HP ProDesk 405 G2 MT (L3E37ES) - AMD A8-6410 4GB 500GB Windows 8.1 @ £152.14 OR only £118.95 after cashback BT Shop
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HP ProDesk 405 G2 MT (L3E37ES) - AMD A8-6410 4GB 500GB Windows 8.1 @ £152.14 OR only £118.95 after cashback BT Shop

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Found 14th Jul 2015
Deal works out at £118.95 after Cashbacks. Currently it says they got more than 50 in stock, if its anything like the laptop deal (that sold over 70 in 1 day) this wont last long!

BT Store has this cheap and cheerful mini tower PC from HP currently on offer with the following promotions:

1. Price currently £152.14 including delivery

2. Order before 31-Jul-2015 and register a claim for £30 cashback here -
hppromotions.co.uk/Cla…955 - within 30-60 days of your invoice date. Full T's & C's here -
hppromotions.co.uk/Ter…955

3. Topcashback offer 2.1% cashback (£3.19)

All offers can be used together and if your willing to fill in a few online forms it effectively makes the desktop £118.95 after the cashback has been paid. Its not to bad if your looking for a standard PC for a good price.

The parts themselves are worth more than the price. And you can get the free Windows 10 update.

Regards
Flea

Full Specs of the machine (taken off BT Shop page)

Product Description - HP ProDesk 405 G2 - A series A8-6410 2 GHz - 4 GB - 500 GB
Type - Personal computer - micro tower
Localisation - English / United Kingdom
Processor - 1 x AMD A series A8-6410 / 2 GHz ( 2.4 GHz ) ( Quad-Core )
Cache Memory - 2 MB L2 Cache
Cache Per Processor - 2 MB
RAM - 4 GB (installed) / 16 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - non-ECC - 1600 MHz
Storage Controller - SATA ( SATA 6Gb/s )
Hard Drive - 1 x 500 GB - SATA 6Gb/s
Optical Storage - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
Graphics Controller - AMD Radeon R5
Audio Output - Integrated - stereo
Networking - GigE
Power - AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
OS Provided - Windows 8.1 64-bit Edition
Dimensions (WxDxH) - 18.288 cm x 40.2 cm x 35.7 cm
Weight - 5.8 kg
Manufacturer Warranty - 1 year warranty - on-site

If you fancy a £90-odd desktop very similar in spec & have something to trade in - ebuyer.com/666…abu - don't forget Quidco/ TCB
- bob99999

You can only buy this machine if you buy the accompanying care pack to get the £30 discount.

It's in the T&C's under clause 2, plus you can only buy it from BT STORE

The Promotion applies to the HP ProDesk 405 G2 Desktop (L3E37ES), when purchased with any HP 3yr or 5yr Desktop Carepack (the "Qualifying Products") purchased from BT Store only (see Clause 3 below).
- yellowplum

41 Comments

how does this compare? Which Would you get? Lenovo thinkcentre 2.9ghz any advice please?

m.dabs.com/pro…c=3

Good price, voted hot.

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s1edwards40

how does this compare? Which Would you get? Lenovo thinkcentre 2.9ghz any … how does this compare? Which Would you get? Lenovo thinkcentre 2.9ghz any advice please?http://m.dabs.com/products/lenovo-thinkcentre-e50-intel-pentium-j2900-4gb-500gb-windows-7-professional-64-bit-9YQ9.html?src=3#description



Pentium J2900
Socket Type FCBGA1170
Clockspeed 2.4 GHz
Turbo Speed Up to 2.7 GHz
# of Physical Cores 4
Max TDP 10W
Single Thread Rating 599
CPU Mark 2046

GPU - HD Graphics (Bay Trail), 4 pipelines, Speed 311 - 896 (Boost) MHz, DirectX 11, Shader 5.0


AMD A8-6410 APU
Socket Type BGA769 (FT3b)
Clockspeed 2.0 GHz
Turbo Speed Up to 2.4 GHz
# of Physical Cores 4
Max TDP 15W
Single Thread Rating 884
CPU Mark 2512

GPU - AMD Radeon R5 (Beema), 128 pipelines, Core Speed * 800 MHz, DirectX 11.2, Shader 5.0


The AMD CPU is better on paper and benchmarks for CPU, and the AMD blows the J2900 away in the GPU department.
And not to mention the HP AMD is 30 squid cheaper... Hope that helps.

