Pros

  • Gorgeous screen
  • Business-rugged

Cons

  • Artifacting and shimmering in high-def video
  • Touch buttons on top are not super-responsive

At A Glance

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.

Manufacturer’s Description

The powerful HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation with ISV certifications handles demanding applications and graphics with ease. Get precise color control on the 17-inch diagonal display with advanced features including optional HP DreamColor.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number WH276UT#ABA
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
VGA Yes
eSATA Yes
DisplayPort Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 17.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WUXGA
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1200
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model Quadro FX 3800M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Technology GDDR3 SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA/300
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Manufacturer Part Number WH276UT#ABA
UPC Code 885631060148
Brand Name HP
Product Name EliteBook 8740w WH276UT Mobile Workstation
Marketing Information

The powerful HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation with ISV certifications handles demanding applications and graphics with ease. Get precise color control on the 17-inch diagonal display with advanced features including optional HP DreamColor.

Product Model WH276UT
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line EliteBook
Product Series 8740w
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • EliteBook 8740w WH276UT Mobile Workstation
  • Lithium ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.4"
Width 15.6"
Depth 11.2"
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Finger Print Reader Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i7
Processor Model i7-720QM
Processor Speed 1.60 GHz
Processor Core Quad-core (4 Core)
Cache 6 MB
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model QM57 Express
Software
Operating System Windows XP Professional Upgradable to Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad, Pointstick
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/54

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 99.0
Battery
Battery Life 1:45   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 301.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 352.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 255.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 441.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 336.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 437.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 228.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 385.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 202.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 106.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 103.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 105.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 69.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 71.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 66.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 366.0