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HP 255 4 Core AMD a 1.8GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.8GHz 4GB 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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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average HP many processor cores laptops have good ratings as do all portable PCs manufactured by HP.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 range from 32GB to 2TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 255 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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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 are a comparable age 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 laptops of a comparable age and type to the 255 also have a front camera.

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Light

Across all the many processor cores laptops that have been available for a similar time to the 255 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg. At only 2.2 kilograms, the HP 255 is quite light compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the 255.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 255 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 255. The smallest hard drive capacity of many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 255 is 250GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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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 that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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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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12 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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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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of many processor cores laptops that were launched around the same time as the 255 is 1GHz and the fastest is 3GHz. 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 laptops that were launched around the same time as the 255.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the HP ENVY m6[plb_2321038_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 255 the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 30Wh to 2,700Wh. When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 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.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HP 255 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops of this age and type 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 typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the 255 is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.7MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the HP 255 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were launched around the same time as the 255.

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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 portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slots is actually the worst memory slots amongst all many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the 255.

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

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The HP 255 is a three number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other many processor cores laptops that were launched more than two years ago have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 255 is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the HP 255 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the 255.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

Most many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 255 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

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

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 laptops of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the HP ENVY m6[plb_2321038_price] which has better reviews.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops 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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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
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)
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
Certificates
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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£ 289.00
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