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Laptop News: HP Announces the HP EliteBook 8740w 17" Laptop with Intel Core i7
      #36515 - 03/25/10 09:50 AM

HP announced the HP EliteBook 8740w 17" notebook that has the latest Intel Core i7 CPU and ATI or NVIDIA high-end graphics. The laptop will be available worldwide starting in April. Here is more info on this new HP laptop:

The HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation offers ISV-certified workstation-class performance in a mobile package. Featuring a 17-inch diagonal display, a range of Intel processors including Core i7 Extreme Edition and support for up to 16 GB of memory, the 8740w can meet the needs of the most demanding applications.



The inclusion of USB 3.0 provides increased bandwidth and performance, while an optional backlit keyboard is offered for the first time on an HP EliteBook.

The DreamColor display option enables professionals to work with deep, accurate colors for precise results every time. Able to display more than 1 billion active colors ? 64 times the capabilities of a traditional display ? the 8740w utilizes a 30-bit notebook LCD panel to provide a level of color control previously found only on the deskbound HP DreamColor LP2480 Professional Display.

The HP mobile display assistant and optional HP color calibration kit further allow control, adjustment and alignment of the DreamColor notebook display to ensure predictable color.



Workstation-class graphics solutions maximize onscreen performance. The 8740w offers a choice of the ATI FirePro M7820 with 1 GB of GDDR5 video memory or the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M or NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M ? both with 1 GB GDDR3 video memory.

Users selecting the ATI FirePro configuration benefit from Direct X 11 and multidisplay support. Through a single GPU, the mobile workstation can simultaneously support up to four independent display outputs, plus the native notebook panel, for a total of five displays.

The recently announced HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation also is now available with optional DreamColor display or with the new of ATI FirePro M7820 graphics adapter.

Like other members of the HP EliteBook family, the 8540w and 8740w are engineered to meet the tough MIL-STD 810G military-standard tests for vibration, dust, humidity, altitude, and high and low temperatures, and also are free of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). HP EliteBook innovations include: HP QuickWeb and HP QuickLook3 to quickly access programs without boot up and HP Power Assistant tools for energy savings. Integrated HP Mobile Broadband powered by Gobi allows users to conveniently access the internet, corporate intranet, email and mission-critical information globally.

HP EliteBook 8740w specs:

Processor
Intel Core i7 Mobile Processor Family with Turbo Boost Technology; Intel Core i5 Mobile Processor Family with Turbo Boost Technology

Chipset
Mobile Intel QM57 Chipset; Intel vPro Technology (optional)

Memory
DDR3 SDRAM 1333 MHz; two or four slots supporting dual- or quad-channel memory, 1024/2048/4096 MB SODIMMs, up to 16384 MB total with Intel quad-core processor configuration with four memory slots.

Upgrade Bay
Fixed 12.7-mm SATA optical drive (Blu-ray R/RE DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL Drive,22 Blu-ray ROM DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive, DVD+/?RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive, or DVD-ROM Drive), or secondary hard drive (500 GB 7200 rpm HDD)

Internal Storage
SATA hard drive: 250/320/500 GB 7200 rpm, HP 3D DriveGuard; Solid-State Drive: 256 GB

Display
17.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit WXGA+ anti-glare (1440 x 900), 17.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit WSXGA+ WVA anti-glare (1680 x 1050), 17.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit WUXGA+ WVA anti-glare (1920x1200) (optional HP DreamColor)

Graphics
ATI FirePro M7820 graphics with 1 GB dedicated GDDR5 video memory
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M graphics with 1 GB dedicated GDDR3 video memory
NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M graphics with 1 GB dedicated GDDR3 video memory
Microsoft DirectX 10.1 (NVIDIA) or Microsoft DirectX 11 (ATI) (Shader Model 4.1) and OpenGL 2.1 capable

Dimensions
1.4 in (at front) x 15.6 in x 11.2 in / 36.5 mm (at front) x 397.5 mm x 285.5 mm

Weight
Starting at: 7.8 lb / 3.57 kg (weight will vary by configuration)

Power
8-cell (73 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, Long Life 8-cell (68 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, optional HP (52 WHr) Extended Life Battery, optional HP (95 WHr) Ultra-Capacity Battery, 230W HP Smart AC Adapter, 200W HP Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge

Pricing and availability

The HP EliteBook 8740w is expected to be available worldwide starting in April. U.S. pricing starts at $1,999. For more info visit www.hp.com




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