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HP EliteBook 845 G9: Ryzen 7 6800U, 14" 400-nit, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, FreeDOS Expired

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HP.com has HP EliteBook 845 G9 Laptop on sale for $740.70 when you follow the deal instructions below and apply coupon code SMBNB1522 in cart. Shipping is free.

Thanks to community member 02nz for finding this deal.

Note: This configuration does not include the Windows operating system. See the forum thread for additional configuration recommendations or make your own on the HP product page.

Deal Instructions:
  1. Go to HP EliteBook 845 G9 Laptop
  2. Click Customize & Buy
  3. Under Operating System, select FreeDOS
  4. Under Base Features, select EliteBook 845 G9 with AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor + AMD Radeon™ 680M Graphics (544M0AV)
  5. Under Camera, select Dual Array Microphone Infrared (IR) 5 MP Camera +
  6. Under Display, select 14" diagonal WUXGA WLED+LBL UWVA Anti-Glare for 5 MP Webcam (1920x1200)(400 Nits)
  7. Under Internal Storage, select 512 GB PCIe-4x4 NVMe TLC SSD
  8. Under Keyboard, select Clickpad Backlit spill-resistant Premium Keyboard
  9. Click Add to Cart
  10. Apply coupon code SMBNB1522 in cart
  11. Total should be $740.70 + Free Shipping

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HP has the customizable EliteBook 845 G9 14-inch business notebook PC on sale, use promo code SMBNB1522 for an extra 15% off. Lots of options available - see below for my recommended configuration at $750.

https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/pdp...544l8av-mb

Caveats: This is estimated to ship in mid-Jan, and note HP's 15% restocking fee.

This is a well-built, top-of-the-line enterprise-class PC, comparable to ThinkPad T series or Dell Latitude 7000/9000. I have the earlier G8 model and it's superb. Features:
  • Ryzen 7 6800U processor (other options available)
  • 16:10 aspect ratio 1920 x 1200 display with 400 nits, non-touch (other options available)
  • 16GB DDR5 RAM in (2 SODIMM slots; choose 1x8GB or 1x16GB if you want to replace with your own)
  • 512 GB PCIe-4x4 NVMe TLC SSD (other options available, choose 256 GB if you want to replace with your own)
  • 5 MP webcam with IR facial recognition for Windows Hello
  • FreeDOS (Windows 10 or 11 Pro costs about $68 more)
  • Backlit keyboard (make sure to choose this!)
  • Fingerprint reader (again, make sure to select it)
  • Ports: HDMI, 2x USB-A, 2x USB-C with Power Delivery and DisplayPort
  • Weight: Starting at 3.09 lb
Other notes re: configuration:

- Processor: You can save some money with the 6600U, which has more than enough performance for most. But for personal use, no point in spending extra for the "Pro" processors like the 6650U or 6850U.

- Storage: The PCIe 4 drives don't cost more, so make sure to choose one of those. I'd probably go with the 256GB option, since you can get a 500GB drive right now for $45 (Western Digital SN770) that will probably be faster than whatever HP gives you.

- Make sure to choose the No Tamper Lock option, unless you know you want this. Google for more.

- Displays: Avoid the 1000-nit Sure View privacy screen option, again unless you know you want that. The Sure View has some big disadvantages even when it's turned off.

- For power adapter, I recommend the 65W slim. 45W will charge slowly or not at all when computer is at load.

- The default wifi adapter is Realtek, which is crap, or you can spend a few dollars more for Qualcomm. I always replace with Intel (recommend AX200 or AX210, available for around $15 on eBay). However, I recommend not choosing the "no wifi" option, as it's possible antennae are not included in that case.
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