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HP 255 2 Core AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB Jun 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 and key features for... More
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Good Brand

HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs HP is one of the better rated brands.

Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the 255.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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13 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.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the 255 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age. 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 too bad for you then you might want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speed of the HP 255 of only 1.35 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst portable PCs of this age and spec. The average processor clock speed of laptops of this age and type is 2.1GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Asus P550CA (1.4GHz).

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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 typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The HP 255 has an AMD E processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. The best processor family of all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 255 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 255 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 255 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255, the processor cache of the HP 255 of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The HP 255 is a two processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between two and three processor threads.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

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

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The HP 255 has a L2 processor cache which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. 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 amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 255

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this HP laptop was released.

Average Screen Size

The HP 255 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 255.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB).

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Average Weight

The HP 255 has a fairly typical weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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)
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included

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
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Fast delivery ! great so far...

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Reviewed 21 January 2016 by Mame mareme badji
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Reviewed 21 January 2016 by Mame mareme badji
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