Regards
Flea


Edited by: "Fleabum" 14th Jul 2015

Excellent deal. If space isn't important put an SSD in for another forty quid or so and should fly for a home based desktop

Just FYI, this was under 100 last month (after trade in):

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-405mt-desktop-amd-quad-core-a8-6410-4gb-500gb-dvdrw-win-7-pro-win-8-1-pro-188-2221382

I personally went for the g3240 for around 120 (after trade in)

EDIT: I should acknowledge that the previous cashback was a trade in, and has also expired... so please consider this an FYI more than anything
Edited by: "spammy" 14th Jul 2015

Original Poster

spammy

This was under 100 last … This was under 100 last month:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-405mt-desktop-amd-quad-core-a8-6410-4gb-500gb-dvdrw-win-7-pro-win-8-1-pro-188-2221382I personally went for the g3240 for around 120 (after cashback)



Aye, but this deal has no trade in hassle.

Regards
Flea

Original Poster

spammy

I tell a lie: trade in still on, so there are … I tell a lie: trade in still on, so there are options:https://tradeuptohp.com/gb/en/pages/tradein/qualifying



Mfr#: J8S83EA - That deal on dabs is :-
Sorry but this product has been discontinued.

Regards
Flea

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spammy

I tell a lie: trade in still on, so there are … I tell a lie: trade in still on, so there are options:https://tradeuptohp.com/gb/en/pages/tradein/qualifying



wrong model to get £100 though

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Fleabum

Mfr#: J8S83EA - That deal on dabs is :-Sorry but this product has been … Mfr#: J8S83EA - That deal on dabs is :-Sorry but this product has been discontinued. RegardsFlea



http://www.ebuyer.com/666309-hp-prodesk-405-g2-mt-desktop-j8s83ea-abu

feel free, I don't need the likes lol

Heat added and ordered, thank you Flea

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krispykreme

Heat added and ordered, thank you Flea



you didn't fancy my one - the same but £20 cheaper? lol

Could you add a graphics card?

bob99999

you didn't fancy my one - the same but £20 cheaper? lol


Have nothing to trade

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bob99999

you didn't fancy my one - the same but £20 cheaper? lol



I'd pay £20 more not to deal with eBuyer. Biggest crooks out when it comes to in warranty and partial refunds.... Google it

Regards
Flea

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krispykreme

Have nothing to trade



fair point

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krispy, I was googling XP computers on Ebay today, there is a lot of cheap junk out there that still fires up

got me thinking...

some in my neck of the woods 99p now, auction ending @ the weekend...

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myotherusernameisclean

Could you add a graphics card?



you could but I think that defeats the object a bit, you're buying a workhorse office computer, good price but it is what it is

best thing you could do to improve it at reasonable cost (IMHO!) is add another 4GB RAM for £20

otherwise, buy something better in the first place

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there was an i3 equivalent here on HUKD on the same HP cashback deal, earlier today

something like £130 after cashback, much better PC

but - you do need something to trade in

Can not believe, No HDMI connection available.

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pervezcu

Can not believe, No HDMI connection available.



not much call for those in business offices

these have been on here before for something like 94 bucks after cash back

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carlospunk

these have been on here before for something like 94 bucks after cash back



£90 after TCB lol

got 1

thought so.... great little machine for the cash!

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carlospunk

thought so.... great little machine for the cash!



still up for grabs - not at dabs, but ebuyer http://www.ebuyer.com/666309-hp-prodesk-405-g2-mt-desktop-j8s83ea-abu

Fleabum hates ebuyer & I can't be arsed to get a few more hundred likes lol

Very very tempted, what a buy!

Original Poster

bob99999

still up for grabs - not at dabs, but ebuyer … still up for grabs - not at dabs, but ebuyer http://www.ebuyer.com/666309-hp-prodesk-405-g2-mt-desktop-j8s83ea-abuFleabum hates ebuyer & I can't be arsed to get a few more hundred likes lol



Just add it to the OP as a note, then people can go there if they don't mind eBuyer. I don't hate eBuyer, I just won't condone their underhanded business practices by spending money with them.

Regards
Flea

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Fleabum

Just add it to the OP as a note, then people can go there if they don't … Just add it to the OP as a note, then people can go there if they don't mind eBuyer. I don't hate eBuyer, I just won't condone their underhanded business practices by spending money with them.RegardsFlea



all right then

myotherusernameisclean

Could you add a graphics card?


In theory yes, but the power supply is always going to be a limiting factor on improving gfx performance beyond the very basic level.

good deal, wish if it had win pro

bob99999

best thing you could do to improve it at reasonable cost (IMHO!) is add … best thing you could do to improve it at reasonable cost (IMHO!) is add another 4GB RAM for £20



I disagree.

The HDD is the bottleneck in this. Shove a cheap 60gb SSD in and chuck the OS on it and you have a basic desktop that'll do day to day tasks very nicely indeed.

Plenty of those around the £30 mark on Amazon.

4gb RAM will be plenty for the intended use of this thing. The extra 4gb certainly wouldn't hurt, but I doubt it would benefit most buyers/users of this box ...

