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HP 255 4 Core AMD a 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.5GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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Optimized for business-users on the go, this value-priced notebook is a smart choice for reliable computing. Keep up with the demands of mobile use thanks to a durable design. Complete tasks on... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP has good average ratings for its many processor cores laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 255 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

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Light

The lightest many processor cores portable PC that has been on the market for around the same time as the 255 is 430g heavy and the heaviest is 4.8kg. The HP 255 is one of the lighter many processor cores laptops that came out more than two years ago (only 2.2 kilograms) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

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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 typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most many processor cores laptops that were launched more than two years ago 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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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12 Reasons Against

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

Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to 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 laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 255 the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 3GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.5 gigahertz, the HP 255 has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of laptops of a comparable type and age to the 255 is 8.4GB. The HP 255 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age that we have assessed the battery capacity (Watt hours) of, the HP 255's battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 31 watt-hours is one of the smallest. The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 30Wh, the biggest is 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 64Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 255 do not have a touchscreen. The HP 255 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

The HP 255 has a maximum memory slots of 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than the most frequently found memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slots is actually the worst memory slots amongst all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 255.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slots is the best memory slots across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

Most comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years 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)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of only 0.3 megapixels, the HP 255 has a quite low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 255. The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as 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 average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the 255 is 19GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 4GB to 32GB. The HP 255 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the 255.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The HP 255 has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys (only 8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The maximum internal memorys of laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 255 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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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 standard display diagonal compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this laptop display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP 17 G2[plb_2985052_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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AMD a Processor Family

The HP 255 has an AMD A processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 255.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on portable PCs of a comparable type and 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Headphone Connectivity
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
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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Product Identifiers

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