Solved How old is an HP dk1046Nr laptop

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How old is an HP dk1046Nr laptop?
I can not find the manufacture date on that laptop.

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Can you see the Serial number? If not, is the machine operable? If you can get into Windows, or at least a command prompt, type wmic bios get serialnumber and press enter. this should provide you with the 12-13 digit serial number, providing the board was not replaced or if it was, the tech put the correct SN.
 

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I don't have the machine. I just want a general year they were produced to determine
if is worth purchasing.
 

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What would be a good price for a good used one?
That is what I trying to determine
 
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Based on the specs here:
https://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c06643079

It has an Athlon Silver 3050U CPU, and that was released on January 6, 2020 (link).

Based on the support site here:
https://support.hp.com/us-en/driver...1000-laptop-pc-series/32591219/model/35610506

The first BIOS release is dated Nov 29, 2019 and all other drivers have later release dates.
So a Q4 2019 release date would be a good guess.

Note that that Athlon CPU is comparable to a 7th gen i3 for laptops, which was released in Q4 2017.
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/AMD-Athlon-Silver-3050U-vs-Intel-i3-7130U/3720vs3120
 
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It depends what you need it for. It won't do much more than web/office work.
It will be slow with 4GB RAM and a spinning hard drive.
But not sure you could find much better at that price.
 

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Memory could be upgraded.
Only problem I have is the small screen.
 

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The HP Laptop 14-dk1046nr comes with a decent processor for general use.

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It comes with a non-removable 4 GB module of DDR4-2400 MHz RAM.
Adding an 8 GB DDR4-2400 MHz module to its empty slot would allow it to run with 12 GB.

If it's in very good shape and everything works fine, $150.00 is a good price for it.

The 14" screen is small for people who have impaired vision or just want a larger display.
That's why I stick with 17" or larger screen models.

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Would it be difficult to open up and put a SS drive in it?

If 4G was added would it be much faster than a ddr3 equivlent?
 

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I have no way of knowing how easy or difficult it is to replace its HDD with a SSD.
That would be a good move though because it would improve speed and snappiness.

If you want to add another 4 GB module and run it with 8 GB of RAM, that's fine.
If its non-removable 4 GB module is DDR4-2400 MHz speed, you should add a 4 GB module of the same speed.
You cannot add and use a DDR3 module.

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It is not difficult to replace the drive. You will need a 7mm SATA SSD.

Here is the service manual. Page 36 is the directions. (note - you may need to right click > click Save Link as downloads from HP seem to get blocked by browsers... or at least for me :))
 

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If I would add 4GB DDR 4 & a Solid State drive to it,
it would have much better performance that a 8GB DDR 3 laptop.
Is that correct?
 

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