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HP EliteBook 8440p/WH257UT/WH258UT

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the build quality and value for money. The keyboard and battery also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the screen, and there are some mixed opinions about the touchpad.

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


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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review HP EliteBook 8440p-WJ681AW Notebook


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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Amazon review summary for HP EliteBook 8440p/WH257UT/WH258UT


alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of HP EliteBook 8440p/WH257UT/WH258UT from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

keyboard, performance, screen, value for money, portability

54% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Great laptop


I received this laptop and enjoy every detail. It shows no signs of being refurbished. It is fast, reliable .I love it.

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No Webcam!


In spite of the ad saying there is, there is no webcam on this model. In the frame above the screen, there is a handy pop-out light for keyboard illumination and to the left of that, what looks like a square plastic cover where a webcam could be, but...

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So far so good


I just got it and so far no problems. Battery seems fine and Everything works well. I spent some time upgrading the Bios and some of the drivers they were working, I just like the most recent ones HP has... I wish it had 8 gig memory but that's not...

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