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HP EliteBook 8440w

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and design. The battery and keyboard are also mentioned favorably. The sound and screen get mixed reviews. There are some critical opinions about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP EliteBook 8440w is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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HP EliteBook 8440w

 

The HP EliteBook 8440w won't win awards for ultrathin design elements or elegant looks, but underneath the almost military-style exterior is a dual-core (with Hyperthreading) Intel CPU coupled with an nVidia Quadro FX 380M professional-grade graphics...

Quad-core performance with discrete graphics ; Ruggedized construction

Audio playback quality is poor ; Video playback quality is mediocre

The EliteBook 8440w is a solid corporate laptop with a great keyboard, but it isn't a multimedia powerhouse.

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HP EliteBook 8440w Review

 

The HP EliteBook 8440w is the first 14 workstation ever created with at 16:9 ratio screen. Featuring the latest Intel Core i5 and Core i7 mobile processors and Nvidia Quadro FX 380M discrete graphics wrapped inside durable gunmetal shell. The EliteBook...

Extreme durability ; Great keyboard ; First 16:9 14-inch mobile workstation

Small Touchpad ; Hinged Touchpad Buttons = Bad

The EliteBook 8440w marks the beginning of a new class of mobile workstations. This durable 14-inch notebook packs all the processing a graphics horsepower you're likely to need and does it for a reasonable price. Although $1,649 isn't exactly cheap,...

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HP EliteBook 8440w

 

This mobile workstation is powerful, portable, and highly durable.

At $1,649, the HP EliteBook 8440w is on the expensive side for a Core i7 system with a midrange graphics card, but its price also reflects the sturdiness, security, and support that comes with a system of this caliber. Still, with the portability of...

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HP Elitebook 8440w

 

The 8440w houses a 14-inch widescreen big enough to make the system your primary PC. It's the same size as the one found on the Lenovo T410, except its 1,600-by-900 resolution is slightly higher. The T410 uses a 1,440 by 900 resolution, which still...

Fast Core i7 processor. Over 7 hours of battery life. Tough as nails. Fully-loaded feature set. Great resolution on 14-inch widescreen. Workstation graphics. 3-year warranty included

Pointing stick is stiff. Pre-configured models lack flexibility

The HP EliteBook 8440w is built to withstand physical abuse and runs on parts that are meaner and longer-running than its rivals

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HP EliteBook 8440w Review

 

EliteBook is HP's flagship line of high-end corporate laptops aimed at users who need incredible durability and performance. The HP EliteBook 8440w mobile workstation is one of the newest additions. It is aimed at users who need portable power. Does it...

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HP EliteBook 8440w Core i7 Notebook Review

 

Splitting the difference. Satisfying the niche. Exploiting an opportunity. All of those phrases could be used to accurately describe what HP has done here with the new EliteBook 8440w. It's one of the smaller options in the expanding EliteBook family,...

Great overall performance ; Gorgeous Gunmetal Design ; Great Keyboard ; Stellar Multimedia Playback ; Rugged + Lightweight

Pricey at around $1700 ; So-so Battery Life ; Lackluster LCD ; Runs Very Warm

In our SiSoftware SANDRA tests, the EliteBook 8440w stood up well against the competition, thanks in large part to its relatively powerful Core i7-620 processor. In the real world benchmarks, the Elitebook's 7200rpm hard drive was extremely responsive,...

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HP EliteBook 8440w

 

The HP EliteBook 8440w uses a top-end Intel processor and Nvidia Quadro graphics engine to deliver excellent performance to mobile professionals. It's a bit bulkier than other 14-inch laptops, but you get a lot of features for a reasonable price.

Excellent performance; solid, business-rugged construction; very comfortable keyboard; high-res screen; lots of extras

Bulky and heavy; small touch pad

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HP EliteBook 8440w

 

The HP EliteBook 8440w is built like a tank and has features and hardware that puts mainstream business laptops to shame.

Excellent build quality ; High-end business configuration ; Very good keyboard, trackpad ; Wide range of connectivity options ; Workstation-class GPU ; Fingerprint reader

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The HP EliteBook 8440w is a top-of-the-line 14-inch workstation class business laptop with high-end internal hardware and performance. It also offers great build quality, excellent usability, but average battery life.

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HP EliteBook 8440W review

 

When you first unpack the HP EliteBook 8440w laptop, the muted magnesium-clad system impresses with its solid feel. While the body of the unit is mostly plastic, it's a dense, unyielding plastic that exudes ruggedness without seeming overbuilt. Priced...

Overall, the HP EliteBook 8440w is a relatively impressive laptop for business users, but it's marred by poor video playback quality and mediocre audio. However, its excellent keyboard and long battery life will appeal to people who would rather work...