HP HDX9430ea 'Laptop 20" panel,T8100,3gb,320,8800gts,VistaHomePrm - £747.49 @ CCLOnline - HotUKDeals
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HP HDX9430ea 'Laptop 20" panel,T8100,3gb,320,8800gts,VistaHomePrm - £747.49 @ CCLOnline

£747.49 @ CCLOnline
Credit to HUKD member "drasim" for posting this deal a few days back but expired because went out of stock at CCL. Have noticed that another 36 units in stock from 7th Jan, such a good deal thought it… Read More
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8y, 5m agoFound 8 years, 5 months ago
Credit to HUKD member "drasim" for posting this deal a few days back but expired because went out of stock at CCL. Have noticed that another 36 units in stock from 7th Jan, such a good deal thought it was worth another post. Had mine delivered yesterday and worth every penny....fantastic machine.

Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo ( T8100) 2.1GHz 3072KB (L2 Cache)
Memory (Maximum) - 3072MB ( 4096MB) DDR2
Hard Disk - 320GB ( 2 x 160GB) 5400RPM Hard Drive
Optical Drive Type - DVD±RW DL SuperMulti
Monitor - 20.1ins High Definition BrightView Widescreen WSXGA+ Colours
Display Resolution - 1680 x 1050Pixels
Graphics Device - nVidia GeForce 8800M GTS with 512MB
Bluetooth, TV Tuner, Fingerprint Reader
HDMI, VGA, RF, S-video, e-Sata, RJ45, FireWire

For enthusiasts, this laptop can support up to the X9000 processor, with 8gb RAM (discounting what CCL say), Blu-Ray drive and also the WUXGA upgrade.
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#1
Nice piece of kit for a good price.
#2
Laptop? Wtf?!!???
#3
Seems a nice bit of kit but several retailers offering at this price with free next day delivery. So not sure it is a HOT deal.
#4
fenster1000
Seems a nice bit of kit but several retailers offering at this price with free next day delivery. So not sure it is a HOT deal.


CCLOnline are offering free next day delivery and they are a very reputable company to deal with.

Play.com asking £960 http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/5890906/-/Product.html?searchstring=HP+HDX9430ea&searchsource=0
Amazon £1076 http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001D11H16/ref=s9sims_c5_23_at1-rfc_g1_si2?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=1NWM0GVMGFSMQC0P11EK&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=463374953&pf_rd_i=468294

All in all you would be very hard pushed to find this spec for the same money, the graphics card alone is a real bonus http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-8800M-GTS.6934.0.html

To be fair its a very marginal statement to call it a laptop because it really is a monster of a machine more definitely suited to a table top. If you have no intentions or need to transport a computer outside the home and prefer an un-offensive to the eye.....space saving desktop replacement then look no further.
#5
Looking for a laptop between the £400-500 range. Don't know why but I am getting tempted to purchase this even though I am looking for 4GB RAM. How long does it take to boot up?
#6
Shame this model doesn't have Blu-ray - otherwise I might have been tempted.
#7
Its not a laptop - its a DTR - Desktop Replacement - don't expect to be lugging this around outside the home with ease...
#8
speedski
Its not a laptop - its a DTR - Desktop Replacement - don't expect to be lugging this around outside the home with ease...


Then why on earth would anyone want this? Not easy to upgrade, not portable. You can get a much better desktop for less and it wouldn't take up much more space.
#9
davelfc
Then why on earth would anyone want this? Not easy to upgrade, not portable. You can get a much better desktop for less and it wouldn't take up much more space.


Because its shiney.:thumbsup:
#10
Adam2050
Because its shiney.:thumbsup:


:thumbsup:
#11
Adam2050:
Because its shiney.


I was messing with one of these in PCworld the other day (incidentally they are around the £1100 mark in there) and was really tempted with it. Then I saw the light - the shineyness dazzles and if your after a big, good looking machine like this, you could get a better spec ultra-mini desktop base unit and a bigger, shinier screen for less in most places.

Its still appealing to me even having said that though!
#12
I have to say if I had money to burn i'd buy it as it would be a good spec for LAN's but haven't had one of those in years. But then again, not saying I won't do it again.

I would rather spend a lot less and get a decent spec pc.
#13
The thing that sold it for me is that although it is certainly large in laptop terms it can be located on a suitable area in my livingroom without being in your face so to speak and however much you want to compare it to desktops (even small ones) it can still be picked up and moved when required so that in my book makes it portable. Also it has pacified my wife who objected to having our desktop machine in the living area which has since been relegated to an upstairs room!

