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HP 255 4 Core AMD a 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.8GHz 4GB May 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 8.1,1 and key features for... More
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9 Reasons For

Popular Choice

Across all laptops, the 255 is one the fastest selling products currently available according to Amazon sales data.

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

HP has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the 255, the HP 255 has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to look at including the HP Pavilion 17-e098nr[plb_2019319_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the G505[pl_2085227_price], or the G505[pl_2354881_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the HP 255 has a front camera.

Other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the C55D[pl_1625605_price], or the C55D[pl_2198546_price] both from Toshiba.

Other portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at include the Lenovo G505[plb_2085227_price].

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Light

At only 2.2 kilograms, the HP 255 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 255. The average weight of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2.5kg.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.2kg heavy notebook PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP 255[plb_2320494_price] is also worth considering.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba C55D[plb_1625605_price] (2.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This notebook PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Narrow

Portable PCs of this type and age have widths of between 240mm and 430mm, and the average width is 380mm. With a width of only 345 millimeters, the HP 255 is quite narrow compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the 255.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.8 gigahertz, the HP 255 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1.8GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the HP 255[plb_2320494_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo Z50[plb_2964530_price] (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs of this type and age range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.2GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Toshiba C55D[plb_1625605_price], or the HP Pavilion 17-e098nr[plb_2019319_price].

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo Z50[plb_2964530_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255. The average total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 255 is 730GB.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the HP Pavilion 17-e098nr[plb_2019319_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the HP 255[plb_2446561_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire E5-521[plb_2900984_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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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 came out more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at including the Asus Transformer Book T100[plb_2964515_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the HP 255 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst portable PCs of this age. Many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 255 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.7MB.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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 frequently found memory slots.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the worst memory slots across all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 255 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 13MP. At only 0.3 megapixels, the HP 255 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the 255.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 255 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 19GB. The HP 255 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 255.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

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 many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 255 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The HP 255 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this type and age range from 250GB to 1.5TB. 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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Only Four Battery Cells

The HP 255 is a four battery cell count notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 5,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the HP 255's hard drive speed is one of the slowest amongst many processor core portable PCs 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 similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The HP 255 is a four processor thread laptop.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 255

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 255 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the C55D[pl_1625605_price], or the C55D[pl_2198546_price] both from Toshiba.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2353214_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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AMD a Processor Family

The HP 255 has an AMD A processor family which is better than most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that were released 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Toshiba C55D[plb_1625605_price], or the HP Pavilion 17-e098nr[plb_2019319_price] which is cheaper.

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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
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
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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
Microphone in 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
Windows Key
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 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

(11)
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...

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...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 20 September 2016 by Shery
(Verified Purchase)

Fast delivery ! great so far...

Reviewed 13 February 2016 by Roger F.

Purchased this laptop in August keeps freezing curser goes missing sending it back to Manufacture several problems HP225 G3 15.6" Inch Laptop...

Purchased this laptop in August keeps freezing curser goes missing sending it back to Manufacture several problems HP225 G3 15.6" Inch Laptop.

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 a45000, hp a45000m, apple 255g3networkcardfa, apple 255g3networkcardfas, apple 255g3networkcardfast, apple 255g3networkcardfaste, apple 255g3networkcardfastet, apple 255g3networkcardfasteth, apple 255g3networkcardfastethe, apple 255g3networkcardfastether, apple 255g3networkcardfastethern, apple 255g3networkcardfastetherne, apple 255g3networkcardfastethernet
Barcodes 00888793108789, 00888793108796, 00888793252345, 00888793252376, 00888793284896, 00889899625156, 08887931087896, 08887931087964
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