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    New laptops needed - what about HP6715s

    Our county LEA support have moved on from doing deals with Dell to HP and are offering this
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    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
    for £441 (ex VAT)

    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?
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    Simon

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    There is a review here that states

    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.
    So thats 4 hours then.

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    Manage to get 5 1/2 out of the one here running Kbuntu.

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    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?

    regards

    Simon

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    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?

    regards

    Simon
    No complaints. There is a slight gotcha with the SATA controller if your downgrading to XP. You need to use the bios option to put it back into 'legacy' support otherwise XP will not find the disk.

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    It comes with XP on it so hopefully that's been done for me

    regards

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    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.

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    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?

    regards

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    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!

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    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.

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    How about you show the LEA your better pricing and say match it OR ELSE!
    mm - interesting concept - me a flea on the back of guinea pig, threatening the elephant that is our beloved LEA support team :lol

    Things must be different down your way

    regards
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    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.

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    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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