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8770w Elitebook?

Discussion in 'HP Business Class Notebooks' started by Robrain, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Robrain

    Robrain Notebook Geek

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    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=rmjdgpbvlg45p5zo&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.
     
  2. Sotton

    Sotton Notebook Evangelist

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    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.
     
  3. Sotton

    Sotton Notebook Evangelist

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  4. knight427

    knight427 theenemysgateisdown

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    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.
     
  5. Sotton

    Sotton Notebook Evangelist

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    User Retired 2 Notebook Nobel Laureate NBR Reviewer

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  7. knight427

    knight427 theenemysgateisdown

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    How did Dell deal with their 10bit panel in relation to HD3000?
     
  8. KCETech1

    KCETech1 Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    didnt, they went 8 bit on a different panel AFIK, I get conflicting information
     
  9. sgogeta4

    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Except the battery life on the Dell kind of sucked.

    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.
     
  10. FoxWhere

    FoxWhere Notebook Consultant

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

    Sotton Notebook Evangelist

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    no way ;) (but would be nice of course)
     
  12. Robrain

    Robrain Notebook Geek

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    Besides the Ivy Bridge refresh (along with kitting it out with a large amount of RAM by default), the only notable upgrade I can really think of for this kind of machine would be a resolution bump. Wonder if they decided to actually do it, if it would cause a notable delay in the time it takes the refreshed model to hit the market?

    They have that 2560x1400 resolution on their new Z1 all-in-one workstation model (27-inch).

    Also, I just checked Google again, and I now see a reference to the 8770w model on HP's website:

    HP EliteBook 8760w Mobile Workstation - HP EliteBook 8770w Mobile Workstation

    It's just a small thing, but it's there immediately beneath the black upper area:

    "You are here: Laptops & Tablets > EliteBook Mobile Workstation > HP EliteBook 8770w Mobile Workstation > HP EliteBook 8760w Mobile Workstation"
     
  13. Sotton

    Sotton Notebook Evangelist

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    your link does not work (it shows no 8770w) ?

    but this link shows there will be new models

    HP Store
     
  14. Robrain

    Robrain Notebook Geek

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    No, it's right where I said it would be. Centered on the upper portion of the page, immediately beneath the large upper black area. Just CTRL+F and search for 8770 if you're still overlooking it.
     
  15. FoxWhere

    FoxWhere Notebook Consultant

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    They will probably keep the same case for 8770w. Add Ivy Bridge, I haven't seen any Nvidia Quadro beyond 5010m yet but maybe it will come soon. Intel Thunderbolt might be a new feature.

    What I really would like to see is that they drop this horrible chiclet keyboard they added in 8760w and replace it with something more similar to what they had previously. The keyboard on 8740w was nice. I really hate this chiclet trend that is infesting all brands.
     
  16. Indrek

    Indrek Notebook Virtuoso

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    Interesting link... there's a completely new model listed - the 2170p. Wonder what that's going to be. A 11-12" business-class ultrabook? Or perhaps it's just a typo and it's actually the 2770p.
     
  17. jrocks84

    jrocks84 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I really hope the 8x70W series have Thunderbolt ports for eGPU.
     
  18. schoko

    schoko Custom User Title

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    Just stumbled over a pdf that seems to show the specs of the new 8470w , 8570w and 8770w. The Pdf is in german, but guess it´s pretty obvious.
    [​IMG]
    here´s the link - Elitebooks specs start on page 7 :

    PI HP_HP Business Solutions.pdf

    @ jrocks84
    the specsheet does not show a thunderbolt port !

    the ports and connectiviy-options seem pretty standard :
    2 USB 3.0
    2 USB 2.0 (1 w/ USB powered/charging)
    eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo
    RJ-11 (Modem)
    RJ-45 (Ethernet)
    Display Anschluss VGA
    Kopfhörer (Headphones)
    Mikrofon
    1394a
    Docking Anschluss
    Anschluss für Zweitbatterie
     
  19. AlbertRaccoon

    AlbertRaccoon Notebook Enthusiast

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    We finally got some news !
     
  20. schoko

    schoko Custom User Title

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    Just watched the video, and looked at the pics. It striked me, that those picures and the video don´t show any design changes. It looks like the picture and the video show the old 8560w and 8760w. :confused:

    edit /

    looks like the video and pictures are authentic.
    the design of the elitebooks has not changed a bit as far as i can see now.

    here´s is a thread with a few pictures :
    http://www.slashgear.com/hp-elitebook-w-series-mobile-workstation-hands-on-08226997/

    [​IMG]
     

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