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hp notebook - £159.99 @ Boffer

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We wanted to give you a quick heads up on today's boffer which goes live at 11.59pm, our friends at HP have asked us to help them clear some notebook computers. We don't normally tell you in advance w… Read More
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We wanted to give you a quick heads up on today's boffer which goes live at 11.59pm, our friends at HP have asked us to help them clear some notebook computers. We don't normally tell you in advance what we are selling but here's a few clues.

1. The best price on the net for this product seems to be about £380.00
2. We will be boffering it for £159.99
3. There's free delivery for twitter followers!
4. They will sell fast
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#1
Title should be descriptive... amended :)

Cheeky of them 'giving clues' about an offer - hope their HP friends dont ship Pentium II laptops !
#2
Yup. Got the same "get ready" email, like everyone else on the subscription list ;-)
#3
[FONT=Verdana]Interested to see what model it's going to be...hopefully it will be a decent one. :)

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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#4
Even if they have one or two - will they actually sell them to real people?....the post below is interesting.......

marble
I was banned from Boffer tonight ... I'm not 100% sure why, but I can probably guess. During the last sell off I noticed that the really good deals went very fast (faster than you could click through and pay). So, being a software developer, I wrote a script which could take me from seeing a hot deal to paying in less than half a second. I thought I couldn't fail (this doesn't seem to be against any terms and conditions, but I assume this scripting was why I was banned).

I tried the script out for the first time tonight (I've used it once before on something which was selling slowly in order to test). It was a TomTom 910 for £99 ... awesome. Anyway, I ran the script and I still failed to get the item before they ran out of stock! This deal ran out in less than 2 seconds after beng posted. Minutes later I was banned.

I'm not going to bother signing up again under a different account as I have drawn my own conclusion from this episode. It's just a warning to people that they shouldn't get sucked in by the cheap prices they see in Boffers history ... no human has a chance of winning the really good items and, it would seem, neither does a computer!

I'm sure Boffer run totally within the law and if I got banned for breaking their terms and conditions, it wasn't intentional and I apologise to Boffer.....


http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/340431/i-was-banned-from-boffer
#5
Gald to see another person has seen boffer for what they are. This is one of the oldest scams around, I got caught out many years ago when I was young and naive, a sale being held in a hotel where they were selling video recorders for £10 etc but they only had a few of each but plenty of tat in-between. Funny how I never managed to get any of the good stuff and people bought the tat just to move things on to try and the good stuff. Turns out that these sales often have a dozen stooges in the crowd that are known to the sellers and they are the ones who win the good stuff. They obviously make the sale look more popular and as they are seen to be buying everything they encourage the others to buy. As the rubbish comes up people get tired of waiting so they buy the stuff they don't want because it's only a few quid and it will get the sale moving again.

Sounds like Boffer is the on-line equivalent.
#6
am I boffered?
#7
boffer is *****
#8
ha ha ha, people are voting this already and they can't even see what it is, not that is dumb !
#9
Boffer is brilliant, I managed to get a 32inch HD lcd for £112 & it was like new!! Ive also had countless freebies & cheap xmas presents.
#10
greatt for u -- wish u luck
#11
How come i have not had a heads up email from Boffer, ive bought a few things off them this year with no problems, inc. the Targus 90w Laptop Power Adaptor and Digital Accessory Powering System,Paid 20.98, which is an absolute bargain especally now that iam using as my hp power packed in the other week! HnR to op:thumbsup:
#12
well i had never heard of them so cant really vote either way but the belkin router they have as today's deal is a decent offer so will check it out,
#13
can't be bothered to look at midnight, boffer can be ok, but don't like the info about the guy banned posted above, I'm not surprised in the slightest.
#14
This is an age old trick that they use. Before the age of computers and online business, the same trick was used by sellers advertising in magazine and newspapers attractive offers for which they ever had one of , if any, item for sale at that low low price. The idea is to make you keep coming round to look at their advertising and then spend money on things that you would not otherwise have considered.
#15
not even worth waiting for just a netbook
#16
edi
Title should be descriptive... amended :)

Cheeky of them 'giving clues' about an offer - hope their HP friends dont ship Pentium II laptops !


Pentium 2 wasn't far out by the look of it :lol:
banned#17
What a gimmick............
#18
These won't sell out they are rubbish lol!
#19
[FONT=Verdana]It's an HP 2133 Mini-Note...I'll post in the specs in a second but I've ordered one for a mate, as his other one has a faulty motherboard.

Final Cost: [COLOR=Navy]£162.98p[/COLOR]

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:

Edit - Listed below are the specs, pasted directly from BOFFER.

