First Impressions & Overview
The HP EliteBook 8740w has a very distinct grey metal finish to the outer casing which makes it look particularly classy and durable. its scratch resistant and also helps protect against general wear and tear.
The weight of the laptop is something to be desired as it is particularly heavy, but to be honest this can be overlooked due the specification which out performs most desktop computers.
The HP DreamColor LED-backlit screen is very bright and makes most graphics pop, it really is better than most desktop LCD displays which makes me very envious when I’m using my desktop computer.
The battery on this thing only lasts about 1.5 hours on full charge, must be all that top notch hardware draining the power!
As you can see it has a bit of a power house when it comes to hardware.
- Model: Hewlett Packard EliteBook 8740w
- CPU: Intel Core i7 @ 1.73 GHz
- RAM: 8 GB
- Graphics: Nvidia Quadro 5000M
- OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Who is it aimed at?
This laptop is targeted towards the creative industry whether it be for people using resource heavy applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator or Cinema 4D this laptop can handle it.
I’ve been using this laptop fine with multiple Adobe suite programs open such as Illustrator, Photoshop Dreamweaver and having Firefox open with multiple tabs…the laptop still runs very smooth.
What Others Think
If you want to find out more about this laptop check out what some other bloggers have been saying.
- Solid Smack many photos and lots of reading! – Read Review
- Fuel Your Creativity a series of mini reviews – Read Review
- Icrontic a more technical review with photos and videos – Read Review
Over all review
- RAM - 70%70
- Graphics - 75%75
- CPU - 80%80
The speed and power of the Elite book is something to be revaled on the down sode it' weight is something to be considered