Cheap HP I5 2nd generation 2560p laptop 4GB / Webcam / Win7 £119.99 @ ebay /  thetechyteam  (TheLaptopStore)
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Cheap HP I5 2nd generation 2560p laptop 4GB / Webcam / Win7 £119.99 @ ebay / thetechyteam (TheLaptopStore)

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Found 13th Apr 2016
I missed out on the IBM deal yesterday but this one popped up today, seems even better value!

The hard drive seems small at 80GB but they have upgrades and id prefer to upgrade to an SSD anyway.
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if you can spot something similar in a 14 or 15 inch please let me know or kindly post.
thanks.
I have this laptop but with ssd it flies very good laptop but one thing really annoys me it has two USB ports at the back left corner really awkward but not used that often I spose
they have a 2510p for sale (several gens older) for £100 so this is good value. a little concerned that might have dents, but otherwise looks good (voted hot). def v. good, business-quality (compact) laptop.
Refurbished laptop with a brand new copy of Windows 7 installed along with Office software and antivirus software. Power cable and charger also included and its ready to use from the package. Free upgrade to windows 10.”
polarbaba

if you can spot something similar in a 14 or 15 inch please let me know … if you can spot something similar in a 14 or 15 inch please let me know or kindly post.thanks.



Rectech have the 8460p and 8470p (check they're not listed as damaged) and SCC Trade get them in all the time.

They make nifty little Hackintoshs.

Really tempted by the 25*0s, but I don't need one (I have an 8470P). If it had been a 2570p at this price, I might of had to bite, for a "travel" laptop.
I have one of these and while the metal lid is susceptible to small dings they still look great. I paid a lot more for my one that this
willyvwade

Really tempted by the 25*0s, but I don't need one (I have an 8470P). If … Really tempted by the 25*0s, but I don't need one (I have an 8470P). If it had been a 2570p at this price, I might of had to bite, for a "travel" laptop.



I have three of my cousins running with the HP 2570p EliteBooks - all three systems are running with Gen 3 i7 Quad Core CPUs and 16GB of RAM for they're respective university courses. For such a small system they are quite nice units and listed below is a link to a really good thread covering the 2570p model range...of course I don't like them myself as I'm a die hard IBM/Lenovo Fan (have maxed out T420 ThinkPad for my needs)!

12.5" HP Elitebook 2570P Owner's Lounge - HP Business Class Notebooks - Tech|Inferno Forums

For those considering going for the 2560p model range here's a couple of handy links for you to check out - they are relatively cheap to run & upgrade but the only catch is the lack of hardware whitelist removal I'm afraid.

HP Elitebook 2560P Owner's Lounge [version 2.0] - HP Business Class Notebooks - Tech|Inferno Forums

HP EliteBook 2560p Owners Lounge | NotebookReview

PS - Both the 2560p and 2570p models can support 2 x 2.5" HDDs/SSHDs/SSDs with the use of a 2nd HDD Caddy - all three of my cousins have them, with 1TB SSD (running the OS & Virtual Machines) and a 2TB HDD (for data storage & backups).
Scotty Boy

I have three of my cousins running with the HP 2570p EliteBooks - all … I have three of my cousins running with the HP 2570p EliteBooks - all three systems are running with Gen 3 i7 Quad Core CPUs and 16GB of RAM for they're respective university courses. For such a small system they are quite nice units and listed below is a link to a really good thread covering the 2570p model range...of course I don't like them myself as I'm a die hard IBM/Lenovo Fan (have maxed out T420 ThinkPad for my needs)! :D12.5" HP Elitebook 2570P Owner's Lounge - HP Business Class Notebooks - Tech|Inferno ForumsFor those considering going for the 2560p model range here's a couple of handy links for you to check out - they are relatively cheap to run & upgrade but the only catch is the lack of hardware whitelist removal I'm afraid.HP Elitebook 2560P Owner's Lounge [version 2.0] - HP Business Class Notebooks - Tech|Inferno ForumsHP EliteBook 2560p Owners Lounge | NotebookReviewPS - Both the 2560p and 2570p models can support 2 x 2.5" HDDs/SSHDs/SSDs with the use of a 2nd HDD Caddy - all three of my cousins have them, with 1TB SSD (running the OS & Virtual Machines) and a 2TB HDD (for data storage & backups).



