HP EliteBook Laptop 745 4GB Ram 128GB SSD 14" screen £319.84 - plus £100 trade in, £50 cashback + 3 years warranty from Dab.com
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HP EliteBook Laptop 745 4GB Ram 128GB SSD 14" screen £319.84 - plus £100 trade in, £50 cashback + 3 years warranty from Dab.com

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Found 3rd Dec 2015
Saw this and it looks like an incredible offer!

HP EliteBook 745 G2 - 14" - A series A6 PRO-7050B - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Windows 8.1 Pro downgrade - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
Product TypeNotebook
Operating SystemWindows 7 Pro 64-bit / Windows 8.1 Pro downgrade - pre-installed: Windows 7
ProcessorAMD A series A6 PRO-7050B / 2.2 GHz ( 3 GHz ) / 1 MB Cache
Memory4 GB DDR3L
Storage128 GB SSD
Optical DriveNo optical drive
Display14" LED backlight 1600 x 900 / HD+
GraphicsAMD Radeon R4
Networking802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0 , Gigabit Ethernet
Battery3-cell - up to 10.25 hours
DockableYes
SecurityTrusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) Security Chip , fingerprint reader, SmartCard reader
Dimensions (WxDxH)33.9 cm x 23.7 cm x 2.1 cm
Weight1.7 kg
LocalisationEnglish / United Kingdom
Environmental StandardsENERGY STAR Qualified
Manufacturer Warranty3 years warranty
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Looks like a few places doing it for similar money.
To be honest, I'm not sure why this is being voted cold

It's got going in it's favour
Elitebook build quality
SSD
14inch screen
Choice of W7 W8 or possibly even W10 (not sure if it will be eligible for the upgrade)
1600 x 900
Fingerprint reader

For £300 before using any of the cashback options it's a reasonable deal, afterwards it easily takes the lead on any other machine at a similar price point.

A full and in depth review of a lower spec model is available here - notebookcheck.net/HP-…tml

Edited by: "Astec123" 3rd Dec 2015
Great price, should be hot.....
Good for Internet browsing
Good spec and most importantly an ssd. Far more important than processor for day to day use.
Astec123

TChoice of W7 W8 or possibly even W10 (not sure if it will be eligible … TChoice of W7 W8 or possibly even W10 (not sure if it will be eligible for the upgrade)



It states "Free upgrade to Windows 10"
AMD would be no go.
Battery3-cell - up to 10.25 hours??
Did some comparisons against the Lenovo G50 on here a few days ago (another good buy - for the money), but it seems the i3 in that machine is a fair bit better than this A6 AMD: (On some of the benchmarks anyway)

Intel-Core-i3-4005U-vs-AMD-A6-Pro-7050B
Edited by: "scope" 3rd Dec 2015
nnj10

AMD would be no go.



It only scores 1670 (cpubenchmark.net/cpu…php?cpu=AMD+A6+PRO-7050B+APU) which is rather disappointing, although with an SSD this computer will be fast enough for most people I would have thought.
What's cheapest laptop with sd card reader ?
Bit misleading this post - you only get 'up to' the £100 cashback if you are trading in a qualifying HP product - thats probably why its not voted hotter
LOUGHBORO GUY

What's cheapest laptop with sd card reader ?


Buy an SD card reader for a pound on poundland and add it onto anything you want.
thekanester

Buy an SD card reader for a pound on poundland and add it onto anything … Buy an SD card reader for a pound on poundland and add it onto anything you want.


Does it fit in a usb on laptop ? Like to put photos of items on ebay
loosescrew

Bit misleading this post - you only get 'up to' the £100 cashback if you … Bit misleading this post - you only get 'up to' the £100 cashback if you are trading in a qualifying HP product - thats probably why its not voted hotter



Care to explain? This laptop is in the £300-350 range which from my understanding is entitled to £100 trade in cashback.
loosescrew

Bit misleading this post - you only get 'up to' the £100 cashback if you … Bit misleading this post - you only get 'up to' the £100 cashback if you are trading in a qualifying HP product - thats probably why its not voted hotter



You need to check the T&C to see which laptop you can send them.. For example, it needs to be less than 6 years old.
LOUGHBORO GUY

Does it fit in a usb on laptop ? Like to put photos of items on ebay



amazon.co.uk/Int…XWY

so for the trade in , is it any laptop or tablet no older than 6 years and you will score a £100.00 trade in ?!?!? surely there is lots of tablets out there from 20 - 30 quid that would qualify .

