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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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6 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 3,456 user and expert reviews for HP portable PCs and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Quite Big Screen Size

The HP 255 G3 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 255 G3 is 11" and the biggest is 18".

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the MSI GP72 2QD (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 255 G3 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 255 G3.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 255 G3 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 255 G3.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 255 G3 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that were released more than a year ago have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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15 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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

Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 255 G3 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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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type. 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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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of portable PCs that have been available for more than a year is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. At only 1.35 gigahertz, the HP 255 G3 has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the 255 G3.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1.35GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the HP 255 G3 is also worth considering.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The HP 255 G3 has an AMD E processor family which is better than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

This laptop's processor family (AMD E) is in fact the worst processor family amongst all laptops of this age and spec.

The best processor family amongst comparable types of laptop is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 255 G3 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 255 G3.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Medion Akoya E6415 (6GB), or the Toshiba C55 (6GB).

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. The HP 255 G3 has a very small processor cache (only 1 megabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of the HP 255 G3 of only 320 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs of this age and spec. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 690GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The HP 255 G3 is a two processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 255 G3 have between two and three processor threads.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 255 G3 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago 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 portable PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

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

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 255 G3 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. The HP 255 G3 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 255 G3

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the 255 G3.

Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the HP 255 G3 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 255 G3.

Other 2.2kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the 255 G3, or the ProBook 455 both from HP or the Asus X551MAV.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 320 gigabytes, the HP 255 G3 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP 255 G3 (500GB and higher rated).

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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
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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
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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Keyboard
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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)
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)
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Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp win7, hp win7p, hp win7pr, hp win7pro
Barcodes 00888793569535
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