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HP 355 G2 4 Core AMD a 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.8GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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At the office or on the road, stay connected with essential technologies that keep you productive. The durable construction with an all metal palm rest protects your PC from the rigors of mobile... More
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Average Expert Reviews

Seven experts from sites including notebookcheck.net, Chip.de, notebookcheck.biz and notebookcheck.it have rated this portable PC on average 73 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 11 owner reviews this HP laptop has an overall owner rating of 77 out of 100.

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

Good Battery Life

One customer who reviewed the HP 355 G2 concluded that it had a good battery life. Notebookcheck.net said “Can serve with good battery runtimes”.

Reasonably Priced

One customer said in their reviews that it was cheap. Three years ago Notebookcheck.net wrote “HP has added a well-conceived low-cost office laptop to its lineup” in their review of the HP 355 G2.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the HP 355 G2 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Samsung NP350V5C[plb_1411290_price], the HP ZBook[plb_2499614_price], and the Lenovo Edge E540[plb_2504840_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 355 G2 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the 355 G2.

Other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung NP350V5C[plb_1411290_price], the Acer Aspire E3-112[plb_2504398_price], or the Lenovo G780[plb_2531100_price].

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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 similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Very Big Operating Vibration

The operating vibrations of portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 0.5G to 1.1G. When compared to other laptops that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the HP 355 G2's operating vibration of 1.043 gravity is one of the biggest.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This laptop has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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20 Reasons Against

Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 355 G2 is 1GHz and the fastest is 3GHz. At only 1.8 gigahertz, the HP 355 G2 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 1.8GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the Satellite L50D-B[pl_2292356_price], and the Satellite L50D-B[pl_2279135_price] both from Toshiba which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor frequency then you might want to consider the F751MA[pl_2539894_price] (1.83GHz), or the X551MA[pl_2656314_price] (1.83GHz) both from Asus or the Acer Aspire ES1-512[plb_2688052_price] (1.83GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as the 355 G2 have internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the HP 355 G2 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the 355 G2.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the W540[pl_2054244_price], or the T520[pl_1630533_price] both from Lenovo or the Asus X551MA[plb_2250478_price].

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite C55D[plb_2700638_price] (6GB and higher rated), the HP ENVY m6[plb_2321038_price] (6GB and higher rated), or the Lenovo G505s[plb_2478724_price] (6GB and higher rated).

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The HP 355 G2 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 500 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago is 730GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2TB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Edge E545[pl_2078418_price], or the E540[pl_2130991_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL Precision M6700[plb_1410333_price].

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Yoga 2[pl_2329531_price] (508GB and higher rated), or the ThinkPad W541[pl_2743936_price] (512GB and higher rated) both from Lenovo or the DELL Precision M2800[plb_2737132_price] (512GB and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the 355 G2, the HP 355 G2 does not have a touchscreen.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a touchscreen that you might also want to consider include the Zenbook Touch U500VZ[pl_1554843_price], the N550JK[pl_2513098_price], or the N550JK[pl_2648302_price] all from Asus which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the HP 355 G2 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 355 G2 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The HP 355 G2 has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) (only 41 watt-hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago is 64Wh.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the 355 G2 the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 19GB. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 355 G2, the HP 355 G2's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of this type and age have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the HP 355 G2 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 2.4 gigahertz, the HP 355 G2 has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst laptops of this age.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The HP 355 G2 has a L2 processor cache which is better than most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to it have a L3 processor cache.

A L2 processor cache is in fact the worst processor cache level across all laptops of this age and type.

Across comparable types of laptop the best processor cache level is L3.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 355 G2 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the HP 355 G2 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

The HP 355 G2 is a four number of battery cells notebook PC. Most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for more than two years have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the 355 G2 is 250GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 790GB. The HP 355 G2 has a very small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 355 G2 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 355 G2 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The HP 355 G2 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 355 G2 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The HP 355 G2 is a four processor threads portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 355 G2 have between four and seven processor threadss.

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Very Big Non-Operating Vibration

When compared to other many processor cores laptops that were launched around the same time as the 355 G2 that we have checked the non-operating vibration of, the HP 355 G2's non-operating vibration of 3.5 gravity is one of the biggest. The average non-operating vibration of many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the 355 G2 is 1.2G, and the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 3.5G.

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Very Big Non-Operating Shock

The smallest non-operating shock of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 355 G2 is 60G and the biggest is 240G. When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the 355 G2 that we have checked, the non-operating shock of the HP 355 G2 of 240 gravity is one of the biggest.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 355 G2

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this many processor cores portable PC was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the HP 355 G2 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the 355 G2.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think the MSI GE60[plb_2305231_price], the HP Pavilion 15-n274sa[plb_2158832_price], and the Fujitsu Celsius H730[plb_2142973_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the MSI GS70[plb_2308238_price] (17"), the DELL Precision M6800[plb_2507934_price] (17"), or the HP ZBook 17[plb_2689135_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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AMD a Processor Family

The HP 355 G2 has an AMD A processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most many processor cores laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the HP 355 G2 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the 355 G2.

We compared all the other 2.3kg heavy portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Pavilion 15-n268sa[pl_2159992_price], and the Pavilion 15-n278sa[pl_2159984_price] both from HP or the Toshiba Satellite P50t-B[plb_2252027_price] is also worth considering.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC 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.

There are a number of alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to look at including the DELL Precision M6700[plb_1410333_price], the Acer Aspire ES1[plb_2493030_price], or the HP ZBook[plb_2499613_price] which has better reviews.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Zenbook Touch U500VZ[pl_1554843_price] (SSD), or the N550JK[pl_2636187_price] (SSD) both from Asus or the DELL Precision M6800[plb_2507934_price] (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
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
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
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 HD Graphics
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel® Wireless-AC Technology
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi)
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology
Intel® Unite™
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
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Bag Included
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
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

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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