[COLOR=Navy]Tech spec:
1.3 kg, Lithium Ion battery 2.25 hour(s), 25.5 cm x 16.5 cm x 2.7 cm
It might be small in size but it`s big on usability, durability, and attractiveness. Packed with an impressive combination of features, the HP 2133 offers you a full-function PC with the utmost mobility. Plus, its simple, refined design and all-aluminum case make it sleek and sturdy yet super lightweight.

Weighing in at just 1.27 kg, with a large 8.9-inch WSVGA display, the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC features a durable design with a robust suite of wireless, multimedia and security capabilities to allow users to stay productive.


General
System Type Netbook
Built-in Devices Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial, Bluetooth aerial
Width 25.5 cm
Depth 16.5 cm
Height 2.7 cm
Weight 1.19 kg
Localisation English / United Kingdom
Processor
Processor VIA C7-M 1.2 GHz
Power Efficiency Ultra Low Voltage (ULV)
Data Bus Speed 800 MHz
Chipset Type VIA VN896
Cache Memory
Type L2 Cache
Installed Size 128 KB
RAM
Installed Size 1 GB / 2 GB (max)
Technology DDR2 SDRAM - 667 MHz
Form Factor SO DIMM 200-pin
Configuration Features 1 x 1 GB
Storage Controller
Type Serial ATA
Serial ATA Interface Serial ATA-150
Storage
Hard Drive 120 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
Card Reader
Type Card reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
Display
Display Type 8.9" TFT
Max Resolution 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
Widescreen Display Yes
Video
Graphics Processor / Vendor VIA Chrome9
Max Allocated RAM Size 128 MB
Audio
Audio Output Sound card
Audio Codec AD1984HD
Compliant Standards High Definition Audio
Audio Input Stereo microphone
Notebook Camera
Camera Type Integrated
Input Device(s)
Type Keyboard, touchpad
Networking
Networking Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported Yes
Wireless NIC Broadcom 4311AG
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slots Total (Free) 1 ( 1 ) x ExpressCard/54
Interfaces 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 2 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm 1 x audio - line-out/headphones - mini-phone 3.5mm
Miscellaneous
Features Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), system password, power-on password, memory change alert
Compliant Standards CSA, UL, VCCI, BSMI, CCC, MIC, FCC, A-Tick, ICES
Power
Power Device External
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V
Battery
Technology 3-cell Lithium Ion
Installed Qty 1
Capacity 28 Wh
Run Time (Up To) 2.25 hour(s)
Operating System / Software
OS Provided SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Microsoft Office Ready Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Environmental Standards
EPEAT Compliant EPEAT Silver
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support 1 year warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 35 °C
Humidity Range Operating 10 - 90%
Shock Tolerance 125 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)
Universal Product Identifiers
Part Number KX872AA#ABU
EAN 0884420001829

Condition : Recertified As New By Manufacturer

Warranty: 1 year[/COLOR]
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#20
The offer is for a NETBOOK!!. Here is the details from the site. Decent price if its what you want but I'm sure there are better netbooks out there for around same price.


You`re walking down the street and everything`s all good, your part time job sucks and you are struggling to find enough money to buy something to eat but all is good because you`re in the zone and no one else can touch you. But then, just when you feel most at ease some bird keeks on your head and you`re left with their mess to clean up. Well you know what this laptop is much better than being defecated on by a flying rat.

With its VIA C7-M (1.2GHz), processor and its 1GB of memory all in a nice and very usable 8.9" size I can safely say I would take this over the alternative any day of the week.

But in all honesty, I`m trying so hard to find a way of insulting HP and their latest creation, but I can`t seem to find anything to hold up against it. For instance it has a fast enough processor, enough memory for once, a big enough harddisc and even has a webcam… Needless to say it`s a good little unit. The coming preinstalled with Linux may be a bit of a ball ache.



Tech spec:
1.3 kg, Lithium Ion battery 2.25 hour(s), 25.5 cm x 16.5 cm x 2.7 cm
It might be small in size but it`s big on usability, durability, and attractiveness. Packed with an impressive combination of features, the HP 2133 offers you a full-function PC with the utmost mobility. Plus, its simple, refined design and all-aluminum case make it sleek and sturdy yet super lightweight.

Weighing in at just 1.27 kg, with a large 8.9-inch WSVGA display, the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC features a durable design with a robust suite of wireless, multimedia and security capabilities to allow users to stay productive.