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sancheez

I disagree.The HDD is the bottleneck in this. Shove a cheap 60gb SSD in … I disagree.The HDD is the bottleneck in this. Shove a cheap 60gb SSD in and chuck the OS on it and you have a basic desktop that'll do day to day tasks very nicely indeed.Plenty of those around the £30 mark on Amazon.4gb RAM will be plenty for the intended use of this thing. The extra 4gb certainly wouldn't hurt, but I doubt it would benefit most buyers/users of this box ...



Maybe it's fear of the unknown that's putting me off. Could anyone therefore point me to:

1. Ebay listing for said SSD
2. detailed instructions on how to fit it, maybe Youtube?

I think I could transfer over the O/S, I think Microsoft let you download an ISO file if you have a genuine COA code, is that right?

Fleabum

£30 Cashback link here£30 Cashback FAQ link£30 Cashback T&Cs link hereHP P … £30 Cashback link here£30 Cashback FAQ link£30 Cashback T&Cs link hereHP ProDesk 405 G2 DatasheetRegardsFlea



In order to claim the £30 cashback, one has to purchase a "Carepack" - I think that information should have been provided when you posted instead of people having to read the "small print". Ever-so slightly "underhanded" posting practice, IMO. So it's not a deal really, it's a discount on an additional purchase.

"2. The Promotion applies to the HP ProDesk 405 G2 Desktop (L3E37ES), when purchased with any HP 3yr or 5yr Desktop Carepack (the "Qualifying Products") purchased from BT Store only (see Clause 3 below)."


Also, regarding and CLAIM, according to this page,-
https://hppromotions.co.uk/FAQs.aspx

it states:
"A. You can only claim between 30 to 60 days from the date of your invoice. Your invoice date is Day 1. If you submit a claim one day after or before the 30 to 60 day window, your claim will be invalidated."

But that is contradicted according to this page -
https://hppromotions.co.uk/Terms.aspx?Promo=HP20955

where it states:
9. "To enter the Promotion and claim £30/€33 euro (L3E37ES) cash back ("Claim"), you must visit hppromotions.co.uk and fill out the online claim within 30 days from the date of invoice. Your date of invoice is counted as day 1. You will be asked to provide an invoice number and serial number of your Qualifying Product as proof of purchase. If you provide an incomplete claim form, you will be notified via email and offered the opportunity to provide the required items within fourteen days. If you submit your Claim outside this timeframe, your Claim will be invalid. All documents sent through the post should be sent via recorded delivery."

So one says to claim WITHIN 30 days, the other states BETWEEN 30-60 days. So which is it?

bob99999

Maybe it's fear of the unknown that's putting me off. Could anyone … Maybe it's fear of the unknown that's putting me off. Could anyone therefore point me to:1. Ebay listing for said SSD2. detailed instructions on how to fit it, maybe Youtube?I think I could transfer over the O/S, I think Microsoft let you download an ISO file if you have a genuine COA code, is that right?



I wouldn't buy an SSD on eBay personally. Maybe from a site reseller account (Scan, Dabs, Argos, whatever) but you're not likely to save much over buying it from Amazon. At least with Amazon the CS is very good. Just search on there for "60gb SSD" and you'll get a few results. Top 3 for me are SanDisk, Kingston and Corsair ones, all about £30. Any of them would be fine. No point putting a high end one in this.

Fitting is easy. Just open the box, put the new drive in (may need an adaptor to keep it in the drive bay - may also need a SATA cable if it doesn't come with one).

Then use something like Macrium Reflect to transfer. I've used it a few times and it's a doddle. It should transfer the OS without requiring a re-install. Although, this'll likely come with junkware installed so a clean install may be a good shout.

You may need to alter the BIOS boot settings to pick up the SSD first. But that should be about it.

It's pretty simple really. You won't need to wipe the original drive until you're done so if worst comes to worst, you can always revert back to it.

You have to purchase the machine with a care pack to get the offer and you can only get it from the BT STORE

The Promotion applies to the HP ProDesk 405 G2 Desktop (L3E37ES), when … The Promotion applies to the HP ProDesk 405 G2 Desktop (L3E37ES), when purchased with any HP 3yr or 5yr Desktop Carepack (the "Qualifying Products") purchased from BT Store only (see Clause 3 below).

bob99999

there was an i3 equivalent here on HUKD on the same HP cashback deal, … there was an i3 equivalent here on HUKD on the same HP cashback deal, earlier todaysomething like £130 after cashback, much better PCbut - you do need something to trade in



Can't seem to find the i3. Could you post a link

What a crock of

hmmmm
I bought this exact same pc last month

it's OK.

Windows 8.1 is a bit flaky

Google win8.1 apps won't open.

but for 90 not bad
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