Datasheet - HP EliteBook 8740w
EliteBook 8740w Mobile
Power to Perform
HP’s most powerful Mobile Workstation
with advanced graphics and
performance and a 17.0-inch diagonal
Windows®. Life without Walls™. HP recommends Windows 7.
Billion color possibilities
Choose the 17.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit WUXGA+ anti-glare
display with exclusive HP DreamColor display technology.
Produce accurate and consistent color for precise results every
HP Professional Innovations help you focus on your business
Built to simplify. HP SkyRoom provides convenient video
conferencing directly from your notebook with the ability to
conference up to four people at a time.21
Enhance performance to accomplish more
Boost on-screen performance with the ultimate workstation-caliber
Integrated HP Mobile Broadband allows convenient access to the
graphics from ATI and NVIDIA with 1GB video memory. HP’s
Mobile Broadband also includes a Global Positioning System
extensive ISV certification program ensures reliable performance
(GPS)1,8, 24 receiver that supports NMEA-compatible applications,
across the most demanding workstations-specific applications.
which are often used for asset tracking, mapping or navigation.
Enjoy new performance levels with the new 2010 Intel® Core™
HP QuickLook 39 provides quick access to email, calendar,
i5 and i7 processor families. 2 The quad-core configurations can
accommodate up to 16 GB of memory capacity3,4. The back-lit
contacts and tasks at the touch of a button without long boot-up
time. HP QuickWeb10 grants access to the web in seconds…
keyboard1 simplifies typing in low light.
even if your notebook is turned off.
Reliability from our legendary quality measures
Starting at 7.8 lb (3.57 kg), this Mobile Workstation combines
Built to conserve. HP Power Assistant11 measures and logs
premier design with rugged construction. With a gunmetal finish,
reporting (time, watts, energy cost and carbon footprint).
the HP EliteBook 8740w is designed to meet tough military
standards (MIL-STD 810G)5 for vibration, dust, humidity, altitude,
and high temperature.
internet and e-mail in more places than ever6,7. Integrated HP
reported platform energy usage and delivers comprehensive
EliteBook 8740w Mobile
Windows®. Life without Walls™.
HP recommends Windows 7.
Operating system
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional12
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium12
Genuine Windows XP Professional available through downgrade rights from
Windows 7 Professional12,13
Genuine Windows Vista Business14
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic14
Genuine Windows Vista Enterprise
Genuine Windows Vista Business
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop15
Intel® CoreTM i7 Mobile Processor Family with Turbo Boost Technology; Intel® CoreTM i5 Mobile Processor Family with Turbo Boost
Technology; 2,, 15
Mobile Intel QM57 Chipset; Intel vPro Technology (optional)
DDR3 SDRAM 1333 MHz; two or four slots supporting dual- or quad-channel memory3,1024/2048/4096 MB SODIMMs, up to 16384
MB total with Intel quad-core processor configuration with four memory slots.
* With some processors, memory bus runs at a maximum of 1066 MHz.
Upgrade Bay
Fixed 12.7-mm SATA optical drive (Blu-ray© R/RE DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL Drive,22 Blu-ray© ROM DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe
Drive, DVD+/–RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive, or DVD-ROM Drive), or secondary hard drive (500 GB 7200 rpm HDD)
Internal Storage23
SATA hard drive: 250/320/500 GB 7200 rpm, HP 3D DriveGuard; Solid-State Drive: 256 GB
17.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit WXGA+ anti-glare (1440 x 900), 17.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit WSXGA+ WVA anti-glare (1680 x
1050), 17.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit WUXGA+ WVA anti-glare (1920x1200) (optional HP DreamColor)
ATI FirePro M7820 graphics with 1 GB dedicated GDDR5 video memory
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M graphics with 1 GB dedicated GDDR3 video memory
NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M graphics with 1 GB dedicated GDDR3 video memory
Microsoft DirectX 10.1 (NVIDIA) or Microsoft DirectX 11 (ATI) (Shader Model 4.1) and OpenGL 2.1 capable
High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, integrated dual-microphone array, optional
integrated 2 MP Webcam16
Wireless Support
Optional HP un2420 EV-DO/HSPA Mobile Broadband Module (requires mobile network operator service)7,8, GPS-enabled; Intel Centrino
802.11a/b/g/n7; Bluetooth™ 2.1; HP Wireless Assistant, Connection Manager 3.0
Intel Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 NIC, 56K v.92 modem
Ports and Connectors
2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, VGA, DisplayPort, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, 1394a, power connector,
RJ-11/modem, RJ-45/Ethernet, docking connector, secondary battery connector
Input Device
Full-sized keyboard with drains, full numeric keypad; optional backlit keyboard1; enhanced dual pointing devices (touchpad and pointstick)
with scroll zone; gesture support with pointing devices; optional 2 MP Webcam16 with Business Card Reader Software; touch-sensitive
HP Recovery Manager (Windows 7 and Vista only), HP QuickLook 39, HP QuickWeb10, HP Power Assistant,11 HP Client Manager
Software, HP Client Configuration Management Agent, HP OpenView PC Configuration Management Solutions, HP Performance Tuning
Framework, HP SkyRoom
Standard: Integrated Smart Card Reader, HP ProtectTools, TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2, Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP Spare Key
(requires initial user setup), HP Disk Sanitizer18, Enhanced Drive Lock, Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP
ProtectTools, File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools18; Optional: LoJack for HP ProtectTools19, HP Fingerprint Sensor, Smart Kensington Lock, HP
Privacy Filter, McAfee Security Solution1
1.4 in (at front) x 15.6 in x 11.2 in / 36.5 mm (at front) x 397.5 mm x 285.5 mm
Starting at: 7.8 lb / 3.57 kg (weight will vary by configuration)
8-cell (73 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, Long Life 8-cell (68 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, optional HP (52 WHr) Extended Life Battery, optional HP
(95 WHr) Ultra-Capacity Battery, 230W HP Smart AC Adapter, 200W HP Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge20
Expansion Solutions1
HP Docking Station, HP Advanced Docking Station, HP USB 2.0 Docking Station, HP Essential USB 2.0 Port Replicator, HP Dual Hinge
Notebook Stand, HP Display and Notebook Stand, HP Adjustable Display Stand, HP Adjustable Dual Display Stand
Limited 3-year, 1-year and 90-day warranty options available, depending on country, 1-year limited warranty on primary battery. Optional
HP Care Pack Services are extended service contracts which go beyond your standard warranties.
