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HP 255 G7 A6-9225 with Radeon R4 Graphics 8GB RAM 256GB SSD M2 FHD 15.6in Laptop £218.47 delivered at Ebuyer (No OS)
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HP 255 G7 A6-9225 with Radeon R4 Graphics 8GB RAM 256GB SSD M2 FHD 15.6in Laptop £218.47 delivered at Ebuyer (No OS)

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Posted 20th Oct 2019Edited by:"Tacavas"

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Good value, slim design, decent for everyday use laptop. On pre-order, ETA 28/10/2019.
Processor

  • AMD A6-9225 2.6GHz
Memory

  • 8GB DDR4 1866 RAM
  • Configuration: 1 x 8GB
Storage

  • 256GB SSD M2 SATA-3 TLC
Optical drive

  • None
Software

  • Operating System: FreeDos 2.0
  • WINDOWS NOT INCLUDED
Display

  • 15.6 Full HD AG LED SVA 220 slim
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Graphics

  • Radeon R4 Graphics
Audio

  • Integrated Speakers
Networking

  • WLAN ac 1x1
  • Bluetooth 4.2
Power Supply

  • 45 Watt Smart Adapter
  • 3 Cell, 41 WHr Long Life battery
Interfaces

  • 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • 1 USB 2.0
  • 1 HDMI 1.4b
  • 1 RJ-45
  • 1 headphone/microphone combo
  • 1 AC power
Warranty / Misc

  • 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • Webcam
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ZanyAngel20/10/2019 17:25

Yes, it's as I thought what do you need to do to get that?


Get a cheap key from eBay and install windows from an USB, check here how to do it
That’s a good price for the spec.
Good for browsing, office work, watching films, kids homework etc.
Obviously not much good for CPU intensive tasks like gaming or video editing but then what sub £300 laptop is.

also a Lenovo of similar spec for £199
ebuyer.com/901…muk
blue.1620/10/2019 17:03

Looks good, any comments on cpu chip performance?


You get what you paid for.
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Looks good, any comments on cpu chip performance?
Edited by: "blue.16" 20th Oct 2019
blue.1620/10/2019 17:03

Looks good, any comments on cpu chip performance?


You get what you paid for.
Looks good on paper but i can tell you it's an awful cpu. Good for the money definitely but can't even run things like Bluestacks or anything mildly intensive. It's ok for general laptop internet use tho.
blue.1620/10/2019 17:03

Looks good, any comments on cpu chip performance?


CPU is awful.

A real shame because the rest of the specs are fantastic, and it's a great price, but you would understand if you'd ever used this CPU lol.
No OS means? thanks for any help
ZanyAngel20/10/2019 17:20

No OS means? thanks for any help


No windows, or other operation system
Tacavas20/10/2019 17:24

No windows, or other operation system


Yes, it's as I thought what do you need to do to get that?
ZanyAngel20/10/2019 17:25

Yes, it's as I thought what do you need to do to get that?


Get a cheap key from eBay and install windows from an USB, check here how to do it
Tacavas20/10/2019 17:28

Get a cheap key from eBay and install windows from an USB, check here how …Get a cheap key from eBay and install windows from an USB, check here how to do it


Thanks @Tacavas greatly appreciated
blue.1620/10/2019 17:03

Looks good, any comments on cpu chip performance?


The single module steamroller chips were pretty weak when they were released back in 2016 and they were already considered an established (and failed) design by that point so I doubt the last three years has brought much in the way of improvements from software.
That’s a good price for the spec.
Good for browsing, office work, watching films, kids homework etc.
Obviously not much good for CPU intensive tasks like gaming or video editing but then what sub £300 laptop is.

also a Lenovo of similar spec for £199
ebuyer.com/901…muk
ZanyAngel20/10/2019 17:20

No OS means? thanks for any help


Operating system. You'll need to install Windows or an open source operating system like Ubuntu on it yourself.
Good God another dreadful CPU.

Please people, just pay £300-350 and do yourself a massive favour.
Edited by: "ArcAndPie" 21st Oct 2019
I read the description and saw Radeon R4 Graphics 8GB, and my wishful thinking was like - What, it's got an 8GB graphics card?! Definitely buying it now... about 20 seconds later, I came back to earth and realised it was just 8GB of RAM.

Ah well, that'll teach me for not understanding AMD CPU or graphics card numbers at all. (and obviously for my unrealistic wishful thinking.)
Bought a HP laptop a few years ago- never again.
ZanyAngel20/10/2019 17:25

Yes, it's as I thought what do you need to do to get that?


ned.ford20/10/2019 19:37

Operating system. You'll need to install Windows or an open source …Operating system. You'll need to install Windows or an open source operating system like Ubuntu on it yourself.


