*HP EliteBook 8740w Owners Lounge - PART 2*

Discussion in 'HP Business Class Notebooks' started by Aikimox, Sep 7, 2010.

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What is your EliteBook 8740w config (select one from each category)?

  1. Non-DreamColor 2 screen

    96 vote(s)
    35.0%
  2. DreamColor 2 Screen

    114 vote(s)
    41.6%
  3. Dual-core Processor

    64 vote(s)
    23.4%
  4. Quad-core Processor

    138 vote(s)
    50.4%
  5. ATI M7820 Graphics

    123 vote(s)
    44.9%
  6. Nvidia FX 2800M

    43 vote(s)
    15.7%
  7. Nvidia FX 3800M

    47 vote(s)
    17.2%
  8. Nvidia FX 5000M

    27 vote(s)
    9.9%
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  1. Sotton

    Sotton Notebook Evangelist

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    @Wizman

    thank you for sharing, great job with all the pictures! :)

    and such a "cheap" solution, too.


    I still have one question: will the caddy supplied with your 8740w (primary drive) fit into the upgrade bay? because this would make sense, just swapping drives, physically ;)
     
  2. Judicator

    Judicator Judged and found wanting.

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    From every picture I've seen, it appears to be the exact same caddy, so yes. In fact, the caddy that Wizman links to on eBay (and that NewModeUS also sells... for 30-odd dollars), is advertised as a primary bay caddy/bracket.
     
  3. Siorah

    Siorah Beware of Squirrels!

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    well i've been told some of the prelimary results from our colour tests of the screens, and i'm not sure, because our results differ quite a bit from the anandtech ones.

    I'll post up shortly.

    I'm only out here for another 2 weeks, so my availability to many 8740w's will come to an end until june next year. So... if you want any other tests or benches, please let me know before wednesday please.

    Sio
     
  4. oltsa555

    oltsa555 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thx for the tips guys but I'll probably just go with one of their pre-configured models that I can find from Finland. (Mostly because the ease of it and to get finnish layout on the keyboard)
     
  5. oltsa555

    oltsa555 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Wizman, great post!

    HP 230W Advanced Docking Station NZ223AA
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    Anyone happen to know if the hard drive cradle that comes with the above docking station will fit into 8740w's upgrade bay? And if it does, will it have bracket included?

    I emailed HP about it but their reply was pretty vague - "Yes, they're swappable". Meaning that same parts fit into docking station and 8740w I guess.

    My idea is to remove optical drive from 8740w and stick it into docking station and use the hard drive cradle that comes with the docking station to assembly another hard drive into 8740w's upgrade bay.
     
  6. Sotton

    Sotton Notebook Evangelist

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    I bet there is no cradle coming with the docking station, you can put in the optical drive of course or the cradle mentioned above for the hard disk but you have to buy the cradle as an accessory

    (I have two older advanced docking stations for other models and none of them came with a cradle only some kind of cover for the hole)
     
  7. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    I wonder if the results are closer to those posted by Notebookcheck.
    Can't wait... :radar:
     
  8. knight427

    knight427 theenemysgateisdown

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    On the bright side, they are only offering Quadro FX4000M on the M6600. My card (FX5000M) will still be 1000 points better! :p
     
  9. sheltem

    sheltem Notebook Consultant

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    There is no hard drive cradle included, just a piece of plastic to cover the opening. On a somewhat unrelated note, the newmodeus cradle fits in the docking station perferctly, unlike the notebook itself.
     
  10. HiddenUser

    HiddenUser Notebook Evangelist

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    Notebookcheck gave a very good score to our baby :rolleyes: Also notice the values achieved by the DreamColor display are better than the published on Anandtech:
    Watch carefully the contrast: an awesome 965:1!!! :eek: The official specs state that typical (read 'real') contrast for this display is 800:1. Anandtech claims the measured contrast is ONLY 659:1. Also notice the nice black point: only 0.23cd/m2, whereas Anandtech claims it's 0.41cd/m2. It's clearly noticeable one of the sources is wrong, but which one? :confused:
     
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