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HP EliteBook 8740w Series

HP EliteBook 8740W-XT911UTProcessor: Intel Core i7 740QM, Intel Core i7 820QM, Intel Core i7 840QM, Intel Core i7 920XM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro 5000M, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Display: 17.0 inch
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 2800, 4000, 5000, 5300 euro
Average Score: 73.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

 

HP EliteBook 8740w-WD943EA

Specifications

HP EliteBook 8740w-WD943EANotebook: HP EliteBook 8740w-WD943EA
Processor: Intel Core i7 840QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 5000 euro
Links: HP homepage

 

HP EliteBook 8740w: IPS on the Go
Source: AnandTech English
Let it be said that the HP EliteBook 8740w really is a fantastic piece of hardware. It's fast, extremely flexible and capable, and boasts a healthy amount of expansion and potential upgrades. You can configure it with the fastest mobile workstation graphics on the market, the fastest quad core processor, and an obscene 32GB of DDR3. The 8740w is by any measure a lot of notebook..
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2010

 

HP 8740W-WW427PA

Specifications

HP 8740W-WW427PANotebook: HP 8740W-WW427PA
Processor: Intel Core i7 820QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 4000 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% HP EliteBook 8740W notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
We like the build quality of the EliteBook 8740W. It's definitely not a unit that will fall apart easily as you transport it to and from the office. It's made out of metal and its hinges are tough. If you're in the market for a mobile workstation with lots of CPU power, RAM and hard drive capacity, and most importantly, an excellent screen, the 8740W is definitely one to consider.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

HP EliteBook 8740w-VG316AV

Specifications

HP EliteBook 8740w-VG316AVNotebook: HP EliteBook 8740w-VG316AV
Processor: Intel Core i7 920XM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro 5000M
Display: 17.0 inch, , 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 5300 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% HP EliteBook 8740w Review
Source: Maximum PC English
Of course, the Nvidia Quadro 5000M—a high-end Fermi GPU with 320 CUDA cores and a memory bandwidth of 76.8GB/s—does much more than just play games. To test the 8740w’s capabilities as a graphics workstation, we ran the SpecViewperf11 OpenGL-based workstation benchmark on the notebook. While the 8740w made an impressive showing on SpecViewperf11’s individual tests, its overall performance didn’t quite measure up to what you could expect from even a relatively less-expensive desktop workstation.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

HP EliteBook 8740W-XT911UT

Specifications

HP EliteBook 8740W-XT911UTNotebook: HP EliteBook 8740W-XT911UT
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 2800 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% HP EliteBook 8740w XT914UA review
Source: PC Advisor English
The sheer size and mass of the HP EliteBook 8740w XT914UA means it isn't the kind of laptop you'd want to be carrying around too often. It's a great choice for anyone with the need for high-end graphics performance, though it isn't quite as speedy as other models on test when focusing on single tasks. The solid construction and usability of the EliteBook are to be admired, even if the price tag may appear somewhat daunting.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
HP EliteBook 8740w
Source: Techreview Source English
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: 02/09/2011

 

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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 %

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With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M:

Professional workstation graphics card with certified drivers for optimal CAD and DCC support. The Quadro FX 3800M is based on the GeForce GTX 280M core and when compared to the FX 3700M, the FX 3800M features higher clock speeds and is produced on a 55nm manufacturing process.

NVIDIA Quadro 5000M:

Fermi-based mobile workstation graphics card with ECC RAM and DP floating point support. Likely based on the GF100 chip / GeForce GTX 480M, but with with less shaders.

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


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.  

840QM: The Core i7-840QM is a high-end quad core CPU for laptops that clocks due to the Turbo Mode from 1.86-3.2 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. 

820QM:

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. 

920XM: Fastest Core i7 laptop CPU in 2009 but with a TDP of 55 Watt it is pretty power hungry. Due to the Turbo Mode, the CPU can run with up to 3.2 GHz. Because of the Extreme tag, the multiplier is not locked, and therefore the CPU is easy to overclock.

740QM:

The Core i7-740QM is a high-end quad-core CPU for laptops (in 2010) with a relative small base clock rate and a high Turbo Boost max frequency of 2.93 GHz (for one core). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow clocked quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 740QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.


17.0: Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.

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


3.6 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.

3.6 kg:


73.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-02-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)