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

2 AMD E 1.35GHz 2GB Jul 2014
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HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

HP medium processor core laptops have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs HP is one of the superior brands.

Fairly Big Screen Size

The HP 255 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This laptop has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most frequently found supported number of colours display on notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 this type and age also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 255 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the HP 255 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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21 Reasons Against

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

The HP 255 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 255 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB. When compared to other laptops of a similar age and type to the 255 that we have assessed the internal memory of, the HP 255's internal memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 320 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 255 is 530GB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 ($476.99) (500GB) which is also higher rated.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T420s (SSD).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 255 range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. When compared to other portable PCs of this age and spec that we have checked, the processor clock speed of the HP 255 of only 1.35 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Asus P550CA (1.4GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

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

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 320 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the 255. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the 255 is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 1.5TB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 255 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. The processor cache of the HP 255 of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the 255.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The HP 255 is a two processor thread laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between two and three processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 255 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 255 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 255 have battery capacities of between 5Wh and 4,400Wh. With a battery capacity of only 41 watt-hours, the HP 255 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

When compared to other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years that we have checked, the HP 255's front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the lowest. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB. The HP 255 has a very small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 255.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The HP 255 has a L2 processor cache which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most laptops that were released more than two years ago have a L3 processor cache.

A L2 processor cache is in fact the worst processor cache level across all medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the 255.

The best processor cache level across comparable types of portable PC is L3.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The HP 255 is a four battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 255 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the 255 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the HP 255 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP 255

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Weight

The HP 255 has a relatively average weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Asus R512CA (2.2kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel RealSense Snapshot
Intel RealSense Technology
Intel RealSense 3D Camera
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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