New Laptop Advice - HP EliteBook 740 G1

Nezz202

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Hello.

I need some help with looking for a Laptop. I have been wanting a new one for a while now. I need something that is within my budget of £750 and is idea for carrying out day to day tasks. However, I will also need it to perform when I need to.

I also do not need an OS as I already have one. HP also charge HUGE amounts for their SSD's. So I would like to get a tiny/no drive and get my own Samsung 840 Evo 250gb.

Below is the spec I have found from HP. Is this any good or are there any others you can reccomend for me.

HP EliteBook 740 G1

Configuration Summary

Total Price £ 748.86

Description
System Localization ABU - United Kingdom - English Localization
OS Localization ABU - United Kingdom - English Localization
Keyboard Localization ABU - United Kingdom - English Localization
Base Unit HP IDS UMA i5-4210U 740 Base NB PC
OS & Documentation FreeDOS
Camera - Integrated WEBCAM Integrated 720p HD
Display 14 inch LED FHD UWVA Anti-Glare enabled for Webcam slim (1920x1080)
System Memory 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L 1DM
Flash Cache No Flash
Internal Storage 500GB 5400RPM
Wireless LAN Broadcom 943228 abgn 2x2 Bluetooth 4.0 LE WW
Wireless WAN No WWAN
Fingerprint Reader No Fingerprint Reader
Battery 3 Cell 50 WHr Long Life
AC Adapter 45 Watt Smart nPFC AC Adapter
Power Cords C5 1.0m Power Cord
Keyboard Dual Point Backlit
Warranty 1/1/0 Warranty
Out-Of-Band Manageability NO vPro AMT supported Feature
Country/Hardware Kit Country Localization
Monitor Localization/Language ABU - United Kingdom - English Localization


If you need any more Information let me know.

Thanks in Advance. :)
 

psycrow395

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hello there it sounds like a great laptop you could probably upgrade it to at least 16gb of ram and you could install your own SSD(highly recommended) it says it has a 3 cell battery not sure how true that is but obviously you would want a 6 cell or even 9 cell battery and it doesnt say what kind of processor it has but i would recommend a laptop with at least a core I7. hope this helps
 

Nezz202

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Hey. Thanks for the Advice. I believe its a Quad Core i5. Would upgrading from 8 to 16gb of RAM make 'that much' of a difference. Also the battery is 6 hour I believe which is plenty for me.
 

psycrow395

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hello again a quad core I5 will work just fine and i always say whats the point of having a 16gb capable laptop if your not gonna have 16gb but in reality if your not playing games then you wont notice any difference between 8gb and 16gb when it comes to normal use hope this helps
 
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