HP ProBook 6360b - Core i5, 2.3GHz, 4GB, 320GB, Grade B- £175.00 delivered @ SCC Trade
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HP ProBook 6360b - Core i5, 2.3GHz, 4GB, 320GB, Grade B- £175.00 delivered @ SCC Trade

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Found 20th Mar 2014
My favorite Hackintosh laptop is back in stock at SCC Trade.

Only takes about half an hour to setup OS X Mavericks on this following the guide found here: tonymacx86.com/hp-…tml

If the supplied WiFi card doesn't work inside OS X, a working replacement can be had for £11 on ebay: ebay.co.uk/itm…629

SPEC:

- Intel Core i5-2410M Processor (2.30 GHz, 3MB L3 cache, 2 cores/4 threads, 35 W),
Up to 2.90 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
- Intel HD Graphics 3000
- 13.3-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD anti-glare (1366 x 768 resolution)
- 4GB DDR3 PC3-10600 SDRAM (1333 MHz) (Supports up to 16GB)
- 320GB 7200 rpm SMART SATA II Hard Drive

Grade B unit: This is a 2nd user product, which has been fully tested with a limited internal and external clean. Due to the nature of the product it will show signs of use, be that scuffs or scratches to the outer casing. It will not be in its original packaging. Units come without an operating system installed. Adapter Not Included. Warranty: 45 days.

41 Comments

This looks like a great price. I recently built a hackintosh from Dell E6220 with similar specs and it cost me £250.

Heat added!

Looks like a good deal to me, i5 HP well under £200, heat added!

Overpriced as usual. Voted cold. It really is about time they brought their prices down.

AND why don't they add a decent description on their site of the actual model?

Edited by: "jasee" 20th Mar 2014

i know i always say this, but it has to be said, 2nd gen core i5 means its at least 2+ years old so battery could be an issue.

Unit will not come with an AC adaptor.



added expense if you don't have one already.

Would be a pretty powerful Hackintosh I would've thought. Mac equivalent would cost upwards of £600 even 2nd hand/refurb I think.
Edited by: "Nobull" 20th Mar 2014

bouncy99

i know i always say this, but it has to be said, 2nd gen core i5 means … i know i always say this, but it has to be said, 2nd gen core i5 means its at least 2+ years old so battery could be an issue.


The 'grade B' 6360b unit I received from a previous batch from this company was in a near mint condition, and the battery lasts for 4 hours under standard load. I highly recommend this laptop and the quality of the build is superb. I still have windows running on mine, but have replaced HDD with SSD, and replaced DVD with original HDD using a caddy. I also have added a usb 3.0 expresscard, and upped it to 8gb ram. Now it absolutely flies through most tasks, although the screen is poor resolution for work which is to be expected of a laptop this size.

It also came with a single 4GB memory stick [even though the site said it had only 2GB], which is ideal for those looking to upgrade!


Edited by: "EddyBrek" 20th Mar 2014

Banned

will this power up before i get an adapter?

It's a shame the 10% off code isn't still useable.

I have had 3 laptops from them for different family members, all c grade (chargers are cheap on ebay, even dell original was about £16).

The most recent was a Dell E4300. It is a fantastic little machine with around a 5 hour battery life, and physically light but a step up from a netbook with 13.3" screen and DVD-RW drive. Just needed a HDD and a charger (obviously an OS too, we should all know how to get around that).

I always do a bit of research to check the max cost of parts required before ordering and remember you can always return it at just the cost of postage within 7 days.

Original Poster

Bitofageek

It's a shame the 10% off code isn't still useable.I have had 3 laptops … It's a shame the 10% off code isn't still useable.I have had 3 laptops from them for different family members, all c grade (chargers are cheap on ebay, even dell original was about £16).The most recent was a Dell E4300. It is a fantastic little machine with around a 5 hour battery life, and physically light but a step up from a netbook with 13.3" screen and DVD-RW drive. Just needed a HDD and a charger (obviously an OS too, we should all know how to get around that).I always do a bit of research to check the max cost of parts required before ordering and remember you can always return it at just the cost of postage within 7 days.



