HP EliteBook 8730w Mobile Workstation Specifications, Review and Price in India

Power to Perform. The HP EliteBook 8730w Mobile Workstation, with a sleek design and a 17-inch diagonal display, offers unprecedented power and performance so you can do more at and away...
HP EliteBook 8730w

Power to Perform. The HP EliteBook 8730w Mobile Workstation, with a sleek design and a 17-inch diagonal display, offers unprecedented power and performance so you can do more at and away from your desk. Check out key features, complete specifications, review and price details of HP EliteBook 8730w in Indian market.

Key Features:

  • Workstation Graphics. Your choice of ATI or NVIDIA’s ISV-certified workstation graphics with up to 1 GB of VRAM. Both solutions support OpenGL, DirectX-10, Dual Link DVI (through optional dock) and include HP Performance Tuning Framework (PTF)
  • Multiple cores. Extreme performance. Enjoy new levels of performance and multi-tasking with Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme and Quad-Core processors capable of working in a true 64-bit computing environment and support for up to 8 GB of memory.
  • Experience Life in high-definition. Connection to high-resolution displays with the HDMI port. Blu-ray Drive plays HD content or stores up to 50GB on a dual-layer disc. The eSATA port provides a fast connection to an external storage device.
  • Upgrade Bay with Dual HDD Support. Easily replace your optical with an optional secondary SATA II hard drive or upgrade to the next-generation optional drive. Having a second hard drive installed allows RAID 1 Mirroring or RAID 0 Striping.

Model: HP EliteBook 8730w Mobile Workstation (ND171PA)

Operating System: Windows Vista® Business 32-bit

Processor: Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology, Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8400 , 2.26 GHz , 3 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz

Chipset: Mobile™ Intel® PM45 Express Chipset

Memory: 2 GB DDR2 800 MHz, 2 SODIMM slots with support up to 8 GB

Hard drive: 250 GB at 5400 rpm

Optical drive: DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive

Display: 17-inch diagonal screen with 1920 x 1200 WUXGA RGB LED DreamColor Panel WVA Anti-Glare

Graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M with 1 GB of dedicated video memory

External I/O ports: 4 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, eSATA, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, Firewire (1394a), HDMI, power connector, docking connector, secondary battery connector, RJ-11, RJ-45

Audio: High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, integrated dual-microphone array

Network Interface: Intel Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000 NIC)

Modem: 56 K modem

Wireless technologies: Intel® Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/draft-n, Bluetooth™ 2.0+

Dimensions: 39.3 x 28.2 x 3.2 (at front) cm

Weight: Starting at 3.5 Kg

Battery: 8-cell (73 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery

Keyboard: Full-sized keyboard

Security: HP ProtectTools, TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2, HP Fingerprint Sensor, Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP Spare Key, HP Disk Sanitizer, Enhanced Drive Lock, Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools, integrated Smart Card Reader

Warranty: 3 years limited parts and labor

Price: Approximately 1,28,000 INR


  • Feature packed
  • Good connectivity options
  • Good battery life
  • Good securty features


  • Bulky
  • Looks costly
  • Less hard drive space and slow speed
  • Sound quality is just OK

Conclusion: The mobile workstation is fully featured and is good for process intensive applications to run smoothly. The price is a bit costly and if you are good with little less configuration then check out HP EliteBook 8530w that is available at a cheaper price than this one.

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