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HP Pro X2 612 G1 12.5" 2 in 1 £600 (£300 trade in) technoworld
HP Pro X2 612 G1 12.5" 2 in 1 £600 (£300 trade in) technoworld

HP Pro X2 612 G1 12.5" 2 in 1 £600 (£300 trade in) technoworld

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Thought this might be of interest to a few...

12.5" 1080 screen

Core i5-4202Y

256Gb SSD

8Gb RAM

4G/LTE

tradeuptohp.com/gb/…ing

www8.hp.com/uk/…053

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That seems like a pretty high price given the processor is now 3 generations behind latest. The only neat feature I can see is that the keyboard dock has a few more ports than usual including a displayport output. Trade in... is kinda okay, though.

*edit* scratch that I'm being dumb and read the T&Cs wrong, thought your trade-in laptop had to have a certain value but it basically just has to work, no mention of value.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 12th Oct 2016

Very poor CPU for the money. The Y series often does not have enough cooling to sustain high clock speeds and will throttle down to unacceptable speeds.

CampGareth

That seems like a pretty high price given the processor is now 3 … That seems like a pretty high price given the processor is now 3 generations behind latest. The only neat feature I can see is that the keyboard dock has a few more ports than usual including a displayport output. Trade in... is kinda okay, though.Terms and conditions say that you've got to trade in a £600+ laptop to get the full discount. I'm struggling to think who this'd be useful for, maybe someone who paid a huge sum for their current laptop which is over 5 years old? Even then those people might wanna look at other options.




Not sure where you are getting that from.

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 7 years old and complete with all accessories including working battery and power supply where applicable.

taking from here. tradeuptohp.com/gb/…rms

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CampGareth

Terms and conditions say that you've got to trade in a £600+ laptop to … Terms and conditions say that you've got to trade in a £600+ laptop to get the full discount. I'm struggling to think who this'd be useful for, maybe someone who paid a huge sum for their current laptop which is over 5 years old? Even then those people might wanna look at other options.


The t&c's say you'll get £300 back if the laptop you purchase is over £600.
There is nothing about the original value of your trade-in, not sure where you got that from.

As for the age of the processor, there are deals on here now for a 15" Acer laptop with the same generation processor for £329, so given this is potentially £29 cheaper, comes with full HD screen, a 256SSD and a lit detachable keyboard, i think its pretty decent, provided the trade-in suits you.
Edited by: "winchman" 12th Oct 2016

BurnToasT333


winchman


Yeah you're right, I was being dumb and reading the T&Cs wrong, it just says that there are different cashback levels depending on the value of the item being purchased which makes sense.

As for the price with a trade-in, yeah that's good, the £600 price is a bit questionable. Have a look for instance at these: Dell latitude 11s on mcscom
Those are 6th gen vs 4th here, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, loses the LTE but there are models that include it. As a bonus you get some up to date connection options with thunderbolt 3. After VAT that comes to £384. Tack on a keyboard for £100, a desk dock for £50 why not and you've got a better value option in my opinion.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 12th Oct 2016

winchman

so given this is potentially £29 cheaper, comes with full HD screen, a … so given this is potentially £29 cheaper, comes with full HD screen, a 256SSD and a lit detachable keyboard, i think its pretty decent, provided the trade-in suits you.



Flawed analysis as it assumes the old machine is worthless. Many old laptops may be worth £100. I sold an 6 year old 17" laptop for £125 yesterday. In this case the deal is £96 more expensive for a tiny screen.

BurnToasT333

winchman




Difficult one. The Dell Spec wise smashes the HP. but the HP is just a cleaner complete unit, decent docking solution and all around just seems more practical and has the larger screen but the Dell is just a better machine.

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Common Sense

Flawed analysis as it assumes the old machine is worthless. Many old … Flawed analysis as it assumes the old machine is worthless. Many old laptops may be worth £100. I sold an 6 year old 17" laptop for £125 yesterday. In this case the deal is £96 more expensive for a tiny screen.


I agree, obviously you are not doing yourself any favours trading in something you can sell for £300, but if you have netbook or tablet that you paid £130 5 years ago its a good deal.

BurnToasT333

Difficult one. The Dell Spec wise smashes the HP. but the HP is just a … Difficult one. The Dell Spec wise smashes the HP. but the HP is just a cleaner complete unit, decent docking solution and all around just seems more practical and has the larger screen but the Dell is just a better machine.



Agreed about the HP being cleaner, I've got the Dell Venue 11 Pro at home which is the predecessor of the machine I linked and while it's been good to me the pogo pins on the keyboard dock have died (pushed in too far, not sure how to fix) after a year of use. The desk dock doesn't use those pins though, it uses the central connector like the HP does here for its keyboard dock.

If it were just £300 I'd rate it as a fair deal. Y series aren't as bad as most people make out. You're not going to be video editing or anything on them but I use one for all my course assignments, web browsing and watching media. The newer passive cooled ones are much better, though.

But with the effort of claiming the trade in and the value of whatever you are trading in taken into account, it's not so great. Especially not if that trade in offer is possible to use on a device that is actually worth £600?
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