Regarding the C grade stuff, have you ever received a completely dead unit?

C Grade one available here too for £15 less if you already have a drive to use or something
Edited by: "Bitofageek" 20th Mar 2014

willyvwade

Regarding the C grade stuff, have you ever received a completely dead … Regarding the C grade stuff, have you ever received a completely dead unit?



No, not in the 3 I have had over an 18 month span, most recent one was two weeks ago. Have always been in good cosmetic condition.

I have also had an odd theory. May sound daft but here goes. I always avoid buying one that is complete ie includes RAM and HDD as you would expect it to be b grade if it wasn't dead. Have always got one without HDDs and one of the three had a dead battery, not bad as a 3rd party battery for that one was £12 on ebay.

4cx250f

will this power up before i get an adapter?



Mine still had about 40m residual charge left on it, but I wouldn't bank on it.

very nice

Just bought the last one! Hopefully they deilver quickly :P Thanks OP for posting!
Edited by: "CvrPaddyCvr" 20th Mar 2014

can windows 8.1 work in this hardware?

oos now
hot though

getknk

can windows 8.1 work in this hardware?



Yep

stay away, a used grade B HP hahaha!!! mobo failure soon i bet

dankilling

stay away, a used grade B HP hahaha!!! mobo failure soon i bet



A bit assumptive.

Last time these went oos, then they came back in stock later. Watch this space if you still want one of these.

Original Poster

EddyBrek

Last time these went oos, then they came back in stock later. Watch this … Last time these went oos, then they came back in stock later. Watch this space if you still want one of these.



It's already come back in stock once. on just this offer.

dankilling

stay away, a used grade B HP hahaha!!! mobo failure soon i bet



If it was a DV6 (with the infamous Nvidia solder defects)or DV7 series, then maybe yes. But this is a HP business machine - not their top business grade as those would be the Elitebooks not the Probook - so it might as well be made by a different company.

HP consumer junk = avoid at all costs!
HP business-grade = generally quite good.

Original Poster

kgrings

If it was a DV6 (with the infamous Nvidia solder defects)or DV7 series, … If it was a DV6 (with the infamous Nvidia solder defects)or DV7 series, then maybe yes. But this is a HP business machine - not their top business grade as those would be the Elitebooks not the Probook - so it might as well be made by a different company.HP consumer junk = avoid at all costs!HP business-grade = generally quite good.



This. I wish my employer would let me put Mavericks on my Elitebook.

Great price but don't expect this to be good build quality. My current HP (dv6) I'm using now is around the same age and is flimsy as anything compared to the Toshiba and Asus I've had in the past.

Out of stock.

shure2

Great price but don't expect this to be good build quality. My current HP … Great price but don't expect this to be good build quality. My current HP (dv6) I'm using now is around the same age and is flimsy as anything compared to the Toshiba and Asus I've had in the past.



Build quality on mine feels as solid as any machine I have owned, including thinkpads which are renowned for their durability. See above quote re. HP consumer grade vs. HP business grade products. This has a full metal shell and feels droppable.

willyvwade

Regarding the C grade stuff, have you ever received a completely dead … Regarding the C grade stuff, have you ever received a completely dead unit?



My grade c 6930p was £38 delivered, when it arrived I switched it on, plugged in win 7 on a USB and I was on the internet 20 mins later. Battery life was 3-4 hours, all it needed was a charger, a return key and rubber feet - still running perfectly.

Out of Stock but great price

4cx250f

will this power up before i get an adapter?



Buy an AC Adapter.

EddyBrek

The 'grade B' 6360b unit I received from a previous batch from this … The 'grade B' 6360b unit I received from a previous batch from this company was in a near mint condition, and the battery lasts for 4 hours under standard load. I highly recommend this laptop and the quality of the build is superb. I still have windows running on mine, but have replaced HDD with SSD, and replaced DVD with original HDD using a caddy. I also have added a usb 3.0 expresscard, and upped it to 8gb ram. Now it absolutely flies through most tasks, although the screen is poor resolution for work which is to be expected of a laptop this size.It also came with a single 4GB memory stick [even though the site said it had only 2GB], which is ideal for those looking to upgrade!