Aren't all the **70s whitelist-free? My 8470p is, I thought that was just a universal decision.
My dispatch email also had a discount voucher on it (£5discount) if someone wishes to use it on the website.
willyvwade

Aren't all the **70s whitelist-free? My 8470p is, I thought that was just … Aren't all the **70s whitelist-free? My 8470p is, I thought that was just a universal decision.



My understanding is they are but not the **60s - of course I'm not a hundred percent sure on that, as my experience with HP hardware is predominately server and storage based rather than desktops & laptops.
Windows 7 - dying OS
Malabus

Windows 7 - dying OS


EH ???? Speak when you have a clue about what your speaking about
GOTSmells

My dispatch email also had a discount voucher on it (£5discount) if … My dispatch email also had a discount voucher on it (£5discount) if someone wishes to use it on the website.


Yes please
Malabus

Windows 7 - dying OS


Still used extensively in business and education, free upgrade to Windows 10 regardless.
Malabus

Windows 7 - dying OS


Still officially supported until 2020. By that time, this laptop would be ready to be swapped.
Does the Windows License with this work if I completely remove the hard drive and reinstall on an SSD?
"Intel Core I5 2nd generation 2520m 2.5Ghz
4GB Ram
80GB Hard Drive (these are available up to 250GB drives)
Fast Wireless Network Built In
1GB Fast Wired Network Adapter Built in
2 x USB 2 Ports
1 x Esata port
1 x display port
12.5" Screen In Good condition
UK Keyboard in Good Condition
UK Mains Charger & Cable
Touchpad
No optical drive (we do carry stock of some with DVD-RW drives)"
Max resolution not given
Should say 'refurb' in headline!

How old are these likely to be?
M1sterDeeds

Does the Windows License with this work if I completely remove the hard … Does the Windows License with this work if I completely remove the hard drive and reinstall on an SSD?



You don't need to reinstall Windows, you just need to clone the existing installation onto the SSD and swap the drives over (can use free software such as Macrium Reflect)
Edited by: "joolt" 14th Apr 2016
14 or 15 inch?how many days for your deal?
look at 6th photo on ebay listing, what is that big round like big lump on back of laptop? looks really ugly.oO
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littel helper

look at 6th photo on ebay listing, what is that big round like big lump … look at 6th photo on ebay listing, what is that big round like big lump on back of laptop? looks really ugly.oO.


It's the battery...
M1sterDeeds

Does the Windows License with this work if I completely remove the hard … Does the Windows License with this work if I completely remove the hard drive and reinstall on an SSD?


Yes, you can clone or do a fresh install on a SSD no problem.
M1sterDeeds

Does the Windows License with this work if I completely remove the hard … Does the Windows License with this work if I completely remove the hard drive and reinstall on an SSD?



You can also backup the Windows OS Activation and easily restore it via the Advanced Tokens Manager utility, as it makes it quicker to rebuild a computer offline.
Scotty Boy

You can also backup the Windows OS Activation and easily restore it via … You can also backup the Windows OS Activation and easily restore it via the Advanced Tokens Manager utility, as it makes it quicker to rebuild a computer offline.



Never seen that software before do you know if it works for Windows 10?
yorkie

Never seen that software before do you know if it works for Windows 10?



I'm afraid I'm not sure, as most of my family and friends have been staying clear of Windows 10!

EDIT - It appears it doesn't support Windows 10 - listed below are the supported OS and Office versions that it can work with.

Backup Compatibility:

Windows 8.1 Family ***
Windows 8 Family
Windows 7 Family
Windows Vista Family
Windows Server 2008 / 2011 / 2012 Family
Microsoft Office Family from 2010 to 2013

* All editions, versions and Service Packs.
* Requires .NET Framework v4.0.
jasee

12.5" Screen[/b] In Good conditionMax resolution not given



HP site says 12.5-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD anti-glare (1366 x 768 resolution)


Edited by: "martint123" 14th Apr 2016
martint123

HP site says 12.5-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD anti-glare (1366 x 768 … HP site says 12.5-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD anti-glare (1366 x 768 resolution)



From what I've read the LCD can not be upgraded to be anything higher than that resolution using the internal screen - you can of course hook it up to an external screen to get a bigger screen resolution (either a direct connection or via a docking station).
calpsy

EH ???? Speak when you have a clue about what your speaking about



Think you need to wind your neck in..... Win 7 is going nowhere fast! it will be around till at least 2020
nice looking deal, anyone know if this would be sufficient to run some VMs with SharePoint installed ?
JSmooth

nice looking deal, anyone know if this would be sufficient to run some … nice looking deal, anyone know if this would be sufficient to run some VMs with SharePoint installed ?



