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HP Compaq Mobile Workstation Nw9440

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of HP Compaq Mobile Workstation Nw9440. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The screen and portability also get good views, whereas there are some mixed comments about the energy efficiency. The sound and connectivity 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 Nw9440 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the screen and reliability are generally positive. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the sound and portability.

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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 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)

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

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

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Miller (

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...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Ron LaFon (

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.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Digit Staff (



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

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Digital Arts (

nw9440 review


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

Aug, 2006

Consumer review (

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.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (

Love it


Great bang for buck.

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

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (

Great laptop


Numeric keypad is a big big plus for me.

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

Feb, 2007

Consumer review (

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

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

HP NW9440


For the money, it was the most powerfull laptop availible

comparible desktop would have cost half the money

Dec, 2007

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 system:High Definition Audio
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Number of battery cells:8
Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/4MB


Front Camera:N


Certification:MCAD: AutoDesk AutoCAD, AutoDesk Inventor, Bentley MicroStation, Dassault CATIA V5, I-DEAS 10, I-DEAS 11, Unigraphics NX, Unigraphics NX2, Unigraphics NX3, PTC Pro/Engineer/Mechanica 2001, PTC Pro/Engineer/Mechanica Wildfire, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, MSC.P

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:17
Display Resolution:1900 x 1200 / 1920 x 1200

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

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65
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


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5


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


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:Full-sized / QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 2 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade:4


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


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
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
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless LAN / Wireless LAN, Giabit 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

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 90 / 5 - 95
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 70 / 10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):-20 - 70 / 10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 70 / -40 - 80
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 70 / -40 - 80

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

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

Other Features

Applications supported:Windows Vista Premium ready
Audio system:High Definition Audio / HP Premier Sound High Definition Audio 24-bit DAC, headphone jack, microphone jack
Compatible operating systems:FreeDOS, Windows 2000 drivers available on
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.3 x 15.5 x 10.8 / 15.5 x 10.8 x 1.3
Docking solution:HP Advanced Docking Station, HP External MultiBay II cradle, HP Adjustable Notebook Stand (all sold separately)
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:56K
Multi-bay devices:Optional external Multibay II devices
Power Requirements:External 65W Smart AC adapter\n8-cell Lithium-Ion battery internal
Protection tools:HP ProtectTools, HP DriveLock, HP TPM Embedded Security Chip, HP Biometric Fingerprint Sensor (optional)
Relative humidity:10 - 90
Security Features:HP integrated TPM Chip\nHP ProtectTools\nHP DriveLock / HP ProtectTools\nHP DriveLock\nHP TPM / HP ProtectTools\nHP DriveLock\nHP TPM Embedded Security chip
Supported applications:Windows Vista Premium ready
TV in port: No
Upgrade type:Windows Vista capable
Wireless option type:Y
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth / Intel or Broadcom Wireless LAN 802.11 and/or Bluetooth 2.0\nIntel Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g MOW2 mini-pci card, Bluetooth / Intel Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g MOW2

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 / Yes
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:4 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, headphone, microphone, AC adapter, RJ-11, RJ-45, S-video TV out, Firewire (1394a)
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:65
Power Management:8-cell Lithium-Ion, secondary 8-cell HP Extended Life Battery (sold separately)


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Cache external:2048
Chipset:Intel 945PM Express
Clock Speed:2.16GHz/2.33GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):13 / 14
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945PM Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291
Processing die size:143
Processor:T7400 / T7600
Processor cache:2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom
Processor core voltage (AC):1.0375 - 1.30
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™ Duo
Processor frequency:2.16 / 2.33
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:T7400 / T7600
Processor Number:T2500/T2600/T2700/T7200/T7400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478
Processor technology:Intel Centrino Duo / Intel Centrino Duo Mobile
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):34
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: No
Intel 64:Y
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 (VT-x):1 / Y
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
Processor ARK ID:27256 / 27257
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


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


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Security management:Kensington lock, Integrated Smart Card Reader
Security management description:Kensington lock, Integrated Smart Card Reader

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Bundled software:Additional software available from the Web: HP Client Manager Software\nAdobe Acrobat Reader, HP Backup and Recovery Manager, HP Help and Support Center, HP Mobile Printing Driver, HP ProtectTools Security Manager, HP Quick Launch Buttons, HP Wireless Assi / HP Client Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, HP Backup & Recovery Manager, HP Help & Support Center, HP Mobile Printing Driver, HP ProtectTools Security Manager, HP Quick Launch Buttons, HP Wireless Assistant, Intervideo WinDVD - DVD Player, Sonic Digital Media Plus, HP OpenView Radia Management Agent, HP Performance Tuning Framework
Downloadable software:HP Client Manager
Operating system installed:Windows XP Professional


Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:100 / 80

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 card features:NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M

Weight & Dimensions