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HP 255 G1 Laptop with Ubuntu and free carry case

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. 

In store price £249


PC enthusiasts have long clamoured for a Linux based machine and HP 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.


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

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