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HP 255 G3

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

2 AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB Sep 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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11 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 31 owner reviews the average owner rating of this portable PC is 88%. This HP portable PC in the top 16% of all the laptops of a similar spec and age when ranked by user rating.

Easy to Use

Three HP 255 G3 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Peter M wrote in his review of the HP 255 G3 on Amazon “Easy to use”.

HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core laptops produced by HP have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Battery Life

A number of HP 255 G3 owners reckoned that the product had a good battery life. In November last year B. P. Hutchings said on Amazon “One down side is the battery is supposed”.

Good Product Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that the HP 255 G3 was good quality. Keith Farnington said in his review of this laptop on Amazon “Great service and great quality thank you keith farnington”.

Good for Gaming

One person concluded that it was good for gaming. T. Doran scored it very highly and mentioned in their review of this laptop on Amazon “Light, portable for my college student, good for studies and gaming! Arrived promptly”.

16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This notebook PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most frequently found supported number of colours display on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 G3 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the G500, and the G500 both from Lenovo or the HP Probook 450 is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 G3 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 255 G3.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the G500, and the G500 both from Lenovo or the HP Probook 450 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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18 Reasons Against

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

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP 255 G3 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At only 320 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the 255 G3.

There are a number of other 320GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo X220, or the DELL Latitude 3330.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G50-70 (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 comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age 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.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the X220, and the G500 both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the HP Stream 11 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.35 gigahertz, the HP 255 G3 has one of the slowest processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G50-70 (1.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of this spec and age.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The HP 255 G3 has an AMD E processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. Across all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the 255 G3 the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 G3.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including the Lenovo X220, the HP 250, or the DELL Latitude 3330 which is cheaper.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the HP 255 G3 has a very small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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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 capacity amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the 255 G3 the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 1.5TB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The HP 255 G3 is a two processor thread notebook PC.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 255 G3 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The HP 255 G3 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The HP 255 G3 has a quite small battery capacity (only 41 watt-hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the 255 G3. The battery capacities of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 5Wh to 4,400Wh.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 255 G3 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The HP 255 G3 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The HP 255 G3 has a L2 processor cache which is better than most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have a L3 processor cache.

This portable PC's processor cache level (L2) is in fact the worst processor cache level across all medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

Across similar types of portable PC the best processor cache level is L3.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 255 G3

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 255 G3 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Alternative 15.6" laptops currently available which you might want to consider include the HP Probook 450 which is cheaper.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the HP 255 G3 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 255 G3.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Asus R512CA.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the HP 250 (2.2kg and 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
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
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
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
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 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

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp win7, hp j7e67, hp win7p, hp j7e67u, hp win7pr, hp j7e67up, hp win7pro
Barcodes 00888793569535
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