HP 255 G5 Laptop 15.6" ok CPU 8GB RAM 256GB SSD Windows 10 Home £289.98 - Ebuyer
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HP 255 G5 Laptop 15.6" ok CPU 8GB RAM 256GB SSD Windows 10 Home £289.98 - Ebuyer

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Edited by:"Musicrab"Found 7th Jun 2017
OK CPU - benchmark is just below 3000. Good value with SSD. Not FHD if this matters.
FREE P&P if you go for 5day postage option.

Recommendation: Chances are the Windows10 build on this will be old; so best to get the Creator's Update on it ASAP (will save time in the long run); download the ISO from the usual place.
microsoft.com/en-…s10

For the curious, the CPU is: AMD A6-7310 2GHz
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You call it a "good CPU" in the title then an "ok CPU" in the description, but still dont mention which CPU it actually is, any reason for that since it IS rather important information?
Single and dual core performance of a Core 2 Duo of ~1.6GHz from 9 years ago.
That's really going to struggle with software that can't benefit from more than 2 cores.
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You call it a "good CPU" in the title then an "ok CPU" in the description, but still dont mention which CPU it actually is, any reason for that since it IS rather important information?
I have the I5 version of this picked up last year from Tesco for the same price
garethsmith72

I have the I5 version of this picked up last year from Tesco for the same … I have the I5 version of this picked up last year from Tesco for the same price


How do you rate it?
Any advice for those that are interested in this laptop but don't want Windows 10? I'd rather stay on 7. Thx.
1.5% Quidco.
CPU is AMD A6-7310 2GHz
spannerzone

CPU is AMD A6-7310 2GHz



4 cores, 25 Watts, dire single thread performance.
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myOpinion211 m ago

4 cores, 25 Watts, dire single thread performance.



Should be OK with an SSD. Shouldn't it? Updated title to read "ok CPU" rather than "good CPU" .
Edited by: "Musicrab" 7th Jun 2017
screen resolution 1366x768 so ice cold
ebuyer have terable quality control and customer service.
spannerzone

How do you rate it?


Boots quick, and for internet odd steam of NFL and working from home its a good machine , with the i5 and SSD very quick. Don't use it as main HD screen thou

Instead of putting AMD A6-7310 in the title you put ''ok CPU'' LOL.

OK CPU - benchmark is just below 3000

LOL.

Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 7th Jun 2017
Single and dual core performance of a Core 2 Duo of ~1.6GHz from 9 years ago.
That's really going to struggle with software that can't benefit from more than 2 cores.
Stopfordian

Any advice for those that are interested in this laptop but don't want … Any advice for those that are interested in this laptop but don't want Windows 10? I'd rather stay on 7. Thx.



​Buy a windows 7 licence and install windows 7
Musicrab

Chances are the Windows10 build on this will be old; so best to get the … Chances are the Windows10 build on this will be old; so best to get the Creator's Update on it ASAP (will save time in the long run)



Windows Creator has given me nothing but trouble. Make sure you can roll back without having to reinstall software < which was the only option I had
Agharta1 h, 22 m ago

Single and dual core performance of a Core 2 Duo of ~1.6GHz from 9 years …Single and dual core performance of a Core 2 Duo of ~1.6GHz from 9 years ago.That's really going to struggle with software that can't benefit from more than 2 cores.



Not great but it must have better HD video playback optimisation? so it would at least cope with HD videos and such like whereas older Core2duo's do struggle these days, even with an SSD to help them along
Stopfordian

Any advice for those that are interested in this laptop but don't want … Any advice for those that are interested in this laptop but don't want Windows 10? I'd rather stay on 7. Thx.


I'd genuinely recommend embracing the change, 7 has been out of mainstream support for over 2 years now. Extended support ends Jan 2020, unless you intend to replace your machine or reinstall your OS between now and then. It would be better to bite the bullet and get acquainted with it. For general use it really won't change your life that much.
Damn
jamesehunter10 h, 39 m ago

ebuyer have terable quality control and customer service.


