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HP EliteBook 8540P 15.6” Laptop with Intel Core i5-520M CPU, 4GB RAM, and 250GB HDD (Refurbished, Scratch & Dent)
This no-nonsense laptop is designed to help you stay productive through the workday. It runs Windows 7 Pro, which is compatible with many legacy productivity apps, and has a dual-core processor to help your files open and save quickly.
Stream shows, catch the latest movie trailers, or explore an online video game’s vivid fantasyland in crisp, clear detail. Saturated with more than 1 million pixels, the display produces image quality similar to what you’d see on an HDTV with HD resolution. Such sharpness and clarity also make the text on your favorite news and social-media sites clear and easy to read.
Speedy Data Transfers with USB 3.0
A USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port transfers files to and from your computer at more than 10 times the speed of USB 2.0, which is especially helpful when you have a gigantic project on a flash drive, or you want to backup all of your files to an external hard drive. If your connected device uses USB 2.0, the port can still move bits and bytes with no sweat at 2.0 speeds, thanks to its backward compatibility.
DVD-RW Optical Drive
Backup and transfer your data with ease using a DVD-RW drive, which not only plays DVDs, but lets you create your own. After writing your music, movie, and media files to a rewritable DVD, you can view them on a TV, transfer them to another computer, or keep them in storage as an emergency backup. DVD-RW drives are compatible with the following discs: CD-R, CD-RW DVD-R, and DVD-RW.
- Product number: 8540P
- Operating system: Windows 7 Professional
- Screen: 15.6” LED-backlit
- Resolution: 1600x900
- Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-520M dual-core
- Graphics processor: integrated Intel HD Graphics
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 250GB HDD
- Optical drive: SuperMulti-DVD Burner
- Memory-card slot: no
- Webcam: no
- WiFi: 802.11ac
- Ports: 2 USB 3.0, 3USB 2.0, 1 VGA
- Battery: 8-cell lithium-ion battery
- Weight: 6.4lb.
- Product dimensions: 1.3” x 14.7” x 9.9”
- Condition: refurbished (scratch and dent)
- 90-day warranty. For warranty information, contact customer support
When iconic company HP was born in 1939, it was not in a gleaming laboratory or during a late-night study session at a prestigious university. It was in a 12’x18’ garage that contained only a workbench and a used drill press. University friends Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard sold audio equipment to Disney (which used it during Fantasia production) and became HP soon after. Their humble garage is now marked with a plaque bearing the title “Birthplace of Silicon Valley.”
HP’s innovations laid the groundwork for the Valley’s surge in technological advances. Between the creation of the first handheld computer, which connected to printers and cassette drives, and development of speedier 64-bit processing technology currently used by brands like Apple and Microsoft, HP cemented itself as an architect of current tech trends like the tablet and smartphone. It’s a community-conscious company, too; HP has donated to charity since 1940 and offers free recycling for all electronics, regardless of brand, at Staples.
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