HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation Tech Specifications

HP EliteBook 8740w Notebook

HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation is HP’s most powerful Mobile Workstation with advanced graphics and performance.

Feature Description
ChipsetMobile Intel QM57 Express Chipset
Processors Intel Quad-Core Processor:
  • Intel Core i7-920XM Processor (2.00-GHz, 8MB L3 cache)* Up to 3.20 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
  • Intel Core i7-820QM Processor (1.73-GHz, 8MB L3 cache)* Up to 3.06 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
  • Intel Core i7-720QM Processor (1.66-GHz, 6MB L3 cache)* Up to 2.8 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Dual-Core Processors:
  • Intel Core i7-620M Processor (2.66-GHz, 4MB L3 cache)* Up to 3.33 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
  • Intel Core i5-540M Processor (2.53-GHz, 3MB L3 cache)* Up to 3.06 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
  • Intel Core i5-520M Processor (2.4-GHz, 3MB L3 cache)* Up to 2.93 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology

NOTE: * Intel's numbering is not a measurement of higher performance. Processor speed denotes maximum performance mode; processor will run at lower speeds in battery optimization mode.
MemoryStandard: DDR3 PC3-10600 SDRAM (1333 MHz)*Two or four SODIMM slots supporting dual-channel memory2048 MB, 4096, and 8192 MB SODIMMs
NOTE: Four memory slots only on models with quad-core processor.

Maximum:Upgradeable to 32768 MB with (4) 8192 MB SODIMMs
Dual-channel: Maximized dual-channel performance requires SODIMMs of the same size and speed in both memory slots.
NOTE: * With some processors, memory bus runs at a maximum of 1066 MHz

NOTE: Due to the non-industry standard nature of some third-party memory modules, we recommend HP branded memory to ensure compatibility. If you mix memory speeds, the system will perform at the lower memory speed. Full availability of 4GB or more of memory requires a Windows 64-bit operating system or Linux. With Windows 32-bit operating systems, the amount of usable memory is dependent upon your configuration, so that above 3GB all memory may not be available due to system resource requirements.
GraphicsATI FirePro M7820 graphics with 1GB dedicated GDDR5 video memory
Microsoft DirectX 11 (Shader Model 4.1) and OpenGL 2.1 capable
NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M graphics with 1 GB dedicated DDR3 video memory
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M graphics with 1 GB dedicated GDDR5 video memory
Microsoft DirectX 10.1 (Shader Model 4.1) and OpenGL 2.1 capable
DisplayInternal:
  • 17.0 in diagonal LED-backlit WXGA+ anti-glare (1440 x 900 resolution)
  • 17.0 in diagonal LED-backlit WSXGA+ wide-viewing angle anti-glare (1680 x 1050 resolution)
  • 17.0 in diagonal LED-backlit WUXGA wide-viewing angle anti-glare (1920x1200 resolution) (optional HP DreamColor available May 2010)
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Optional HP Privacy Filter

External: Up to 32-bit per pixel color depth
DisplayPort supports resolutions up to 2560 x 1600, 30-bit color depth at 60 Hz, and full HD (1920 x 1080) monitors, 24-bit color depth at 120 Hz
VGA port supports resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 at 75 Hz, and lower resolutions at up to 100 Hz
DVI-D (single link) video signal available through DVI port in optional HP Docking Station (sold separately) supports resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 at both full and reducedblanking, and 1920 x 1200 at reduced blanking
NOTE: Resolutions are dependent upon monitor capability, and resolution and color depth settings.
KeyboardThe HP spill-resistant keyboard is designed using a thin layer of Mylar film under the keyboard and a drain system that funnels fluid through a hole in the bottom of the notebook. This minimizes the risk of damage to sensitive components underneath. The 101/102-key compatible keyboard features an industry standard, full-pitch key layout with desktop keyboard features, such as the isolated inverted-T cursor control keys, editing keys, both left and right control and alt keys, and 12 function keys. U.S. and International key layouts are available. Includes an integrated numeric keypad, hotkeys for instant access to power conservation, brightness, and other features. It has 19.05 x 19.05 mm key pitch (center-to-center spacing) and 2.5 mm stroke.
HP DuraKeys is a clear coating applied over the notebook keyboard that helps protect the finish and the printed characters on the keys. HP DuraFinish helps protect the finish on the keyboard deck, graphics, and icons from normal wear and tear.
Optional backlit keyboard available May 2010.
Dual Pointing devices
  • Touchpad with scroll zone, two pick buttons
  • Pointstick with three additional pointstick buttons
Touch-sensitive controlsTouch-sensitive controls provide easy access to the following features: HP QuickLook 3, HP QuickWeb, wireless on/off, touchpad on/off, volume mute, volume down, volume up, and calculator button.
Internal Storage DeviceHard drives250/320/500GB 7200 rpm SMART SATA II
NOTE: These hard drives are customer removable and will withstand multiple insertion/removal cycles. Up to 15GB is reserved for the system recovery software.

HP 3D DriveGuard (Windows only) The hard drive is mounted directly to the notebook frame, reducing the transmission of shock to the hard drive. Uses three-axis digital motion detection with intelligent sensitivity to help protect the hard drive during normal use from shock and vibration. The digital accelerometer temporarily halts all data transfer and parks the hard drive when abrupt motion is detected.
Solid State Drive:
  • 256GB Solid State Drive
Upgrade BayFixed 12.7 mm SATA optical drive:
  • Blu-ray ROM DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive
  • DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive
  • DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive
  • DVD-ROM Drive

Second hard driveWeight saver: 500GB 7200 rpm SMART SATA II Hard Drive
Power SupplyExternal 200 W Smart AC adapter
External 230W Slim Smart AC adapter (available only with Intel Core XM Processor, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M graphics, and HP DreamColor display option)
BatteryPrimary battery:
  • HP 8-cell 73 WHr Li-Ion Primary Battery
  • HP Long Life 8-cell 68 WHr Li-Ion Primary Battery

Optional secondary battery
  • HP Extended Life Battery (8-cell 52 WHr)
  • HP Ultra-Capacity Battery (12-cell 95 WHr)