Damn, i bought this very same laptop for someone for £340 only last week. What do you think my chances are of returning it and then buying it again at the cheaper price?

I still have all the boxes etc....
Edited by: "timj13" 8th Jun 2017
I lost my faith in AMD a while ago...until I bought a laptop with an FX-7500 (slightly faster and more power efficient cpu) - it's surprisingly good.This one , with an ssd drive will be fine for most of the home office tasks,you shouldn't worry too much unless you need it for games.
How does this cpu compare to an intel i3 6006u please?
ebuyer are farcical. had a hdd failure within 2 months which I was told not there problem and to contact manufacturer direct. cheap with dad so pretty good deal as lap will be capable of doing the basic stuff which most people do at ease.
Nothing wrong with windows 10 and increasingly there are weaknesses that only apply to windows 7 and prior systems that windows 10 are already immune against. Be worth making the leap, I leapt right at the start and it's worked well, only thing I would say is if possible do a clean install rather than the upgrade, I originally did upgrades on two machines and the os eventually corrupted. Then did clean installs and it's all perfect!!!



garethsmith72

I have the I5 version of this picked up last year from Tesco for the same … I have the I5 version of this picked up last year from Tesco for the same price

OK CPU - benchmark is just below 3000


Lol
htslough

screen resolution 1366x768 so ice cold



It's £290 FFS!
newmann

It's £290 FFS!



It's also the year 2017...
timj1311 h, 13 m ago

Damn Damn, i bought this very same laptop for someone for £340 only last …Damn Damn, i bought this very same laptop for someone for £340 only last week. What do you think my chances are of returning it and then buying it again at the cheaper price?I still have all the boxes etc....



Ditto, I doubt we'd get much luck trying it from eBuyer though.

But on the whole this boots quick, is pretty slim to say it has a DVD in as well and took the Creator Update without issue.

Worth checking the warranty left on these things when you fire them up, mine had 10 months left because HP had already started the clock after delivering to eBuyer. You have to go through a web based system to get it changed.
supermann

It's also the year 2017...



So that means that companies are obliged to give higher quality products at lower prices?
newmann

So that means that companies are obliged to give higher quality products … So that means that companies are obliged to give higher quality products at lower prices?




Only if they sell mobile phones it seems.
Plus if you can find me an 8gb ram 256gb SSD laptop with full HD for sub £300 then I'll eat my words.
Edited by: "newmann" 8th Jun 2017
Entilzha9 m ago

Ditto, I doubt we'd get much luck trying it from eBuyer though.But on the …Ditto, I doubt we'd get much luck trying it from eBuyer though.But on the whole this boots quick, is pretty slim to say it has a DVD in as well and took the Creator Update without issue. Worth checking the warranty left on these things when you fire them up, mine had 10 months left because HP had already started the clock after delivering to eBuyer. You have to go through a web based system to get it changed.


Yeah, i cant really be bothered to anyway lol I paid £330 checking me receipt

How do you check the warranty left and then how do you go through web based system to get the full 12 months if it is less, please mate?
timj1322 m ago

Yeah, i cant really be bothered to anyway lol I paid £330 checking me …Yeah, i cant really be bothered to anyway lol I paid £330 checking me receiptHow do you check the warranty left and then how do you go through web based system to get the full 12 months if it is less, please mate?


support.hp.com/gb-…nty

It tells you time left and gives you the dispute option. When the system is working that is. Do a PDF print of the eBuyer invoce to upload as evidence.

There is also the "HP Support" app for firmware and software updates that's pre-installed and has a section on it that can check the warranty and links you to the above to dispute.
out of stock on eBuyer now
newmann

So that means that companies are obliged to give higher quality products … So that means that companies are obliged to give higher quality products at lower prices?


That's the general progression of tech goods yes
Pondlife

That's the general progression of tech goods yes


Then this still stands....
"...if you can find me an 8gb ram 256gb SSD laptop with full HD for sub £300 then I'll eat my words."
Would this be OK to play rocket league at professional level please? Looking for my son.
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