I would recommend Linux Mint (it's also free)
Edited by: "davie412" 21st Oct 2019
Just saw the CPu Is apparently ass... What is a computer with similar specs but a stronger CPU ?
Edited by: "yodawggangsta" 21st Oct 2019
ned.ford20/10/2019 19:37

Operating system. You'll need to install Windows or an open source …Operating system. You'll need to install Windows or an open source operating system like Ubuntu on it yourself.


.. very helpful, thank you @ned.ford
ArcAndPie20/10/2019 23:47

Good God another dreadful CPU.Please people, just pay £300-350 and do …Good God another dreadful CPU.Please people, just pay £300-350 and do yourself a massive favour.


Such as? Please post a link so us with no idea can see a comparison?
Be aware with ebuyer
Precious32121/10/2019 18:06

Such as? Please post a link so us with no idea can see a comparison?


Pretty much any laptop in that range will be much, much better.

Random Example.
ArcAndPie20/10/2019 23:47

Good God another dreadful CPU.Please people, just pay £300-350 and do …Good God another dreadful CPU.Please people, just pay £300-350 and do yourself a massive favour.


This CPU (AMD A6-9225) is on par in terms of performance as the i3-5005u, and beats it in single-threaded workload - i.e. majority of tasks, including web browsing.

It's also much faster than any Intel Atom or Celeron chip, including the Celeron N4000, so faster than pretty much any Chromebook on the market - except that Windows 10 will let you down due to it being a massive memory hog and running countless background tasks.

I have a slower CPU than this, but the A6-9225 is the last gen of bulldozer - excavator architecture, so not as bad as people think.

But having said that, I don't think this deal is as good as this.
Same screen size, same RAM and SSD drive, but £18 cheaper - and you'll need to install Windows yourself.
Even amd A9 processors are slow and considering this is a A6 processor, It would be worse so I would not anyone who wants a average performing computer
Is this deal not better than the Lenovo mentioned as this one is an LED screen and the Lenovo is TN?

After a sub £300 laptop for a new student who just wants to do word processing (more likely watch Netflix!)

I'm happy to install a cheap Win 10 with an ebay key.
I've not seen a Laptop with this processor and then 256 SSD and 8 GB RAM!? Wow...
I know it’s more money, is this a good spec? ebuyer.com/885…abu


thanks
ibnMuhammad_21/10/2019 19:06

This CPU (AMD A6-9225) is on par in terms of performance as the i3-5005u, …This CPU (AMD A6-9225) is on par in terms of performance as the i3-5005u, and beats it in single-threaded workload....


I have the ASUS laptop on the link below, replaced the HDD with 256 SSD and it works better now than it ever did. Just had notice that Microsoft won’t be supporting WINDOWS 7 from January 2020 and been told I won’t find drivers for my hardware that will work with Windows 10. I’m not sure how to proceed as I am not very clued up on these things. Any suggestions please? Anyone? 🤕

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1
BustyB29321/10/2019 23:18

I know it’s more money, is this a good spec? h …I know it’s more money, is this a good spec? https://www.ebuyer.com/885406-hp-255-g7-ryzen-5-8gb-256gb-ssd-full-hd-15-6-win10-7dc73ea-abuthanks


Yes, the Ryzen 5 2500u is superior to this chip in pretty much everything.
Although in single-threaded (web-focused) work-load, you wouldn't notice much difference.

It's up to 5% faster in Javascript processing, but up to 80% faster in Cinebench (3d modelling/rendering) and around 55% faster in gaming compared to this A6-9225.

Precious32121/10/2019 23:25

I have the ASUS laptop on the link below, replaced the HDD with 256 SSD …I have the ASUS laptop on the link below, replaced the HDD with 256 SSD and it works better now than it ever did. Just had notice that Microsoft won’t be supporting WINDOWS 7 from January 2020 and been told I won’t find drivers for my hardware that will work with Windows 10. I’m not sure how to proceed as I am not very clued up on these things. Any suggestions please? Anyone? 🤕https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008MX3ATU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Your laptop is from 2012, although still a very good cpu (i7-3610qm) considering its age - I don't see a reason why your hardware won't be supported by Windows 10. I noticed from ASUS's drivers download page for your laptop that it has: -

* Intel graphics adapter - widely supported, and not laptop specific;
* Realtek audio & network (lan) chipset - again, not really laptop specific and should be supported out-of-box for Win10
* Intel WiFi adapter - again, widely supported;
* ASMedia USB 3.0 chipset - theoretically should be fine.

The only issue might be the touchpad drivers ("ASUS ATK") drivers.

You could simply put your old drive back in the laptop, and try installing Win10 from a usb stick to experiment for yourself?

