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HP EliteBook 8440p/WH257UT/WH258UT

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the value for money and keyboard are on the whole positive. The screen and build quality also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the touchpad. There are some critical views about the resolution.

design, build quality, screen, keyboard, value for money


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP EliteBook 8440p/WH257UT/WH258UT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of HP EliteBook 8440p/WH257UT/WH258UT from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

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52% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Business Toolbox. Those who need a notebook as a constant compani

Solid and high-end workmanship; Matt, bright display; Ideal touchpad & trackpoint devices; Feedback strong keyboard; Security functions (TPM, fingerprint, etc.); High manageability (BIOS); Good battery life; Quiet in normal mode; Low waste air...

Poor viewing angles; Low contrast; HDD humming

15.6 inch Toshiba Tecra S11-11H: many business advantages aside from an HD+ display; HP ProBook 6540b WD690EA: significantly cheaper with 855 euro, and business suitable, too; Toshiba Tecra A11-125: comes with a good keyboard, but only in HD Ready for...

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HP EliteBook 8440p


An aggressively priced business notebook that's fast and built to last.

For business users on a budget, the HP EliteBook 8440p represents a very good bargain. You get excellent Core i5 performance, decent battery life, and a stylish, sturdy chassis for less than $1,000. Considering an identically configured Lenovo ThinkPad...



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HP EliteBook 8440p


Business” notebooks typically conjure up images of ugly, stripped down machines meant to crunch numbers on the barest budget possible – and keep ticking well after being handed down from executives to grunts. HP's EliteBook series bucks the trend....

Pros ; Outstanding fit and finish ; Built rugged for durability ; Brawny Intel Core i5 processor ; Business-class keyboard comfortable for typing ; Matte displays works well in most lighting, leans back 180 degrees ; Excellent selection of ports ;...

Anemic speakers ; Average battery life ; Smallish trackpad

HP’s stylish 14-inch EliteBook proves that power, good looks and durability can all go hand in hand.

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HP EliteBook 8440p Review


HP EliteBook 8440p reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the HP EliteBook 8440p and comparisons to other Laptops

Good performance for business tasks; Anti-glare display; Rugged and durable; Excellent keyboard

Small touchpad; Average battery life; Not suitable for serious gaming

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HP Elitebook 8440p Laptop Review


On this review, we will know the details of HP's new laptop: HP EliteBook 8440p, it is a new laptop with Intel Core i7 processors and top-level model NVIDIA Quadro NVS 3100M professional graphics card, HP EliteBook 8440p has a strong office performance...

Then we test HP EliteBook 8440p graphics performance by 3DMark 06 test at the resolution of 1024 × 768 pixels and 1600 × 900 pixels (8440p's maximum pixel).


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HP EliteBook


With a variety of features, security options, power and more, the HP EliteBook 8460p will help you accomplish all your work, whether you're on long business trips or just taking your workload home. We were impressed with its design and durability, and...

The HP EliteBook 8460p provides a long battery life and has a durable design

This business laptop does not offer an HDMI port

This HP laptop delivers quality performance with a sleek design and rugged durability.

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HP EliteBook 8440p review


Tough, powerful and usable, but built strictly for work with little time for play

Awesome performance ; Battery life ; Military build quality

Limited 3D power ; Storage

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HP EliteBook 8440p (WL653PA) notebook


We're suckers for a nice-looking business notebook, which is the kind of sad confession you'd expect from people who spend their life playing with tec...

Excellent design, sturdily built, good specs for a business notebook

No USB 3.0

HP's EliteBook 8440p is a sturdily built business laptop with enough power to make office productivity tasks a breeze. It's got a functional and attractive design that's sure to turn heads.

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HP EliteBook 8440p review


There's no mistaking HP's latest EliteBook ultra-portable for anything other than a business laptop. The sharp angular chassis has been built using a mixture of rugged black plastic and tough metals which, despite feeling incredibly durable, doesn't...

Excellent performance makes this the ultimate business ultra-portable, but the price is prohibitively expensive


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HP EliteBook 8440p review


The HP EliteBook 8440p is a high-power 14in-screen laptop for the corporate elite, built like a tank and featuring state-of-the art performance thanks to the fastest…

In sheer performance terms, the HP EliteBook 8440p is a true desktop replacement, packed into a relatively totable 14in-screen package. It's very pricey, but obviously built to last. With the help of its top-spec Core i7 dual-core processor, it should...

Product Specifications

The HP EliteBook 8440p notebook PC is designed for mobile professionals who need manageability, security, and upgradeable wireless and enhanced system and graphics performance in a business-rugged notebook with a 14.0-inch diagonal display. The HP EliteBook 8440p notebook PC features a brushed-aluminum platinum finish and business-rugged construction to protect your notebook on the go. A magnesium/aluminum display enclosure and magnesium alloy chassis provides increased durability.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone / Stereo microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):6.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:14in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768/1600 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP EliteBook

Input Device

Type:Pointing stick / Touchpad / Keyboard


Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.34 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.29 / ITU V.22bis / Bell 212A / ITU V.21 / 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
Type:None / Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11 a/b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 4x (DVD / 16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)/16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.4GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:I5-520M
Type:Core i5


Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel vPro Technology
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business
Security Devices:SmartCard reader / Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA NVS 3100M