Sporting a large 15.6-inch Display, HP 255 G4 was the 2015 refresh of HP’s popular 255 budget laptop range targeted at business customers, succeeding the HP 255 G3. It is designed for everyday computing needs, decked out with either a decently powerful AMD processor or a low-power Intel Braswell processor. HP 255 G4 comes with Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
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Design and Screen
HP 255 G4 features a solid mobile design. It is built for use on the go at a thickness of 24.3 mm and starting weight of 2.1 kg, while also flaunting a rugged-looking chassis. The notebook features a full-sized, island-style keyboard with a numeric keypad for easy calculations and a touchpad boasting multi-touch gestures support.
HP 255 G4 sports a large 15.6-inch diagonal display — enough screen estate to make work and play more enjoyable. The LED-backlit screen has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and anti-glare quality.
Hardware and Storage
Under the hood, HP 255 G4 is equipped with an AMD Beema, AMD Carrizo-L or Intel Celeron N3050 (Braswell) processor. The chips deliver speed levels starting at 1.4 GHz and going all the way as high as 2.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost technology.
Graphics is crunched by either an AMD Radeon or Intel HD Graphics adapter, depending on CPU type. HP 255 G4 laptop supports ample RAM of up to 8GB capacity. You also get generous storage space of 500 GB, 750 GB or 1 TB with a 5400rpm or 7200rpm SATA hard drive.
Other Specs and Features
HP 255 G4 runs on either Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 operating system and you also have option of choosing a unit with FreeDOS 2.0. No matter the model you pick you will be able to load or upgrade to Windows 10.
The laptop features a DVD+/-RW SuperMulti double layer optical drive that can be used both for reading and burning DVDs. There is a pair of speakers on the notebook to supply decent sound, supported by DTS Studio Sound technology.
Connector and interface options include one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a VGA port, an HDMI 1.4 port and a multi-format digital media card reader. Both the VGA and HDMI ports support output of up to 1920 x 1200 pixels at 60 Hz. Connectivity options include Miracast, Bluetooth 4.0, Realtek Ethernet and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
Pricing and availability
HP 255 G4 affordable laptops are available in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. HP 255 G4 price in Nigeria starts from 105,500 Naira, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
HP 255 G4 Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP 255 G4 Notebook:
- OS: Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Pro optional, FreeDOS (upgradeable to Windows 10)
- Processor: AMD dual-core E1 or AMD quad-core A6 Processor
- GPU: AMD Radeon Graphics
- Memory: 2GB RAM, 4GB, 6GB, up to 8GB RAM
- Colours: Charcoal Black
- Dimension: 38.43 x 25.46 x 2.43 cm
- Weight: 2.1 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 15.6-inch back-lit LED Display, 1366 x 768 pixels, anti-glare
- Keyboard: Full-sized keyboard with numeric keypad
- Pointing Device: Touchpad with multi-touch gestures enabled, taps enabled as default, default on for 2-finger scroll and pinch
- Built-in Storage: 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)
- CyberLink Power DVD (optional)
- DTS Studio Sound; Dual speakers
- Battery: 4-cell, 41 WHr or 3-cell, 31 WHr Li-ion Battery
- Use Time: up to 6 hours