HP 255 G3
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the HP 255 G3
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
When it comes to power, battery life and screen quality, the HP 255 G3 is clearly lacking – especially when compared to some of the leading business laptops out there. However, the price is a vital consideration here – for only £199, you're still getting a lot of laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
This laptop is probably the most powerful new laptop you can purchase for around £200 (around $350, AU$390) with the A4-5000 giving it the edge on its low-cost rivals. Whether it is the best for you depends on your taste though – the diminutive Asus X200MA wins hands-down when it comes to portability and battery life, plus it has a touchscreen display and a tiny power adaptor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
Design and build quality of the HP 255 G3 are workmanlike, but importantly the main comfort areas of keyboard, trackpad and display are quite usable, if with the usual issues of poor display quality we find at this low price. But for only £200 the HP is more than creditable as a get-you-by budget Windows laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 60%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good potential; good performance. Negative: Poor display and speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2015
AMD Radeon HD 8330:
An integrated GCN-based GPU with 128 shader units and no dedicated VRAM. It is typically clocked at 500 MHz and paired with AMD Richland A4-5000 "Kabini" APUs.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
A4-5000: Quad-core APU for low-end laptops, codenamed Kabini. Based on the Jaguar architecture. Integrates an Radeon HD 8330 graphics card.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.
In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.
73.33%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.