HP 255 G2 Laptop - (Quad Core / USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 / 4GB Ram / 500GB HDD / AMD HD8280 / Bluetooth / Win 8.1) £219.99 @ Ebuyer (Very good reviews) - HotUKDeals
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Also comes with DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL & built in webcam.

Very good reviews via reevoo and ideal for student etc

Complete tasks and get connected on the value-priced HP 255. Loaded with AMD technology, multimedia tools, and Windows 8.1, this notebook helps you get the job done. The durable chassis helps protect the notebook from the rigors of the day.
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#1
nice find heat added :)
#2
Remember only 6 Months warranty with buyer. After that they pro rata a refund
1 Like #3
Aeschylus
Remember only 6 Months warranty with buyer. After that they pro rata a refund

buy with a credit card whenever possible, ebuyer won't have a leg to stand on
#4
Aeschylus
Remember only 6 Months warranty with buyer. After that they pro rata a refund


Why wouldn't HP honour the warranty?
1 Like #5
Because they try any excuse to delay, then claim warranty is over, etc. Very poor build quality and support. This WILL fail, it's HP

Edited By: eiamhere69 on Jul 28, 2014 15:48
1 Like #6
Well I've used 3 HP laptops over the years and they've all been fine. I've even dropped one them multiple times and still working.
#7
Would minecraft work on this. My daughter has saved for a laptop but it's the only game she wants to play on it and this is around her budget?
#8
maggie-meadow
Would minecraft work on this. My daughter has saved for a laptop but it's the only game she wants to play on it and this is around her budget?

minecraft will work on any laptop from the past few years.
1 Like #9
I've had several, I've also known a few people with some - Not one lasted out of warranty.
2 Likes #10
Surely not legal to only offer a 6 month warranty on brand new goods??
#11
Aeschylus
Remember only 6 Months warranty with buyer. After that they pro rata a refund



Utter drivel, every new item has at least a 12 month warranty.
#12
The warranty is with HP for 12 months.
1 Like #13
To counter, I'm on my third hp Laptop and never had any issues. They do generally seem to suffer more faults than some but to say everyone will fail is stupid.
4 Likes #14
Aeschylus
Remember only 6 Months warranty with buyer. After that they pro rata a refund

Do people just make it up as they go along on here?

Warranty / Miscellaneous

1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

Edited By: stevieboy_uk on Jul 28, 2014 16:08
1 Like #15
Yes maggie-meadow it should be fine for Minecraft, my daughter plays it on her five year old Acer.
HP are no better or worse than any of the major brands.
I've got a basic HP laptop which is coming up to three years old and there have been no problems at all with it.
I can't comment on their service - I've never had to use it.
#16
I can also confirm that in my experience HP are no better or worse than any of the major brands. Still working well, as well as did or still doing 5 Acer laptops, 2 Asus, 3 Toshiba and 1 Dell...
#17
g8spur
To counter, I'm on my third hp Laptop and never had any issues. They do generally seem to suffer more faults than some but to say everyone will fail is stupid.

I really do hope this was not aimed at me
1 Like #18
Just note, each core is very, very weak.
Just look up passmark.
1 Like #19
I considered this one. The processor is fairly decent for this price point, but still fairly inferior compared to a 4th gen i3 so I ended up going with a better spec machine at the same price from Dell Outlet (it had a scratch, but still covered by the 12 month Dell warranty). Still, decent spec for the price point so I'm not going to vote it cold or anything.

Here's what I got from the Dell Outlet, and usually there's a few units like this (cosmetic damage, not refurb) every week:

Inspiron 15 - 3542
Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-4030U processor (3M Cache, 1.9 GHz)
Windows® 8.1
Memory : 4 GB (1x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3
500 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
8X DVD+/- RW Drive
15.6 inch LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD resolution (1366 x 768)
Windows® 8.1 (64 Bit) English
Dell Wireless-N 1705 + Bluetooth 4.0
Battery: Primary 4-cell 40W/HR
£220 inc VAT and Delivery


Edited By: Themadcow on Jul 28, 2014 16:50
#20
eiamhere69
Because they try any excuse to delay, then claim warranty is over, etc. Very poor build quality and support. This WILL fail, it's HP

Lol, nothing wrong with HP, a good deal for the spec. I worked in electrical retail a while ago and HP and Toshiba were the less often returned laptops. All brands have faults and nothing inside is made by HP! So people need to stop looking at a badge.
#21
stevieboy_uk
Aeschylus
Remember only 6 Months warranty with buyer. After that they pro rata a refund


Do people just make it up as they go along on here?

