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

4 AMD a 1.5GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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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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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 3,456 expert and owner reviews for HP portable PCs and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 255 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years, the HP 255 has a front camera.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 255 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the 255. Most of the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 255 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this HP portable PC has three USB 2.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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14 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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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3GHz. The HP 255 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.5 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Microsoft Surface 3 (1.6GHz).

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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 portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Laptops of this spec and age have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the internal memory of, the HP 255's internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 255 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 255 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Very Small Processor Cache

The HP 255 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 255 is 2MB and the biggest is 8MB.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

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

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The HP 255 has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.3 megapixels) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The front camera resolutions of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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 many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 4GB to 32GB. The HP 255 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the 255 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small L2 Cache

Many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 255 have L2 caches of between 2MB and 6MB. At only 2 megabytes, the HP 255 has a fairly small L2 cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 255.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this age and type.

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Thick

At 35.8 millimeters, the HP 255 is quite thick compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The average height of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 29mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP 255

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 255 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire V Nitro 17 (17.3"), or the HP ZBook 17 G2 (17.3").

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AMD a Processor Family

The HP 255 has an AMD A processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the HP 255 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 255.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 255 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
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
Panel Type
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Headphone Connectivity
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
Windows Keys
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)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel RealSense Snapshot
Intel® RealSense Technology
Intel RealSense 3D Camera
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
Password Protection
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
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(7)
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...

14 June 2014

Du är inte ute efter en påkostad dator. Du vill bara ha en bärbar som orkar med Word och Facebook. Därför har vi testat det absolut billigaste, datorer där det bara gäller att leverera till... Read more…

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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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