It’s big. It’s bad (in a kick-butt way). It already exists. And it’s coming soon. What is it?
Here is what’s currently known about HP’s next-generation flagship Elitebook 8740w:
- Intel Core i7 standard
- 17 inch display (16:10 aspect ratio, up to 1920 x 1200 resolution)
- DreamColor display available (same as 8730w?? very likely)
- 4 DDR3 RAM slots
- 2 storage drive bays
- Reshuffled port layout
- Nvidia Quadro FX3800M graphics; 1 GB memory
What our super reliable source says about the part about the drive bays is very interesting. I wonder if it’s dual SSD or dual HDD as in two real HDD slots (ala HP Pavilion dv7, dv8, HDX18) or one HDD slot, removable optical drive for second slot (ala previous Elitebook models). Time will tell.
Dear readers: As of now, my hands have touched nothing. But if an 8740w happens to parachute down from the sky and land in my lawn, I’ll be sure to keep you all informed =)