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

4 AMD E 1.5GHz 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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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Many processor cores laptops built by HP have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just many processor cores laptops) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the 255, the HP 255 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the HP 255 has a front camera.

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Light

At only 2.2 kilograms, the HP 255 is fairly light compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average weight of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2.5kg.

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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 the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on many processor cores laptops that have been around 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 typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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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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15 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 laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz. At only 1.5 gigahertz, the HP 255 has a very slow processor frequency compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the 255.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The HP 255 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an AMD E processor family, whereas most many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 255 is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to 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 one of the smaller internal memorys amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the HP ENVY m6[plb_2321038_price] (6GB and higher rated).

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The HP 255 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago. The total storage capacitys of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 64Wh. At only 31 watt-hours, the HP 255 has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 255.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of portable PCs of this age and type is 4.7MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB. The HP 255 has a fairly small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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.

This notebook PC's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is in fact the worst memory slots across all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 255.

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

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The HP 255 is a three number of battery cells notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of laptops of this age and type is 790GB, and the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 2TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a very small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 255 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The HP 255 has a fairly slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 255.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The HP 255 is a four processor threads laptop. Most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been around for more than two years have between four and seven processor threadss.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 255

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the 255.

Average Display Diagonal

The HP 255 has a fairly typical display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think the HP ENVY m6[plb_2321038_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. 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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