HP EliteBook 8740W

  • HP EliteBook 8740W
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Based on 13 scores, 20 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • High performance, Durable chassis, Eyefinity multidisplay option.
  • Quadcore processing power and workstation graphics. Brilliant RGB display. Rugged construction inside and out. ISV certification. Spillresistant keyboard. A slew of programs and features to help you get the most out of your machine.
  • Quad-core processing power and workstation graphics. Brilliant RGB display. Rugged construction inside and out. ISV certification. Spill-resistant keyboard. A slew of programs and features to help you get the most out of your machine.

Cons:

  • Flexible keyboard, Weak battery life, Thick and heavy.
  • Short battery life.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Advisor on 70

The sheer size and mass of the HP EliteBook 8740w XT914UA means it isn't the kind of laptop you'd want to be carrying around too often. It's a great choice for anyone with the need for high-end graphics performance, though it isn't quite...

By DV on

Tweet print ShareThis rss When you edit on the road, it’s often a challenge finding the right machine to be your reliable road warrior. This is when it becomes time to bump your laptop up a notch into the mobile workstation class of...

By Notebook Review on 70

At the end of the day the HP EliteBook 8740w is a powerful 17-inch mobile workstation that genuinely bridges the gap between desktop workstations and mobile workstations. The ATI Eyefinity technology comes in handy when you want to use multiple displays...

By TechReviewSource on 80

4.00 Fields that rely upon strong processors, accurate color displays, and precise visual rendering, have often turned to WorkStation PCs, which pack powerful processors and top-of-the-line graphics. The HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation...

By PC Mag on 80

From quad-core processing and WorkStation graphics to ISV certification and a billion-color screen, the HP EliteBook 8740w is HP's top-of-the-line offering for serious professional needs. Buy it...

By Good Gear Guide on 70

The HP EliteBook 8740W will suit engineers, designers, animators and anyone else who requires a powerful notebook that they can use both at work and at home. It's solidly built and has lots of speed and plenty of features, but don't expect much...

By Maximum PC on 80

It’s difficult to pick just one standout feature of the HP EliteBook 8740w mobile workstation. Certainly a bright, 17-inch, 10-bit LCD panel that’s capable of displaying more than 1 billion colors and remains visible at up to about a...

By Testfreaks on 90

The Elitebook 8740w is not something that I would want to carry around with me surely, it’s just very heavy. It is a mobile workstation and basically a desktop replacement, and therefore powerful and fast. One of the most amazing things is the...

By Icrontic on

This is the final part of our in-depth look at the HP EliteBook 8740W. The story begins here. Back in November, I got my hands on the HP EliteBook 8740W mobile workstation. I’ve been using it every single day, almost all day, since then. I’ve used it...

By NotebookCheck on 91

It is accomplished. HP's top model of the business range has successfully completed our tests. The result: Remarkable. The HP Elitebook 8740w clearly illustrates the limit between a "very good" and a just "only" good device. Once again, the...

By Videomaker on

With its bevy of high-end features, the HP Elitebook 8740w is a laptop that is ready for both a life on the road and for the future as well. Dan Bruns is an Associate Editor at Videomaker. Dan Bruns...

By AnandTech on

Sometimes mainstream line-ups from notebook manufacturers just don't cut it. Thus far, Dell seems to be the only vendor interested in offering quality screens in their laptops, and you'll pay for the privilege. But there's another,...

By Icrontic on

This is part seven of a comprehensive look at HP’s EliteBook 8740W Mobile Workstation. If you’re new to this, please start at day one. Yesterday we took at look at DCC benchmark performance using SpecviewPerf. The numbers were astonishingly...

By Icrontic on

This is the continuation of my in-depth look at the HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation. See days one, two, three and four to catch up. As you know, I was down for a couple of days there. The original EliteBook that I was testing took a dump when...

By PC Advisor on 80

If you're into power and prettiness, the HP EliteBook 8740w laptop is for you. With prebuilt models starting at £1,598, the EliteBook 8740w is a decently priced desktop replacement, and it's sexy to boot. The brushed-metal chassis...

By Studio Daily on 100

That may change with the introduction of the HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation. Perhaps you’ve looked into so-called mobile workstations before, but did any of them offer a 1,920x1,200-pixel 30-bit color display combined with a fast Intel Core...

By PCWorld on 80

If you're looking for a business-rugged laptop that has all the power of a desktop and all the sexiness of a Mac, this is the notebook for you....

International Review By Notebookcheck ES on 91

Está concluido. El modelo top de HP de la serie empresarial ha completado nuestras pruebas satisfactoriamente. El resultado: Extraordinario. El HP Elitebook 8740w demuestra claramente el límite entre un equipo "muy bueno" y uno "apenas" bueno....

International Review By NotebookCheck IT on 91

Tutto è completato. Il modello top dell'HP per la classe business ha completato con successo i nostri tests. Il risultato: Notevole. The HP Elitebook 8740w mostra chiaramente il limite tra un dispositivo "molto buono" ed uno "solo" buono.Ancora...

International Review By svethardware.cz on

Řada notebooků EliteBook 8740w od Hewlett-Packard je určena především pro profesionály a již dle jejího názvu můžeme vytušit, že půjde o to nejlepší z nabídky...