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HP Compaq Mobile Workstation Nw8240

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of HP Compaq Mobile Workstation Nw8240. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and image quality. The screen and performance also get good comments. Many are critical about the sound, and reviews are divided on the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Compaq Mobile Workstation Nw8240 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Compaq NW8240 Laptop

 

Attention, graphics pros: The 6-pound Compaq nw8240 combines portable computing with a 15.4-inch 1920-by-1200-resolution (WUXGA) wide screen powered by ATI's powerful Mobility Fire GL V5000 graphics chip. The hitch: Its high resolution makes small...

High-resolution screen

Poor audio

The nw8240's audio output isn't particularly loud, but the unit includes volume buttons and speakers that are strong enough to support a presentation to a small group

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Compaq nw8240 Review

 

Light widescreen with detailed resolution, CAD zoom button and secondary hard drive option aims for graphics editors.

High-resolution screen

Poor audio

The nw8240's audio output isn't particularly loud, but the unit includes volume buttons and speakers that are strong enough to support a presentation to a small group

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: Salamando (newegg.com)

Quality

 

I would say if you like 15" screens and arn't buying it for intense graphic or sound quality then this is one of the better ones out there.

Fast processor, bright screen (screen gets darker when using battery), good battery life, works with most games (WoW, Counter Strike, Halo, etc.), very good wireless connection, great sound with headphones, does not overheat much

Speakers don't turn up very loud (although most laptop speakers don't), hard drive is slow and doesn't hold much

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: dub227 (newegg.com)

Brrilliant

 

Great Performace for the price. Amayzing in 3dsMax and Maya. If you're into creating 3d this is the laptop

None so far

Apr, 2006

Product Specifications

The HP Compaq nw8240 Mobile Workstation offers users workstation performance processing and graphics capabilities in a travel friendly, thin and wide form factor. Mobile professionals will like the thin, sleek design combined with the advantages of a widescreen display and desktop equivalent performance. IT managers will value the full portfolio of integrated security options, breadth of integrated wireless choices, and unsurpassed commonality and consistency with the entire enterprise notebook line. The HP Compaq nw8240 Mobile Workstation is the ideal choice for enterprise-wide deployment to mobile users who need the power of a workstation and the convenience of a notebook.

Audio

Audio:HP Premier Sound 16-bit sound, headphone jack, microphone jack, integrated microphone
Audio included:HP Premier Sound 16-bit sound, headphone jack, microphone jack, integrated microphone
Audio system:HP Premier Sound / HP Premier Sound 16-bit / HP Premier•Sound 16-bit
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery life (max):4
Number of battery cells:8
Run Time (Up To):4.5hour(s)/4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Camera

Front Camera:N

Certificates

Certification:MCAD: AutoDesk AutoCAD 2005, AutoDesk Inventor V7, V8, V9, Bentley MicroStation, Dassault CATIA V5, I-DEAS 10 W2K, I-DEAS 11, Unigraphics NX, Unigraphics NX2, ICEM Surf, PTC Pro/Engineer/Mechanica Wildfire, 2.0 SolidWorks 2003, 2004, 2005, Solid Edge V15, V16, MSC.Patran; DCC: Alias Studio Tools V11.x, Avid Express Pro, Alias Maya 6.x, Avid SoftImage XSI 4.x, Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 After Effects 6.x Encore DVD 1.5/Photoshop CS, Pinnacle Liquid Edition, Discreet 3DS MAX 6.x; GIS: ESRI ArcGIS 8.3, 9.0

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.2in/10.4in
Height:1.1in
Weight:6.2lbs
Width:14in

Disk Drive

Diskette drive:N

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:15.4
Display Resolution:1920 x 1200

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050/1920 x 1200
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:90
Power Management:8-cell Lithium-Ion, secondary 8-cell HP Extended Life Battery (sold separately)

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility FireGL V5000
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128

