*HP EliteBook 8740w Owners Lounge - PART 1*

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  1. m8o

    m8o Notebook Evangelist

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    there's been a few replies on this topic. If the others don't re-post (or you don't find them many pages back) What I recommended was the one I know of an have:
    Backpacks and Laptop Backpacks made by: TOM BIHN

    :cool:
     
  2. Koshinn

    Koshinn Notebook Deity

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    Have there been any 3dmark06 or vantage benchmarks with the firepro?
     
  3. Micael_aman

    Micael_aman Newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I got my 8740w back from repair today (HP had it 20 days).
    Actually I got an new computer. HP replace it.

    But, i have the same problems with this one. The screen is gray/blueish and i get headike after only 15 minutes working on it. The screen flickers.

    Im changeing from a 8710w, which i can work a whole day on without any problems.

    I really don't know what to do, i like the machine, but i can't work on it.

    It has this product code: WD940EA#AK8
     
  4. Sotton

    Sotton Notebook Evangelist

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    20 day is much too long, did they wait for any part? 1 week should be normal...

    you have the WUXGA resolution with LEDs? which manufacturer?

    you can check out with this tool called SIW (free) SIW | System Information for Windows by Gabriel Topala

    have you tried to change the refresh rate and so on?
     
  5. knight427

    knight427 theenemysgateisdown

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    yes

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  6. Micael_aman

    Micael_aman Newbie

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    Yupp it has WUXGA with leds and Nvidia 2800.

    I have tried all sorts of things, refresh rates (60hz is max), etc.

    I also has a Lenovo X201 and a Lenonvo W510, which i don't have any problems with.

    My colleagues don't se anything wrong with the screen. But they only look at it for a short moment.

    I thinking of retruning it to HP and buy an other computer. I bought it because i really liked the 8710w.
     
  7. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    Maybe you should try different drivers for the 2800 or replace it with the FirePro. I think the screen HP uses is a pretty standard one that can also be found in Lenovo W7xx and Dell M6500. If you are able to see flickering then for some reason it doesn't operate @60hz. It can be due to a driver problem, since you say that they replaced the system and the issue is still there.
     
  8. epifan68

    epifan68 Newbie

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    Folks,
    I am thinking about buying this machine, and I do not care that much about the DC2. I have a great dell 24' panel at home that I am using for photo editing etc. But what about the quality of LED WESGA 1900x1200? I am currently using Mac book Pro 13, and really like its LED screed. How does that compare to WUSGA? Any feedback from those of you who own the machine is greatly appreciated. Thnks
     
  9. sgogeta4

    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    If the non-DC2 WUXGA (1920x1200) screen is the same as the previous generation (and Dell Precision M6400/6500), then it will be better than the MBP 13 since it would be 8-bit as opposed to the latter's 6-bit. FYI WSXGA+ is 1680x1050, WXGA+ is 1400x900, WXGA is 1280x800. FHD is 1920x1080, HD+ is 1600x900 (typically), and HD is 1366x768.
     
  10. lostbuyer

    lostbuyer Notebook Consultant

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    ARGH still waiting on reply from sales rep to last week's email . . .
    Once I get it, pretty sure I'll be buying right away, so this evening or tomorrow . . .

    One question he probably won't/can't answer because warranty: do we think the i7-9xx processor they're planning to offer will be able to be dropped in to an older mobo (i.e., one bought now with an 820)?
     
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