Do they offer a list of brands and makes they will accept for trade in ?!?!
Just Wondering

so for the trade in , is it any laptop or tablet no older than 6 years … so for the trade in , is it any laptop or tablet no older than 6 years and you will score a £100.00 trade in ?!?!? surely there is lots of tablets out there from 20 - 30 quid that would qualify .Do they offer a list of brands and makes they will accept for trade in ?!?!


They will accept any brands as long as it fits the following criteria:

A. For trade-in devices to qualify for the promotion it must be:

A Laptop (minimum 10” screen size), Tablet (minimum 9” screen size) or Des … A Laptop (minimum 10” screen size), Tablet (minimum 9” screen size) or Desktop.Fully operational, complete and undamaged.No more than 6 years old.Complete with a working battery and power supply where applicable (not desktops.)

LOUGHBORO GUY

Does it fit in a usb on laptop ? Like to put photos of items on ebay


Buy a USB 3.0 card reader ebay.co.uk/itm…755?hash=item235b351ca3:g:xvkAAOSw14xWJMZN
scope

You need to check the T&C to see which laptop you can send them.. For … You need to check the T&C to see which laptop you can send them.. For example, it needs to be less than 6 years old.




Not if it's XP
Aluminium lid and magnesium chassis, can't be bad.
good find op, heat

Probably £100 OR £50 cashback...

Terms and Conditions for purchases made between 1st November 2015 to 31st … Terms and Conditions for purchases made between 1st November 2015 to 31st December 2015Subject to these Terms and Conditions you will be eligible to receive up to £250 cashback reward when you purchase qualifying HP products and Trade-in your old Laptop, Desktop or Tablet (‘Trade-in’).[...]3. This offer may not be combined with any other promotion.

Bartoosh

Probably £100 OR £50 cashback...



No, they do give you both.

I did this offer a few months ago on a different laptop and got £75 cashback and £150 trade-up (I sent them a desktop which was over 10 years old,it just had to have a legit XP sticker on the desktop box).

Great way to get a cheap laptop.


Edited by: "MIB15" 4th Dec 2015
Do you have to prove the age of the machine (I have an XP machine that is more than 6 years old, but no way could I find the purchase invoice). Anybody know?
Thanks
Says business only? They don't check this then?

T's and C's....



Subject to these Terms and Conditions you will be eligible to receive up to £250 cashback reward when you purchase qualifying HP products and Trade-in your old Laptop, Desktop or Tablet (‘Trade-in’).

