Feeds

Orange bundles free HP laptops with HSDPA deals

Mobile-phone model

Boost IT visibility and business value

Orange has bundled a trio of HP Compaq laptops and USB HSDPA 3G modems with new business-oriented mobile broadband airtime packages.

The bundles are based around the Compaq 6735s, 6730s and 6730b, respectively tethered to £35-, £40- and £45-a-month subscriptions. Contracts run for two years for a total expenditure of £840, £960 and £1080, respectively.

The 6730b typically costs around £750 on its own.

HP Compaq 6730b

HP's Compaq 6730b: free from Orange, sort of

The 6735s is based on a 2GHz AMD Sempron CPU - the others come with Intel Core 2 Duos, respectively a 1.8GHz T5670 and a 2.26GHz P8400. Orange said they all come with 2GB of memory. The AMD-based machine has a 120GB hard drive - the other two both have 160GB HDDs.

All three machines have 15.4in displays.

The 6730b doesn't come with a USB modem because its HSDPA link is embedded into the laptop.

The airtime packages chuck in "unlimited" monthly HSDPA usage - in practice, that means up to 5GB of data transfers per month, provided you don't take the michael. Whatever package you select, you also get 500 minutes' Wi-Fi access through BT Openzone and The Cloud hotspots.

The three laptop bundles will go on sale shortly.

The essential guide to IT transformation

Whitepapers

A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.