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
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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": 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.


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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-09- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)