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.
Professionalcaliber display; sturdy build; great performance.
Aesthetically it looks great, Excellent keyboard, Decent performance, Beautiful screen
Huge, coloraccurate 1920x1200 LED display, 2 fast USB 3.0 ports, Rugged design
Gorgeous screen, Businessrugged.
Flexible keyboard, Weak battery life, Thick and heavy.
Short battery life.
Short battery life.
Very expensive; heavy; poor battery life; middling SpecViewperf11.
Very expensive, Difficult to activate touchsensitive control strip, Awkward middleclick button, HewlettPackard Company, 3000 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304, www.hp.com, $5,291
Artifacting and shimmering in highdef video, Touch buttons on top are not superresponsive.
By PC Advisor on January 05, 2012
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...70
By DV on June 16, 2011
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 March 23, 2011
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...70
By TechReviewSource on February 10, 2011
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...80
By PC Mag on February 07, 2011
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...80
By Good Gear Guide on January 31, 2011
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...70
By Maximum PC on January 28, 2011
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...80
By Testfreaks on January 18, 2011
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...90
By Icrontic on January 15, 2011
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 December 12, 2010
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...91