USm901_21/10/2019 19:35

Even amd A9 processors are slow and considering this is a A6 processor, It …Even amd A9 processors are slow and considering this is a A6 processor, It would be worse so I would not anyone who wants a average performing computer


Don't knock it until you've tried it

I have an A6 cpu (Kaveri-based), so older than this, but also 2-module cores, and I use it for coding.
Yes, I have a slow-down when doing multiple things at same times, especially compiling code and using git (fetch) - but particularly with SourceTree. But many other tasks are offloaded to the processor GPU, such as video (h.264) - and this A6-9225 is better than mine as it also supports h.265 (HEVC) video decoder.

As mentioned this A6-9225 has many modern features, including FMA4 instruction-set support, so it will perform much faster than many competing Celerons used in Chromebooks.
Bought one of these for my workplace back in March albeit with less RAM (4GB), an inferior HD resolution screen and a 1TB HDD for around £199 (HP 255 G6 – Almost the same as this one but with a DVD drive). Added an extra 4GB RAM, 240GB SATA SSD and a cheap Windows 10 license from the Bay which brought it up to £250 overall. I had pretty low expectations of this system as you hear many people slating this CPU but I found it handle the job quite admirably for what it is. Certainly more than enough for office work, general web browsing, YouTube and even played 1080p MKV videos very well without hiccups.

I also found it pretty comfortable to use, good keyboard feedback and layout with numpad included which is ideal for Excel work and a sensible trackpad with dedicated buttons. I can’t stress how much I prefer this over some cheap clickpads like the Lenovo V330 which does nothing but frustrate whenever you try to drag stuff over. It’s because of this I tend to prefer using the AMD A6 HP 255 over our more powerful V330!

For £218 but this time with a better resolution screen and the necessary upgrades from the get go is a bit of a bargain for those who want a cheap brand new entry level system with factory warranty.
cpu passmark value of 2137
this is pants as pants get
I'm lost with processors and graphics cards these days. Is their a site that explains what spec I should be looking for and which hardware are not worth wasting my money and time on? There seems to be too many options but so many pitfalls!
aerotec21/10/2019 19:59

Is this deal not better than the Lenovo mentioned as this one is an LED …Is this deal not better than the Lenovo mentioned as this one is an LED screen and the Lenovo is TN?After a sub £300 laptop for a new student who just wants to do word processing (more likely watch Netflix!) I'm happy to install a cheap Win 10 with an ebay key.


Try a Chromebook chap. Perfect for what you want!
I think my head is ready to explode. I have been looking for a lap top for my boy’s 14th birthday. Upto £400 inc add ons required. Doesn’t matter which laptop I look at on here there are big negative remarks on all. Also been into Curry’s. Their specialist knows less than me!!!
Arrrrrrggghhhh. I just wanna buy a laptop!
cqo21/10/2019 08:43

I read the description and saw Radeon R4 Graphics 8GB, and my wishful …I read the description and saw Radeon R4 Graphics 8GB, and my wishful thinking was like - What, it's got an 8GB graphics card?! Definitely buying it now... about 20 seconds later, I came back to earth and realised it was just 8GB of RAM. Ah well, that'll teach me for not understanding AMD CPU or graphics card numbers at all. (and obviously for my unrealistic wishful thinking.)


I wouldn't get too excited about an 8GB graphics card anyway, it gives you no real indication of how good it is
hammersboy7222/10/2019 16:52

I think my head is ready to explode. I have been looking for a lap top for …I think my head is ready to explode. I have been looking for a lap top for my boy’s 14th birthday. Upto £400 inc add ons required. Doesn’t matter which laptop I look at on here there are big negative remarks on all. Also been into Curry’s. Their specialist knows less than me!!!Arrrrrrggghhhh. I just wanna buy a laptop!


Let us know what the key things you need in a laptop are and what he wants to use it for and I'm sure we can help you find something
Edited by: "Alex_H" 22nd Oct 2019
hammersboy7222/10/2019 16:52

I think my head is ready to explode. I have been looking for a lap top for …I think my head is ready to explode. I have been looking for a lap top for my boy’s 14th birthday. Upto £400 inc add ons required. Doesn’t matter which laptop I look at on here there are big negative remarks on all. Also been into Curry’s. Their specialist knows less than me!!!Arrrrrrggghhhh. I just wanna buy a laptop!


I'll help you. What does your boy want to do on his laptop?
Really appreciate the offer Alex and fuzzyduck. Ultimately though my head exploded and I decided to get him a a new mobile. Cheers
Dont listin to all the negative comments, we have these running sage 50 accounts no bother. These will work perfect for general use and some more power hungary programs. Grab yourself a bargain
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