HP 255 G3 is a budget laptop that appears designed for regular business uses. It comes with a dual-core or quad-core AMD processor alongside a 15.6-inch display, keyboard and trackpad.
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As would be expected of a laptop with a £200 price tag, HP 255 G3 features a chunky, plastic body. The chassis will not win world records for look, but appears sturdy. Black matte finish dons the outer shell while gun metal finish is used for the keyboard area and the palm rest.
HP 255 G3 is both lighter and thinner than its predecessor, the 255 G2, at 2.15 kilograms and 25.3 millimetres respectively.
HP 255 G3 is fitted with an HD display measuring 15.6 inches diagonally. The anti-glare display comes with LED backlight and has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The squared-tiled design of the keyboard should make typing a joy. HP 255 G3’s keyboard features a quality trackpad with rough surface.
The laptop runs on the latest Windows 8.1 (64-bits) with options for Windows 7 Professional and Ubuntu. HP 255 G3 laptop is powered by a dual-core or quad-core AMD processor. This chip called accelerated processing unit (APU) combines both CPU and GPU to cut down cost.
HP 255 G3 offers one memory slot that can take up to 8GB of RAM, but depending on configuration will come with an on-board RAM of between 2GB and 8GB.
HP 255 G3 comes with a SATA, 5400 rpm hard drive with capacity ranging from 320GB to 1TB. That is enough space to hold thousands of songs, videos and other files. A decent 3-cell, 31 WHr Li-Ion battery capable of handling just a little over three hours of use on a charge is provided.
Networking and connectivity options available on the HP 255 G3 include USB ports (both 2.0 & 3.0), Bluetooth 4.0, single-band and single-stream 802.11 b/g/n, HDMI, VGA, and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet. There is also a digital media card reader.
Pricing and availability
HP 255 G3 affordable laptops are available in Nigeria. HP 255 G3 price in Nigeria starts at around N64,500, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
HP 255 G3 Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP 255 G3 Notebook:
- OS: Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 with Bing (Windows 7 Pro optional)
- Processor: AMD dual-core or quad-core Processor
- GPU: AMD Radeon Graphics
- Memory: 2GB, RAM (in one slot), up to 8GB RAM
- Colours: Charcoal Black
- Dimension: 37.8 x 25.9 x 2.53 cm
- Weight: 2.19 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 15.6-inch back-lit LED Display, 1366 x 768 pixels, anti-glare
- Keyboard: Full-sized keyboard
- Pointing Device: Touchpad with 2-piece pick button with left and right click functions, multi-touch gesture support
- Built-in Storage: 320GB, 500GB, 750GB, 1TB hard drive
- Optical Storage: DVD Writer
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
- USB 3.0: Yes, 1 port
- USB 2.0: Yes, 2 ports
- HDMI: Yes, 1 port
- VGA: Yes, 1 port
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes, 1 port
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 (optional)
- HP Connected Photo
- CyberLink Power DVD (optional)
- Battery: 4-cell, 41 WHr or 3-cell, 31 WHr Li-ion Battery
- Use Time: up to 6 hours