*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. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    2D scores are greatly affected by the Operating system and drivers.
    For example, in Vista you will get far better score than in W7. It should be even better in XP.
    Also, if I run the test 5 times in a row, I get 5 different results with up to 400 pts difference.
    Great job!
    Thanks for the tests!
    +1 rep!

    I'm curious to see the same tests done with the FX5000M ;)
     
  2. Siorah

    Siorah Beware of Squirrels!

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    well when they release the 5000M for the UK market i'll do them - atm my eta on delivery is around May 2011

    :(
     
  3. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    That's crazy.
    If you could return your system and get your money back, it'd be possible to order a new one with the FX5000M directly from the US.
    There's a way to do it ;)
    You could save a few hundreds even with all the shipping and customs.
     
  4. Siorah

    Siorah Beware of Squirrels!

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    i'm not sure, i got a nice voucher on the order, so i saved about £600 on it. so i really don't mind the delay lol.

    but as a side note, i can CONFIRM at this time, until there is a new firmware release for the gpu, the 5000M is NOT happy being wth the DC2. its a shame, because i use a lot of software which uses it. but my hp doesn't have a DC panel. just thought i'd like to update you all.

    (source, HP Technical Support UK)
     
  5. Gojko

    Gojko Newbie

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    All,

    Can we now safely conclude that ATI Fire Pro 2D issues are resolved?

    Is its 2D performance comparable to NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M? I have just placed an order with Quatro, but would be quite happy to change it and save ~$800.00.

    Regards
     
  6. knight427

    knight427 theenemysgateisdown

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    I'm not super impressed with the improvement to AutoCAD LT 2011. I can see an improvement, but the problematic functions still aren't smooth.
     
  7. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    Maybe those aren't exactly 2D related. Has anyone tried running that software with FX3800M?
     
  8. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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  9. Judicator

    Judicator Judged and found wanting.

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    From a post in the Dell M6500 thread, I think it might be more of an AutoCAD LT2011 problem, since there's random mouse lag on the M6500, too. Googling "AutoCAD 2011 mouse lag" as they suggest in that thread does come up with several entries, most seemingly related to "dynamic input," and happening across a wide variety of platforms.
     
  10. Siorah

    Siorah Beware of Squirrels!

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    crikey, big d/l. i'll post pics up for the 2800M for you mate. (don't forget to update the front post with the 2800M!

    :)

    oh as a question for autocad problems, i had the same mouse lag on the G73JH, which seemed to go away when i updated directx 9 of all things.
     
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