HP 255 G1 H6Q17EA#ABU reviews and prices: 15.6" Laptop computer

147 customer reviews

+ This laptop has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on performance.

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8.2 out of 10 based on 147 reviews.
HP 255 G1 H6Q17EA#ABU with AMD E1-1500 1.48 GHz Dual-Core Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 750GB Storage on Ubuntu. DVD See full product description
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Most helpful reviews

Agora, General home user

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
battery life seems okay
Bad points:
screen display goes bright and dark flickering all the time.

computer can't perform simple tasks like streaming netflix
Overall rating 3.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 5.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 2.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Apr 2014

John, Skegness General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Quick operating system.
Bad points:
Need to adapt to ubantu
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Sep 2014

Patrick, London Business user

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
Cheap laptop without Windows.
Bad points:
I've already had to return it to HP within the first 2 weeks of use.
The Ubuntu install is done terribly, so needs to be wiped and re-formatted.
Very noisy and quite slow for a 'new' laptop.
Based on my experience, I can't recommend this laptop.
Overall rating 2.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 5.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 2.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Sep 2014

MARTIN, Tenby General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Doesn't have Windows, love Ubuntu, it is so easy to set up wireless, printers, everything. Quick start-up and shut down, amazing.
Bad points:
The very smallest niggle, the mouse pad is not smooth and it takes a little while to get used to it.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Sep 2014

Mick, Hartlepool General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Made to a price but does what I want it to do perfectly. Love the idea of having an alternative OS to windows and Ubuntu is great!
Bad points:
Keyboard feels a bit flat.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Oct 2014

Andrew, Oxford General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
This laptop runs Ubuntu effectively - it came with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed but I wasn't entirely happy with the configuration so I re-installed a slightly more up-to-date version of 12.04. However, I've now installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS AMD 64 which works well.
Bad points:
Obviously the processor speed isn't fantastic but it's perfectly adequate for normal home office use.
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Oct 2014

Carlos, General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Price and great to not be paying for a MS bundle,
Worked out of the box.
Bad points:
I immediately upgraded from the ubuntu 12.04 build to 14.04 but the touchpad stoppoed working and no fix is available on the forums. Did a new install of 12.04 and all is fine except the funtion to lock the touchpad with a double-tap is now not working,

Also sound is rather tinnier than i hoped.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Oct 2014

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.6
Operating system Ubuntu
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 750
Number of cores Dual-Core
Processor brand AMD
Processor series E1-1500
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.48
Connections VGA
Connections HDMI
Connections Ethernet
Connections USB 2.0
Built-in disc drive DVD
Weight (kg) 2.45
Graphics card brand AMD
Graphics card model number Radeon HD 7310
Type of hard drive HDD

Also known as: HP 255 G1 Laptop, AMD

Laptop Buyers Guide  

Manufacturer's Description

Grab yourself a slice of history with this HP laptop. The first manufacturer installed Ubuntu machine available from a UK retailer.

Linux
PC enthusiasts have long clamoured for a Linux based machine and HP and Ebuyer.com have responded with the HP 255 G1. Ubuntu is an open source operating system which delivers reliability, innovation and all the software and applications you need for personal or business use.

Power Price
If you are impressed with the HP 255 G1 operating system you will be blown away by its price. At just over £200 this laptop is incredible value for money.

Features
But, despite its price tag, the HP 255 G1 with Ubuntu comes with plenty of features including 3 x USB ports, a HDMI port, HD webcam and Bluetooth. The machine is powered by an AMD Dual Core E1 processor and is supplied with 4GB of RAM and a 750GB Hard Drive.

Large Screen
With its 15.6" LED backlit anti-glare screen this laptop is perfect for work and study. And, with the 1366×768 resolution display providing bright and vibrant images along with the integrated Lansing speakers, watching movies is a truly immersive experience.


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