*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-DreamColor2 screen

    94 vote(s)
    35.3%
  2. DreamColor 2 Screen

    111 vote(s)
    41.7%
  3. Dual-core Processor

    63 vote(s)
    23.7%
  4. Quad-core Processor

    137 vote(s)
    51.5%
  5. ATI M7820 Graphics

    119 vote(s)
    44.7%
  6. Nvidia FX 2800M

    43 vote(s)
    16.2%
  7. Nvidia FX 3800M

    47 vote(s)
    17.7%
  8. Nvidia FX 5000M

    27 vote(s)
    10.2%
  1. Apollo13

    Apollo13 100% 16:10 Screens

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    Eurocom offers upgrades kits for the 8740w, and while I'm not sure, those may well be kitted out to not require drilling? I'd hope so considering the prices. They could probably tell you if you e-mail them.

    I've thought about doing that since I have neither access to a shop nor mechanical skills, but the price is a bit rich considering the cheapest kit costs about what I paid for the entire laptop in 2014.
     
  2. bassman5066

    bassman5066 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Honestly I did it with my dremel in a matter of 15 or so minutes. Marked off the area with a sharpie and just eyeballed the depth and that was it. Thermal paste fills in any irregularities and it's just on the VRM so it's not too critical cooling wise. Would have used my 3" air powered cutting wheel to do it in 5 min but the Dremel was in a closer drawer lol

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  3. MobileArtist

    MobileArtist Notebook Deity

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    Eurocom is a very interesting company,which designs its own laptops to be upgradable. I didn' know about the kits,

    But once again, is the K5100M appreciably better than the K500M?
     
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    senso Notebook Evangelist

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    rahasyavadi Notebook Consultant

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    Yes, of course I meant the K5000M. Otherwise the comparison would be like one between bundt cake and mosquitoes,

    Don't you ever get AKF? (Advanced Keyboard Fatigue)
     
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    rahasyavadi Notebook Consultant

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    I knew what you meant, and now those who do not know you like I do will know you would never add mosquitos to your bundt cake.
     
  9. Fungus99

    Fungus99 Notebook Consultant

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    I have the dell m6700 with the premiercolor ips display which i though was identical to the dc panel on the 8740w aside from the different screen ratio.
    However with the m6700, the image washes out when viewed off angle whilst the 8740w doesnt.
    Why is this?
     
  10. triturbo

    triturbo Long live 16:10 and MXM-B

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    A-TW polarizer on the 8740w. The down side is that because of it there's a slight red tinge on the left side and slight green on the right (or the other way around). Here's a quote from NEC:

    Click here to check it for yourself.

    I do think that LP173WF3 series had A-TW as well, but that might be the HP parts, maybe DELL ones differed, after all there were a few revisions of this series. Best is to get an 8760w DC or 8770w DC and compare them with M6700 PC side by side.
     
  11. Fungus99

    Fungus99 Notebook Consultant

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    I thought all Dell premier colour/ hp dc panels have the colour tint issues on both bottom corners on the left and right or is this something else?
    I had previously compared the 8560w dc alongside the 8740w dc and m6700 premier colour and both the 8560w and 8740w didn't have off-angle issues, only the m6700.
     
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