I got this same one a month or so ago from SCC
Arrived in unacceptable state, dust splodges behind screen.
Return not a problem, but still an inconvenience.

shure2

Great price but don't expect this to be good build quality. My current HP … Great price but don't expect this to be good build quality. My current HP (dv6) I'm using now is around the same age and is flimsy as anything compared to the Toshiba and Asus I've had in the past.



Get yourself clued up on differences between consumer laptops and business laptops.

robo989

I got this same one a month or so ago from SCCArrived in unacceptable … I got this same one a month or so ago from SCCArrived in unacceptable state, dust splodges behind screen.Return not a problem, but still an inconvenience.



Seems to be luck of the draw with ex-corporate refurbs. Some companies seem better than others though, for example the Thinkpad I bought recently from 3000RPM came from a batch where most were in a terrible condition as well as being listed as wrong spec, with the vast majority of people on the thread finding serious problems with them. Those who get poor condition units from what I can see tend to be the minority when dealing with SCC trade though, which is a promising sign... although that doesn't take away from the inconvenience of your situation.

EddyBrek

Seems to be luck of the draw with ex-corporate refurbs. Some companies … Seems to be luck of the draw with ex-corporate refurbs. Some companies seem better than others though, for example the Thinkpad I bought recently from 3000RPM came from a batch where most were in a terrible condition as well as being listed as wrong spec, with the vast majority of people on the thread finding serious problems with them. Those who get poor condition units from what I can see tend to be the minority when dealing with SCC trade though, which is a promising sign... although that doesn't take away from the inconvenience of your situation.



Have to agree with you, of course only anecdotal and from a few samples. Of the 3 laptops had from SCC past 6 weeks the other 2 were basically just wear and tear cosmetic, no damage at all.

I've bought B and C grade stuff from SCC and generally be pleased, they've all been complete, no keys missing etc but 1 C grade had no HDD but otherwise fired up fine, other C grades had a HDD but didn't recognise it because they had been totally wiped and unformatted. Usually C grade batteries are poor, B grade batteries are better but not always perfect. The B grades have all worked fine and not shown too much wear and tear. Their prices have creeped up over the years but what hasn't, if you're prepared to pay over £150, look at outlet sites for Acer, Asus etc and sometimes their refurbs are better value than a 2/3 year old from SCC.

kgrings

If it was a DV6 (with the infamous Nvidia solder defects)or DV7 series, … If it was a DV6 (with the infamous Nvidia solder defects)or DV7 series, then maybe yes. But this is a HP business machine - not their top business grade as those would be the Elitebooks not the Probook - so it might as well be made by a different company.HP consumer junk = avoid at all costs!HP business-grade = generally quite good.



DV6000 and DV9000. DV6 are generally ok.

fishmaster

DV6000 and DV9000. DV6 are generally ok.



Ah, I though DV6 =DV6000 but guess not. While I mainly blame Nvidia for the fiasco, the fact that those DV6000s were so poorly designed didn't help. Guess HP took Nvidia's thermal spec and ran with it to the limit while more prudent designs (don't believe Nvidia when they say their 65nm parts are good to 90°C+) took longer to die.

kgrings

Ah, I though DV6 =DV6000 but guess not. While I mainly blame Nvidia for … Ah, I though DV6 =DV6000 but guess not. While I mainly blame Nvidia for the fiasco, the fact that those DV6000s were so poorly designed didn't help. Guess HP took Nvidia's thermal spec and ran with it to the limit while more prudent designs (don't believe Nvidia when they say their 65nm parts are good to 90°C+) took longer to die.



DV6000 and DV9000 are notorious yes. I've seen very few that have survived, in fact I rarely see them now, people must have got all the reflows they could out of them and have moved on.

unexpire this is still available

Original Poster

JustExtreme

unexpire this is still available



Won't let me. I posted it again, but it was voted cold.

They have some slightly better specced ones for £170 if you look on the site...
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