General
System Type Netbook
Built-in Devices Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial, Bluetooth aerial
Width 25.5 cm
Depth 16.5 cm
Height 2.7 cm
Weight 1.19 kg
Localisation English / United Kingdom
Processor
Processor VIA C7-M 1.2 GHz
Power Efficiency Ultra Low Voltage (ULV)
Data Bus Speed 800 MHz
Chipset Type VIA VN896
Cache Memory
Type L2 Cache
Installed Size 128 KB
RAM
Installed Size 1 GB / 2 GB (max)
Technology DDR2 SDRAM - 667 MHz
Form Factor SO DIMM 200-pin
Configuration Features 1 x 1 GB
Storage Controller
Type Serial ATA
Serial ATA Interface Serial ATA-150
Storage
Hard Drive 120 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
Card Reader
Type Card reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
Display
Display Type 8.9" TFT
Max Resolution 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
Widescreen Display Yes
Video
Graphics Processor / Vendor VIA Chrome9
Max Allocated RAM Size 128 MB
Audio
Audio Output Sound card
Audio Codec AD1984HD
Compliant Standards High Definition Audio
Audio Input Stereo microphone
Notebook Camera
Camera Type Integrated
Input Device(s)
Type Keyboard, touchpad
Networking
Networking Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported Yes
Wireless NIC Broadcom 4311AG
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slots Total (Free) 1 ( 1 ) x ExpressCard/54
Interfaces 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 2 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm 1 x audio - line-out/headphones - mini-phone 3.5mm
Miscellaneous
Features Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), system password, power-on password, memory change alert
Compliant Standards CSA, UL, VCCI, BSMI, CCC, MIC, FCC, A-Tick, ICES
Power
Power Device External
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V
Battery
Technology 3-cell Lithium Ion
Installed Qty 1
Capacity 28 Wh
Run Time (Up To) 2.25 hour(s)
Operating System / Software
OS Provided SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Microsoft Office Ready Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Environmental Standards
EPEAT Compliant EPEAT Silver
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support 1 year warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 35 °C
Humidity Range Operating 10 - 90%
Shock Tolerance 125 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)
Universal Product Identifiers
Part Number KX872AA#ABU
EAN 0884420001829

Condition : Recertified As New By Manufacturer

Warranty: 1 year

Best Price on the net and Reviews: Here
Important Note On How To Get Free Delivery For This Boffer Please Read This:

Free delivery is only available to boffer twitter followers and have their boffer twitter system integrated correctly for this boffer.

How to tweet from boffer - note you must be able to tweet from Boffer to claim your free delivery so make sure it`s working: here`s how to do it

1. Log onto Boffer as normal.
2. Go to your profile page on Boffer - Top right hand corner of the screen - click on "My Profile"
3. There is a box which says "My Mini Blog & Twitter Updater"
4. There is another box which says "Update my Twitter status" - Tick this box
5. Type in a message, some thing like "I luv boffer - boffer.co.uk”
6. Click "Update My Blog" *you will be prompted to enter your Twitter username and Twitter password*
7. If your message appears on Twitter, our Twitter integration is working perfectly and you will be able to get free delivery for this boffer by using your Twitter username at the check out.

Make sure your twitter integration is working as you won`t get free delivery if it isn`t. Test it now!!

If you have any questions as regards this please goto this thread as some of they may have been answered already during the last Twitter Free Delivery Sell Off.
#21
dillonxx;6670437
The offer is for a NETBOOK!!. Here is the details from the site. Decent price if its what you want but I'm sure there are better netbooks out there for around same price.


[FONT=Verdana]Would agree with you there but it has a very nice keyboard for typing on - one of the clients I like to have a number of international sales engineers equipped with them, as the keyboards are top notch for touch typing on.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=3][COLOR=DarkGreen]User Communities and Forums[/COLOR]

HP Mini Guide.com

http://www.hpminiguide.com/

HP Mini 1000 and MiniNote User
http://mininoteuser.com/

[/SIZE] [SIZE=3][COLOR=DarkGreen]General Reviews and Notes[/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=3]

HP 2133 Mini-Note - A Review of the HP 2133 Mini-Note
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/hp-2133-mini-note.aspx

HP 2133 Mini-Note (Windows XP Review)
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/hp-2133-mininote-xp.aspx

HP 2133 Mini-Note Review
http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?p=3212823

Mini-Note top 9: Annoyances
http://www.liliputing.com/2008/05/mini-note-top-9-annoyances.html

jkOnTheRun Review- Hands on with the HP Mini-Note UMPC
http://jkontherun.com/2008/04/07/jkontherun-revi-3/

[/SIZE] [SIZE=3][COLOR=DarkGreen]Software Install Guides, Notes and OS Reviews[/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=3]

HP 2133 Mini-Note PC - Download Drivers and Software - HP Business Support Center
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=3687085&lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=3687084&taskId=135

Windows 7 on the HP 2133 Mini-Note
http://www.liliputing.com/2008/11/windows-7-on-the-hp-2133-mini-note.html

Install Windows XP on a Mini-Note (USB Stick Method)
http://www.liliputing.com/2008/04/install-windows-xp-on-mini-note-usb.html

Notebook Forums and Laptop Discussion - View Single Post - Windows XP Install Guide and Device Driver Links
http://forum.notebookreview.com/showpost.php?p=3268849&postcount=63

