HP 255 G1 Laptop with Ubuntu

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  • AMD Dual Core E1
  • 4GB RAM + 750GB HDD
  • 15.6" Screen
  • Webcam + Bluetooth
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics

Product Description

HP 255 G1 Laptop with Ubuntu

Fed up with Windows?  Had enough of Apple?  Grab yourself a slice of history with this HP laptop.  The first manufacturer installed Ubuntu machine available from a UK retailer.  Learn more about HP laptops


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. 


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 1366x768 resolution display providing bright and vibrant images along with the integrated Lansing speakers, watching movies is a truly immersive experience. 

Technical Specifications


  • AMD DC E1-1500 1.48GHz
  • Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
  • 1 MB cache
  • AMD A68M


  • 4GB DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM
  • Expandable to 8GB
  • 2 x soDIMM

Hard Drive

  • 750GB 5400rpm SATA
  • partitioned to include an HP Tools partition which is the recovery partition  

Optical Drive

  • SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with double layer support


  • Operating System: Ubuntu v12.04


  • 39,6 cm (15.6") diagonal LED-backlit HD anti-glare
  • Resolution: 1366 x 768


  • AMD Radeon HD 7310


  • High Definition Audio support
  • Integrated Altec Lansing Stereo Speakers
  • Integrated microphone


  • Realtek Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 + HS
    Ralink 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth combo

Power Supply

  • 65W Smart AC adapter
  • 6-cell (47 WHr) Li-Ion


  • Width 37.6 cm
  • Depth 24.7 cm
  • Height 3.58cm
  • Weight 2.45 kg


  • 3 USB 2.0;
  • 1 HDMI;
  • 1 stereo microphone in;
  • 1 headphone/line-out;
  • 1 AC power;
  • 1 RJ-45;
  • 1 VGA


  • 1 Secure Digital

Warranty / Misc

  • 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • HD Webcam

Technical Specification

HP 255 G1 Laptop with Ubuntu


Form Factor SO-DIMM 204-pin
Max RAM Supported 8 GB
Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Speed 1600 MHz
Slots Qty 2

Dimensions & Weight

Width 37.6 cm
Depth 24.7 cm
Height 3.58 cm
Dimensions (WxDxH) 37.6 cm x 24.7 cm x 3.58 cm
Weight 2.45 kg


Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM fixed - tray
Main Storage 750 GB HDD SATA 3Gb/s / 5400 rpm
Interface SATA 3 Gb/s

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year ¦ Limited warranty - battery - 1 year
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year ¦ Limited warranty - battery - 1 year

Audio & Video

Camera Yes
Sound Stereo speakers, microphone
Graphics Processor AMD Radeon HD 7310
Codec Realtek ALC3201-GR
Compliant Standards High Definition Audio
Audio Features Altec Lansing speakers


Wireless 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Class Class 2
Network Interface Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet Controller Realtek RTL8161FH-CG
Remote Management Protocol SNMP 2
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3i, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.1x, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED


Resolution 1366 x 768 (HD)
Type 15.6"
LCD Backlight Technology LED backlight
Widescreen Yes
Features HD anti-glare

AC Adapter

Input AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Output 65 Watt

Connections & Expansion

Memory Card Reader Yes (SD Card)
Interfaces VGA ¦ HDMI ¦ Microphone input ¦ Headphone output ¦ LAN ¦ 3 x USB 2.0

Processor / Chipset

CPU AMD E1 1500 / 1.48 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
Cache L2 - 1 MB
64-bit Computing Yes
Chipset AMD A68M

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
ENERGY STAR Certified Yes


Localization Language: English / region: United Kingdom
Colour Charcoal
Features Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), HP 3D DriveGuard
Included Accessories Power adapter
Compliant Standards ACPI, CSA, UL, VCCI, BSMI, GOST, SABS, CCC, FCC, RoHS, WEEE, A-Tick, ICES, KC


Product Type Notebook
Recommended Use Small business, corporate business
Operating System Ubuntu


Type Keyboard, touchpad
Features Multi-touch touchpad


Technology 6-cell Lithium Ion
Capacity 47 Wh


Software Included CyberLink YouCam DE, Norton Internet Security 2013 (60 days subscription), Recovery Manager Installer

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 5 °C
Max Operating Temperature 35 °C
Humidity Range Operating 10 - 90% (non-condensing)
Shock Tolerance 40 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (operating) / 200 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (non-operating)
Vibration Tolerance 0.75 g @ RMS (random) (operating) / 1.5 g @ RMS (random) (non-operating)

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