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HP 255 G Series

HP 255 G5-W4M78EAProcessor: AMD A-Series A4-5000, AMD A-Series A6-7310, AMD A-Series A8-7410, AMD E-Series E1-1500, AMD E-Series E1-2100, AMD E-Series E2-7110
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7310, AMD Radeon HD 8210, AMD Radeon HD 8330, AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), AMD Radeon R4 (Beema), AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2kg, 2.1kg, 2.3kg, 2.5kg
Price: 299, 379, 400, 600 euro
Average Score: 73.75% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 88%, performance: 51%, features: 79%, display: 67%
mobility: 67%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 88%

 

HP 255 G2

The HP 255 G2 is a low-cost laptop designed for business users, or in other words, a simple office laptop. The HPP 255 G2 is powered by an E1-2100 APU AMD Kabini which is not the best of the bunch as several Intel processor are superior to it, but gives enough for basic usage such as web browsing, text processing and making Skype calls. The 15.6 inch display is nothing to be awed by. The size of the screen is decent, but resolution, brightness and colors are just average.

The keyboard of this device does not have any number pad or keyboard light, but uses a standard layout so familiarizing with the keyboard shouldn't be much of an issue. The Ctrl and Alt are a little smaller than usual, but the keyboard does include several indicators for Caps Lock, Wifi and mute.

Despite its very low price tag, the HP 255 G2 has quite a nice exterior. The black plastic gives it a nice sleek office look while the matte surfaces doesn't make it look cheap. The laptop does come with the basic ports such as 3 USB ports, a headphone jack, but no microphone jack as it has a built in microphone, Ethernet port, HDMI port and a VGA port for older projectors. It also comes with 802.11 (b,g,n) Wi-Fi and 4.0 Bluetooth to give wireless connectivity.

In short, the HP 255 G2 is a laptop made for simple business matters. Despite having lower specifications, the laptop itself runs very well and can fulfill the needs of office work.

Specifications

HP 255 G2Notebook: HP 255 G2
Processor: AMD E-Series E1-2100
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8210
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 379 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

70% Review Update HP 255 G2 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Minimal. With the HP 255, HP focuses on private and professional users looking for the cheapest possible work tool. A price of significantly below 400 Euros (~$549) is definitely "cheap." Our review reveals whether the notebook is also convincing.
80% A low-priced laptop that's reasonably capable
Source: Techradar English
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 it does exactly what it's intended for. While the low-power processor and fairly limited graphics hardware will definitely struggle with demanding tasks, the inclusion of 4GB of memory ensures it remains perfectly responsive and does a good job running light software.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 40% features: 90% workmanship: 100%
80% A low-priced laptop that's reasonably capable
Source: Techradar English
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 it does exactly what it's intended for. While the low-power processor and fairly limited graphics hardware will definitely struggle with demanding tasks, the inclusion of 4GB of memory ensures it remains perfectly responsive and does a good job running light software.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 40% features: 90% workmanship: 100%

Foreign Reviews

HP 255 G2 – недорогое удовольствие
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Comfortable keyboard; good price. Negative: Poor design; poor display; mediocre performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/29/2014
HP 255 G2 – недорогое удовольствие
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Comfortable keyboard; good price. Negative: Poor design; poor display; mediocre performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/29/2014
HP 255 G2 za poslovne korisnike
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
8W TDP shows how efficient AMD E1-2100 APU is regarding consumption, but also how much it is a weak for some serious work. However, it is possible to surf, watch a movie and do everything else in the scope of regular use, since the integrated Radeon HD 8210 graphics card is much better compared to similar Intel Solutions (between Ivy Bridge and Haswell integrated graphics). The rest of the configuration makes the standard 500GB hard drive and only 2GB of RAM so the rapid upgrade to 4GB is recommended. Laptop comes with no operating system installed, so this should be included in the final price. Although Kabini platform is very important for AMD and has excellent performance, this APU is not sufficient for demanding users who want more than the most basic applications and purposes. The price is affordable for a 15.6" model, so in the budget- friendly category is an excellent choice.
Positive: Good workmanship; decent autonomy; good price. Negative: Not very impressive performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/09/2014
HP 255 G2 za poslovne korisnike
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
8W TDP shows how efficient AMD E1-2100 APU is regarding consumption, but also how much it is a weak for some serious work. However, it is possible to surf, watch a movie and do everything else in the scope of regular use, since the integrated Radeon HD 8210 graphics card is much better compared to similar Intel Solutions (between Ivy Bridge and Haswell integrated graphics). The rest of the configuration makes the standard 500GB hard drive and only 2GB of RAM so the rapid upgrade to 4GB is recommended. Laptop comes with no operating system installed, so this should be included in the final price. Although Kabini platform is very important for AMD and has excellent performance, this APU is not sufficient for demanding users who want more than the most basic applications and purposes. The price is affordable for a 15.6" model, so in the budget- friendly category is an excellent choice.
Positive: Good workmanship; decent autonomy; good price. Negative: Not very impressive performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/09/2014

 

