Windows 7 Pro?
Can someone tell me why this unimpressive bulky low specced laptop costs £620 and is being pushed my Misco?
HP ProBook 6560b Intel Core i3-2310M / 15.6" / 4GB / 320GB / Windows 7 Pro / Laptop / Notebook PC (LG650ET#ABU) - www.misco.co.uk
Windows 7 Pro?
Which means it's the business line, I believe.
Otherwise, god only knows. I've been recommending laptops of a better spec - another 200Mhz and 2Gb of RAM - for less than half the price. I thought it might have been the warranty, but it only comes with one year, so... just lots of stupid businesses, I guess.
Or maybe it's the chosen government laptop for the next year, we all know what central government are like for value for money.
Its the business line and HP PCs have increased in price recently. The build quality of those laptops is seriously impressive too.
Look at a comparable Dell Latitude, you'll be paying about the same price.
Yep we bought loads of these for our teachers this year- but ours are i5, 500gb and cost less-- does that make sense??
different supplier tho
No, I still dont know why it costs that much. Its not much cheaper else where either
It has a few things that stand out as different to most cheaper laptops:
1. It has a TPM module
2. It has a modem still
3. It has gigabit ethernet (most laptops seem to still come with 100Mbps)
4. LED backlit LCD
5. Spill resistant keyboard
6. Fingerprint reader
7. Docking port
8. Metal case
Last edited by localzuk; 31st May 2012 at 02:09 PM.
puting 'probook' in the spec puts £150-£200 on the price as they are made of metal and built like brick outhouses. My next laptop will be a probook because i need it to be more robust that the average!
Although, I have seen the £150 cash back deal. I did this with a HP laptop last year, sent them an old RM unit and the money was in the bank 60 days later. So, working on that basis this laptop comes down to £600 inc, still too much imo, but closer to the price I would expect
Still ... it's cheaper than an equally unimpressive MacBook Pro ...
Don't get me started on macs
Of course, the fact that it's the older generation of processor might actually be pushing the price up - they won't be making them anymore, so this model is a scarce resource now. Hence the Insight model being cheaper despite being newer - they're still making them.
If I was being kind, I'd blame it on an automatic pricing algorithm going flaky.
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