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HP 255 G5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 269 reviews of HP 255 G5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and portability. The usability and performance also get good views. There are some less positive reviews about the touchpad and reliability. The image quality and durability get mixed views.

price, performance, usability, portability, design

keyboard, battery, energy, reliability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP 255 G5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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HP 255 G5


great picture. just like a normal keyboard.

activation light i.e. power light, number lock, caps lock should be on top and no optical player for it size and the mouse pad is little juddery

Oct, 2017

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HP 255 G5


Good Price Good value for money Windows 7 drivers available and Windows 7 installed OK Laptop is DOS only - so for advanced users only!

Nothing for me at this price point

Oct, 2017

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HP 255 G5


Quick at data transfer. Screen res adequate.

Can sonetimes be slow when first boiting up. Some included software not needed .

Oct, 2017

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HP 255 G5


I got a low cost laptop and was expecting compromises. It does what is expected with aplomb.

Oct, 2017

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HP 255 G5


Its a great all round laptop

The touch pad is taking a bit of getting used to as it feels rough and.

Oct, 2017

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HP 255 G5


Fast,charges quickly. Plenty of storage.

Battery life could be better. However charges quickly .

Oct, 2017

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HP 255 G5


functional laptop for normal daily use like internet browsing and office applications.

it did not come with any windows operating system - don't buy if you are not confident installing or don't have windows software.

Oct, 2017

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HP 255 G5


Looks sleek and works well for its price.

Lags/Glitches every now and there and doesn't match picture (no cd drive).

Oct, 2017

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HP 255 G5


Very good value. No operating system, but easy to install Linux from a USB stick.

Oct, 2017

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HP 255 G5


Goes like train!!

Power light hidden away down the side. Still trying to find the numlock indicator.

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio Decoders:DTS Studio Sound
Audio system:DTS Studio Sound
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery capacity (Watt hours):31 / 41
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance:Y
Wi-Fi certified:Y


Colour of product:Black / Carbon, Graphite / Graphite / Grey, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Carbon, Graphite / Graphite / Grey, Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook


3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:SVA / TN
Touchscreen:N / No


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:800
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R2 / AMD Radeon R4 / AMD Radeon R5
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R2 / AMD Radeon R4 / AMD Radeon R5


Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y


Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-RS-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4570
Operating altitude:0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
SmartCard slot:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45
Power auto-sensing:Y


Processor boost frequency:2.4 / 2.5
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:AMD A / AMD E
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2 / 2.2
Processor lithography:28
Processor Model:A6-7310 / A8-7410 / E2-7100 / E2-7110
Processor Socket:Socket FT3b
Processor threads:4

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:N
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N
Intel® RealSense Technology:N
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
Intel® Wireless-AC Technology:N


Cable lock slot:N / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:Y / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes


Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 500
HDD interface:SATA
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
SSD capacity:128 / 256
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000 / 500
Total SSDs capacity:128 / 256
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:244 / 25.5 / 254.6
Height :2.43 / 24.3 / 25.3
Weight:1.96 / 2.15
Width:284.3 / 345 / 38.4 / 384.3