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HP 255 G3 2 Core AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB Sep 2014
Processor Cores Processor Family Processor Frequency Internal Memory Release Date
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 8.1,1 and key features for... More
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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 3,995 user and expert reviews for HP portable PCs and found that on average HP has good reviews. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

16.78 Million Colours Display Number of Colours

This notebook PC has a 16.78 million colours display number of colours, which is the most commonly found display number of colours on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 G3 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 G3 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 G3 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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 frequently found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age 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 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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16 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

The HP 255 G3 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop 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 around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The HP 255 G3 has one of the slowest processor frequencys (only 1.35 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 255 G3 have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The HP 255 G3 has a better processor family than most comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago. This HP notebook PC has an AMD E processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 255 G3 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 G3 the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The HP 255 G3 has a quite small processor cache (only 1 megabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 255 G3. The average processor cache of notebook PCs of this type and age is 3MB.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this spec and age have hard drive capacitys of between 250GB and 1.5TB.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

Most laptops that are a similar age to the 255 G3 have between two and three processor threadss, including the HP 255 G3 which has two processor threadss.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The HP 255 G3 has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) (only 41 watt-hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the 255 G3. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 255 G3 is 49Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 G3, the HP 255 G3 does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of a comparable type and age to the 255 G3 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 255 G3

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the 255 G3 over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The HP 255 G3 has a relatively standard display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

The HP 255 G3 has a relatively standard weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 255 G3.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 320 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the 255 G3.

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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
Panel Type
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
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
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
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 Output Voltage
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

Expert Reviews

(8)
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...

16 December 2014

Illustrating that Intel doesn't quite have a 100 percent monopoly on processors to power Windows PCs, AMD still makes chips that we find in slower and less efficient budget laptops . The HP 255 G3... Read more…

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User Reviews

(52)
Reviewed 20 September 2016 by Shery
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Fast delivery ! great so far...

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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

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp win7, hp win7p, hp win7pr, hp win7pro
Barcodes 00888793569535

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