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HP 255 4 Core AMD a 1.5GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.5GHz 4GB Sep 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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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP many processor cores laptops have good ratings on average and across all laptops HP is one of the better rated brands.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 255 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst laptops of this age. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of this age and type is 730GB.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the 255 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 255, the HP 255 has a front camera.

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Light

The weights of many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 255 range from 430g to 4.8kg. With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the HP 255 is quite light compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 255, the hard drive capacity of the HP 255 of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest. Across all the many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 2TB.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on many processor cores laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the HP 255 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This portable PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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14 Reasons Against

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

Most many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the HP 255 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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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 many processor cores laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The HP 255 has one of the slowest processor frequencys (only 1.5 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 255 the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 3GHz.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of laptops of this age and type is 8.4GB, and the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 255 has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HP 255 does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the HP 255 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 255. The smallest processor cache of many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2MB and the biggest is 8MB.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

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

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slots is in fact the worst memory slots amongst all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the 255.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the best memory slots is 4x SO-DIMM.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The HP 255 has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) (only 41 watt-hours) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the 255. Laptops of a similar type and age to the 255 have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 30Wh and 2,700Wh.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At only 0.3 megapixels, the HP 255 has a quite low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for more than two years. The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 255 is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 13MP.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The HP 255 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the 255 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 19GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 255 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. The HP 255 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 255 is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the HP 255 has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to the 255 have between four and seven processor threadss, including the HP 255 which has four processor threadss.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 255

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 comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the 255.

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AMD a Processor Family

The HP 255 has an AMD A processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most many processor cores laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs 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

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
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
Panel Type
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
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
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
WWAN
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
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
Windows Keys
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)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel RealSense Snapshot
Intel® RealSense Technology
Intel RealSense 3D Camera
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
Password Protection
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
Other Features

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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