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[SOLD OUT] HP DV4-3030TX Notebook $705.95 Delivered. 14" Core i7, 750GB, 2x USB 3.0, 1GB Graphic



  • Dimensions(WDH): 520 x 110 x 345
  • Weight: 3.7
  • CPU Intel Core i7-2620M 2nd generation Intel®
  • Processor 2.7GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz)
  • RAM 4GB
  • Hard Drive 750GB
  • Screen size 14"
  • Connectivity 802.11b/g/n + BT; Intel WiDi support
  • Graphics 1GB dedicated graphics (Radeon HD 6750M)
  • Optical drive SuperMulti DVD burner
  • Webcam Yes
  • Operating system Windows Home Premium
  • Warranty 12 months

Very good price for a 14" core i7 notebook.

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  • this is the maddest price i seen for a 14'
    the video card would be quite good at the low res which looks better on a smaller screen then on the 15.6 inchers

    australian post 'we deliver'

    • +38

      No they don't. They just leave a card in your mailbox and have you pick it up from the PO.

      • +1

        They're finally doing something about it.

        I was going to criticise Australia Post for focusing too much on retailing DVDs and tech products over the past decade instead of improving parcel services, but then I realised how ironic such a jibe would be in the context of this laptop deal :D

      • Hahahaha. Well said :)

  • Would have bought it if the screen res was 1440x900…but that's just me being picky :P

    Otherwise, great deal!

  • would you be able to pricematch?

    EDIT: scratch that. officeworks dont look like they have stock.

  • One Word "WoW"…

    • +4

      World of Warcraft?

    • +7

      Women of Wisdom
      World of War
      Women On Wheels(hot)
      Whip'em Out Wednesday
      World Orphan Week

      • Whip'em Out Wednesday… I'm ready

        • +1

          my eyes..they burn. Cannot be unseen,this above photo is NSFW

  • Dimensions posted here appear to be for the box that the lappie comes in. Otherwise that's one fatass laptop.

    • +1

      according to pc authority
      •Dimension: 34cm(L) x 23.8cm(W) x 2.81cm(min H)/3.64cm(max H)

  • Great deal for the specs.

    However the glossiness of the notebook puts me off.

    • +2

      I'm guessing it's the same stock:

      • +1

        even the page & info look identical besides the colour used

    • +2

      funny how the price is $699+$6.95=$705.95 (the exact same price as Australia Post)

      nice find ;)

      also found full spec for it

      HP Pavilion DV4-3030TX i7-2620M 2.7GHz, 4GB, 750GB, 14.0" HD-LED , Win 7 Home Prem (LR726PA)
      PROCESSOR: Intel® Core™ i7-2620M Processor (2.7GHz, 4MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz
      CHIPSET: Intel ® HM65 Express Chipset
      MEMORY: 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 (1 Dimm), Max supported = 8GB
      STORAGE: 750GB 5400RPM
      OPTICAL: LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD±RW with Double Layer Support
      DISPLAY: 14.0” diagonal High Definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768)
      BATTERY: 6-Cell Lithium-Ion (52hr 2.55Ah)
      AUDIO: Altec Lansing speakers
      GRAPHICS: Radeon™ HD 6750M Graphics with 1024MB GDDR5
      COMMS: Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector), 802.11b/g/n WLAN + Bluetooth, Intel® Wireless Display Support
      PORTS: 1x USB 2.0, 2x USB3.0, VGA, HDMI, RJ-45/Ethernet, 1x Headphone out (Stereo), Mic in, AC Adaptor
      WEBCAM: HP TrueVision Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone
      CARD READER: Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital cards & Multimedia cards
      OPERATING SYSTEM: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
      DIMENSIONS: 34.0cm(L) x 23.8cm(W) x 2.81cm(min H)/3.64cm(max H)
      WEIGHT: From 2.22 kg with 6-cell battery

      • -2

        Can the OP fix up the weight and dimensions using this data. I saw 3.7 for a 14" and was about to neg

      • This one is a Better deal as it's a quad core processor, big difference.

