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post #1 of 4
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I was browsing HPs elitebooks quickly when I noticed this. There are two models that seem identical except for the hard drive; one has a 500GB 7200rpm drive, the other a 320GB 7200rpm self encrypting drive.
Here's the catch. The model with 320GB SED is over $500 more than the other model, and I can see no other difference. Also, on HPs cto page, there is no difference between the SED and the regular 320GB drive, but the 500GB drive is an extra $50.

I posted links for the models below, if anyone has some input I'd like to know what justifies the extra $500 price tag.

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en...2-5078996.html

http://h71016.www7.hp.com/dstore/Mid...D=19701&SBLID=
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post #2 of 4
self encrypting drive, that might be it, it seems to have a lot of benefits to businesses, and business hardware is always waaaaaay more expensive, like professional video cards

that might be why
   
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Self encrypting drives just aren't that expensive though, and on the configure your own page its the same price as the normal one.

I was just in awe as to why the price was so astronomically higher.
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post #4 of 4
they may labeled it wrong, or they're just preying on unsuspecting people.

best to just ask them.
   
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