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HP 255 2 Core AMD E 1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1GHz 4GB Feb 2015
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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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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including Techradar, notebookcheck.net, itpro.co.uk and pcforalla.idg.se the average expert rating of this notebook PC is 72%.

HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all HP laptops and also specifically for HP medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases HP had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was quiet. Notebookcheck.net mentioned “The notebook always works quietly - once you disabled the option "Fan always on" in” in their review of this laptop and scored it 4 stars.

Easy to Use

One HP 255 owner concluded that it was easy to use. Itpro.co.uk wrote two years ago “Ubuntu is versatile and intuitive” in their HP 255 review.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased it considered that it was ergonomic. Itpro.co.uk wrote “Decent ergonomics” in their review.

Good Size

One HP 255 owner thought it was heavy and bulky. Two years ago Techradar.com wrote on expert website Techradar “It goes without saying that the HP 255 G2 isn't a computer intended for any kind of heavy use” in their review of this laptop and rated the HP 255 80 out of 100.

Fairly Big Screen Size

The HP 255 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 255. The screen sizes of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including the HP 15, the Toshiba Satellite S50-B, or the Lenovo G50 which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Aspire VN7 (17.3"), or the Aspire VN7-791G (17.3") both from Acer or the Lenovo G70-80 (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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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 around for more than a year also have a full-size keyboard.

Other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider include the Asus S200E, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z70-80, or the Acer Aspire E5-771 which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the 255.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the X250, or the E550 both from Lenovo or the Asus S200E which has better reviews.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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19 Reasons Against

Owner Reviews Are Poor

This notebook PC has an average owner rating of 63% based on 6 owner reviews. Users don't rate this medium processor core notebook PC very highly.

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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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 portable PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs that are a comparable 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Asus S200E, the Lenovo T450s, or the HP ProBook 455 G2 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Lenovo T540p (SSD and higher rated), the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD and higher rated), or the HP Elitebook Folio 1020 G1 (SSD and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1 gigahertz, the HP 255 has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 255. The processor clock speeds of laptops that were released one year ago range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

We compared all the other 1GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo G505 is also worth considering.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Elitebook Folio 1020 G1 (1.1GHz and higher rated), or the EliteBook Folio 1020 (1.1GHz and higher rated) both from HP or the Lenovo G50-45 (1.35GHz and higher rated).

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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 commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The HP 255 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an AMD E processor family, whereas most portable PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

This portable PC's processor family (AMD E) is actually the worst processor family across all laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255.

An Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family is the best processor family across comparable types of portable PC.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 255. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 255 range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus S200E, the Toshiba Tecra A50, or the DELL Vostro 15.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the 15-ac185nr (6GB), or the 17-g161us (6GB) both from HP or the Lenovo Z50-70 (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 1MB to 6MB. The HP 255 has a very small processor cache (only 1 megabyte) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 255.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 23Wh and the biggest is 120Wh. With a battery capacity of only 31 watt-hours, the HP 255 has a fairly small battery capacity 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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Only Two Processor Threads

The HP 255 is a two processor thread laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 255 have between two and three processor threads.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 255 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Latitude 15 5000, or the Latitude 12 7000 both from DELL or the Asus S200E which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP 255 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The HP 255 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the 255 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 255. Laptops that were released one year ago have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 2MP.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The HP 255 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this type and age is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 255 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. The HP 255 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The HP 255 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the 255 the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 255

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the 255.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 255.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus S200E, the HP EliteBook 820, or the DELL Vostro 15.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the X250 (512GB), the T450 (512GB), or the X1 Carbon (512GB) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the HP 255 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 255.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including the Asus X551MAV, or the HP ProBook 455 which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Processor Threads
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
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)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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
(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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