The Trade Up To HP promotion is valid on new purchases of qualifying HP PC’s, laptops or Tablet computers (“Qualifying Products”) made during the promotional period 1st November 2015 to 31st December 2015. Cashback reward may vary by Purchase Period, and Purchase Periods vary by Qualifying Product. For full details please see the Qualifying Products page.
The promotion is open to businesses or organisations operating in mainland UK and Northern Ireland only. This offer is not open to employees of Hewlett Packard (HP), their agents, wholesalers, resellers, retail staff, retailers, participating stockists or anyone connected with the promotion. Claims must be submitted by the end user customer only. Resellers may not submit claims on behalf of their customers.
This offer may not be combined with any other promotion.
Qualifying Products purchased further to volume discounts over 50 units such as fleet purchases or special bid discounts are not eligible for the promotion. For TAP Qualifying Products (Schools only) the limit is 100 units.
One trade in per Qualifying Product purchased only will be accepted.
For your Trade-in to qualify for the promotion it must be a working, complete and undamaged, (reasonable wear and tear accepted) Laptop (minimum 10” screen size), Tablet (minimum 9” screen size) or Desktop. Your Trade-in must be no more than 6 years old (age limitations are not applicable to genuine Microsoft XP computers) and complete with all accessories including working battery and power supply where applicable.
You are eligible to Trade-in up to 50 qualifying Trade-ins per company or individual during the Promotional Period. For TAP Qualifying Products (Schools only) the limit is 100 qualifying Trade-ins per company or individual during the Promotional Period.
The maximum reward available is capped at 50% of the total invoice purchase price of Qualifying Products regardless of the reward advertised.
You must register for the promotion online within 30 calendar days of purchasing a Qualifying Product, and must return your qualifying Trade-in to arrive within 30 days of approval of your claim (the “Qualifying Trade-in Period”). For the avoidance of doubt, the day on which you are invoiced for your Qualifying Product will count as day one (1) and claim approval date counts as day one (1). Claims with Trade-ins that arrive after the Qualifying Trade-in Period will not be accepted and will be recycled free of charge.
Participants are permitted to upload proof of purchase in the form of a sales invoice or receipt clearly detailing the purchase of the qualifying product, the purchase date, purchase price and reseller name.
Applications will be screened for validity to ensure that the transaction made is a bona fide purchase of the Qualifying Product. The outcome of your claim will be communicated to you within three (3) working days. On approval of your claim, you will receive a pre-paid postage label. Trade- in devices must be sent complete with a copy of your claim form.
For trade in claims over 20 units a free pick-up service is available up to a maximum of 50 trade-in units. The pick-up service includes a maximum 2 pick-up attempts by the courier, any additional pick-up attempts will incur a direct cost or the service will be removed as an offer.
Proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of receipt. HP cannot accept liability for any applications or computers lost, damaged or destroyed in the post and recommends using an insured postal service. Please note we are unable to accept hand delivery.
Prior to sending the trade in, it is the customer’s responsibility to delete all data from the hard drive and any other storage media in the product and remove any removable storage media, for example; floppy disks, CDs, etc. HP will have no responsibility for any data or media left on the device.
Non-qualifying Trade-ins may be rejected or subject to revaluation. We will notify you via email if your Trade-in is revalued, you will have up to 7 days to accept or decline the revised offer.
Non qualifying trade-ins will be subject to the following deductions:
Battery worn out / failed £20
Cracked / damaged casing / Heavily Scratched £20
Dead Motherboard £50
Missing 1 or more keys from keyboard £10
Missing/ Failed Power Supply £20
Permanent marking (etched / asset tag) £20
Power on password locked Not eligible for promotion
Provided that the terms and conditions of this promotion have been met, a payment for the relevant amount will be paid to you by bank transfer within 45 days from validation of your claim.
This offer is not transferrable to another individual or business; claims will only be accepted if they are made by the original purchaser.
HP reserves the right to change Qualifying Products during the promotional period.
The promoter accepts no responsibility for lost or confidential data and software. Upon receipt of the computer to be traded in all data will be destroyed. Please note we are unable to retrieve any customer data once a computer has been received. Deletion of all confidential data and information, which are in each case subject to applicable data protection legislation, and are possibly stored on the product to be traded-in, is the responsibility of the customer.
HP reserves the right to closely monitor usage of the promotional website, including users’ IP addresses, so that we may identify misuse, and disqualify applications
HP is not responsible or liable for any technical, hardware, software, server, website, or other failures or damage of any kind to the extent that this prevents the participant from or otherwise obstructs him/her in participating in the promotion.
If a claim is refused because the terms of the offer have not been met, the promoter's decision is final. HP reserves the right to withdraw, amend or terminate the promotion without notice.
Address for correspondence is Trade Up To HP, PO Box 487, Gateshead,NE8 9BQ
Address for trade in computers is: ITAD Works, Trade Up To HP Reseller, 132 Dunsfold Park, Stovolds Hill, Cranleigh, GU6 8TB
Promoter: Hewlett-Packard Ltd., Amen Corner, Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1HN (please do not send any applications or promotion-related correspondence to this address.)
Hootwo

Do you have to prove the age of the machine (I have an XP machine that is … Do you have to prove the age of the machine (I have an XP machine that is more than 6 years old, but no way could I find the purchase invoice). Anybody know?Thanks


The age limit doesn't apply to XP machines. They will accept XP machines no matter how old they are.
Before hitting that hot button and listening to the trolls saying this is a great deal, take a deep breath.

Firstly, HP are not daft, they are offering cashback and trade-ins for a reason.... These machines are old hat, old processors and still shipping them with USB 2.0 ports.... Yes you can upgrade to Windows 10, but be prepared for an upgrade that slows down your entire experience by 50%... To put it in perspective, Windows 10 on one of these HPs is slower than using a Vtech Innotab... and that's saying something

For that reason, yes you are getting a shiny new machine, your paying £300+ for it for starters (old technology) and then HP know not everyone will remember to claim the cashback and do trade-ins, so it's a win win for HP.

