HP EliteBook 8740 SeriesProcessor: Intel Core i5 520M, Intel Core i7 820QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI FirePro M7820, NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M
Display: 17.0 inch
Weight: 3.6kg, 3.82kg
Price: 1500, 3500 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
mobility: 57%, workmanship: 96%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 86%
HP EliteBook 8740w
SpecificationsNotebook: HP EliteBook 8740w
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI FirePro M7820
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Price: 1500 euro
Links: HP homepage
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
Source: PC Advisor
If you're into power and prettiness, the HP EliteBook 8740w laptop is for you. With prebuilt models starting at £1,598, the EliteBook 8740w is a decently priced desktop replacement, and it's sexy to boot. The brushed-metal chassis definitely makes the EliteBook 8740w look, well, elite - unlike a lot of boring, clunky business-rugged laptops. And if you want power, you can have it: custom configurations of the EliteBook 8740w surpass £4,500.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC World
If you're looking for a business-rugged laptop that has all the power of a desktop and all the sexiness of a Mac, this is the notebook for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 90% display: 98% mobility: 58% workmanship: 96% ergonomy: 96% emissions: 83%
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2010
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 50% emissions: 90%
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2010
Rating: mobility: 50%
HP Elitebook 8740w 820QM/FX2800M
SpecificationsNotebook: HP Elitebook 8740w 820QM/FX2800M
Processor: Intel Core i7 820QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M 1024 MB
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Price: 3500 euro
Links: HP homepage
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Tool for Professionals. The air at the summit of notebooks is exceptionally thin. Only very few manufacturers accomplish positioning selected models there permanently. The American manufacturer, Hewlett Packard, pilots the Elitebook 8740w to this position. It includes latest quad core CPUs, high-performance graphics cards and last, but not least, a promise of best rates in many fields due to its Dreamcolor display.
In short, the HP EliteBook 8740w delivers serious power but it needs some work before it can reach "perfection."
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 60%
Source: PC Mag
From quad-core processing and WorkStation graphics to ISV certification and a billion-color screen, the HP EliteBook 8740w is HP's top-of-the-line offering for serious professional needs.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/07/2011
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. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
ATI FirePro M7820:
Professional graphics card based on the Mobility Radeon HD 5870 with GDDR5 graphics memory designed for CAD or DCC applications.
NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M:
Professional high-end workstation graphics card with certified drivers. Because of its 96 shader cores, the Quadro FX 2800M is similar to the GeForce 9800M GT but is produced in 55nm and features a higher core clock.
Intel Core i5:
The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
The Core i7-820QM is a high-end quad core CPU for laptops that clocks due to the Turbo Mode from 1.73-3.06 GHz. Therefore, the processor combines the advantages of fast single core CPUs and slow quad-core CPUs. Hyperthreading allows the simultaneous use of 8 Threads in parallel.
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This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
84.4%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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