Notebookcheck

HP EliteBook 8740w

Specifications

HP EliteBook 8740wNotebook: HP EliteBook 8740w (EliteBook 8740 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI FirePro M7820
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: 
Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: 98% mobility: 53%, workmanship: 96%, ergonomy: 96%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the HP EliteBook 8740w

80% HP EliteBook 8740w review
Source: PC Advisor English
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%
90% HP EliteBook 8740w
Source: PC World English
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%

Foreign Reviews

91% Test HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation
Source: Notebookcheck German 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%
HP Elitebook 8740w – для эффективной работы
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2010
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 50% emissions: 90%
HP EliteBook 8740w
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2010
Rating: mobility: 50%

Comment

ATI FirePro M7820:

Professional graphics card based on the Mobility Radeon HD 5870 with GDDR5 graphics memory designed for CAD or DCC applications.

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

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


520M:

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.0":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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


3.6 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. 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 %

HP reviews


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.

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

HP Omen 15-5110nr
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.1 kg
HP Omen
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.1 kg
HP Envy 17t-j100 Leap Motion
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4702MQ, 17.3", 2.8 kg
HP Envy 17-j100sr
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4702MQ, 17.3", 3.4 kg
HP ProBook 470 G0-H0V07EA
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3230M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
HP EliteBook 8770w-LY586EA
Quadro K4000M, Core i7 3840QM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
HP EliteBook 8770w-LY561EA
FirePro M4000, Core i5 3360M, 17.3", 3.7 kg
HP ProBook 4740s-H5K38EA
Radeon HD 7650M, Core i5 3230M, 17.3", 3 kg
HP Spectre One-C3T11EA
GeForce 610M, Core i5 (Desktop) 3470, 23.6", 7 kg
HP Envy dv7-7335
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3.2 kg
HP ProBook 4740s-C4Z55EA
Radeon HD 7650M, Core i5 3210M, 17.3", 3 kg
HP Envy dv7-7210em
GeForce GT 630M, Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3.2 kg
HP Envy dv7-7230sw
GeForce GT 630M, Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3.1 kg
HP Pavilion g7-2220us
Radeon HD 7520G, A-Series A6-4400M, 17.3", 3 kg
HP Envy dv7-7250us
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3.2 kg
HP Envy dv7t-7200
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3210M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
HP Envy dv7-7266er
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3.3 kg
HP Pavilion g7-2148sg
Radeon HD 7520G, A-Series A6-4400M, 17.3", 3 kg
HP Pavilion g7-1301sm
Radeon HD 7450M, Pentium B960, 17.3", 3 kg
HP Envy dv7-7200sg
GeForce GT 630M, Core i5 3210M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
HP Pavilion g7-2100sg
Radeon HD 7670M, Core i5 3210M, 17.3", 3 kg
HP Pavilion dv7-7099el
GeForce GT 630M, Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3.2 kg
HP Envy 17-3200
Radeon HD 7850M, Core i7 3820QM, 17.3", 3.3 kg
HP Envy 17-3000eg
Radeon HD 7690M XT, Core i7 2670QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
HP Pavilion dv7-6c55sa
GeForce GT 630M, Core i5 2450M, 17.3", 3.4 kg
HP Pavilion dv7-7030us
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3.3 kg
HP Envy 17-3270nr
Radeon HD 7850M, Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3.3 kg
HP Pavilion dv7-7008tx
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3.1 kg
HP Envy 17-3002EF
Radeon HD 7690M XT, Core i7 2670QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
Current Prices
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > HP > HP EliteBook 8740w
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-09- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)