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HP 255 2 Core AMD E 1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1GHz 4GB Feb 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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HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

HP medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops HP is one of the superior manufacturers.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the HP 255 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 are a comparable age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The HP 255 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 255 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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15 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 portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 255 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type. 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 255 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3GHz. The HP 255 has one of the slowest processor frequencys (only 1 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The HP 255 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This portable PC has an AMD E processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

An AMD E processor family is actually the worst processor family across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 255.

Across comparable types of laptop the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the 255 is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 255.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 255 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the HP 255 has one of the smallest processor caches amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The HP 255 has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) (only 31 watt-hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 255. The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the 255 is 23Wh, the biggest is 120Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 45Wh.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The HP 255 is a two processor threads portable PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 have between two and three processor threadss.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HP 255 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

Most notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the HP 255 which has three number of battery cellss.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 255 have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 2MP. With a front camera resolution (numeric) of only 0.3 megapixels, the HP 255 has one of the lower front camera resolution (numeric)s amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 255. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 255 the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 255

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the HP 255 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 255.

If this laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The HP 255 has a pretty standard weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 255.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.2kg heavy notebook PCs and we think the Asus X551CA[plb_2045549_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Memory
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Memory Form Factor
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Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
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 (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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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