has unearthed a PDF
that contains information suggesting HP's EliteBook 8540w will get the "ATI FirePro M5800" graphics card as a configuration option.
Prior to the CES craze, revamped 8440w and 8540w notebooks were spotted and an HP product manager said they would exclusively offer Nvidia graphics
. HP officially unveiled the updated EliteBooks at CES, and along with Intel's latest processors, USB 3.0
and other goodies, the systems were said to use next-generation Quadro GPUs.
Based on the recently discovered document, the EliteBook 8540w (and perhaps others) will be configurable with a GPU from ATI's new workstation-class notebook graphics line. HP Fansite speculates that the FirePro M5800 is derived from the Mobility Radeon 5830 or 5850 and has 1GB of DDR3/GDDR5 RAM.
If interested, you can read the EliteBook 8540w Maintenance and Service Guide here
. ATI's FirePro M5800 is mentioned many times throughout the document.