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HP 255 G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 263 reviews of HP 255 G1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and screen are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the touchpad and energy efficiency.

price, usability, portability, screen, battery

performance, keyboard, durability, energy, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP 255 G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP 255 G1 H6Q85EA

 

Really great price, even came with a carry case that retails for ~£20 which was a nice bonus. Ubuntu runs really nicely on the hardware which is great given the pretty low spec processor. The hard drive size and RAM size are also very good for the...

The keyboard is a bit clunky but for the price not much of a complaint.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP 255 G1 H6Q17EA#ABU

 

battery life seems okay

screen display goes bright and dark flickering all the time. computer can't perform simple tasks like streaming netflix

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP 255 G1 H6R11EA#ABU

 

All good

Windows 8 - hopeless. I had Windows 7 loaded and am now happy!

May, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP 255 G1 H6Q17EA#ABU

 

Cheap for what you get. Looks good. Battery is not bad for if you are on the move, or using it for University lectures and the like. Nice to see a laptop without Windows on it for a change.

The touch pad ends to jump up and down the page occasionally when using the two finger scroll function. As would probability be expected when in use like playing sound and video the battery life runs out a little faster than it says it would in the...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP 255 G1 H6Q17EA#ABU

 

Made to a price but does what I want it to do perfectly. Love the idea of having an alternative OS to windows and Ubuntu is great!

Keyboard feels a bit flat.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP 255 G1 H6Q17EA#ABU

 

Give me a matte screen over a gloss one every time, no reflections! Blacks is black as well. Hand rest comfortable and keys have a nice sprung response, little wobble. Battery is 5 hours from fully charged (and new). Leaving it on suspense will drain...

Minor gripe: Low battery warnings in use are OK but finding no indicator light nor response to the on button gave me a fright first time round when I left the "on" status in suspense mode. Plug in and its live again.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP 255 G1 H6Q17EA#ABU

 

Price and great to not be paying for a MS bundle, Worked out of the box.

I immediately upgraded from the ubuntu 12.04 build to 14.04 but the touchpad stoppoed working and no fix is available on the forums. Did a new install of 12.04 and all is fine except the funtion to lock the touchpad with a double-tap is now not...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP 255 G1 H6Q17EA#ABU

 

No need to pay the "Windows tax" and fund the retirement costs of WH Gates III. For less than £200 for a brand new 15.6 inch laptop, it is a gift. Very secure-no need for antivirus, anti-malware etc. Tons of FREE software is already installed including...

Processor is not the fastest but the laptop is perfect for everyday computing tasks (email, documents, surfing net, Skype etc). Advice (not really bad points): Best to replace Ubuntu with a faster Linux OS such as Xubuntu or Linux Mint 17 MATE or...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP 255 G1 H6Q17EA#ABU

 

Doesn't have Windows, love Ubuntu, it is so easy to set up wireless, printers, everything. Quick start-up and shut down, amazing.

The very smallest niggle, the mouse pad is not smooth and it takes a little while to get used to it.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP 255 G1 H6Q17EA#ABU

 

Ubuntu operating system - didn't have to pay for useless Window$. Although quickly replaced with Mint 17 and is running all my Linux stuff perfectly.

Bit heavy but I knew that.

Oct, 2014

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