Summary: Today I’ve got another laptop for review, this one though is from HP and it’s the 8740w mobile workstation and yes it’s a big laptop, big and heavy. It has a Corei5 520 CPU which is a dual core, but it runs four threads so it appears as a quad core, but that’s not the best part, it features a 17” DreamColor display that is absolutely gorgeous. The battery life isn’t the greatest but I can forgive it for that as it’s just a great laptop altogether.
HP EliteBook 8740W Mobile Workstation review conclusion
15 January 2011
Excerpt: This is the final part of our in-depth look at the HP EliteBook 8740W. The story begins here . Back in November, I got my hands on the HP EliteBook 8740W mobile workstation . I’ve been using it every single day, almost all day, since then. I’ve used it for work, for play, taken it with me to coffee shops, offices, restaurants, and used it in the car. I’ve pushed it hard, used it under a variety of scenarios, and gotten very comfortable with it.
Conclusion: 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.
Conclusion: It is accomplished. HP's top model of the business range has successfully completed our tests. The result: Remarkable. The HP Elitebook 8740w clearly illustrates the limit between a "very good" and a just "only" good device. Once again, the notebook's most essential advantages and drawbacks in a brief review: The case proves to be very solid and remains very unobtrusive in terms of looks. It is also surprisingly slim in view of the possible equipment.
Pros: Excellent case stability, Comprehensive connectivity, Good expandability, Circumferential accessories optionally available, Very good keyboard, Display with a high contrast and vast color spectrum coverage, IPS display's high viewing angle stability, Very good application and 3D performance, Individual configuration possible, Relatively low emissions, Clearly, the IPS display. Top rate contrasts, large color spectrum and almost unlimited viewing angles. What more coul...
Cons: Port distribution in the front area, Only one hard disk bay available, Short battery life with standard battery, Basic warranty without onsite service, Little. Soonest a second hard disk bay for RAID configurations without having to sacrifice the optical drive.
HP EliteBook 8740W review: a powerful notebook for engineers, designers and animators
Good Gear Guide.au
29 November 2010
Summary: The HP EliteBook 8740W will suit engineers, designers, animators and anyone else who requires a powerful notebook that they can use both at work and at home. It's solidly built and has lots of speed and plenty of features, but don't expect much out of its battery; its keyboard is poor, too.
Pros: Good build quality, quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, powerful graphics, USB 3.0, fast I/O performance
Excerpt: The HP EliteBook 8740w is a highly configurable, rugged desktop-replacement laptop. You can plump for an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, up to 32GB of 1,333MHz DDR3 RAM, more than 1TB of hard-disk space (or up to 256GB SSD), and HP's DreamColor screen. Naturally, such a loaded model will set you back considerably.
Excerpt: Lo spazio tra i migliori portatili è molto ristretto. Solo pochi produttori riescono a posizionare modelli selezionati a lungo in questa fascia. Il produttore Americano, Hewlett Packard, indirizza l'Elitebook 8740w verso questa posizione. Include una recente CPU quad core, prestazioni elevate della scheda grafica ed in fine, ma non per ultimo, promette i migliori risultati in diversi campi grazie al suo display Dreamcolor.
Summary: Opis EliteBooka 8740w przypomina tworzenie tekstu reklamowego. Topowy produkt HP oferuje najwydajniejsze podzespoły, najwyższą jakość wykonania i bogate wyposażenie. Czy można chcieć czegoś więcej? Oczywiście – lepszego rozmieszczenia portów i niższych temperatur w stresie. Ten sprzęt mógłby też być trochę tańszy i nieco lżejszy. Wydaje się jednak, że w konfiguracji z wyborną matrycą typu IPS laptop ten wart jest każdych pieniędzy.
Análise da Estação de Trabalho Móvel HP EliteBook 8740w
10 January 2011
Conclusion: Está concluido. O modelo top da HP da série empresarial completou nossos testes satisfatoriamente. O resultado: Extraordinário. O HP Elitebook 8740w demonstra claramente o limite entre um equipamento "muito bom" e um "apenas" bom. Mais uma vez, apresentamos as vantagens e desvantagens mais essenciais do portátil em uma breve análise: O case demonstra ser muito sólido y se mantém muito discreto em termos de aparência.