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HP 255 G6


HP 255 G6
HP 255 G6 (255 G6 Series)
AMD A6-9220 2 x 2.5 - 2.9 GHz, Stoney Ridge
Graphics adapter
8 GB 
, Single-Channel
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, Chi Mei CMN15E3, TN LED, glossy: no
Toshiba MQ01ABD100, 1000 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 5400 rpm, 885 GB free
Realtek AMD Family 15h Models 60h-6fh - HD Audio Controller
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined audio port, Card Reader: SD
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 24 x 380 x 254 ( = 0.94 x 14.96 x 10 in)
31 Wh Lithium-Ion, removeable, 3 cells, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 5 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: HP VGA-Kamera, 0.3 MP
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, HPJumpStart, HP Support Assistant, HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI, HP ePrint, HP System Event Utility, CyberLink Power MediaPlayer, McAfee, 12 Months Warranty
2.05 kg ( = 72.31 oz / 4.52 pounds), Power Supply: 290 g ( = 10.23 oz / 0.64 pounds)
400 Euro



Average Score: 68.4% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 55%, features: 43%, display: 74% mobility: 64%, workmanship: 59%, ergonomy: 67%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the HP 255 G6

71.8% HP 255 G6 (A6-9220, Radeon R4) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Slow start. With the 255 G6, HP offers a very affordable entry-level notebook. Using an AMD processor and a replaceable battery, our test device could be given a buying recommendation. However the moderate system performance and cheap production leave much to be desired.
HP 255 G6 (1WY13EA). Portátil 15,6" básico muy barato (184 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN version
Positive: Low price; large screen; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/22/2018
65% HP 255 G6 Notebook - Scheda Tecnica
Source: Best Tech Italian IT→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 65%
HP 255 G6, è il notebook PIÚ VENDUTO su AMAZON | RECENSIONE
Source: Italian IT→EN version
Positive: Low price; elegant design; solid workmanship; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2018


Model: The HP 255 G6 is a cost-effective notebook that promises respectable performance. It comes equipped with 7th generation AMD APUs, sizeable display, and other standard features. HP says they built this one for those who love to work on the go. The company describes the design as durable and mobile. At about 24 millimeters in thickness, the HP 255 G6 is not that slim. But the weight is decent, starting at 1.86 kg. The device makes a stable impression with the surface structure modeled after that of a checker plate. The upper side of the base withstands strong pressure, while the lower side can be pressed in easily. The display is held tightly by the hinges and does not twist when it is opened or closed at only one corner. The HP 255 G6 offers a pleasant keyboard. Although the keys are a little small, it was no issue during long typing. A user will like the crisp but not too firm pressure point. The HP notebook is less suitable for quiet environments though. Friends of a pleasant typing noise will get their money's worth with the keyboard, but the sound is always present and can be annoying in noise-sensitive environments.

As for the display, the HP 255 G6 is equipped with a TN-LED display, which displays contents with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Although the maximum brightness is just over 200 cd/m², this screen is one of the better models. The TN-LED display is characterized only by a mediocre viewing angle stability. However, only at strong angles from above and below, color changes occur. Viewed from the left and right, screen contents remain relatively unaltered. As for the innards, the HP 255 G6 features seventh generation Accelerated Processing Units (AMD). The processors, which belong to the A6 and E2 families, receive support from up to 8 GB of DDR4 RAM. Integrated AMD Radeon R4 takes care of graphic. It is suitable for simple graphical applications and can also display older games at medium settings. HP says the user should expect the notebook to last almost a full day at work (about seven and half hours). This promises decent performance, although nothing out of the world. For storage, there is a 1 TB 5200 rpm SATA hard disk. At 5,200 rpm, this is considerably slower than comparable devices with SSD. Occasional waiting times due to loading programs must be accepted, but are not unbearable. Among the port options on the offering are two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, an HDMI 1.4b port, and a VGA port. There is also a multi-format memory card reader onboard. The touchpad has multi-touch gestures enabled. A Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 adds an extra layer of security. For online collaboration, users get a VGA or HD camera along with a pair of integrated stereo speakers.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge): Integrated graphics adapter of some AMD-A dual-core APUs ("Stoney Ridge"). Based on the GCN architecture, implements 192 shader units and runs at up to 600 MHz depending on the model. The performance can vary heavily depending on the TDP (10-15 Watts for the whole chip).

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.

A6-9220: Entry-level APU of the Stoney-Ridge series released in 2016. Integrates 2 CPU cores (1 module with two integer and one FP unit) clocked at 2.5 to 2.9 GHz and an AMD Radeon R4 graphics card clocked at 655 MHz.» 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.

68.4%: 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.


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Stefan Hinum, 2018-07-29 (Update: 2018-07-29)