HP 255 G1

Specifications

HP 255 G1Notebook: HP 255 G1
Processor: AMD E-Series E1-1500
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7310
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% HP Ubuntu laptop (255 G1)
Source: It Pro English
Despite the proliferation of affordable Windows machines at this end of the market, HP’s super-cheap Ubuntu machine worth considering. Ubuntu 12.04 of the OS is easy to use, with a slick interface, reasonable software and revised features. If you and your office can accept Ubuntu – and you’re willing to live with this machine’s basic performance – then it’s a decent budget buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

HP 255 G3

Specifications

HP 255 G3Notebook: HP 255 G3
Processor: AMD A-Series A4-5000
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8330
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 299 euro
Links: HP homepage
 255 G3 (Model)

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Average Score: 73.33% - average

Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

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

 

HP 255 G4

The HP 255 G4 is a durable laptop made for users on-the-go. This business oriented laptop comes with good hardware specification and at a cost effective price. With its full-black chassis with rounded edges, the HP 255 G4 feels premium, rigid, yet lightweight. Users can select from various OS systems ranging from Windows 10 Pro to a Windows 7 Pro system to ensure business application compatibility. The HP 255 G4 is equipped with an AMD E1-6015 dual-core APU which combines a 1.4 GHz CPU with the Radeon R2 Graphics, 4 GB of DDR3L SDRAM and a 500 GB HDD as internal storage. There is a full-sized keyboard and a large touch-pad for easy navigation. Display on the HP 255 G4 is a 15.6 inch HD SVA anti-glare LED panel with decent clarity and brightness. The HP 255 G4 comes with a SuperMulti DVD drive, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a VGA out, an HDMI out, and a card reader. Battery life on the device lasts around 4 hours with the included 3-cell Lithium Ion Polymer batter. In total, the HP 255 G4 weighs in at around 2.15 kg (4.73 lb). Users looking for an effective business laptop should certainly look up what the HP 255 G4 has to offer. Model variant with 8GB RAM and 1TB HDD:
HP 255 G4 T6Q16ES #ABD

Specifications

HP 255 G4Notebook: HP 255 G4
Processor: AMD A-Series A8-7410
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: HP homepage
 255 G4 (Model)

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% A budget 15in laptop that's a good all-rounder if you're on a very limited budget
Source: PC Advisor English
The HP 255 G4 is a budget 15.6in Windows laptop with budget build and performance. We found no single serious flaw and it should get the job done eventually, making it ideal if you're on a tight budget and don't need lots of speed or a high-quality screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

HP 255 G4: Экзамен На Профпригодность
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Suitable for daily work tasks; good ergonomics; good sound system. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2016

 

HP 255 G5

Specifications

HP 255 G5Notebook: HP 255 G5
Processor: AMD A-Series A6-7310
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Links: HP homepage

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Foreign Reviews

HP 255 G5: Найди Свое
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Long battery life; good price; decent speakers. Negative: Mediocre performance; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2016

 

HP 255 G5-W4M78EA

Specifications

HP 255 G5-W4M78EANotebook: HP 255 G5-W4M78EA
Processor: AMD E-Series E2-7110
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Links: HP homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Notebook HP G5 - La scheda tecnica di Best-Tech.it
Source: Best Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Low price; decent hardware. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/01/2016

 

Comment

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).


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

AMD Radeon HD 8210:

An integrated GCN-based GPU with 128 shader units and no dedicated VRAM. It is typically clocked at 300 MHz and paired with AMD A4-1250 "Temash" and E1-2100 "Kabini" APUs.

AMD Radeon HD 7310: Integrated processor graphics card in the Zacate netbook APUs of the 2nd generation (e.g., E1-1200) with an integrated UVD3 video decoder.Technically just a renamed Radeon HD 6310 (1. generation Zacate).AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L):

Integrated GPU on select AMD Beema or Mullins APUs. Based on the GCN architecture with 128 shader units and a core clock of 300 - 500 MHz.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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.

AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L): Integrated graphics card in several AMD APUs (Beema and Carrizo-L).AMD Radeon R4 (Beema):

Integrated GPU on select AMD Beema APUs. Based on the GCN architecture with 128 shader units and a core clock up to 800 MHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
AMD E-Series:

E1-2100: Dual-core APU for low-end ultraportables and netbooks, codenamed Kabini. Based on the Jaguar architecture. Integrates a Radeon HD 8210 graphics card.E1-1500: Slow Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards.E2-7110: Quad-core x86 SoC running at up to 1.8 GHz for entry-level devices and sub-notebooks, codenamed Carrizo-L. Based on the Puma+ architecture and integrates a Radeon GPU.AMD A-Series:

A4-5000: Quad-core APU for low-end laptops, codenamed Kabini. Based on the Jaguar architecture. Integrates an Radeon HD 8330 graphics card.A8-7410: Quad-core x86 SoC for entry-level devices and sub-notebooks, codenamed Carrizo-L. Based on the Puma+ architecture and integrates a Radeon R5 GPU.A6-7310: Quad-core x86 SoC for entry-level devices and sub-notebooks, codenamed Carrizo-L. Based on the Puma+ architecture and integrates a Radeon R4 GPU.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

2.5 kg:

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


73.75%: 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, 2014-11-12 (Update: 2014-11-12)