HP 6715b AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 / 15.4 WXGA / 2GB / 160GB Vista Business Laptop £430

HP 6715b AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 / 15.4 WXGA / 2GB / 160GB Vista Business Laptop £430

Found 9th Dec 2007
Product Description HP 6715b Notebook PC
Processor AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-60 (2.0GHz) Dual Core
Hard Drive 160 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
Networking Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Telecom Fax / modem - 56 Kbps
RAM 2 GB (installed) / 4 GB (max) - DDR II SDRAM - 667 MHz ( 2 x 1 GB )
Graphics Controller ATI Radeon X1250 with up to 512-MB shared system memory
Built-in Devices Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial, Bluetooth aerial
Display 15.4" TFT active matrix 1680 x 1050 ( WSXGA+ )
Optical Storage DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM
OS Provided Microsoft Windows Vista Business
Dimensions (WxDxH) 3.5 (at front) x 35.7 x 26.5 cm
Weight 2.6Kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year

Just found this on ebuyer and misco, searched the forum and saw that its already been posted back in September so think its worth reposting.

Rep to masterofimages for initially posting this hot deal.

It is available from Misco for
+ £540.49 laptop
+ £5.86 delivery
- £100 = HP cashback promotion
- £22.99 Quidco Cashback


Alternatively if you dont like quidco its available from ebuyer
ebuyer.com/pro…182 for £529.91 delivered - £100 cashback total of £429.91


Original Poster

Here is the original thread.


Since this comes with Vista Business you are entitled to downgrade to XP Pro and still have the ability to use Vista Business in the future; you aren’t licensed to use them both simultaneously though.
This is official Microsoft policy although you’ll need to get an XP Pro CD from HP so check that they will provide that; the larger companies should do this with no hassle. You will need to download XP drivers manually unless HP also provides a driver disk. I don’t know if they do although I know that Dell doesn’t.

Here are two links explaining this:

That's very useful information Agharta....thanks. :thumbsup:

Just got one of these to give as a present, and in the process of setting it up (got to be working when opened on christmas day!). They aren't the world's most attractive laptops to put it mildly, but it's a great price. In particular, the screen is terrific, and the fingerprint reader is quite practical once you get used to it. Similarly, bluetooth is nice to have - I use it often for quick file transfer to other laptops, and also for bluetooth stereo headphones.

The laptop comes loaded with a fair dose of software ****, but not as bad as a Dell, and it's all easily uninstallable.


Microwarehouse has this for a little lower at 412.29 as they are 5% back on quidco, and the cash back offer decent computer though:santa:

If you buy this direct from HP you have the option of a 3 year warranty for about £38...which is worth thinking about with a laptop!

Original Poster

I got mine delivered a couple of days ago and have to say it is better than the 6720S models that were also going around the same price. This one has a faster processor(2.0Ghz compared to 1.6Ghz) more memory(2Gb compared to 1GB) better speakers, the speakers on 6720S were pretty poor and a high resolution screen. The 6720s was a slightly smaller and lighter model and looked better but this one feels better to use.

Ebuyer and HP are still selling the Vista model with the £100 cashback, till the end of January.

I bought one and am generally impressed by it. However, the fan is really quite loud and cuts in frequently. I can even hear it when using BIOS. Has anyone else got one of these machines and is similarly getting prominent fan noise? I want to get an exchange but only if this isn't a generic problem with the model.
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