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HP 255 G3

Specifications

HP 255 G3
HP 255 G3 (255 G Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 8330, Core: 500 MHz, Single-Channel, Catalyst 15.4 (14.502.1014.0)
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3-1600, Single-Channel, zwei Speicherbänke (eine Bank belegt)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, LG Philips, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD Yangtze
Storage
Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 420 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC282 @ AMD Yangtze FCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audiokombo, Card Reader: SD, Sensors: Helligkeitssensor
Networking
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC (10/100MBit/s), Atheros Communications AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
hp DVDRW UJ8FBA
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 28.1 x 378 x 259 ( = 1.11 x 14.88 x 10.2 in)
Battery
31 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD-Webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink Media Suite 10, Cyberlink YouCam, Mcafee LiveSafe-Internet Security (Testversion), MS Office (Testversion), Windows Essentials 2012, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds), Power Supply: 302 g ( = 10.65 oz / 0.67 pounds)
Price
299 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 73.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 60%, features: 70%, display: 60% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 65%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP 255 G3

70% HP 255 G3 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
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%
80% HP 255 G3 review
Source: Techradar English
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%
70% HP 255 G3 review: with decent keyboard, trackpad and display for only £200 the HP is a good budget Windows laptop
Source: PC Advisor English
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%

Foreign Reviews

HP 255 G3 – В Ногу Со Временем
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good potential; good performance. Negative: Poor display and speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2015

Comment

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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.
15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
2.3 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.

In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).


73.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-12-19 (Update: 2014-12-19)