The newly released HP EliteBook 8740W is an impressive machine. It’s got plenty of on-screen space with a 1920×1080 DreamColor LED screen, up to 16GB (!) RAM, and the choice of an Intel i5 or i7 processor. The beefy graphics options are either a 1GB NVIDIA Quadro or ATI FirePro. Other specs include two brand-new USB 3.0 ports, a 2 MP webcam, DisplayPort and VGA output, Firewire and an eSATA drive.

The EliteBook 8740W starts at $1,999, which is pretty pricey. But this machine is definitely not lacking in power.


Chris Gullo