Hard Drive

Diskette drive:N

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Denmark/Europe/France/Portugal / Spain/Switzerland/United Kingdom
Localization:Danish/English/French
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Nw8240
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Mobile Workstation

Input Device

Type:DualPoint / Keyboard/Keyboard / Pointing stick / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard type:Dual point\nFull-sized
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Memory

Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade:2

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:Bell 103J / Bell 212A / ITU T.30 / ITU T.4 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.23 / ITU V.250 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.80 / ITU V.8bis/Bell 103J / Bell 212A / ITU T.30 / ITU T.4 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.23 / ITU V.250 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.80 / ITU V.8bis / ITU V.90 / ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth / NetXtreme Gigabit (10/100/1000 NIC) PCI Express Ethernet
Networking manufacturer:NetXtreme
Networking speed:10/100/1000 Mbps Base-TX
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g / Bluetooth

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 90
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x/10x (CD) / 2x (DVD-RW) / 2.4x (DVD+RW)/24x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 2x (DVD-R) / 2.4x (DVD+R)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Audio system:HP Premier Sound / HP Premier Sound 16-bit / HP Premier•Sound 16-bit
Battery Type:8-cell
Compatible operating systems:FreeDOS, Windows 2000 drivers available on www.hp.com\nFreeDOS, Windows 2000 drivers available on www.hp.com (May vary by country)
Dimensions (WxDxH):14 x 10.4 x 1.1
Display:LCD
Docking solution:HP Docking Station, HP Advanced Docking Station, Vertical Stand, HP External MultiBay II cradle (all sold separately)
Expansion Slots:1 Type I/II PCMCIA / 1x SD-card
Infrared data port: Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:56K
Multi-bay devices:Integrated Multibay II devices\nDVD+/-RW Multibay II
Power Requirements:90W AC / External 90W AC adapter\n8-cell Lithium-Ion battery internal
Protection tools:HP ProtectTools, HP DriveLock, HP TPM Embedded Security Module (on selected models)
Relative humidity:10 - 90
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: No
Wake-on-Ring ready: No
Wireless option type:Y
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/g, Bluetooth / Intel LAN 802.11b/g, Bluetooth

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1x Docking\n1x HP Extended Life Battery connector / 3 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, headphone, microphone, power, RJ-11, RJ-45, S-video TV out, serial, Firewire (1394a), Fast IR
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: Yes
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
TV-out:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:90
Power Management:8-cell Lithium-Ion, secondary 8-cell HP Extended Life Battery (sold separately)

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Cache external:2048
Chipset:Intel 915PM Express
Clock Speed:2.13GHz/2.26GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel 915PM Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:144
Processing die size:87
Processor:770
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Dothan
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel Pentium Mobile
Processor frequency:2.13 / 2.26
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:90
Processor model:770
Processor Number:760/770/780
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor Series:Intel Pentium M 700 series
Processor socket:H-PBGA479, PPGA478
Processor technology:Intel Centrino mobile
Processor threads:1
Stepping:C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):27
Tjunction:100
Type:Pentium M

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:N
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:27597
Processor code:SL868
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Security management:HP ProtectTools, HP DriveLock, HP TPM Embedded Security Module / Kensington lock (optional), Integrated Smart Card Reader
Security management description:HP ProtectTools, HP DriveLock, HP TPM Embedded Security Module / Kensington lock (optional), Integrated Smart Card Reader

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:InterVideo WinDVD Creator / InterVideo WinDVD, HP Client Manager Software, Smart Card Security, HP One-Touch Button, HP Mobile Print, Synaptics Touchpad, HP Help & Support, HP Wireless Assistant, Sonic RecordNow!, InterVideo WinDVD - DVD Player
Downloadable software:HP Client Manager\nSmart Card Security
Operating system installed:Windows XP Professional

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Total Storage Capacity:60 / 80

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business

Video

Video card features:ATI Mobility FireGL V5000

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility FireGL T2/ATI Mobility FireGL V5000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.4
Height:1.1
Weight:5.8 / 6.11
Width:14