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HP Compaq Mobile Workstation Nw9440

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and design. The keyboard and value for money are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the energy efficiency, and some have doubts about the sound and connectivity.

screen, value for money, keyboard, design, size

connectivity, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Compaq Mobile Workstation Nw9440 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HP Compaq Mobile Workstation Nw9440 from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

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33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP NW9440 17.0 Inch Laptop, Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 2.16 GHz, 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM, 100 GB Hard Drive, Genuine Windows XP Professional (SP2)HP Compaq Mobile Workstation nw9440 - Core Duo T2600 / 2.16 GHz - Centrino Duo - RAM 1 GB - HDD 80 GB - DVD?RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM - Quadro FX 1500M -

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Review HP Compaq nw9440 Notebook


BIG Business. Sure, you are familiar with the following problem:

High-quality materials ; Robustes Case, good workmanship ; Big, clearly structured input devices of good quality ; Non-reflecting display with high-resolution and contrast ; Top performance of applications and 3D ; Fast hard disk ; Very low noise...

Decent design ; Slight torsions of the case are possible ; Disadvantageous placement of interfaces ; Low brightness and illumination of the display

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HP Compaq nw9440 Review


When starting my research on a laptop that fit my bill of particulars, I first looked for the internal components. After a little research on current notebook components (my last laptop was purchased back in the Spring of 2002), I decided that I did...

Very stylish business-like appearance ; Rigid, quality construction with no mechanical problems whatsoever ; Full numeric keypad is handy ; Biometric fingerprint scanner to log into WinXP is very cool ; Functionally easy to use keyboard and HP Quick...

Most ports are on the side instead of the back ; No integrated Bluetooth on my model ; No 5.1 channel or other digital audio out port ; No DVI out without docking station

I have not had any opportunity to contact HP Customer Support, as my office purchased this through a local computer retailer who also acts as our HP Certified Repair Center. Everything in our office runs through that company, so our customer service...


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First Look Review: HP Compaq nw9440 Mobile Workstation


Lightning-fast laptop lives up to mobile workstation billing.

With its high performance, very good battery life, extensive connectivity options and numerous other great features, the HP Compaq nw9440 mobile workstation easily earns Cadalyst's Highly Recommended rating.

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If the 15.4-inch nw8440 mobile workstation - which was the top-rated model in our group test of laptops in Digit 101 - is too small for you, HP has released this 17-inch version.

Relatively small size and low weight. Very powerful.

Graphics chip not as poweful as Dell Precision M90's.

The nw9440 is the best mobile workstation so far, being both very powerful and truly mobile

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HP Compaq nw9440


An exceptionally capable professional tool that will be useful as part of a larger-scale deployment

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Once again I wonder how CNET hires reviewers


Soemtimes I wonder whether CNET picks its reviewers up off the street. Why would you compare an enterprise notebook obviously built for CAD and enterprise apps to a Sony ultraportable just because the price matches? Should we also compare it to a...

Good, relatively light and powerful BUSINESS class notebook

Not free, not an ultraportable

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Sweet Computer


Great hardware specs, especially the Quadro graphics which I need for SolidWorks.

I'm don't completely understand the HP security software, although it hasn't gotten in my way yet.

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Love it


Great bang for buck.

The location of all the ports, particuarly the USB ports really sucks.

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Great laptop


Numeric keypad is a big big plus for me.

Num keypad has some noticeable flex (especially under the + key).

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HP Compaq nw9440 Mobile Workstation - A Solid Notebook


I did a bit of research before purchasing the HP Compaq Mobile Workstation (nw9440, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, T7200 2.0 GHz, 80 GB, 1 GB, Three Year Warranty) and am finding it to be a high quality notebook that I will use both professionally and...

Well built, high performance, sharp display.

Low battery life

Product Specifications

HP Compaq nw9440 Mobile Workstation provides workstation-caliber performance, powerful graphics capabilities, and a 17-inch widescreen display for high-end computing wherever work takes you.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/4MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
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


Country Kits:Canada/Denmark/Finland / Sweden/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


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


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.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.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
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / 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
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
Clock Speed:2.16GHz/2.33GHz/2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T2500/T2600/T2700/T7200/T7400
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo


Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size: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/SmartCard reader
Windows Vista Certification:Windows Vista Capable

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M