8770w Elitebook?

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