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HP 255 2 Core AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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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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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 3,995 owner and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its portable PCs. HP also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 255.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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13 Reasons Against

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

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

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the 255 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.35 gigahertz, the HP 255 has a very slow processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the 255 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the Asus P550CA[plb_2611468_price] (1.4GHz).

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The HP 255 has an AMD E processor family which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

The HP 255 is a one number of built-in speakers portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the 255 have between one and three number of built-in speakerss.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255, the HP 255's processor cache of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest. The average processor cache of portable PCs of this spec and age is 3MB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a very small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 have hard drive capacitys of between 250GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The HP 255 is a two processor threads laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the 255 have between two and three processor threadss.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HP 255 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 255 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 255

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the HP 255 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

The HP 255 has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 255.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo G500[plb_2580491_price] (6GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the HP 255 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 255.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 320 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 255.

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Specification

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Display
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Touchscreen
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Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
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Keyboard
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Pointing Device
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Cable Lock Slot
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Expert Reviews

(8)
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...

4 November 2014

A decent budget laptop useful for basic word processing and web browsing...

Bargain price
Ubuntu is versatile and intuitive
Decent ergonomics
Very affordable
Responsive
Potentially unfamiliar OS
Low power levels
Uninspiring looks
Awful screen
Restricted to less demanding tasks
17 September 2014

HP has clearly aimed low with the 255 G2, but in doing so, has hit the mark. Although its performance isn't great, it's hard to be really critical of this laptop, since it's very well priced and...

16 September 2014

We liked The G2 is one of the cheapest laptops I've ever tested, and while it's hardly a premium device, everything works where it counts. Thanks to having 4GB of memory, there was no noticeable...

27 March 2014

HP 255 G2 Because of its APU, the HP 255 G2 ranks at the bottom in terms of performance. It can be used for text processing, watching videos, Internet surfing and Skype. The notebook always works...

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 15 January 2015 by Tamas Opoczki

Hy! What kind of videocard has the laptop?

Reviewed 21 December 2014 by Peter Ausden
(Verified Purchase)

Good value if a little slow processor but great basic machine for everday requirements. Nice to have dvd facility.

Reviewed 11 October 2014 by PETER WALTERS

Was not impressed at. Its a pre-used item that u sold to me and there were signs on the screen to prove that. I feel so very cheated, do something about it else......

Reviewed 30 December 2013 by MH Computers | 2 Comments

In response to the review left by Les Fragnes, this particular laptop from HP should have been advertised as a Windows 8 Pro 64bit with a Windows 7 Pro 64bit downgrade.
This downgrade happens... Read more…

Reviewed 30 December 2013 by Mrs. Susan Dodsworth "SuzieDWong"
(Verified Purchase)

The laptop is a good general use one with a decent size screen and excellent speed for the money. Very pleased with product but the first attempt had to be returned as it arrived within an AMD... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp win7, hp j7e67, hp win7p, hp j7e67u, hp win7pr, hp j7e67up, hp win7pro
Barcodes 00888793369203, 08887933692036

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