Stick with Dell, at least their machines are way better for the price.
Edited by: "Sharpharp" 4th Dec 2015
Sharpharp

Before hitting that hot button and listening to the trolls saying this is … Before hitting that hot button and listening to the trolls saying this is a great deal, take a deep breath.Firstly, HP are not daft, they are offering cashback and trade-ins for a reason.... These machines are old hat, old processors and still shipping them with USB 2.0 ports.... Yes you can upgrade to Windows 10, but be prepared for an upgrade that slows down your entire experience by 50%... To put it in perspective, Windows 10 on one of these HPs is slower than using a Vtech Innotab... and that's saying somethingFor that reason, yes you are getting a shiny new machine, your paying £300+ for it for starters (old technology) and then HP know not everyone will remember to claim the cashback and do trade-ins, so it's a win win for HP.Stick with Dell, at least their machines are way better for the price.



Specifically what would you recommend as a better alternative for around this price?
Sharpharp

Stick with Dell, at least their machines are way better for the price.



Hm, I think when it comes to business-grade laptops the pecking order in terms of quality is Lenovo's ThinkPads at the front closely followed by HP's EliteBooks with Dell's Latitude brining up the distant third.

As for this deal: yes, the AMD CPU is rather slow (about a Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge low voltage i3), but for that it does have fairly good graphics. So assuming you have something to claim the cashback with you are getting a new business grade machine for under £200. Which is the price range of those plastic consumer-grade Atom laptops. And compared to those, this is way better: quality Elitebook metal chassis, SSD, easy to service Elitebook trapdoor (far superior to the ThinkPad), 1.7KG ultrabook weight, fingerprint reader.

notebookcheck.net/HP-…tml
Astec123

TChoice of W7 W8 or possibly even W10 (not sure if it will be eligible … TChoice of W7 W8 or possibly even W10 (not sure if it will be eligible for the upgrade)

Sharpharp

Before hitting that hot button and listening to the trolls saying this is … Before hitting that hot button and listening to the trolls saying this is a great deal, take a deep breath.Firstly, HP are not daft, they are offering cashback and trade-ins for a reason.... These machines are old hat, old processors and still shipping them with USB 2.0 ports.... Yes you can upgrade to Windows 10, but be prepared for an upgrade that slows down your entire experience by 50%... To put it in perspective, Windows 10 on one of these HPs is slower than using a Vtech Innotab... and that's saying somethingFor that reason, yes you are getting a shiny new machine, your paying £300+ for it for starters (old technology) and then HP know not everyone will remember to claim the cashback and do trade-ins, so it's a win win for HP.Stick with Dell, at least their machines are way better for the price.

Sharpharp

Stick with Dell, at least their machines are way better for the price.



Hadn't noticed that bit.



Glad you appreciate the opinion of others to degrade it with the use of the word troll for constructive commentary. However, you post that it's slower than an innotab, I presume you've used both (however, I seriously doubt it).

Please do post this ethereal Dell deal that has;

Fingerprint reader
Metal construction
any capacity of SSD
14inch screen
1600 x 900 (or offers better than the 768/800px resolution most laptops at this price point do)
For under £320.

I look forward to seeing your suggestion. For anyone in the know, this will make a fine web browsing and document producing machine with very basic performance for low end gaming. Additionally it should last more than the 5minutes the budget Dell that doesn't exist that you suggest people buy.

Gkains

Hm, I think when it comes to business-grade laptops the pecking order in … Hm, I think when it comes to business-grade laptops the pecking order in terms of quality is Lenovo's ThinkPads at the front closely followed by HP's EliteBooks with Dell's Latitude brining up the distant third.As for this deal: yes, the AMD CPU is rather slow (about a Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge low voltage i3), but for that it does have fairly good graphics. So assuming you have something to claim the cashback with you are getting a new business grade machine for under £200. Which is the price range of those plastic consumer-grade Atom laptops. And compared to those, this is way better: quality Elitebook metal chassis, SSD, easy to service Elitebook trapdoor (far superior to the ThinkPad), 1.7KG ultrabook weight, fingerprint reader.http://www.notebookcheck.net/HP-EliteBook-725-G2-Notebook-J0H65AW-Review.127636.0.html



While the trapdoor is quite nice, the Elitebook range have less in depth and detailed support documentation that Lenovo offer on their Thinkpads. I'd rather their method of access to gain the complete tear down instructions for when a fault does occur. That said the 3 year warranty is quite nice on this machine.

