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HP Spectre x360 Convertible 14", Intel Core i7-1165G7, OLED Screen, $2,119 (RRP $3,499) Delivered @ HP CEPP & Student Portals

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This 39.4% discount on the $3,499 rrp looks like a pricing mistake on CEPP but I can confirm it is being honoured as they have provided me with an invoice and tracking number already. Of all of the laptops on the CEPP portal only two are reduced by 40% (the other one being an older laptop). All of the other HP Spectre x360 Convertible 14's are reduced by 30% (which is still good for a newly released laptop). Given that it's OLED and an 11th gen i7 this is a bargain and even the rrp of $3,499 is lower than a couple of their non-oled options, which is weird.

The two year onsite warranty is also on special at $38 (rrp $199).

This deal is dependant on whether your workplace has a HP partnership in place. Edit, also available through the HP Student portal.

This laptop was only released in the last few months and the reviews suggest that it is a) the best 2 in 1 convertible you can buy and b) up there with the Dell XPS 13 and the Macbook Air as the best laptop you can buy.

Link to the laptop on the main HP site at full rrp:
https://store.hp.com/au-en/default/hp-spectre-x360-convertib...

Reviews:
https://www.theverge.com/22264792/hp-spectre-x360-14-laptop-...
https://www.digitaltrends.com/laptop-reviews/hp-spectre-x360...
https://www.laptopmag.com/au/reviews/hp-spectre-x360-14

Spec's:
Model Number - 14-ea0016TU
11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 processor
Windows 10 Home 64
13.5" diagonal, 3K2K (3000 x 2000), OLED, multitouch-enabled, UWVA, edge-to-edge glass, micro-edge, anti-reflection Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™, 400 nits, 100% DCI-P3
16 GB LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM
512 GB Intel® PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD

FYI, I just assumed that you can't get cashback through the CEPP site but if someone could confirm that would be great as Shopback have 10% right now.

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  • +1 vote

    omg lots of dough… are we out from gloomy covid economic crisis already ?

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      $3.4 is a bit high, but $2.1 for this seems very good. Oled, hybrid, strong i7, high resolution. I haven't checked prices so don't want to upvote, but I'd say this is hopefully a sign chip and component supplies are starting to recover.

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        The high rrp (which is the actual price on the HP site) is also due to it being a 2 in 1 and the build quality, which most reviews say is the nicest looking laptop that they've seen (i.e. smashing the Dell XPS 13 and Macbook Air out of the park).

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        Quad core strong as haha.

        • +2 votes

          I can show you a single core that runs loops around a 50 core chip, and vice versa. Number of cores is somewhat irrelevant.

          This chip has brilliant single core performance, very solid multicore, and - which is an important part of the chip - a great iGPU.

          So yes "strong". This is a strong i7.

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      Time to spend that money you've saved by not going on overseas holidays, if you were lucky enough to keep your job.

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    They provide these discounts every year so rest assured its legit. I've bought the last two generations of this laptop with similar discount and will buy it again this year. Great price for a fantastic laptop and this year we get OLED screens!

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      what do you do with the laptops you replace? Buying new ones every generation seems like a very short period of time to keep a laptop…

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        yeah very very few of laptop broke in 2 years… well in my experiences anyway.
        so what can we do with the old ones?

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        Probably a workplace rotating through stock

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        You could likely resell this for $1-1.3k in a year or so, if it's in good condition. If you have money, constantly upgrading isn't terrible. I personally like the 2yr target for work laptops.

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          I just do hand me downs or sell them on gumtree. With this specific model - the last two years have had some pretty good upgrades. 2019 to 2020 had a significant form factor upgrade with a smaller profile. This laptop (2021) has an OLED - so i'll jump on to it.

  • +1 vote

    How does one get access to the CEPP Corporate site?

  • -1 vote

    Lol 3500rrp for quad core and integrated graphics? Pfft.

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      If you look underneath the laptop inside one of the USB ports is an ASUS ROG STRIX water cooled RTX 3090

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      OLED ain't cheap.

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        Yeah fair enough but still…

        The HP elitebook i was given for work overheats more severely than any laptop I've ever owned. Colleagues have had batteries expand and crack the shell of the laptop.

        Hell, our IT department had to put out warnings to all staff about overheating and exploding batteries.

        I'd avoid this unless you have recent experience with HP business laptops and can confirm they've upped their game.

    • +1 vote

      It's a 2in1 ultrabook with permium build quality. All of these are very expensive. For the price you get good build quality, good battery life and very good portability. You definitely give up bang for buck, especially if you care at all about gaming. I got a Lenovo yoga slim 7 from HN for $1000 off at $1600 and it's been an awesome laptop for productivity / media player, but we could have gotten a pretty capable gaming laptop from Asus for the same price.

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        The yoga is a smart buy, well done :) the ryzen one through amazon not long ago for around 900 thumps this for VFM.

  • +1 vote

    Confirmed working for student portal as well. Same specs as listed above through Unidays

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    was wondering if JB can price match against CEPP? would be awesome if I could use JB gift vouchers to sweeten the deal…

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      couldn't wait for JB so I decided to buy via CEPP. It seems that it's registering my transaction in Shopback with the 10% cashback. For those interested, I modified the original URL like this: replace 'default' with 'cepp'. Hope the cashback gets confirmed later…

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        Unfortunately shopback is great at tracking, terrible at confirming. Would be an absolute steal if they give it to you, so here's hoping =D

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    No gold color? the silver just looks cheap.

