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HP EliteBook 8760w


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For full specifications see the HP EliteBook 8760w specifications page.

NameHP EliteBook 8760w
ProcessorIntel Core i7-2960XM (2.70 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i7-2920XM (2.50 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i7-2860QM (2.50 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i7-2820QM (2.30 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i7-2760QM (2.40 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i7-2670QM (2.20 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i7-2630QM (2.00 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i7-2640M (2.80 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i7-2620M (2.70 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i5-2540M (2.60 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i5-2520M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Screen17.3“ 1600×900 Widescreen
17.3” 1920×1080 Widescreen
RAMUp to 32GB
HDDUp to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsAMD FirePro M5950
NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel Centrino 802.11a/b/g/n
Atheros 802.11a/b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
DisplayPortNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackNot Tested
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
WWANNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBNot Tested
ESATANot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Smart Card ReaderNot Tested
Docking StationNot Tested
Touch PadNot Tested
Track PointNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


Author: lovu
The Ubuntu 12.04 64bit live CD will boot, however the screen remains black. To solve this,
1. boot the live cd with options “acpi=off xforcevesa”
2. install Ubuntu
3. reboot to terminal
4. adjust the display driver in /etx/X11/xorg.conf from “vesa” back to “nvidia”
5. reboot
Ubuntu then will run well on the HP EliteBook 8760w.

Author: lovu
Unfortunately, WLAN/Wifi network connections will permanently freeze within seconds, minutes or hours. Remedies, that sometimes work, include rebooting, deactivating/reactivating the network or the Wifi. However, this problem seems not to be specific to this notebook as I have experienced the same Wifi freezes in Ubuntu/Linux 1104 and 1204 with both of my notebooks (Toshiba Qosmio, HP Elitebook) and with two more differing notebooks that I dont own (Acer). In all these circumstances Wifi/WLAN operated without freezes when driven by MS Windows (Win 7, Vista). “Freezing” means that the network manager will still say “connected” while network/internet accesses by Firefox, Thunderbird, Synaptic or even ping will fail and timeout.


You can enter a summary of how well the HP EliteBook 8760w works with Linux here.


Mogul, 2015/10/25 07:36

How it works for gentoo linux?

uxt, 2015/04/15 17:17

about the wifi “connected” no ping issue, one solution is to reboot into windows if you have it which for some reason fixes the wifi for linux when you boot back into it.
soft/hard restar of the wifi might work but not always but rebooting into windows just for a few minutes fixes it (for some sad reason_

nemo, 2014/05/15 14:53

AMD card version works flawlessly on debian testing, except for screen brightness (w/radeon driver). Easy fix is to install the catalyst drivers.

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