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HP EliteBook 8740W-XT911UT

Specifications

HP EliteBook 8740W-XT911UT
HP EliteBook 8740W-XT911UT (EliteBook 8740w Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-740QM 4 x 1.7 - 2.9 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Display
17.00 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel, glossy: yes
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Weight
3.6 kg ( = 126.99 oz / 7.94 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
2800 Euro

 

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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP EliteBook 8740W-XT911UT

70% HP EliteBook 8740w XT914UA review
Source: Tech Advisor English Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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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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.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» 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.  


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.

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


17.00":

This range for display formats was and is a rarity. It is larger than the general standard of 15 inches, but not yet in the range of large workstations. One usually has higher screen resolutions available, but portability suffers from that.

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


3.6 kg:

Only a few laptops are in this weight class because the mobility is rather limited due to the high weight. 


HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.

In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.


70%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


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

 

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