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HP Compaq Mobile Workstation nw8440

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of HP Compaq Mobile Workstation nw8440. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the durability and reliability are generally positive. The screen and price are also appreciated, whereas the image quality and size get critical views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Compaq Mobile Workstation nw8440 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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This summary is based on the products: HP Compaq NW8440 15.4" Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz, 80GB Hard Drive, 2048Mb RAM, DVDRW Drive, XP Profesional)HP Compaq NW8440 15.4" Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz, 80GB Hard Drive, 2048Mb RAM, DVDRW Drive, XP Profesional)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: dmtaylor (

Excellent for Pro Graphics and a lot Of Power


Nice solid build does not feel cheap of course thats because it's not cheap.


Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: dmtaylor (

Powerful Notebook


This is what I wanted for the longest, and I must say that it is built solid and simple, under neath the hood is another story.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: A Name You Can Trust (

Not without its flaws, but well thought out


A beautiful user interface built into the laptop housing.

For some reason they decided to put two USB ports and the audio in/outs low on the right side of the housing where any wires sometimes interfere with my mouse hand.

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: maxnix (



Speed, quality, security , SD & CF Card readers, 3 USB, 1GB ethernet, Firewire (1394)

No BT, no DVI out, only 802.11g WiFi.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: mediageek (

True Mobile Workstation with Power for Media and More


Fast processor, great display, option for fast 7200 RPM SATA drive, firewire

Could be a tad lighter, headphone output is just as bad as all other laptops

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: rkeblusek (

Nice Laptop


Performance and features.

UXGA very small in native resolution.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: sTu_Deimus (



I spend MUCH time trying to get a laptop well under 2KG but with atleast WSXGA+ screen. Then stumbled into this unit - while its not much onder 2KG, the WUXGA screen is great to work on, and its 1.9KG is surprisingly more lighter than my previous 2.1KG...

Great balance of low weight and hi-res screen. Quite low-profile. Robust. 15.4" WUXGA screen!!! :). survived several occurrences of being packed in bag without being shutdown properly (ie. it overheated and survived). Nice options for docking stations...

no dvi/hdmi (only on docking station). 4 instead of 3 USB ports would be useful. WUXGA screen not the best colours for movies (then then its not a multi-media unit). Quick Keys at top (eg. volume) seem to be dependent on installed OS. Such a business...

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

Power-packed with high-end graphics and uncompromising system performance in a thin and light design, the HP Compaq nw8440 Mobile Workstation allows you to easily work beyond the office without compromising performance demands.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):4.25hour(s)/4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/4MB


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSXGA+ / WUXGA / WUXGA+ / WXGA

Display (Projector)

Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:Up to 16.2 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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows XP Professional


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Mobility FireGL V5200


Country Kits:Canada/Denmark/Europe/Switzerland/United States
Localization:Danish/English/French/French / German / Italian
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Mobile Workstation

Input Device

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


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


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


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 4x (DVD/16x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


64-bit Computing: Yes
Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:945PM
Clock Speed:2.16GHz/2.33GHz/2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor:Core 2 Duo / Core Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:T2500 / T2600 / T2700 / T7200 / T7400
Processor Number:T2500/T2600/T2700/T7200/T7400/T7600
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo


Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader / SmartCard reader/Fingerprint reader / SmartCard reader/SmartCard reader
Windows Vista Certification:Windows Vista Capable

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility FireGL V5200