To get the topic back on track, below are some comparisons between my D800E and D700. The shots were hand-held, using the 14-24/2.8 zoom on each camera at 14mm, the focal length at which the lens is sharpest.
I used F11 because this seems an appropriate aperture if one wants everything reasonably sharp from foreground to infinity, and especially if one wants maximum corner sharpness. It also reduces concerns about misfocussing.
Both images have been processed similarly, and the same amount of sharpening applied in ACR, which was: Amount 50, Radius 1 pixel, and Detail 100. No noise reduction or masking was applied.
As regards corner resolution, bottom left corner, the hand-held procedure has resulted in the D700 having a slight advantage because the FoV was just a bit more towards the left and a little bit lower, so the corner detail in the D700 shot, in the comparison, is just a little bit further away from the extreme corner. I always like to give a slight advantage to the underdog.
The day was dull and cloudy, but almost totally calm, so any resolution differences cannot be attributed to subject movement.
However, I should mention a disclaimer. Two of the three pieces of equipment used in this test, the 14-24 lens and the D700 body have been completely submerged in water for at least two seconds, when I recently stumbled whilst crossing a river, waist deep. There's no doubt that water entered the camera, because the LCD screens later misted up with condensation from the inside. I had to dry out the camera body in the sun, all day long, with lens and body cap removed. The camera is still not completely functional but is useable. The lens seems unharmed.
Of course, the message here is for those who are concerned that the 36.3mp of the D800 are of little use unless one has superb lenses. Lenses are certainly not sharpest at F11, however good they may be, and are certainly worst in the extreme corners, however good they may be.
The D800E delivers better resolution even in the extreme corner which is representative of a very poor lens.