Equipped for business, the HP 255 G5 is a nice alternative to the HP 250 G5 if you desire a notebook that offers something slightly different. It shares several features in common with the other laptop, but comes fitted with AMD APUs.
Where to Buy HP 255 G5
HP 255 G5 Key Features and Specs
- 6th Generation AMD A6 APU or AMD E2 APU Processor
- AMD Radeon R4 or AMD Radeon R2 Graphics
- Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, FreeDOS 2.0
- 15.6-inch LED Display
- 2GB, 4GB, 8GB RAM (up to 8GB RAM in two slots)
- 500GB HDD (7200 rpm), up to 1TB HDD (5400 rpm), up to 256GB SDD
- 3-cell, 31 WHr Li-ion Battery
Build and Display
In terms of build and design, there is nothing significant to separate the HP 255 G5 from its 250 G5 cousin. The thickness and weight of both are similar at about 24 mm and 1.9 kg respectively.
The HP 255 G5 laptop also boasts strong construction. It sports a WLED HD anti-glare display which measures 15.6 inches diagonally. The laptop also offers a option of Full HD resolution.
Power and Performance
Under the hood is where the main difference between the HP 255 G5 and 250 G5 can be noticed. This notebook is powered by A or E series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) from AMD.
The processors on offer are AMD A6-7410, A6-7310, and E2-7110 APUs. These are paired with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics, Radeon R4 Graphics, or Radeon R2 Graphics.
You should experience enjoyable performance with these configurations, although you need to note this may not be the kind of laptop to push too hard.
In terms of system memory, the HP 255 G5 comes with DDR3 RAM. It offers support for up to 8 GB, but it appears the memory won’t be upgradable by customers. For storage, the notebook can be configured with either a hard drive or a solid-state drive. Storage capacity goes up to 1 TB.
The HP 255 G5 comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Home (64-bit), Windows 10 Pro (64-bit), Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), or FreeDOS 2.0. It features similar ports and slots as the HP 250 G5, including three USB ports.
The HDMI v1.4b port supports up to Full HD (1080p) resolutions on external displays, while the VGA port supports up to 2,560 x 1,200 resolution.
The affordable business laptop comes with HP Touchpoint Manager, firmware Trusted Platform Module and Intel Wireless Display support, amongst other features that would appeal to corporate users.
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0/4.2 are available for network connectivity. Entertainment is not left out of the package with the provision of HD Audio with DTS Studio Sound. The 255 G5 features HP TrueVision HD camera with HP Noise Cancellation.
Pricing and availability
HP 255 G5 affordable laptops are not available on in Nigeria, Kenya, or Ghana. The HP 255 G5 price in Nigeria is expected to start at around 90,000 Naira, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
Price in Ghana is expected to start at around GH₵ 1100. HP 255 G5 price in Kenya starts at 25,999 KSh.
HP 255 G5 Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP 255 G5 Notebook:
- OS: Windows 10, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 7 Professional (via downgrade rights), FreeDOS 2.0)
- Processor: AMD A6 APU or AMD E2 APU Processor
- GPU: AMD Radeon R4 or AMD Radeon R2
- Memory: 2GB RAM, 4GB, 6GB, up to 8GB RAM
- Colours: Charcoal Black
- Dimension: 38.43 x 25.46 x 2.43 cm
- Weight: starting at 1.96 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 15.6-inch back-lit LED Display, 1366 x 768 pixels or 1920 x 1080 pixels, anti-glare
- Keyboard: Full-sized keyboard with numeric keypad
- Pointing Device: Touchpad with multi-touch gestures enabled, taps enabled as default, support modern trackpad gestures
- Built-in Storage: 500GB, 750GB, 1TB hard drive
- Optical Storage: DVD Writer
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, VGA 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 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, Miracast
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2 (optional)
- HD audio with DTS Studio Sound
- 2 integrated stereo speakers
- Firmware TPM
- HP CoolSense
- Windows 10 Recovery Manager
- HP Communication Recovery Tool
- HP ePrint
- Battery: 3-cell, 31 WHr Li-ion Battery
- Use Time: –