave my old one (6 years... Read more…

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