*HP EliteBook 8760w Owners Lounge*

Discussion in 'HP Business Class Notebooks' started by wkuballa, May 24, 2011.

  1. chrixx

    chrixx Product Specialist NBR Reviewer

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    Just out of curiosity, did you get the 30% discount with a rep?
     
  2. Illustrator76

    Illustrator76 Notebook Evangelist

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    Anyone have an answer for this?
     
  3. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    ^^ You can upgrade it but that would void the warranty. According to HP the screen is not user replaceable/upgradeable. Do it at your own risk, but like I said, it is doable.
     
  4. Illustrator76

    Illustrator76 Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks sir! I do not have an EliteBook, but I was asking because I was looking at some for a good price that had the lower screen resolution, but I would like to upgrade to a 1080p screen if I end up buying an EliteBook. Just trying to gather as much info on these as possible.
     
  5. HiddenUser

    HiddenUser Notebook Evangelist

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    If you don't have the needed skills, go to a service center and pay the work. You should think either if it's cheaper to buy the 1080p screen with the system rather than buy the 1600x900 screen and upgrade it at HP service. Upgrading at HP will keep its warranty untouched and you'll have peace of mind.

    I don't have the experience and confidence to change the lid of my 8740w. Not even a local technician is willing to do (it's a very delicate work). So I'm going to send my 8740w to an official service center to swap only the lid (display enclosure, not the entire screen) due to an accident.

    Compatibility-wise, screens are upgradeables without problems, even the DreamColor 2, at least on the 8x40w series. I guess the 8x60w series will support this too.
     
  6. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    All true with one remark, you must get an HP branded screen/lid certified for this particular model to keep the warranty. I described a different scenario, upgrading to other panels from different vendors. I don't even consider upgrading through a service center as it will be far more expensive than buying with the right screen to begin with, like you mentioned.

    As soon as you leave the HP frame and look for other options, there are lots of compatible panels out there that don't cost and arm and a leg but you will void the warranty and also, need to be aware of the connectors, many panels have proprietary stuff.
     
  7. Illustrator76

    Illustrator76 Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks for the help guys. One last question. Is there that much of a color/quality difference between the 1600 x 900 and "Full HD" 1920 x 1080 resolution of screens for this model of computer? I know that the DreamColor screen is in a whole nother stratosphere, I'm just talking about the minor upgrade from the 1600 x 900 screen to the 1920 x 1080 screen.

    Thanks again guys!
     
  8. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    No big difference for non-IPS panels.
     
  9. Illustrator76

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    Got my answer. Thanks!
     
  10. CyberBeach

    CyberBeach Notebook Consultant

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    FYI, I got this from HP for $3480 by calling and talking with a sales rep.

    Still have to separately buy 32gb's of RAM, two SSD's, and the drive bracket.
     
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