HP 2133 Mini-Note - Ubuntu Wiki - Install Guides, Notes and Issues
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTestingTeam/HP2133

[/SIZE] [SIZE=3][COLOR=DarkGreen]Hardware Related Guides and Notes[/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=3]

HP Mini 2133 Hack: Adding a Broadcom HD Video Accelerator
http://www.liliputing.com/2009/10/hp-mini-2133-hack-adding-a-broadcom-hd-video-accelerator.html

How to Upgrade RAM on an HP Mini-Note
http://www.liliputing.com/2008/04/how-to-upgrade-ram-on-hp-mini-note.html[/SIZE]

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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banned#23
Refurbs are £160 on Amazon too so I guess that's the going rate. Looks a nice little machine, but I've got 2 PCs and 3 laptops in the house already. GF would kill me if I bought another one.
#24
I have one - they're great machines for portable work and have very good speakers for multi-media.

If this is the Vista version then its a really good deal. If its Linux its okayish. Ebuyer were doing linux versions for £180, cheapest Vista version I've seen was around £220 (Scan). The advantage of the Vista version is that you can get downgrade disks to XP from HP. Vista is poor on this but stick another 1gb memory in and downgrade to XP and they are good machines. Not the most powerful or the longest lasting battery but they are built to last and look superb.

Some users have installed Windows 7 and they run this fine....

Thanks for the links Scotty - repped.
#25
You just don't get it do you, it doesn't matter how much they cost there are much better products available.

The VIA processor is rubbish in comparison to the Intel Atom that is used in most netbooks.

Given the choice would you buy the Lada with a 1.1l engine that has a stupid retail price of £20,000 that is reduced to £8,000 or the BMW that has a 1.4l engine, retails at £10,000 but is reduced to £8,100 ? Hmm, I know what I would choose.
#26
This is how I see it. You can buy a new MSI from Argos for £200, with a larger screen,better cpu & a 2 year guarantee + a £10 voucher. If this was around a £100, would be worth a punt...................but refurb/old model/boffer.very cold.
#27
gari189;6673203
I have one - they're great machines for portable work and have very good speakers for multi-media.

If this is the Vista version then its a really good deal. If its Linux its okayish. Ebuyer were doing linux versions for £180, cheapest Vista version I've seen was around £220 (Scan). The advantage of the Vista version is that you can get downgrade disks to XP from HP. Vista is poor on this but stick another 1gb memory in and downgrade to XP and they are good machines. Not the most powerful or the longest lasting battery but they are built to last and look superb.

Some users have installed Windows 7 and they run this fine....

Thanks for the links Scotty - repped.


[FONT=Verdana]No probs mate, glad to help out where I can as a few other members had asked about this netbook as well.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#28
Going_Digital;6673590
You just don't get it do you, it doesn't matter how much they cost there are much better products available.

The VIA processor is rubbish in comparison to the Intel Atom that is used in most netbooks.

Given the choice would you buy the Lada with a 1.1l engine that has a stupid retail price of £20,000 that is reduced to £8,000 or the BMW that has a 1.4l engine, retails at £10,000 but is reduced to £8,100 ? Hmm, I know what I would choose.


[FONT=Verdana]I can see where your coming from but it's all down to whether people have enough money to buy this or one of the slightly more expensive netbooks - the CPU on this model maybe weaker but it doesn't stop it from being a good option to consider (even as a cheap backup option), as the keyboard, screen and speakers on this are a high quality.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#29
Going_Digital
You just don't get it do you, it doesn't matter how much they cost there are much better products available.

The VIA processor is rubbish in comparison to the Intel Atom that is used in most netbooks.

Given the choice would you buy the Lada with a 1.1l engine that has a stupid retail price of £20,000 that is reduced to £8,000 or the BMW that has a 1.4l engine, retails at £10,000 but is reduced to £8,100 ? Hmm, I know what I would choose.


It really depends what you want it for. There are better specified notebooks out there which cost more but if this does what you need it to you why pay more? The build quality is superb, it has a spill resistant coated keyborad to reduce wear on the keys, the inner chassis is anodised magnesium, the screen is protected with an additional layer and the hard drive has shock protection feature (windows versions). So which is likely to last longer.......a cheapo Acer or this? Thats why I bought mine.
#30
gari189;6675701
It really depends what you want it for. There are better specified notebooks out there which cost more but if this does what you need it to you why pay more? The build quality is superb, it has a spill resistant coated keyborad to reduce wear on the keys, the inner chassis is anodised magnesium, the screen is protected with an additional layer and the hard drive has shock protection feature (windows versions). So which is likely to last longer.......a cheapo Acer or this? Thats why I bought mine.

[FONT=Verdana]
True on all points - hell I've seen these survive hard drops and keep on ticking without any problems; if you tried that with an Acer Aspire One you'd be in trouble!

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

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