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

4 AMD a 1.5GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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Optimized for business-users on the go, this value-priced notebook is a smart choice for reliable computing. Keep up with the demands of mobile use thanks to a durable design. Complete tasks on... More
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UNBOXING LAPTOP HP 255 G2

8 Reasons For

HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the 255 also have a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook 755 is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 255 is a three USB 2.0 port laptop.

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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 were launched around the same time as it.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This portable PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Narrow

The average width of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 255 is 380mm, and the widths range from 240mm to 430mm. At only 376 millimeters, the HP 255 is quite narrow compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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15 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 notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 255 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 255 range from 1GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The HP 255 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.5 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Surface 3 (1.6GHz), or the Surface 3 (1.6GHz) both from Microsoft.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 255 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.2GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the 255.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55D ($648.99) (6GB), or the Lenovo G50-45 (8GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 255 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 255 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB. The HP 255 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type 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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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

At only 0.3 megapixels, the HP 255 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. The front camera resolutions of laptops of a similar age and spec to the 255 range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of this type and age range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 19GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the 255.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of this type and age have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 255.

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Very Small L2 Cache

The L2 caches of many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 2MB to 6MB. With a L2 cache of only 2 megabytes, the HP 255 has one of the smaller L2 caches amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The HP 255 is a four processor thread portable PC.

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Thick

The heights of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 range from 3.2mm to 180mm, and the average height is 29mm. The HP 255 is one of the thicker many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 255 (35.8 millimeters) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP 255

Released Over Three Years Ago

This many processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 255 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 255.

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AMD a Processor Family

The HP 255 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This HP notebook PC has an AMD A processor family, whereas most laptops of this age and spec have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the HP 255 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. 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
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
L2 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 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
Optical Drive
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G WiMAX
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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 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
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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Product Identifiers

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