*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)
    34.9%
  2. DreamColor 2 Screen

    113 vote(s)
    42.0%
  3. Dual-core Processor

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

    137 vote(s)
    50.9%
  5. ATI M7820 Graphics

    120 vote(s)
    44.6%
  6. Nvidia FX 2800M

    43 vote(s)
    16.0%
  7. Nvidia FX 3800M

    47 vote(s)
    17.5%
  8. Nvidia FX 5000M

    27 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. bobmook

    bobmook Notebook Guru

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    If I were you I'd save and get something like a GTX 860M or a GTX 965M ...... I've had both in one of these machines and they work great..... far better than the 3800 ....
     
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  2. 83bj60

    83bj60 Notebook Evangelist

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    Duly noted! How do they compare performance and power consumption wise? I also have one with the 5000M which is a massive power guzzler, but it's needed to drive the DC2 screen I believe...
     
  3. bobmook

    bobmook Notebook Guru

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    The GTX 965m has a TDP of 50 watts and the 860m uses 65. Those aren't particularly power hungry and given the experience I've had I would much rather go with the 965m. It seems to be far and away the fastest card an 8740w can support and won't break the bank doing so. Installation is among the easiest I've ever seen when it comes to MXM cards on a laptop and the stock system keeps everything cool so long as you take the time to clean up any mess while you have the hood up installing the GPU.
     
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  4. rahasyavadi

    rahasyavadi Notebook Consultant

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    Jeff, I have found that if I take the switchboard cover off before the keyboard, the keyboard is much easier to get loose.
     
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