HP Compaq 8710w


HP Compaq 8710w
HP Compaq 8710w
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M - 512 MB, Core: 625 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, GDDR3, (Forceware 101.63)
4096 MB 
, DDR2 PC6400 800 MHz, 2x2048MB, max. 8192MB
17.1 inch 16:10, 1920x1200 pixel, WUXGA TFT, glossy: no
Intel PM965
320 GB - 5400 rpm, 320 GB 
, 5400 rpm, WDC WD3200BEVT
Analog Devices AD1981 HD Audio
1 PC-Card, 6 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 56k Modem, 1 Infrared, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Mikrofon, Kopfhörer, Card Reader: 6in1
Intel 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.0
Optical drive
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7543A
height x width x depth (in mm): 33 x 275 x 393 ( = 1.3 x 10.83 x 15.47 in)
73 Wh Lithium-Ion, 14.4V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 32 Bit
Additional features
36 Months Warranty
3.379 kg ( = 119.19 oz / 7.45 pounds), Power Supply: 500 g ( = 17.64 oz / 1.1 pounds)
2663 Euro


Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 88%, features: 74%, display: 82% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 70%

Reviews for the HP Compaq 8710w

89% Review HP Compaq 8710w Notebook | Notebookcheck
(Office Power)². The HP Compaq 8710 series is especially designed for graphics and CAD professionals. Being equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 CPU with 2.6 GHz and a nVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M graphics card, the 8710w notebook is thereby today's most powerful notebook of this series. Furthermore, the 17 inch WUXGA display ensures due to a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels maximum clarity.
HP Compaq 8710w
Source: Inside HW English
If you are the one that can use full potential of HP Compaq 8710w than price of this notebook (around 2600€) shouldn’t be much of a problem. Bear in mind that with HP Compaq 8710w (KE191ET#ABH Model) you don’t pay for fancy design or sticker of some well known and established brand name (such as car manufacturer), but for performances. One thing is for sure: for your money you get extremely powerful premium quality notebook.
Leistung sehr gut, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 90%
HP Compaq 8710w User Review
Source: English
The 8710w has all the qualities that make it one of the best desktop replacement workstation notebooks in the market. It is the perfect professional mobile workstation for those who demand top performance and reliability, coupled with business class support.
Verarbeitung exzellent, Display exzellent, Leistung sehr gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 90% display: 95% workmanship: 95%
80% HP Compaq 8710w power laptop
Source: PC Advisor English
The HP Compaq 8710w is an updated version of the nw9440 mobile workstation, and HP has done more than just plumb in Intel's Santa Rosa motherboard-chip-wireless combo. The HP Compaq 8710w boasts an innovative touchpanel, a new graphics chip with an HDMI output and the option to run Windows Vista.
The HP Compaq 8710w is still an ugly sister to the 17in MacBook Pro's Cinderella, but its matte grey flash is an improvement over its predecessor's dull black and HP has kept the HP Compaq 8710w's best case-design feature: icons for all of the ports around the keyboard, making it easy to find the right port without moving the laptop. The HP Compaq 8710w has a responsive keyboard with a numeric keypad, and a choice of trackpad - with three buttons and a vertical scrollbar - or pointer (not that we've ever met anyone who actually prefers a pointer to a trackpad).

(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 4, Ausstattung 4, Verarbeitung 4
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
HP 8710w Workstation Review
Source: English
The HP 8710w Mobile Workstation is HP's top-shelf desktop replacement notebook for business. It is based on the new Intel Santa Rosa Centrino Pro platform and features a powerful Nvidia Quadro FX 1600M graphics card. The 8710w is not a flashy machine and nor should it be. It has clean lines and a professional business class look. Up close the 8710w looks sophisticated yet simple. Everything on the machine is there for a reason. The 8710w is one of the slimmest and lightest 17” notebooks around – it starts at 8.5 pounds and has a chassis only 1.3” thin. The 8710w is constructed out of durable plastic with an inner shell of magnesium. The outside of the lid, the palm rests, and the area directly below the LCD are of a silky smooth yet durable slate gray. All of the other areas are of heavy-duty granular black plastic. It is extremely difficult to get any part of the 8710w to flex - it is one of the most solid machines I have come across. Although the chassis is quite thin, it hardly moves when twisted.
Leistung gut, Display sehr gut, Mobilität sehr gut, Verarbeitung ausgezeichnet
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2007
Rating: performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95%

Foreign Reviews

Groß und flott
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 5-6/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/18/2008
Rating: performance: 90% emissions: 40%
89% Test HP Compaq 8710w Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 93% display: 88% mobility: 73% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 80%
90% Workstation mit Quadro-FX
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%


NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M: This is a highend workstation graphic chip (for CAD and 3D programs optimized) with DirectX 10 and good OpenGL support - based on the GeForce 8700M GT graphic card.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

T9500: Upper middle class laptop CPU for Santa Rosa based laptops (FSB 800). The T9550 offers only a slightly higher core clock, but features a 1066 FSB.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3.379 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.


In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).

87%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)