Our opinion on the HP 255 G7 (2D318EA)
Capable of reading and writing CDs and DVDs as it incorporates an optical drive, theHP 255 G7 (2D318EA) is a lightweight, discreet black laptop that benefits from enhanced responsiveness with its fast SSD storage. This 15-inch anti-glare screen laptop PC is suitable for everyday use with its 8 GB of RAM and its AMD Ryzen 3 Picasso processor.
Features of the HP 255 G7 (2D318EA)
|Screen (s)||15.6’’ WXGA HD LED 45% NTSC 220cd/m² (1920×1080, antireflet)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Picasso (2.6 GHz, 2 cœurs, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 Go (1 x 8 Go) DDR4 2400 MHz (16 Go), 2 slots (1 libre)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 3 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||SSD de 256 Go|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4, SD / SDHC / SDXC; CD / DVD reader / writer|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1, Realtek RTL8821CE), Bluetooth 4.2 + Ethernet Gigabit|
|Audio system||Yes, HP Audio Center|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bits|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41Whr (180 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.78 Kg / 376 x 246 x 22.5|
The HP 255 G7 (2D318EA) against the competition
The HP 255 G7 (2D318EA) is currently offered by Cybertek and is positioned as one of the few in its category to be equipped with an optical unit (CD / DVD burner).
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Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP 255 G7 (2D318EA)
Dressed all in black, this lightweight laptop PC has a sober look.
It is equipped with standard connectivity with its practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor, for example, its wireless Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 module to connect and communicate remotely, its Ethernet ports and audio as well as its 3 USBs all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
On the right we find an optical unit, a feature that is rare lately because of the modes of finesse and dematerialization, all the more so if we consider that this computer adopts a 15-inch format.
Consequently in any case, one can thus read, watch and burn CDs and DVDs with this PC.
The screen adopts a 16: 9 format suitable for video playback as well as a definition of 1366×768, classic characteristics for a 15 inch. However, it is distinguished by its anti-reflective treatment, which makes it more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel and less tiring for the eyes over a long period.
Performance, autonomy of the HP 255 G7 (2D318EA)
The HP 255 G7 (2D318EA) is a 15-inch lightweight laptop designed for everyday use on the go.
In this area as in Internet surfing and office automation, it delivers good performance because it incorporates a good amount of 8 GB RAM very useful in multitasking as well as an AMD Picasso APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) processor low consumption Ryzen 3 3200U .
The latter shows its limits in applications that are greedy in processor resources, however, like the Intel Core i3s and of course less powerful processors.
On the storage side, HP has chosen responsiveness by inserting SSD storage into this PC. Because it clearly reinforces daily fluidity compared to a simple hard drive.
Thanks to the SSD, starts / stops are notably much faster, as are application launches.
Because an SSD is much faster than a hard drive but also less energy, silent and more robust.
With its 256 GB, the SSD offers sufficient capacity to install and store light and / or few software and files, but less (by half) than that offered by standard hard drives.
However, if you need additional space, you can always rely on an external storage unit. Opting for a USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this computer, the weight of which facilitates transport without making it as easy as an Ultrabook because of its thickness (controlled however), expect about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.