In addition for me personally this machine comes into it own because I have a small holiday home in Cumbria and this HP machine can be folded up in the usual laptop fashion, picked up and stuck in the car for transit without any real hassle or effort and I can still enjoy the benefit of a very respectably powerful home from home machine with a 20" screen whilst away. You just cant do that with a desktop.
#14
Don't compare it to desktops, it's a Notebook/Laptop so not comparable. Very good price. I saw it on here a week or so ago on here at a similar price but cannot find it to save my life.
#15
sabreliner
The thing that sold it for me is that although it is certainly large in laptop terms it can be located on a suitable area in my livingroom without being in your face so to speak and however much you want to compare it to desktops (even small ones) it can still be picked up and moved when required so that in my book makes it portable. Also it has pacified my wife who objected to having our desktop machine in the living area which has since been relegated to an upstairs room!.



You should really grow a pair and buy a desktop :whistling:
1 Like #16
davelfc
You should really grow a pair and buy a desktop :whistling:


I have a desktop.....and since you kindly refer to that part of my anatomy, I already grew a pair thanks, a long time ago in the air force during the first Gulf war my friend :thumbsup:
#17
Now come on people lets all stay friendly, everyone knows that this machines is for a specific market those who want desktop power and screen but still need to be able to have a relatively portable computer, or for those that do not have room for a desktop computer (as this could easily be stored away in seconds) to be on display all of the time but again still want the power.

Just becuase you personally do not have a use for this computer it does not make it a bad deal, If you are in the market for a desktop replacement this is a fantastic deal
1 Like #18
curofone
Now come on people lets all stay friendly, everyone knows that this machines is for a specific market those who want desktop power and screen but still need to be able to have a relatively portable computer, or for those that do not have room for a desktop computer (as this could easily be stored away in seconds) to be on display all of the time but again still want the power.

Just becuase you personally do not have a use for this computer it does not make it a bad deal, If you are in the market for a desktop replacement this is a fantastic deal


It is indeed a fantastic deal ;-)

Ok it seems there are still people who are confused over what is a desktop and what is a laptop.
THIS HAS A BATTERY LIFE BELIEVE IT OR NOT OF 3 HOURS! ;-)

Situation 1:

You are a contract engineer or someone who travels most days and stays in a lot of hotels.
You would like to play games at the same quality as you would at home. Do you 1) buy/ take desktop in car and then carry a base unit, monitor, leads, keyboard, mouse in and out of hotels all the time or do you buy this laptop. In my case I bought this.

Situation 2:

You are a gamer. You go to a lot of LAN nights with your friends. You'd like something portable to take with you as it's a pain to transport all the above items with you.

Cases are available for this..i.e. the Targus XXL or most recommended is the Dicota Multigiant.

Unless you're a complete weed and can't carry a bit of weight, carrying it will be fine :-)
#19
davelfc
You should really grow a pair and buy a desktop :whistling:


Or alternatively grow some muscles and carry a 6kg laptop :-p
#20
davelfc
Then why on earth would anyone want this? Not easy to upgrade, not portable. You can get a much better desktop for less and it wouldn't take up much more space.


If you can upgrade a desktop, why not upgrade a laptop? It's just a little disassembly. In fact upgrading RAM, HD, and Optical drive are arguably easier in this laptop than a normal desktop. The CPU requires a little work, but doesn't most things when you really want something?

I have a better desktop for less (only just) but other situations require me, and obviously other people, to have something portable at a desktop spec aswell.
#21
sabreliner
I have a desktop.....and since you kindly refer to that part of my anatomy, I already grew a pair thanks, a long time ago in the air force during the first Gulf war my friend :thumbsup:


Jesus you've no sense of humour have you?

And what school were you being bullied at while I was serving in the RAF in the Falklands sonny?

You need a pair and a sense of humour, bet you were a laugh a year in the NAAFI. ;-)
#22
drasim
If you can upgrade a desktop, why not upgrade a laptop? It's just a little disassembly. In fact upgrading RAM, HD, and Optical drive are arguably easier in this laptop than a normal desktop. The CPU requires a little work, but doesn't most things when you really want something?

I have a better desktop for less (only just) but other situations require me, and obviously other people, to have something portable at a desktop spec aswell.


You're joking right? This isn't even worth my time to answer.
1 Like #23
davelfc
Jesus you've no sense of humour have you?

And what school were you being bullied at while I was serving in the RAF in the Falklands sonny?

You need a pair and a sense of humour, bet you were a laugh a year in the NAAFI. ;-)


Stay on topic & take your little tiffs elsewhere please.
#24
simate
Stay on topic & take your little tiffs elsewhere please.


Yes SIR,
#25
davelfc
You're joking right? This isn't even worth my time to answer.


I have the service and maintenance guide for this laptop, so no i'm not joking. But if you're not very good with time and concentration as you've shown already, then you've failed from the start. I hope people don't leave you alone with screwdrivers!
2 Likes #26
davelfc
Jesus you've no sense of humour have you?

And what school were you being bullied at while I was serving in the RAF in the Falklands sonny?

You need a pair and a sense of humour, bet you were a laugh a year in the NAAFI. ;-)


Falklands!! we may have met.

