HP Elitebook 2740 ordering & shipping

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  1. R.C.Anderson

    R.C.Anderson Pen Pal - Newbie

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    lovelaptops, Thank you for you opinion :) but I am getting the majority of it funded, as I am dyslexic, I get funding for a laptop or tablet, which means I get around £1,250 paid for me, and the main reason I want it, is for taking notes in lectures, as I have a PC that I will use for most coursework. Also, I am sponsored during my course, so finance is as much of a problem for me as it is for most students.

    I will however be waiting, atleast for a while, to see how the rest of the models work out.
     
  2. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    Wow, that is great! (This more than makes up for being charged more in the EU for HP products!) Also, I realized after posting that that I hadn't noticed that you had ordered, ie, committed to that purchase, and as a rule it is not my practice to try to talk someone out of a purchase they have already made, so my apologies.

    I did re-read the two reviews I spoke of on battery life (and overall performance) of the 2740p, here they are:

    HP EliteBook 2740p Review - A Review of the HP EliteBook 2740p

    HP EliteBook 2740p Tablet PC Review - ComputerShopper.com

    Best of luck!
     
  3. Ollec

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    My estimated shipping date has been set to May 10th!
     
  4. R.C.Anderson

    R.C.Anderson Pen Pal - Newbie

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    You actually was right the first time, I haven't ordered yet, I was wanting to, but it's not available to buy (no pre-order available direct from HP in the UK)

    I never actually got round to ringing them, but I e-mailed them today from their website, as I noticed it would cost me quite a bit to call them, as I can only call them with a mobile from uni.

    I'm going to have a look through those reviews later this evening/tomorrow (wish I could do it now, but I've got to finish some programming coursework to be uploaded by about midnight tonight :eek: )
     
  5. Ollec

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    If you come up with a list of questions you'd like answered, I wouldn't mind calling and attempting to get some answers out of them for you. ^_^

    I'll start off with a "I'm heading off to college in the UK and wanted to know if I'd be able to buy a laptop and have it shipped, there. Would you be able to transfer me to whomever deals with UK orders?" and see where it goes from there.
     
  6. in4mer

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    Hey I'm in the UK as well and I know those 0800 numbers are such a pain in the butt. There's a website call saynoto0870.com that SHOULD get you a non 08 number to HP. I found a couple. Hope that'll help you.
     
  7. III.Jg27ADLER

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    You definitely paid to much for European standard (student rates).
    Please check this German homepage
    Uni-Notebooks-de-Notebooks-fuer-Studenten-de-Lenovo-Notebooks-Fujtsu-Notebooks-Toshiba-Notebooks
    (for students and edu facilities only) out and you'll see even the x201t is a better deal with the 2740p only costing 1399 €...
     
  8. Cristi

    Cristi Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Can anyone answer this question? I ordered mine with a 160gb SSD and now I'm worried I won't get a 2nd generation model!
     
  9. 2.0™

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    For the 10w drop in TDP, i5's being 35w and i7-640LM being 25w, I think it's worth the wait. For the sake of increased battery life and less heat.

    Depends. You can limit the system restore storage and uninstall a few items you don't need. I'm running a 30GB Vertex SSD on a Tx2500. Full office installed (onenote, word, publisher, excel), Firefox, financial software(~1Gb), 3GB max system restore size, ArtRage, adobe acrobat, various other software that takes up ~ 1GB, and I have 10.4GB remaining. I used to use a 4GB SD card for data/misc storage when I had Vista on the TX2500. So 80GB should do you plenty. Rule of thumb with SSD's, best to stay above 25% free space.

    On my HDX 9300, I have a 120GB SSD and it's too large for my needs. I have about 95GB remaining with a wealth of software loaded. Though the HDX has a 2nd HDD bay that I installed a 320GB 7200 RPM HDD to store recorded TV, games, etc.
     
  10. Concentrate

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    The question is how long is it going to take for the 2740p to get the i7-640LM treatment
     
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