  • +1 vote

    Hopefully doesn't have the same dot-matrix grid screen issue that is on the Envy 15 OLED. Was looking at picking one up until I saw it in person.

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      Yes, the hp OLED screens have all looked crap due to this. I expect this one may be the same. Your 4k screen effectively looks like 1080p

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    Looks like HP has moved away from UHD screens for the Spectre line - is that a sign that laptop consumers don’t care about UHD anymore?

  • -3 votes

    I wouldn't touch HP laptops. Loads of problems.

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      I don't understand why you got downvoted for telling your opinion.

      With my experience in IT Services, I can also confirm that enterprise HP laptops and desktops are a hit an miss. Depending on the generation/product, we had up to 30-50% component failures on certain models. Also, laptop parts become scarce after 2-2,5 years and original batteries are impossible to find anymore (they don't last that long).

      Fujitsus are a bit better but always tended to run too hot. Lenovos are better.

      Dell has been the best manufacturer/supplier for us with frequent SW updates on all products. The last issue we had was 4-5 years ago on Optiplex 7010, where the rubber grommets holding the case fans were melting/disintegrating. They came and replaced all grommets on all 250 affected PCs without a fuss. Motherboard issues on Latitudes are about 1 in 150 within the first year, usually 0 the next. My personal 4yo Latitude E7470 still runs strong with the original battery lasting about 5h. No warranty claims on it.

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    Was looking at either the XPS 13 2in1 or this… guess it's this. Popped down to Harvey Norman quickly to look at the silver one, actually REALLY nice. Now to sell my old Surface Pro 5. Thanks OP!

  • +1 vote

    Got a similar deal last year great laptops

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    Does anyone who has owned a spectre find it cumbersome without a hdmi port? Trying to weigh the cons of dongle life vs portability

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      We have some. And surprised how little we use the dingles. We use the wireless display option when needed i.e projecting at a meeting. And am seeing usb c pop up more and more. With the dongle, I wrap it up in the travel power supply power cord as it has velcro black tape as part of the power cord design. Wouldn't even know I'm carrying the dingle.

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    Most monitors and work places have HDMI connections now anyway though right?

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    Aus laptop prices are absolutely absurd. I purchased a Spectre x360 2-in-1 (although i5) in the UK a few years ago - it cost me around $1500 aud and pretty sure it was not heavily discounted. Had some initial problems with the integrated graphics card which had me sent the unit back twice for 'repair'. Otherwise it has served me well with no major issues. Looking at upgrading now and happy to go with HP again. But just baffled with these prices… Considering importing from US / China but there is obviously warranty issues. Might well have to go mac.

    • +1 vote

      It's really damn annoying. Macs are literally cheaper than windows PCs here. It makes most reviews irrelevant and very frustrating to watch.

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      This spec laptop is $1619 in the US so converted to AUD it's pretty much identical to the US pricing. The 2 year on site warranty upgrade is only $38 as well. It's a good deal.

      • +2 votes

        Actually, you have to customise the spec to get OLED so the comparable spec is $1,699 USD ($2,197 AUD). Although the RRP on the US site is only $1,799 USD so the RRP is definitely lower.

        https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/ConfigureView?catalogId=10051&...

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          Cool, thanks for the research. I was just going off the online reviews which generally had this spec. These ones include the pen as well.

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        Their retail is $1799 usd, which is approx $2340, similar to our heavily discounted sale price. So no, it is not really a good deal, for me at least.

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          Agree the US retail pricing is MUCH better, but 1799USD to AUD with GST on top is, at best, $2550, so getting it for $2119 delivered is still pretty decent?

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          We never get anything close to US retail. This is better than US retail, hence a deal to me.

          I received mine and it's fantastic. If you're looking for a high end, portable laptop with a 3:2 screen this is the best you can buy. I can't really fault it so far.

  •  

    Looks like this particular model has been removed from the CEPP site, at least. Still a few other Spectre X360 14's on there but nothing with the 40% discount.

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    I bought one for my son not too long ago. It’s a brilliant laptop. Battery life is great. We have the gray and it looks very sleek.

    Only problem I have is the display connection via USB-c, it’s not detecting the display. But integrated USB hub on the display is working through the same USB-c cable. Bizarre.

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    I just had a chat with the HP chatbot and received the following "I checked the model number of the Spectre laptop you are looking, and unfortunately, it is already listed as discontinued in our system."
    It was then a bit of a confusing chat whether this was on the CEPP or the normal site. Can anyone confirm whether this is still available on CEPP site as available?

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      It's not on the education portal, I've been waiting for it to pop back up hahaha

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    What would be the next cheapest options to getting one of these? My employer isn't on the HP CEPP list. I know there are refurbs but I don't think any in this 11th gen OLED version yet. That probably just leaves ordering from overseas? My work for an RTO so I'd qualify if there was an education portal option.

    It's between this and the Macbook Air (running Parallels, because I'm a Windows 10 user). I never thought I'd see the day when Macbooks were the cheaper option. But I do like the 3:2 ratio and touch screen options so the HP is the more suitable option but if paying over $2,500 those pros aren't going to be worth it and I'll just pick up a refurb Macbook Air.