I will take being called sonny as a compliment, so many thanks, at 50 years of age its a title thats really good to hear.

As far as the NAAFI is concerned myself and the other crews tended not to use it too regularly to be honest, on the social side it was more suited to the non commissioned and junior ranks. Like yourself I would hazard a guess.

Anyway now we have traded insults again can we now stick to the subject of this post as stated a little earlier. ;-)
1 Like #27
davelfc
Yes SIR,


Well that was really grown up of you. I am neither, just a member that decided to try and get things back on topic!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/simate/Rep-leaving-fool.jpg
#28
sabreliner
I have a desktop.....and since you kindly refer to that part of my anatomy, I already grew a pair thanks, a long time ago in the air force during the first Gulf war my friend :thumbsup:


What? Wings? :-D









Only joking crabby!! :p
#29
sabreliner
Falklands!! we may have met.

I will take being called sonny as a compliment, so many thanks, at 50 years of age its a title thats really good to hear.

As far as the NAAFI is concerned myself and the other crews tended not to use it too regularly to be honest, on the social side it was more suited to the non commissioned and junior ranks. Like yourself I would hazard a guess.

Anyway now we have traded insults again can we now stick to the subject of this post as stated a little earlier. ;-)


A bit more rep for an even better put down! :-D

davelfc consider yourself pwned!
#30
OK, we have Gulf War, we have Falklands. Anyone want to claim Korea? WWII? Boer War?
#31
Does it have to be a full blown war? Or will the Suez crisis be OK?
#32
t0mW;3966495
I was messing with one of these in PCworld the other day (incidentally they are around the £1100 mark in there) and was really tempted with it. Then I saw the light - the shineyness dazzles and if your after a big, good looking machine like this, you could get a better spec ultra-mini desktop base unit and a bigger, shinier screen for less in most places.


They're aimed at students at Uni's, or people with tight space.
ie...you might need a big screen for design or spreadsheets..but don't want to lump a base unit and TFT across the country every 3 months.

Sony tried something similar a few years ago..like a hybrid all-in-one machine.
Absolute disasters when they went wrong, couldn't get anything out and it clogged with dust and fuzz constantly, then overheated.
This looks a lot better.
#33
Pah 3 hours battery life on idle maybe..

Nice machine but really shouldn't be considered a laptop at that size! I bet you wouldn't see much more than 1.5 hours battery life at full chat.

Not a bad price for an impressive spec though, can't see there being a large target audience however.
#34
That's not a good put-down, it's a smarmy ner-de-ner-de-ner-ner put down from someone with no sense of humour.

And the second one's even worse. "I was an officer dontchaknow, unlike you, you low-life".
#35
#36
PLAY.COM are offering for £730

Hewlett Packard (HP) DV9885EA / Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5GHz / 4GB / 320GB / BluRay / 17" / Vista Home Premium / Laptop / Notebook

seems a better choice to me abeit a 17" screen
#37
You gain with the blueray, lose with the graphics card, and lose quite badly for me.
As a desktop replacement, the sony won't play games...which is at least a 'nice to have' for a lot of people.

I've always ummed and ahh'd over a Dell XPS, and the HP one is a bloody good buy. The Sony one is also and doubles as a blue-ray player that can hook up to your telly via HDMI, but you're losing one massive thing in gaming for me.
If the HP one had blueray - it would be perfect for me, you could even use it as a HTPC with the added bonus of being able to take it with you, and I'd have every bit of I.T kit I own on Ebay to pay for it.
#38
processor lets it down for what spec it is
1 Like #39
ourdave
That's not a good put-down, it's a smarmy ner-de-ner-de-ner-ner put down from someone with no sense of humour.

And the second one's even worse. "I was an officer dontchaknow, unlike you, you low-life".


Depends which way you look at it. Telling someone you've never met before to "grow some" isn't the nicest introduction in the world is it? I didn't sense a great deal of humor in it either, would you say it to someone face to face you'd just met? Some people seem to thrive on the anonymity the Internet provides.
#40
I bought one of these the day it came out. RRP was £1,600 and I got it for around £1,200 after some crafty discounting.
If you can deal with the size and weight (around 7kg) of this thing then it's a great machine.
I work 6 months of the year offshore and this comes everywhere with me, so from that point of view I can confirm that it is indeed portable.
The screen is awesome, and the graphics card is still in the top 20 mobile graphics cards available for a laptop, so if you're a gamer, it's fabulous. Crysis and Assassin's Creed play and look great.
The speakers are very nice indeed and the sub-woofer makes for a sound incomparable with any other laptop I've seen or heard.
If anyone is considering buying one of these for sheer portability then forget it and get a netbook, as I have, but if you're looking for a portable desktop replacement, with a top end graphics card and great sound, this could be your ideal choice.
Put it this way, I paid £400 more for this machine almost a year ago, and I still consider the price I paid to be a bargain. I would highly recommend it.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:

PS The battery life is really sh*te.

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