*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. NikonMan

    NikonMan Notebook Enthusiast

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    Saaaaweeeeeeeeeeeet !!!
     
  2. m8o

    m8o Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanx for talking me down Aikimox. ;) I made a poor assumption regarding what the highwater mark was.

    The E6500 is running XP Pro ver 2002 SP2. It didn't occur to me that would make a difference but in retrospect it seems obvious now that it could.

    I wonder if disabling Aero when Toms2D runs would affect the results. Will check later if noone beats me to it.
     
  3. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    Not only disabling Aero affects the scores, but also, to a much greater extend, the operating system. Same system with Vista would score almost 2x more in 2D than with W7. XP should be even better in terms of benching, that's y most enthusiasts get their extreme scores on XP machines. ;)

    Edit: Disabling Aero messes the scores. I got 785 with Aero off. Re-enabling it didn't help much, in fact, the score plunged to 600. After restart got 1300+ (with Aero ON), which is about right.
    So I'd say, leave it as it is and don't worry :)
     
  4. HiddenUser

    HiddenUser Notebook Evangelist

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    Yes, I know, but you're in the U.S. and I'm in Spain... so international shipping is not worth for me. It's not easy to find an active DP1.1a->HDMI adapter in my country :(

    Also I checked out THIS, but I'm not sure if that adapter will work with audio :confused:
     
  5. RampageII

    RampageII Notebook Evangelist

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    Well, no sooner than the G3 SSD specs are revealed and now this;

    Booya Shakka! :eek: :laugh:
     
  6. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    Booyashaka is when the SSD is capable of 500MB/s but the SATA II allows up to 300 :p
     
  7. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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  8. RampageII

    RampageII Notebook Evangelist

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    "The new SF-2000 family of solid-state drive processors builds upon the success of the SF-1500 and SF-1200 series ... by adding things like support for 6Gbit/sec SATA connectivity"

    Say what!!? :D
     
  9. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    Of course, that's exactly my point, - it'll provide a very little gain in our current systems, maybe only in 4k it will be much better.
    So, if G3 ends up being much cheaper - I'm on it :)
     
  10. RampageII

    RampageII Notebook Evangelist

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    Oh, I see.
    You were limiting your observation to laptops only.

    I on the other hand, was thinking how nice it would perform in a more appropriate setup. Like my desktop.
    I already have 2 160GB G2s on my laptop.

    Besides, laptops will eventually be updated to SATA6 also, so you'll be able to use them on your future brand new 8760w. :D
    I thought you guys were all about the latest and greatest. :p
     
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