Warranty / Miscellaneous

1 Year Manufacturer Warranty


Yes, yes they do. No point reading comments on this site, ignorant beyond belief.
#22
eiamhere69
g8spur
To counter, I'm on my third hp Laptop and never had any issues. They do generally seem to suffer more faults than some but to say everyone will fail is stupid.

I really do hope this was not aimed at me
Why?
#23
Aeschylus
Remember only 6 Months warranty with buyer. After that they pro rata a refund
In theory that is ok. Laptops do get cheaper over time, so as long as you get approximately the amount to buy the same or a similar speced laptop, I can see no problem with it.

But I wonder how they set the discounting factor. I would expect a laptop to work for 3 to 5 years, depending on how good it is. Many laptops will of course last longer, but how useful are they?
#24
HP had a poor reputation and I wish I had listened at the time, my HP laptop overheated a little over a year after purchase when it was supposed to be in hibernate mode. What I went through with HP after that, I can't imagine buying HP again. I also had problems getting HP to take responsibility for a faulty laserjet printer. Obviously everyone's mileage is going to vary but on my experiences, I can't recommend them as a brand, either.
#25
Aeschylus
Remember only 6 Months warranty with buyer. After that they pro rata a refund

Utter rubbish, what is more likely is that they will give you a refund if its under 6 months old, and pro-rata one or repair/replace after that. That's actually much better than the legal minimum - they are well within their rights to say "no refund, only a replacement" after around a month or so (can't remember the exact period).

The manufacturer offers a 12 month warranty and the Sales of Goods Act & Goods and Services Act provide you with even longer cover in the vast majority of cases, although you tend to have to fight a bit to get them to respect the law and agree what a "reasonable" period of time is.

With all that said, this is a good price for this specific laptop if you want something just for email and internet on the sofa, but for a student? No, not unless you are on a really tight budget. You buy cheap you buy twice, and that goes double for laptops.

Edited By: Spud211 on Jul 28, 2014 17:19
#26
#27
HP used to make the most reliable and economical printers in the world with the biggest and best ink cartridges until corporate greed took over and they copied all the other greedy printer makers by reducing the size of their cartidges to only hold a couple of mils of ink and added computer chips.
This corporate greed has rubbed off onto thier laptops being mass produced in the far east at minimum cost and all HP laptops I have had experience with have ALL suffered from over heating through inadequate cooling and ventilation also causing graphic chips to lift off the circuit boards.
Asus and Acer are what I reccomend to all who ask.
Just read up on the internet and check out reliability scores.

Everyone likes a bargain BUT!!!!!! Throwaway technology rules with all manufacturing so beware low prices from famous makers with normal high prices cos they could just be offloading their failures.
#28
Ebuyer are cowboys, a poor shadow of the company i used to use back in 2008 when i would spend £6k a month.

Bought a gigabyte motherboard which was faulty, know it all tēchnician thought he knew better and tried to make me cancel the rma.

Now they keep rejecting my photos as i dont have a dslr.
#29
I got a reconditioned HP Pavilion G6 wide screen lappy from Currys £199 about two years ago. After watching online footy/video for more than 3hrs it would shut down.
Had a look online for a solution and it seems HP laptops are notorious for overheating.....so I bought a cooler for a fiver, stuck it underneath it and started monitoring the core temp. Without the cooler on the temp would rise really quickly to 70degrees + while watching video.....switch on the cooler and it drops to around 50.
Problem solved in my case. No plans to upgrade for a few more years yet.
#30
Thanks for the replies. She only wants it to play minecraft and watch YouTube so didn't want to have to get a gaming laptop. Many thanks
3 Likes #31
g8spur
eiamhere69
g8spur
To counter, I'm on my third hp Laptop and never had any issues. They do generally seem to suffer more faults than some but to say everyone will fail is stupid.