You also linked to the wrong model, that's the 12.5inch version of the same basic machine. This is the right review link - notebookcheck.net/HP-…tml
Gkains

Hm, I think when it comes to business-grade laptops the pecking order in … Hm, I think when it comes to business-grade laptops the pecking order in terms of quality is Lenovo's ThinkPads at the front closely followed by HP's EliteBooks with Dell's Latitude brining up the distant third.



I've had all 3 as work laptops over the last 2 years, and I much prefer the HP Elitebook 840 that I'm using now. I'd rate the Thinkpad & Latitude about the same.
Edited by: "weirdo" 4th Dec 2015
Salaman

Says business only? They don't check this then?



I too got excited yesterday when I saw a HP laptop on ebuyer which offered £250 for trading in an old laptop. But soon realised that it's for business users only.

So the OP should be amended to reflect this.
Astec123

Hadn't noticed that bit. Glad you appreciate the opinion of others to … Hadn't noticed that bit. Glad you appreciate the opinion of others to degrade it with the use of the word troll for constructive commentary. However, you post that it's slower than an innotab, I presume you've used both (however, I seriously doubt it). Please do post this ethereal Dell deal that has;Fingerprint readerMetal constructionany capacity of SSD14inch screen1600 x 900 (or offers better than the 768/800px resolution most laptops at this price point do)For under £320.I look forward to seeing your suggestion. For anyone in the know, this will make a fine web browsing and document producing machine with very basic performance for low end gaming. Additionally it should last more than the 5minutes the budget Dell that doesn't exist that you suggest people buy.While the trapdoor is quite nice, the Elitebook range have less in depth and detailed support documentation that Lenovo offer on their Thinkpads. I'd rather their method of access to gain the complete tear down instructions for when a fault does occur. That said the 3 year warranty is quite nice on this machine. You also linked to the wrong model, that's the 12.5inch version of the same basic machine. This is the right review link - http://www.notebookcheck.net/HP-EliteBook-745-G2-Notebook-Review.125934.0.html



LOL, that spec means nothing it is runs like a dog....
I guess you're hurting from my comments, sorry for the dose of reality
Astec123

While the trapdoor is quite nice, the Elitebook range have less in depth … While the trapdoor is quite nice, the Elitebook range have less in depth and detailed support documentation that Lenovo offer on their Thinkpads. I'd rather their method of access to gain the complete tear down instructions for when a fault does occur. That said the 3 year warranty is quite nice on this machine.



Ah, yes while the service manuals are nice the main advantage is community stuff like the Thinkwiki sites.
The German site's model overview:
thinkwiki.de/Thi…lle
is particularly handy when looking at deals for used machines. Certainly makes it a lot easier to tell which is which, and harder to link to the wrong model...

Astec123

You also linked to the wrong model, that's the 12.5inch version of the … You also linked to the wrong model, that's the 12.5inch version of the same basic machine. This is the right review link - http://www.notebookcheck.net/HP-EliteBook-745-G2-Notebook-Review.125934.0.html



Yes, noticed that when I returned to the tab and read the bit about thermal throttling. For Thinkpads there is little need to search NotebookCheck, but for Elitebooks and Latitudes there is.
Sharpharp

LOL, that spec means nothing it is runs like a dog.... I guess you're … LOL, that spec means nothing it is runs like a dog.... I guess you're hurting from my comments, sorry for the dose of reality


I saw no reality in your post - I did see a real request to post a better laptop for £320 - waiting eagerly for that...
Has anybody had any issues in claiming trade-in due to it being business customers only? Can you do this as a private customer?
Maybe I am missing something but looking at this - hppromotions.co.uk/Pro…oks I don't see the deal laptop listed as being one to get the cashback? There is no Elitebooks listed?
I bought one of these in August and used HP trade in and cashback. I was underwhelmed by this machine even after removing HP bloatware. 'Elite' did not describe my experience with it. In the end I gave it to a deserving student. I found the HP probooks with A8 or I5 processors a far better experience once the drives were replaced with SSDs.
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