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HP 255 4 Core AMD a 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB 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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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the 255, the HP 255 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for more than two years, the HP 255 has a front camera.

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Light

Portable PCs of this type and age have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg. With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the HP 255 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 255.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook 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 similar time 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 notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This laptop has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on portable PCs of this age and type.

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

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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 typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of only 1.8 gigahertz, the HP 255 has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst laptops of this age. The processor frequencys of many processor cores laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 1GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Many processor cores laptops that were launched around the same time as the 255 have internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the HP ENVY m6[plb_2321038_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The HP 255 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 255. The total storage capacitys of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the 255 range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Asus NX500JK[plb_2898867_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HP 255 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of this spec and age also do 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 a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.7MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the HP 255 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst portable PCs of this age.

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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 the most frequently found memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM.

This laptop's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is actually the worst memory slots amongst all similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slots is the best memory slots amongst similar types of laptop.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 41 watt-hours, the HP 255 has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 30Wh to 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 64Wh.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other portable PCs that are a similar age to the 255 that we have checked, the front camera resolution (numeric) of the HP 255 of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the lowest. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 255 the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 13MP.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 255 range from 4GB to 32GB. The HP 255 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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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 portable PCs of a similar type and age to the 255. Laptops of a similar type and age to the 255 have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 255 is 250GB and the biggest is 2TB. When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 255 that we have assessed, the HP 255's hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

The HP 255 is a four number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the HP 255 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were launched around the same time as the 255. Many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the 255 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The HP 255 is a four processor threads laptop.

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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 pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 255.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the HP ENVY m6[plb_2321038_price] is also worth considering.

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AMD a Processor Family

The HP 255 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. This HP portable PC has an AMD A processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and type 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 comparable spec laptops that are a similar 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
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 Size
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
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
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
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
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

(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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