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Elitebook 8740w Mobile Workstation
Windows®. Life without Walls TM.
HP recommends Windows 7.
2MP Webcam
HP DuraCase
HP Fingerprint Sensor
Touchpad scroll zone
DisplayPort connector
Spill-resistant keyboard with drains
Elitebook 8740w Mobile
Windows®. Life without Walls TM.
HP recommends Windows 7.
Sold separately or purchased as an optional feature.
64-bit computing on Intel architecture requires a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, operating system, device drivers and applications enabled
for Intel® 64 architecture. Processors will not operate (including 32-bit operation) without an Intel 64 architecture-enabled BIOS. Performance will vary
depending on your hardware and software configurations. See for more information. Quad Core is designed to improve performance
of multithreaded software products and hardware-aware multitasking operating systems and may require appropriate operating system software for full benefit.
Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. Intel’s numbering is not a measurement of higher performance.
Maximum memory capacities assume Windows 64-bit operating systems or Linux. With Windows 32-bit operating systems, memory above 3 GB may not all
be available due to system resource requirements.
4DIMM slots are available on select configurations only.
Testing was not intended to demonstrate fitness for DOD contracts requirements or for military use. Test results are not a guarantee of future performance
under these test conditions.
Gobi requires a separately purchased service contract. Check with provider for availability and coverage in your area.
Wireless access point and Internet service is required and is not included. Availability of public wireless access points limited.
GPS access requires an unobstructed path to multiple satellites. Performance may be affected if/when used inside of buildings, bridges or heavily congested
metropolitan areas. Requires separately purchased GPS navigation software available from multiple GPS applications.
HP QuickLook 3 is accessible when the notebook is off in Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7-based systems; not supported from hibernation. Timing
may vary depending on the system configuration. To enable the feature following the removal of the battery, reboot the notebook prior to subsequent use.
HP QuickWeb is accessible when the notebook is off in Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7-based systems; not supported from hibernation. Internet
access required. Timing may vary depending on the system configuration. To enable the feature following the removal of the battery, reboot the notebook prior
to subsequent use.
Power calculations and cost calculations are estimates. Results will vary based on variables, which include information provided by the user, time PC is in
different power states (on, standby, hibernate, off), time PC is on battery or AC, hardware configuration, variable electricity rates and utilities provider. HP
advises customers to use information reported by HP Power Assistant for reference only and to validate impact in their environment. Environmental
calculations were based on U.S. EPA eGrid 2007 data found at Regional results will vary.
Systems may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware and/or a DVD drive to install the Windows 7 software and take full advantage of
Windows 7 functionality. See for details.
Windows® XP Professional is preinstalled on this system and includes end user rights and media for Windows 7 Professional. You may only use one
version at a time. You must back up all data (files, photos, etc.) before uninstalling and installing operating systems to avoid loss of your data.
Certain Windows Vista product features require advanced or additional hardware. See
Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor can help you determine which features of Windows Vista will run on your computer. To download the tool, visit
Intel® Turbo Boost technology requires a PC with a processor with Intel Turbo Boost capability. Intel Turbo Boost performance varies depending on hardware,
software and overall system configuration. See for more information.
Requires separately purchased Internet and VoIP service contracts
The term “10/100/1000” or “Gigabit” Ethernet indicates compliance with IEEE standard 802.3ab for Gigabit Ethernet, and does not connote actual operating
speed of 1 Gb/sec. For high speed transmission, connection to a Gigabit Ethernet server and network infrastructure is required.
For the use cases outlined in the DOD 5220.22-M Supplement.
The LoJack agent is shipped turned off, and must be activated by customers when they purchase a subscription. Subscriptions can be purchased for terms
ranging from one to four years. Service is limited, check with Absolute for availability outside the U.S.
HP Fast Charge recharges your primary battery up to 90% within 90 minutes when the system is off.
Internet access required.
As HD DVD is a new format containing new technologies, certain disc, digital connection, compatibility and/or performance issues may arise, and do not
constitute defects in the product. Flawless playback on all systems is not guaranteed. In order for some HD-DVD titles to play, they may require an HDMI
digital connection and your display may require HDCP support. Blu-ray Disc movies cannot be played on this Notebook PC. Note that DVD-RAM cannot read
or write to 2.6GB Single Sided/5.2 GB Double Sided – Version 1.0 media. Actual speeds may vary. Don’t copy copyright-protected materials. Double Layer
discs can store more data than single layer discs; discs burned with this drive may not be compatible with many existing single-layer DVD drives and players.
LightScribe creates a monochrome image. LightScribe media required and sold separately.
GB = a billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. Up to 8GB (for XP and XP Pro), up to 12GB (for Vista) and up to 15GB (for Windows 7) is system disk is
reserved for system recovery software.
Applications must be NMEA compatible.
© 2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only
warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing
herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions
contained herein. Bluetooth is a trademark of its proprietor and used by Hewlett-Packard Company under license. Microsoft, Windows and
Vista are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Intel, Celeron and Core are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel
Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. To learn more, visit June 2009
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