It appears that the 8740w is being replaced by the 8760w. The 8760w has the latest generation intel chipset, which is a good thing, but the display is now a 17.3 1920x1080 panel. They still offer the dreamcolor option but I would have to wait and read some reviews to see if it is of the same quality as the old ips panel. I configured one on the HP web site and it came to over $4,000. It was not a high end configuration and I only listed a i7-2630m and a single 500 GB hard drive with a dvd/rw. I even dropped down to the lower end Nvidia graphics card.
The dreamcolor panel is an additional $645 which I could live with but I could not justify $3400+ for the rest of the laptop.