        Edit: I mean the JBHIFI deal below

        • Hi just a heads up for 1 point about this laptop that will no doubt cause mass confusion.

          This laptop has the i7-2620QM, which is a (2.7Ghz - 3.4Ghz) DUAL core CPU.

          This is not to be confused with the i7-2630QM, which is a(2.0Ghz - 2.9ghz) QUAD core CPU.

          For people who only use 2 cores, the 2620qm would actually be a better choice compared to the 2630qm.

      • Officemax has had this deal for more than 1 week now….

      • Does it support 5Ghz Wireless N?

  • +4
    • Wow. You should have posted that as a bargain. Unless you need a 14", I'd get the JB one. It's quad core compared to the dual core of this notebook and also has a better graphics card.

      • agree slightly bigger screen & quad core & much better gfx but $100 or so more

      • Nice.6770M….Shweet!

      • but the JB deal doesn't seem to have usb 3 ports

        • +2

          The DV6-6145TX has 2 USB3, and 2 USB2 ports.

        • +1

          thanks for the link to the HP site @jashjash
          I'm surprised JB didn't use usb 3.0 as one of the selling points

        • no worries dude, for some reason it's really hard to actually find out the specs about USB3!

          I bought a dv6-6136tx from harvey norman when the HP's were on sale, and it took me lots of searching to actually ensure it had USB3 on it

    • +2
    • -3

      Why would someone go for something like this instead of a new ASUS G73 for approx $1075 delivered with a tax invoice (eBay)?

      Yes its almost $300 dollars more but you get ASUS vs. HP quality, 17", better screen resolution and a 5870m which is going to last a lot longer than the 6770m.

      • +3

        If you don't understand why someone might want a 2.3kg 14" notebook over a 17" 4kg notebook… I mean, what can you say to that?

        • also, be wary of people telling you to spend more… (on a bargain website!)

  • +6

    Just a word of caution, THIS IS NOT A QUAD CORE, it's a dual core processor.

    Otherwise, decent deal.

  • +6

    The CentreCom ThinkPad T420 deal was much better than this one.

    • What was the graphics card in that? USB 3 / i7 / 750gb hdd?

      • +1


        • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2540M Processor (3M Cache, 2.60 GHz, 3.30 GHz Turbo)
        • Memory: 4GB (4GBx1) Memory RAM + BONUS 4GB MEMORY (TOTAL 8GB)
        • Storage: 500GB Hard Drive Disk
        • Optical Drive: DVD-RW
        • Display: 14.0" LED backlight Anti-Glare 1600 x 900 (Mod: confirmed here)
        • Videocard: NVS-4200M(1GB)
        • Network: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 Wireless, Modem, Bluetooth
        • Card Reader: 4 in 1
        • Slots: VGA, 4 X USB (2 X STANDARD, 1 USB 2.0-Always On, 1 USB/eSATA Combo)
        • Fingerprint Reader: Yes
        • Webcam: HD Camera
        • Operating System: Windows 7 Professional
        • Warranty: 3 Years
        • Extra: Advanced Spill Resistant Keyboard, Activate Protection System, Roll Cage Technology.


        • Offer period : 1st August 2011 until 15 September 2011
        • $1299 Before $600 Cash Card Redemption offer from Lenovo
        • i5 or i7…?

        • -1

          So… slower CPU, slower and smaller HDD, no USB3.0, worse graphics card, have to wait 1-3 months for the cash back ($1300 outlay). But it has the 3 year warranty, comes from a company that still does consumer grade computers, and has 7 Pro for those that need it.

          I'd say it's a toss up, depending on what you wanted and whether you want to outlay $600 extra waiting for cashback.

        • ThinkPad T420
          + 3G modem and build-in GPS

          500GB 7200rpm vs 750GB 5400RPM

    • Anyone has received the cashback from Lenovo for this T420?

      • +2

        Not yet.

  • What sort of battery life could you expect?

    • I read somewhere 2.5 hours

  • +1

    Damn I got chopped - bought this for $899 thought it was a really good deal.

