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HP 255 4 Core AMD a 1.8GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.8GHz 2GB Jun 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, and key features for... More
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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP is one of the better rated portable PC brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and HP also has good reviews for its many processor cores notebook PCs.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 255 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the HP 255 has a front camera.

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Light

Across all the many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg. With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the HP 255 is one of the lighter notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The HP 255 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC.

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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 portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of laptops of a similar age and spec to the 255 is 8.4GB. The internal memory of the HP 255 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on many processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 is 2.2GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.8 gigahertz, the HP 255 has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 255.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Laptops that were released more than two years ago have total storage capacitys of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Asus NX500JK[plb_2898867_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 31 watt-hours, the HP 255 has one of the smallest battery capacity (Watt hours)s amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 65Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the 255, the HP 255 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the 255 is 4.7MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB. At only 2 megabytes, the HP 255 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 255.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the 255 have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the HP 255 which has three number of battery cellss.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacitys of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 255 range from 320GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB. When compared to other many processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 that we have checked, the HP 255's hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The HP 255 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 255. The hard drive speeds of laptops that were released around the same time as the 255 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between four and seven processor threadss, including the HP 255 which has four processor threadss.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 255

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Display Diagonal

The HP 255 has a pretty average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the 255.

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AMD a Processor Family

The HP 255 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an AMD A processor family, whereas most laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. 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.

If the storage medium of this HP portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Samsung NP905S3G[plb_1609044_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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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
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Camera
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
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
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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)
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card

Expert Reviews

(11)
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...

23 November 2015

The 255 G3 makes sensible sacrifices in performance and display to hit a low price point without taking away too much. While Ubuntu Linux may not be your first choice, it's a viable alternative to...

Very cheap, but doesnt feel very cheap
Keyboard and trackpad are great for the price
Displays viewing angles are reasonable
Low cost
Rugged design
Performance is lamentable
Everything takes a little longer
No day-long battery life here like some newer Intel models
Big and heavy for a modern laptop
Terrible screen
13 July 2015

Lacking in processing muscle and boasting only a functional rather than eye-catching design, the HP 255 G3 nevertheless represents decent value for money ? and serves as a neat introduction to the...

7 February 2015

The HP 255 G3 laptop is a bland-looking notebook with a fairly impressive feature set. It's affordable, doesn't look cheap, and does what it's meant to do...

6 February 2015

The HP 255 G3 laptop is a bland-looking notebook with a fairly impressive feature set. It's affordable, doesn't look cheap, and does what it's meant to do...

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User Reviews

(58)
Reviewed 20 September 2016 by Shery
(Verified Purchase)

Fast delivery ! great so far...

Reviewed 13 February 2016 by Roger F.

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Reviewed 21 January 2016 by Mame mareme badji
(Verified Purchase)

I'm very happy about this etem same as it is seeing...

Reviewed 21 January 2016 by Mame mareme badji
(Verified Purchase)

I'm very happy about this etem same as it is seeing...

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00888793252666, 00888793252833, 00888793358863

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