I got a new laptop from work (thanks work
Anyway, the beast has arrived and here it is in all its glory;
( yes, I know – the desk is a mess – I’ve been messing about trying to transfer stuff from one PC to another
It’s an HP Elitebook 8540W with Core i7 Q840 processors running at 1.87GHz and with a wopping 16GB of RAM and an Nvidia Quadro FX 880M.
For the first time, I’ve managed to go SSD and have a 160GB SSD sitting in this machine matched up with a 500GB 7200rpm regular drive in the other bay.
I’ve got the OS and applications installed to the SSD and ( largely ) data sitting on the other drive – so far, the performance seems to be pretty impressive.
What I don’t quite understand on this Elitebook is what HP have done to the keyboard;
but other than that it all seems fine.
As an aside, it wasn’t so many years ago that if a machine had arrived with 16GB of RAM in it and 8 (logical) processors then people would have come along and wanted to have their photograph taken with it – now it’s commodity