What's HP's usual product refresh rate?

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  1. Pootmatoot

    Pootmatoot Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I'm definitely planning to get one of these little beauties, but don't really *need* one until Octoberish (I'm happy with my desktop/Cintiq combo at the moment, but am heading off to a lot of international work and need a mobile replacement).


    Although my inner art-geek wants one now, what's the likelihood of a major revamp coming in the next 6 months, given HP's history? Will the model available be likely a better beast of such significance to delay purchase (or will it just be one notch further up the ATI ladder and an extra 20gig of HD space)?

    Cheers!
     
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    It wouldn't surprise me at all to see a processor update the new 2010 intel i series of processors by that time, which is a fairly significant update.
     
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    They went a little long with the tx2 before launching the tm2, about 14 months so a tm2 refresh for Christmas time might be in order. Time is ALWAYS your friend in the technology world so if you can wait then of course.

    But I'm glad I picked up my tm2 when I did. Unless something is dramatically improved like the screen I'll probably skip any refresh.
     
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    You know with the new Macbook update, I can see why HP possibly didn't go with the i-series processors. Supposedly the 13" Macbook just couldn't get the Core i processors because of heat dissipation, and perhaps the tm2 would face the same issue. If nothing else, it would probably not be able to handle the heat of a dedicated video card and a Core i processor.
     
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    Yeah, as far as I see, the HP Elite 2740p is the i5/i7 version of the tm2.
    No dedicated graphics card though, probably for the reason that jkenny gave.
    I doubt there'll be a refresh until Intel releases a new ULV processor.
    My 2c.
     
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    I am fully agreeing with you Pootmatoot, I am also planning to get one but I am torn if its worth waiting cause actually I have no need for tm2 until august.

    I am still hoping there will be some updates respectively some minor changes, even if its just an display update.

    Concerning the new ulv processors, I think HP dont want to put this powerful part into the tm2, many people would swap over to tm2 from 2740p.


    Nonetheless I hope Waiting is worth it :)
     
  8. CKtalon

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    However, isn't the 2740p aimed at business users, while the tm2 is aimed at consumers?

    I have no real need for it till September too, and am torn whether I should just get one in June or wait all the way till September..
     
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    @CKtalon, yeah u are right the 2740 is aimed for business and tm2 is for consumer.

    I mean what are the features which make an notebook/tablet a business one, just the fact that there is no dedicated dedicated graphic card available?

    I agree with you that the design could be a criteria to classify s.th into a business area.

    Last but not least there is one thing that makes a laptop a business one, the price :)

    !

    *Surprise*

    I have just found this on engadget:

    Lets hope that the tm2 will profit by this update :)

    So our patience could be worth anything!
     
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