HP Probook 4525s for £252 (after £150 cashback from HP)

HP Probook 4525s for £252 (after £150 cashback from HP)

Found 3rd Nov 2010
HP are running a £150 cashback scheme if you buy certain laptops from their range and trade in an old machine.

The Probook 4525S appears to qualify, and the best (delivered) price I've seen it for online is from Oyyy. If you factor in 3% quidco the price comes down to £240.

Not the best spec in the world, but for basic/business needs it seemed OK to me...

HP ProBook 4525s (WK505EA-ABU) Features

HP ProBook 4525s Notebook PC
15.6 inch LED-backlit HD anti-glare Display
2MP Webcam
AMD Turion II Dual Core (P520) 2.3GHz Processor
250GB (7200rpm) SATA II Hard Drive
DVD±RW SuperMulti DL Optical Drive with LightScribe
Realtek Ethernet Integrated Controller
Broadcom 802.11b/g/n WLAN
Bluetooth Ready
Microsoft Windows 7 Pro (32-bit)


Sweet price for a respectable laptop.

prices in the title should be before cashback. even HP cashback for trade in isnt guarenteed

If its a working laptop with minimum screen size of 12" - you'll defenitely get the cashback, its a no brainer - but the question is whether this moedl is eligible or not...by looking at the following website, its not the case

qualifying products check list

Original Poster

Nope, it's definitely on the list, 9th up from the bottom!

*crosses fingers*

What about a no longer working HP laptop?

If you have a look it does not have to be a non-working laptop. They will accept desktop machines too for p/x

For the part exchange machines, you get £150 for a 2 year old brand name laptop or desktop machine, so long as its still working. There doesn't seem to be a reduction in the part exchange value for older computers than this. We've got some some Pentium III's hanging around which still work, but not so that you would want to use them.

£900 for an Elitebook 8440p seems pretty good saveonlaptops.co.uk/HP_…tml
with an i7-620M CPU, a 1600x900 14 inch screen a low end NVIDIA NVS 3100 graphics card, nice build quality and lots of ports and sockets.

Its quite hard to find nicely made laptops with decent CPUs and battery life, a dedicated graphics card and a screen resolution above 1366x768, unless they also have a 15 inch screen. Dell don't do anything like this at the moment, an equivalent Lenovo T410 is £1350. Sony has the Z series, which sound lovely, but they are closer to £2k.


I don't get it. I can exchange an older machine, than 2 years? Or a desktop? Or a broken machine but I get less value for the exhange?

My girlfriend really wants a laptop with a wider res than the odd 1366x768, for Word, Photoshop, PowerPoint, possibly video editing later.. but has to be under £500, more like £400 would be good.

Her HP died recently for no apparent reason. Argh!
Edited by: "ought" 4th Nov 2010


I don't get it. I can exchange an older machine, than 2 years? Or a … I don't get it. I can exchange an older machine, than 2 years? Or a desktop?

I've typed in the details for a working Dell laptop and desktop, and with both, the valuation is still £150, whether I say it is younger or older than 2 years.
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