I really do hope this was not aimed at me
Why?

Because he is behind a keyboard and he can really kick some a** from there! ;)

Edited By: ederj on Jul 28, 2014 18:55
#32
toiletseatlicker
I got a reconditioned HP Pavilion G6 wide screen lappy from Currys £199 about two years ago. After watching online footy/video for more than 3hrs it would shut down.
Had a look online for a solution and it seems HP laptops are notorious for overheating.....so I bought a cooler for a fiver, stuck it underneath it and started monitoring the core temp. Without the cooler on the temp would rise really quickly to 70degrees + while watching video.....switch on the cooler and it drops to around 50.
Problem solved in my case. No plans to upgrade for a few more years yet.

What cooler did you get fella?
#33
problem with ebuyer is they refund you todays value after its 6 months and faulty which tends to be half the actual price you paid.

ive had this happen with 2 different items from ebuyer now and wouldnt ever recommend them, you have to phone up for an RMA and get messed about.

these people even rate their returns staff on the amount of RMAs they refuse.
#34
I got a HP pavilion dm1 direct from HP and it's suffered from overheating, random shut downs and graphical glitches since day 1. The ventilation grille measures about 5cm x 1cm and is expected to defy physics by blowing out hot air without needing an air inlet. Considering that AMD processors tend to run hot anyway, I'm surprised it hasn't gone up in flames yet. HP support was a joke. I'd send video documentation of the faults (graphical glitches, BSODs, etc) and they'd completely ignore it. Sometimes replacing cheap parts that have no bearing on the faults. I had to send it in 3 times before they (supposedly) tried to fix it. I'm pretty sure they lied to me about replacing the motherboard. The problem persists but I've given up on it now.
#35
I've had a HP Touchsmart 17" Core i7 where the touchscreen became faulty, I replaced it with a 15" version which is now showing lines on the screen indicative of overheating as it's a graphical issue. I've seen G62 and G6 models overheat, have failed motherboards, HP Envy also has fan issues. I can't really recommend them but then again since I work with refurbishing laptops I will see plenty fail :)
2 Likes #36
Spud211
Aeschylus
Remember only 6 Months warranty with buyer. After that they pro rata a refund

Utter rubbish, what is more likely is that they will give you a refund if its under 6 months old, and pro-rata one or repair/replace after that. That's actually much better than the legal minimum - they are well within their rights to say "no refund, only a replacement" after around a month or so (can't remember the exact period).

The manufacturer offers a 12 month warranty and the Sales of Goods Act & Goods and Services Act provide you with even longer cover in the vast majority of cases, although you tend to have to fight a bit to get them to respect the law and agree what a "reasonable" period of time is.

With all that said, this is a good price for this specific laptop if you want something just for email and internet on the sofa, but for a student? No, not unless you are on a really tight budget. You buy cheap you buy twice, and that goes double for laptops.

Within the first 12 months the seller, ebuyer will be responsible as the contract is with them.

They are responsible for communication with the manufacturer and all communications, returns and refunds has to go through them.

They cannot escape their lawful responsibility for new goods.
#37
Yomanda
eiamhere69
Because they try any excuse to delay, then claim warranty is over, etc. Very poor build quality and support. This WILL fail, it's HP
Lol, nothing wrong with HP, a good deal for the spec. I worked in electrical retail a while ago and HP and Toshiba were the less often returned laptops. All brands have faults and nothing inside is made by HP! So people need to stop looking at a badge.

Probably because no one buys HP/Toshiba in the first place (_;)
#38
Hot from me! Cheap price although I'm not going to buy as I'm quite happy using my £166 Dell Inspiron 15 !
#39
You really should think twice about buying HP products, given their appalling treatment of their customers who purchased laptops with the NVIDIA graphics problem. They consistently denied there was a manufacturing problem and lied to their customers, selling many of them expensive motherboard repairs or replacement motherboards. Many of these replacement/repairs themselves failed over time. HP eventually lost a class action in the states over the issue. They really should be avoided like the plague.
#40
there should be certification for how well any given laptop runs Minecraft.

Not joking, I think it would be helpful for a lot of parents.

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