HP Squeezes Fermi-Based Quadro 5000M into 17-Inch EliteBook

Paul Lilly

Hot on the heels of Nvidia's announcement that it would soon begin shipping its Fermi-based Quadro workstation cards, HP has come out and said it will cram the new Quadro 5000M into its EliteBook 8740w mobile workstations.

The 8740w is a 17-inch notebook that comes to the mobile party looking sharp and dressed in a gunmetal anodized-aluminum finish. It's HP's most powerful laptop to date starting with a range of Intel chips to choose from, including the Core i7 Extreme Edition. The 8740w comes capable of housing up to 16GB of RAM, and according to HP, it's been "engineered to meet rigid MIL-STD 810G military-standard tests for vibration, dust, humidity, altitude, and high and low temperatures, and is also free of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)."

In other words, the EliteBook 8740w is purportedly one tough cookie, but it's the Quadro 5000M that's the real treat here. This mobile Fermi part comes with 320 cores and 2GB of memory, and is a slightly a trimmed down version of the desktop part with 352 cores and 2.5GB of memory.

Pricing will start at $2,676.

Image Credit: HP

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