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HP EliteBook 8440w

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of HP EliteBook 8440w. 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. People are impressed by the design and keyboard. The durability and portability are also appreciated. The touchpad and sound get negative opinions, and there are some mixed views about the screen.

performance, portability, durability, keyboard, design

price, battery, size, sound, touchpad

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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Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

HP Elitebook 8440w


The HP EliteBook 8440w is a solidly constructed, no-compromise business laptop.

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.

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Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Loyd Case (

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.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

HP EliteBook 8440w Review


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...

Excellent Core i7 performance, Stylish design, Meets military durability standards, Loud speakers

Not the fastest graphics frame rates, Underside runs hot, Somewhat expensive

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

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...

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

Small Touchpad ; Hinged Touchpad Buttons = Bad

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : M.S. Smith (

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...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Ray Willington (

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,...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : HardwareCentral (

Laptop Review: HP EliteBook 8440w


It's no quad-core screamer, but the 8440w isn't far from the top of the notebook performance charts, either. Our test system racked up a score of 6,948 in PCMark Vantage ; rendered Cinebench R10 's sample scene in a swift 94 seconds; and managed 8.2...

Apr, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Jamie Bsales (

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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Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Jayesh Shinde (

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

Battery life

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.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Techworld (

HP EliteBook 8440W review


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...

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:100 / 51 / 55
Battery capacity (Watt hours):100 / 51 / 55
Battery life (max):4.25 / 8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 9


Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold


Color of product:Black / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product type:Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:90


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M / NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics


Pointing device:DualPoint / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes


Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM


3G:No / Yes
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100 - 240V AC
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:90


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel QM57 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 20 / 21
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM57 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I5-520M / i5-560M / I7-620M / i7-640M
Processor boost frequency:2.93 / 3.20 / 3.33 / 3.46
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.66 / 2.8
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-520M / i5-560M / I7-620M / i7-640M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
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: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
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: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43560 / 47341 / 49653 / 49666
Processor code:SLBPE / SLBTN / SLBTT
Processor package size:rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes


Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Professional
Pre-installed software:Microsoft Office 2010


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.17 / 9.29
Depth (imperial):9.3
Height:1.22 / 1.23
Height (imperial):1.23
Weight:4.59 / 4.89 / 5.25
Width (imperial):13.2