    It plays HoN, Starcraft 2, Counter-Strike Source and I haven't done any other testing on it.

    Nice find.

  • +3

    THIS IS ONLY A DUAL CORE. NOT QUAD CORE i7 like I assumsed.

    HP quality. My keys stopped working after 1 week.

    also fan is noisy. a bit heavier that normal 14inch laptops.

    video card is not bad.

  • +1

    For that JB deal, I got one with exact same specs except mine has a 640gb HDD instead of 500gb. It was only $803 when price matched at OW a while ago against a Dick Smith deal. My model is the HP 6135tx. But the JB deal is pretty decent if you dont need the extra 140gb of space for like $5 extra :)

    On a side note, the Radeon 6770M is so powerful. It can run Battlefield 2: Bad Company 2 at 60-80fps when you change it from DirectX 11 to DirectX 9 or 10 (Around 50fps if you put it on med/high settings).

    If you have time, check out notebook graphic card benchmarks:

    tl;dr? well,
    6770M is ranked 66.
    6750M is ranked 79.

    Hope this information helps!

  • Looks like a good deal?

  • This looks like a good deal to me and quite cheap for an i7 especially it's a HP brand

  • don' believe HP's quality but it's a good deal in price

  • seems bizzare that intel are making dual-core i7s. really diluting the value of the i7 brand there; people assume (minimum) quad-core when they see i7, me included.

    its a good deal for a 14" laptop but my experience of HP build quality is that its pretty average (although their latest models are getting better).

    • -1

      I think that's FUD - it works for them whenever a naive buyer skips the "research the product" step…

      eg, after quickly scanning an OB thread, like this one, where too many folks had left somewhat glowing reports, that can trip them up.

      [EG: You'd need to upgrade Win to 64-bit ver, to get value from a RAM upgrade, by all appearances: hidden upgr. cost]

      It would be BETTER if we all focused on Moore's Law, and INSISTED that our would-be suppliers lifted their games (and the spec's of offered gear, so we could enjoy our games, etc. better, with our purchases), IMO.

      As it is, too many of us seem to be taking "baby steps" towards performance gear…

      burning-up too much cash - along the way - that could be put into enlarging our "step-size" …as we strive (some half-heartedly) to climb the system performance-ladder.


      I say: "Expect & Demand more… & you'll Get More." ;-)

      Vote ith your $$$… for lower-cost, well-spec'd, high-performance gear…

      As the late Steve Jobs said (eg, in his talk to Stanford Uni grad's; it's on, if you missed it):

      "Don't settle [for less]"

      Wise advice… from a wise person, IMO.

      • +3

        And yet the legions of apple fans out there still settle for 'less' when they buy their apple products. Or upgrade to a (still) lesser product.

        Sales pitch from a salesman…IMO

  • +1

    I'm certain the idea of dual core i7 is for saving on heat in a smaller machine. That's why the xps 15z uses a dual core i7 as well because it's so thin. Too complicated to put a quad into anything < 15". Remember guys that the 15" models are better value for performance but not for portability.

  • I like how no credit was given to the WP thread that was posted an hour before this deal… Also the JB deal in the same thread:

  • -1

    Has Hp declared to go out from laptop and other hardware stuff?
    If yes, who will be responsible for the warranty and parts in the future?

  • Need to buy one but don't know much about Notebooks. This one looks like a good deal but I found another one from graysonline for $649.95 (Sony, Refurbished). Could someone please help me out and let me know which one is better for basic usage at home.

    • Spec wise the deal from AusPost or JB Hifi is hands down a better deal, 2nd gen cpu instead of 1st gen, much better graphics, and I believe also better power usage as the 2nd generation is improved.

    • the refurbished unit from grays states it has only a 3 month warranty (managed by grays) - dont know how easy/quick it will be to return & get it fixed if something does go wrong

      The savings for buying that refurbished unit arent that great considering what alternatives are currently on offer brand new from jb/ow/aus post

      Id definitely being looking at getting a 2nd generation cpu over the first

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