HP ProBook Intel® Core™ i3-370M Processor (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache) - £450 @ Laptops Direct

HP ProBook Intel® Core™ i3-370M Processor (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache) - £450 @ Laptops Direct

Found 29th Mar 2011
Cheapest i've found a computer of this spec with a dedicated gfx card.
Ordered one myself.

I have to say laptops direct customer service is impeccable as well, even came with a free laptop case which was a bonus i wasn't expecting.
Next day delivery is also spot on.

Full spec below.

Processor type
Intel® Core™ i3-370M Processor (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)

Operating system installed
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64

Mobile Intel® HM57 Express

Dimensions and weight
Product weight
Starting at 2.39 kg

Product dimensions (W x D x H)
37.18 x 24.96 x 2.77 cm

Standard memory
4 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM

Memory slots

Internal drives
640 GB 5400 rpm SATA II

Optical drives
DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe

39,6 cm (15.6") diagonal LED-backlit HD Anti-Glare 1366 x 768

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v with 512 MB dedicated video memory

Expansion features
3 USB 2.0
1 eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo
1 external VGA monitor
1 stereo microphone in
1 stereo headphone/line-out
1 AC power
1 RJ-45
1 RJ-11 (select models)

1 Express Card/34
1 Media Card Reader

High definition audio support; Integrated stereo speakers; Integrated digital microphone; Stereo headphone/line out; Stereo microphone/line in

Integrated camera
2 MP webcam

Full-sized spill-resistant keyboard and separate numeric keypad

What's in the box
ClickPad with gestures support
Two fingers scroll, zoom, pinch and pivot rotate

Network interface
Realtek Ethernet (10/100/1000 NIC)

Wireless technologies
Broadcom 802.11b/g/n
Ralink 802.11b/g/n Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Combo

Power and operating requirements
Power requirements
External 90W HP Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge

Battery type
6-cell (47 WHr) Lithium-Ion Battery

Battery life
Up to 5h

Operating temperature range
5 to 35° C

Security management
Security management
HP ProtectTools Security Manager
Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools
One Step Login
Enhanced Pre-Boot Security
HP SpareKey
HP Disk Sanitizer
Setup Password
Kensington Lock Slot
Support for Computrace LoJack Pro for HP ProtectTools

What's included
Software included
HP Recovery Manager (available with Windows 7 or Vista only)
HP Support Assistant (available with Windows 7 or Vista only)
HP ProtectTools Security Manager
HP Face Recognition
HP QuickLaunch Buttons Software
HP QuickLook 3
HP QuickWeb
HP Connection Manager 3.1
HP Wireless Assistant
HP Power Assistant
HP DayStarter
Corel Home Office productivity suite 60-day trial
Roxio Creator Business (select models)
ArcSoft Total Media Suite
Microsoft Office 2010 preloaded (purchase of a Product Key required to activate a full Office 2010 suite)
McAfee Total Protection (60-day trial period for McAfee Total Protection for Small Business software. Internet access required to receive updates. First update included. Subscription required for updates thereafter)
Norton Online Backup (trial)
HP Webcam Software (select models)
WinZip 14.5 trial

1 year carry-in, pick-up and return in some countries (upgrades available, sold separately), 1 year warranty on primary battery


Good find!

Wish it had a smaller screen though :-(

I'd like to counter your "laptops direct customer service is impeccable" statement with my own experience, which is that they (BuyItDirect) took 3 months to repair and return a PC that I bought from them after stating it would be at most 28 days. I had to get in touch with them at least a dozen times to ask where it was when it didn't turn up when promised and when I asked them to refund my cost of posting it back, they said they couldn't do that as it was more than 28 days ago. Eventually after writing to customer service and reminding them of my rights they refunded the postage but be warned, if something goes wrong you could be in for a long wait with no feedback.

Laptops Direct is not impeccable at all. You obviously work there and have been told to post this deal on here to shift stock. I wouldn't buy from any of the BuyitDirect/Easy Computers group even if you paid me.

I'd rather buy from eBuyer or SaveOnLaptops and pay an extra £10 for peace of mind.
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