HP Elitebook 8740w 820QM/FX2800M


HP Elitebook 8740w 820QM/FX2800MNotebook: HP Elitebook 8740w 820QM/FX2800M (EliteBook 8740 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 820QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M 1024 MB
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3.82kg
Price: 3500 euro
Average Score: 80.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 80%, features: 88%, display: 98% mobility: 64%, workmanship: 96%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the HP Elitebook 8740w 820QM/FX2800M

91% Review HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation | Notebookcheck
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.
70% HP EliteBook 8740w Review
Source: English
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%
HP EliteBook 8740w
Source: PC Mag 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: 02/07/2011


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.

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.

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. 

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


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.

3.82 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

80.5%: 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.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)