*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. Burgerlim

    Burgerlim Notebook Geek

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    hi, guys... really needs some advice here... is a full re-installation recommended for this newly collected notebook?
    1. with lesser tools installed would it makes this baby runs faster?
    2. there are 2 system partition from hp and wonder if those partitions necessary?
    3. default system blocks me from resizing to a partition i want.
    4. read somewhere 3rd party resizing will cause w7 *(dy disk) refuse to run.
    thiking of using gparted to re arrange all drive.... good?

    Thanks in advance.. all..
     
  2. Burgerlim

    Burgerlim Notebook Geek

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    hi, guys

    is our backlit keyboard spill proof?
     
  3. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    No keyboard is spill proof. If anything, it's mildly resistant.
    Avoid spilling beverages on it ;)
     
  4. Burgerlim

    Burgerlim Notebook Geek

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    thanks~!

    btw. i tried w7 shrink disk.. but it only allows me to shrink c to 250gb...while iam looking at 100gb since i do apps installation there only... wonder if defrag woudl help??
     
  5. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    Looks like the only way is to use Gparted :)
     
  6. ProdTog

    ProdTog Notebook Consultant

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    Just for a point of reference, I placed an order for my 8740 on 10/8 (Friday), and I just received notice of a FedEx tracking number this morning (10/19, Tuesday). They originally quoted me an estimated delivery date of 10/30, so it looks like they beat their estimate by about 9 days. :) YMMV, of course.
     
  7. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    Update!
    Got my screen replaced today (had a few stuck pixels that I missed initially).
    The new one has no stuck/dead pixels and the image is as good as on the old one. Love it!
    HP support rocks, even here in Canada :)
    The tech was very good and did the job in less than 20min.
     
  8. Burgerlim

    Burgerlim Notebook Geek

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    Thanks there.. ;)
    will try gp then..
     
  9. camtheham

    camtheham Notebook Enthusiast

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    HP's are always good and the elitebooks are supposed to be nothing but an improvment
     
  10. HiddenUser

    HiddenUser Notebook Evangelist

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    I wonder if HP service in America (the States and Canada) carries out hardware upgrades on the system, paying them, of course. I remember I read on the M6500 thread that Dell dispatches this kind of service. Many users without the USB 3.0 daughter card wanted to install it aftermarket, and Dell sent a technician for them in order to install the card, paid naturally.

    I'm asking this because it seems HP Iberica (Spain) does not carry out this type of services :(, even paying them. Although my rep's company it does, it's a bit disappointing, considering this computer is not a Pavilion, even it's not a consumer computer at all, it's HP's flagship!!

    To be honest, I don't feel comfortable having to study the service manual in order to replace the CPU or the graphics card in the future.

    Thanks

    PS: BTW, it seems here HP Support is horrible :eek: . I'm not sure if I called the right phone number (for small bussiness), but the operator looked like a robot, scripted and very serious. It seemed she wasn't well-mannered :confused:
     
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