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    Default 8770w Elitebook?

    I'm now in the market for a workstation class laptop, so I was seeing what was out there. When I realized there's probably an Ivy Bridge update/refresh of the 8760w coming pretty soon, I tossed "HP Elitebook 8770w" into Google just to see if there had been any news yet.

    ~12,300 search results, the majority of them links to batteries and ac adapters, along with an occasional blogger theorizing about the 8770w.

    I did come across this while I was skimming all the results just now:

    http://markmail.org/download.xqy?id=...5p5zo&number=1

    I honestly have not a clue what it is, but it lists this line:

    "[ 0.000000] DMI: Hewlett-Packard HP EliteBook 8770w/176C, BIOS 68IAV Ver. C.00 10/07/2011"

    and:

    "[ 284.673562] Hardware name: HP EliteBook 8770w"

    Is it some sort of Linux / BIOS / startup log/dump? Seems like it may or may not have some useful information.

    I saved a copy to PasteBin just in case the source link vanishes:

    HP Elitebook 8770w Linux dump - Pastebin.com

    EDIT: found this 2nd link which I think explains where this dump came from:

    http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg57902.html

    EDIT2: Just pulling some random lines out of the mess that seem interesting:

    0.082218] CPU0: Genuine Intel(R) CPU @ 2.30GHz stepping 04
    [ 0.010100] ACPI: Core revision 20120111

    [ 0.461588] Brought up 8 CPUs
    [ 0.461592] Total of 8 processors activated (36718.80 BogoMIPS).

    [ 0.001000] Detected 2294.925 MHz processor.

    I think there's more hardware info in there if someone knows how to read that stuff.
    Last edited by Robrain; 16th April 2012 at 06:10 AM. Reason: Found another link

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    Default Re: 8770w Elitebook?

    I think there will be a presentation of the 8770w soon (with Ivy Bridge), just wait a few more days after Ivy Bridge is official. But when will it be available? I guess this will take a few more months and if you live outside the US until autumn at least.

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    Default Re: 8770w Elitebook?

    23rd April is the expected launch of Ivy Bridge

    Intel expected to bring forward the launch of Ivy Bridge

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    Default Re: 8770w Elitebook?

    Certainly we know what CPUs will be offered. I assume they will continue to split dual and quad core models by RAM capacity. It appears that the 8470p has the same body as 8460p, so one can probably conclude that HP will keep the same body for the entire Elitebook line. This means similar choices regarding ODD/HDD.

    I do wonder about screen options. It seems Intel is trying to push those up over the next few years. It would be cool to see something higher than 1080p, though I have my doubts (Apple will probably lead this charge, the 17" MBP refresh might be a leading indicator for the 8780w).

    GPUs are unannounced. I'm sure Nvidia will offer 3 options. I hope HP goes back to the 17" class Firepro. The 8760w offered M5950, it should have been M8900. In both cases, we can get an idea of performance from the gaming versions. For Nvidia that is the 680M, AMD is 7970M.
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    Default Re: 8770w Elitebook?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sotton View Post
    I hope HP implement Optimus/switchable graphics on their IVB notebooks to give them great battery life. Lenovo and Dell did it on their W520/M4600/M6600 so no reason why HP can't do it either.

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    Default Re: 8770w Elitebook?

    How did Dell deal with their 10bit panel in relation to HD3000?
    HP 8740w | i7-740qm | nVIDIA 5000M | 17" WUXGA DreamColor | 24GB 1333MHz | Crucial M500 480GB | W7P64
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    Default Re: 8770w Elitebook?

    Quote Originally Posted by knight427 View Post
    How did Dell deal with their 10bit panel in relation to HD3000?
    didnt, they went 8 bit on a different panel AFIK, I get conflicting information
    Lots of Macs, and lots of HP and Dell portable workstations plus a couple Panasonics and a Thinkpad or three.

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    Default Re: 8770w Elitebook?

    Quote Originally Posted by nando4 View Post
    I hope HP implement Optimus/switchable graphics on their IVB notebooks to give them great battery life. Lenovo and Dell did it on their W520/M4600/M6600 so no reason why HP can't do it either.
    Except the battery life on the Dell kind of sucked.

    Quote Originally Posted by knight427 View Post
    How did Dell deal with their 10bit panel in relation to HD3000?
    As stated, there is no Optimus with the IPS panels since there is no 10-bit support. Optimus was only on models without the IPS panels for Dell, and HP didn't even bother to implement it.
    Current laptop: Lenovo W520, previous laptops: MBP 15, Acer 6920G, Dell Inspiron 8200.

    M4600 vs. W520 vs. 8560w

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    Default Re: 8770w Elitebook?

    I wonder if HP will bump the screen resolution to 2560x1600 on the display this time?

 

 
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