There is a review here that states
So thats 4 hours then.With a battery life, under test, of 242 minutes, you'll be able to stay productive for reasonable lengths of time away from mains power.
Our county LEA support have moved on from doing deals with Dell to HP and are offering this
for £441 (ex VAT)Code:Product Features HP 6715s Laptop Processor Turion 64 x 2 TL- 6 2ghz Memory - 1gb Ram DVD RW (+ double layer) WLAN: 802.11 a/b/g Bluetooth 20 EDR Win XP Pro 15.4 wide screen 3 year collect and return warranty Bag Mouse
I like the price but have zero experience of this model and HP laptops in general - any thoughts - anyone know of "real" battery life of this model?
Manage to get 5 1/2 out of the one here running Kbuntu.
SimpleSi (23rd April 2008)
Ta for info - nice to know someone who actually has one and knows
So it looks like a good machine for a good price then - yes?
There are a lot of reasonable deals at the moment
i.e. HP 6720s Notebook PC - Misco.co.uk
HP 6720s Intel Core 2 Duo T5270 / 15.4 WXGA / 2GB RAM / 120GB / DVD+/-RW / Vista Business / Laptop / Notebook PC
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5270, 1.40 GHz , 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB
Widescreen 15.4-inch diagonal display
Intel® Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g mini-pci card, Bluetooth
Mobile™ Intel® 965GM Chipset
DVD+/–RW SuperMulti with Double Layer LightScribe Fixed
Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100, with up to 384-MB shared system memory
Intel Fast Ethernet Integrated Controller (10/100 NIC)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business and XP Pro downgrade media
1 year parts, 1 years labour next day pick up and return
1GB RAM ABSOLUTELY FREE shipped with your order
Ex Vat £337 after £50 rebate from HP
It comes with XP on it so hopefully that's been done for me
We got the 6715b for £407 - cashback = £307. The spec seems exactly the same except it had 2GB of ram but just 1yr RTB (Although they would extend it for not too much money)... So the LEA price seems a bit steep to me.
Anyway, they seem like solid machines. Only (small) problem could be the wireless on/off button is an attractive-to-press light. Not that obvious when off, and you can't put a blob of glue gun on it to prevent wireless from switching off. They are also very wide - we had to get the extra wide lapsafe and even then, I'm not sure there'd be room for external wireless cards if we wanted to upgrade to N.
Well I ordered the machines at £441 at lunchtime as head wanted me get them ASAP - shame I didn't find out about eean's deal until now - but at least I get a bag with mine (where did you get them from BTW for future ref)
I wonder what the difference between the s and the b is?
A lot of the big names have them at the cheap prices shown, Insight had them the other day but I think they are out of stock now. I tend to find the LEA may say best value etc but are often not that good really.
How about you show the LEA your better pricing and say match it OR ELSE!
I'm using one now and it's fine. It has Vista because I felt I needed to get to grips with it. I didn't get on with the finger print recognition gizmo so I turned it off.
mm - interesting concept - me a flea on the back of guinea pig, threatening the elephant that is our beloved LEA support team :lolHow about you show the LEA your better pricing and say match it OR ELSE!
Things must be different down your way
Correct Simon it is, I never buy from them quite simple and easy Well small minor exageration there, I get Antivirus and RM stuff from them as its cheaper from them than anywhere else, everything else is found by me as I can ALWAYS beat there supposed best value without even pressuring the suppliers. I can go by retail prices for a lot of stuff and get it cheaper.
We have several HP 6715's...Excellent units. I like the Turion anyway..I have the same chip in my desktop (Well, an Athlon 3800+ SFFEE, which is the same thing in a different package).
We tend to buy them by default at the moment.
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