HP 255 G7 Review
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HP 255 G7 is an affordable mainstream notebook with Windows 10 pre-installed that comes with a slightly less powerful hardware platform. Ease of use and good equipment are at the forefront here, and the performance is not particularly impressive.
In the category of cheap mainstream notebooks, HP usually offers a really large number of different models. In doing so, you are often forced to choose between slightly more powerful hardware configurations and laptops with pre-installed Windows 10. In this case, we tested the HP 255 G7 that comes with Windows 10 Home, but a trade-off was made regarding the hardware platform. Is it worth buying anyway?
It definitely depends on how willing you are to live with a somewhat less powerful platform.
HP 255 G7 Video Review
HP 255 G7 Look & Feel
The design of this laptop is very well known to us from before. The silver body looks very elegant, and the “metallic” color could fool many to think that this is an aluminum case. This, of course, is not the case, but the quality of workmanship is at a very respectable level. We’d say this is one of HP’s more successful design works when we look back. Namely, inside the case, only 22.5 mm thick and weighing approximately 1.8 kg, they managed to “cram” the optical device. If you still want a laptop with a DVD burner, this is a great choice considering you don’t have to make any compromises when it comes to overall thickness and weight.
It is expected, given the price, that there are a lot of certain compromises here, all in order to make the overall price as favorable as possible. One trade-off is the built-in screen. The full HD resolution of the 15.6-inch screen is ok in 2020, but the relatively poor TN matrix is not. Basically, this screen will be used for normal work, but we recommend using a higher quality external screen while you are in the office or at home (although in fact, it is the same for many today).
To connect this laptop to an external display, an HDMI port is available. Of the other ports, there are two USB 3.1 ports and one USB 2.0 port. We can say that this laptop is equipped as standard, but in fact, the whole impression is enhanced by the fact that you will get it with Windows 10 pre-installed.
HP 255 G7 – Versatile Home Laptop
When it comes to performance, don’t expect too much here. The nominally slowest in the series AMD’s Ryzen 3200U processor is installed, which has only two processor cores. This processor proved to be the slowest in our test so we definitely don’t recommend this laptop for anything other than basic office tasks and light multimedia. HP saved a bit by installing a faster 512 GB SSD, which, along with the standard 8 GB of RAM, allows for very comfortable work in everyday use. Office applications, surfing, YouTube, Netflix, will not be a problem.
In doing so, we emphasize that this laptop is equipped with a very high-quality keyboard and a good touchpad; especially the keyboard is very high quality for a device of this price range. Autonomy time is also very good, although not at the expected level given the rather slow and nominally very economical processor.
If you need a cheap laptop that simply works, with pre-installed Windows 10, a quality keyboard, and a decent capacity SSD, then be sure to consider this HP 255 G7. In any other case, we would say that you will do much better with another model that comes with a slightly more powerful hardware configuration.
HP 255 G7 Specifications
- Model: 255 G7
- Manufacturer: HP
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 3200U
- Memory: 8 GB DDR 4
- Graphics system: AMD Radeon Vega 3
- Hard drive: 512 GB SSD
- Optical drive: DVD / RW
- Display: 15.6 “Full HD 1920×1080
- Networks: 802.11 ac /b/g/n, Bluetooth
- Connections: 2xUSB 3.1 Gen 1, 1x USB 2.0
- Interfaces: HDMI, SD card reader
- OS: Windows 10 Home
- Battery: Li-Ion, 3 cells
- Dimensions and weight: 376x266x22.5 mm / 1.78 kg
- Plus: pre-installed Windows 10 Home, solid equipment, quality keyboard, 512 GB SSD
- Minus: worse screen, modest processor performance
- Battery (1080p video playback) – duration: 6:35 h