HP EliteBook 8470p - Core i5, 2.6GHz, 4GB, 320GB, Grade B - £168 @ SCC Trade
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HP EliteBook 8470p - Core i5, 2.6GHz, 4GB, 320GB, Grade B - £168 @ SCC Trade

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Found 5th Nov 2015
What a great bit of kit for £168! I've had a bunch of different pro and elitebooks, they've been knocked right about and just keep on ticking.

I'm grabbing this because it's a hackintosh friendly laptop, widely supported over on TonyMac.
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Good laptop, love the aluminium case and access panel to all components (ram, hdd, wifi, dvd). Price is good, although is you have time, you can find cheaper one on ebay... and don't forget, this one comes without power adapter and not sure if it's a version with a webcam. Heat added.

Edited by: "nw104hh" 5th Nov 2015
No operating system, no adapter, not sure its worth it. Not voted either way.
Seems a good deal for a 3rd gen i5. Will have a Windows COA and an AC adapter can be bought for around £10
rectech.co.uk/7,1261,laptops.laptops_150_199.hp_elitebook_8470p_2.6ghz_320gb_4gb_197.html

http://www.rectech.co.uk/7,1262,laptops.laptops_150_199.hp_elitebook_8470p_2.6ghz_320gb_4gb_1016.html

two quid more and you get a power supply and known warranty period a year. Also get a laptop ready to run rather than have to do it yourself. Sorry but for that reason I'm vvoting cold.
I've bought a number of laptops from scctrade over the years but recently their prices seemed to have crept up.
Astec123

http://www.rectech.co.uk/7,1261,laptops.laptops_150_199.hp_elitebook_8470p_2.6ghz_320gb_4gb_197.htmlhttp://www.rectech.co.uk/7,1262,laptops.laptops_150_199.hp_elitebook_8470p_2.6ghz_320gb_4gb_1016.htmltwo quid more and you get a power supply and known warranty period a year. Also get a laptop ready to run rather than have to do it yourself. Sorry but for that reason I'm vvoting cold.



I did see these when looking around, but I wish they'd add pictures of the dents listed. They do for other products (on their ebay page) with defects, so why not for those?
willyvwade

I did see these when looking around, but I wish they'd add pictures of … I did see these when looking around, but I wish they'd add pictures of the dents listed. They do for other products (on their ebay page) with defects, so why not for those?



If you're not happy you can return the machine to them. Their descriptions I've found to be pretty accurate about what you're going to get.
Can I add an additional SSD or would it need to replace the existing HDD? I'm considering this to replace my old Core2Quad desktop.
Andy4Shurr

Can I add an additional SSD or would it need to replace the existing HDD? … Can I add an additional SSD or would it need to replace the existing HDD? I'm considering this to replace my old Core2Quad desktop.



No you would have to replace the existing hard drive as this only has one HDD slot. However as an alternative you could swap out the DVD drive in this for an additional hard drive caddy to give you the main drive as the SSD and the old hard disk in the caddy for overflow storage.

Something like this will do the trick (can be had for about £5-7 delivered)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2nd-Second-HDD-Hard-Drive-Caddy-For-HP-Elitebook-8460p-8470p-8560p-8570p-8760p-/290683124901

A half decent review of this model can be gotten here
Edited by: "Astec123" 13th Nov 2015
Astec123

No you would have to replace the existing hard drive as this only has one … No you would have to replace the existing hard drive as this only has one HDD slot. However as an alternative you could swap out the DVD drive in this for an additional hard drive caddy to give you the main drive as the SSD and the old hard disk in the caddy for overflow storage. Something like this will do the trick (can be had for about £5-7 delivered)http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2nd-Second-HDD-Hard-Drive-Caddy-For-HP-Elitebook-8460p-8470p-8560p-8570p-8760p-/290683124901A half decent review of this model can be gotten here



Thanks Astec, that looks a decent solution as I won't need an optical drive I don't think.
Andy4Shurr

Thanks Astec, that looks a decent solution as I won't need an optical … Thanks Astec, that looks a decent solution as I won't need an optical drive I don't think.



If the drive in the 8470 is anything like the 8440p then it's able to be swapped out so you can pick and choose what you need to use without having to take the entire laptop to pieces. Usually you just have to remove the retaining screw the first time and not replace it.
Astec123

If the drive in the 8470 is anything like the 8440p then it's able to be … If the drive in the 8470 is anything like the 8440p then it's able to be swapped out so you can pick and choose what you need to use without having to take the entire laptop to pieces. Usually you just have to remove the retaining screw the first time and not replace it.



Thanks for all the help. In the end I managed to pick up a HP Probook 430 g1 off ebay for £130 so that saved me a few quid compared to this
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