I think it would depend upon the version of SharePoint you'd be using within the VMs and the amount of data you'd be running with them as well - bear in mind that this model come with an i5-2520m (Dual Core, with Threading) and only 4GB of RAM. At the very least you'd need to add more RAM and either a larger internal storage device/2nd HDD Caddy for storing the VMs on.

Also you might want to consider using an external screen, as your limited to a maximum of WXGA on the onboard LCD (it can't be upgraded from what I understand) and a USB-to-Ethernet Adapter for giving the VMs a dedicated port via the Virtualisation client you'd be using.
Can you upgrade the processor to an i7 on these?
These are very nice ex-business laptops. I have a Thinkpad X220 with the same specs (£64 needing extensive repairs) which now works brilliantly and is faster than the equivalent low-power i5 today.
These are 2011/2012 models. Resolution will be 1366p which is perfectly usable on a 12.5" screen. 80GB HDD a bit small - I'd stick in a SSD ASAP, but overall these are nice little laptops. Equiv. to Dell E6220 / E6320 and ThinkPad X220 / Edge X121e (iirc for the edge)
MattC1971

Can you upgrade the processor to an i7 on these?



Yes you can - if you check out this thread you'll find references to upgrades that people have carried out including Gen 2 i7 Quad Core CPUs.

meagain0

These are very nice ex-business laptops. I have a Thinkpad X220 with the … These are very nice ex-business laptops. I have a Thinkpad X220 with the same specs (£64 needing extensive repairs) which now works brilliantly and is faster than the equivalent low-power i5 today.These are 2011/2012 models. Resolution will be 1366p which is perfectly usable on a 12.5" screen. 80GB HDD a bit small - I'd stick in a SSD ASAP, but overall these are nice little laptops. Equiv. to Dell E6220 / E6320 and ThinkPad X220 / Edge X121e (iirc for the edge)



The handy thing for the 2560p range is the ease of maintenance access via the base panel but that you can easily install 2 x 2.5" HDDs/SSHDs/SSDs into them (both up to 9.5" in height), which also applies to the 2570p range (the next model up) - loath to say but for the X220 (which some of my family & friends still have) your limited to 1 x MSATA SSD and a 2.5" HDD/SSHD/SSD, which is restricted in height to 7".
Had one of these as my work laptop up until late last year. Ran like a dog, but that was down to the corporate bloatware my employer mandates on all our hardware. It's possible one of these is actually my old laptop

Slap in 8Gb of RAM (if you're using an OS that can make use of it), and a 240Gb SSD and you've got a solid laptop for £210.

Heat.
Edited by: "zomg" 15th Apr 2016
Scotty Boy

The handy thing for the 2560p range is the ease of maintenance access via … The handy thing for the 2560p range is the ease of maintenance access via the base panel but that you can easily install 2 x 2.5" HDDs/SSHDs/SSDs into them (both up to 9.5" in height), which also applies to the 2570p range (the next model up) - loath to say but for the X220 (which some of my family & friends still have) your limited to 1 x MSATA SSD and a 2.5" HDD/SSHD/SSD, which is restricted in height to 7".


Yup, the storage situation in the X220 is limiting to say the least. However, for what I need it for it is fine (64GB SATA SSD for light work, will replace soon with a 32GB mSATA for OSX and a 2.5" 500GB SSHD once I get round to replacing the dented palm rest).
meagain0

Yup, the storage situation in the X220 is limiting to say the least. … Yup, the storage situation in the X220 is limiting to say the least. However, for what I need it for it is fine (64GB SATA SSD for light work, will replace soon with a 32GB mSATA for OSX and a 2.5" 500GB SSHD once I get round to replacing the dented palm rest).



Hate the palmrest on the X220 and X230 series - complete pain in the ****, as it always seems to crack and when it does it's pretty bad as well.
£199 now ?
Anyone received theirs yet?
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