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HP EliteBook 8540w

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 reviews of HP EliteBook 8540w. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and price. The reliability and screen are also mentioned favorably. The connectivity and sound get less positive opinions. The size and portability get mixed reviews.

performance, screen, reliability, price, usability

battery, energy, sound, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP EliteBook 8540w is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP EliteBook 8540w

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HP EliteBook 8540w from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and usability. The performance and price also get good feedback.

price, performance, usability, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Elitebook 8540W WD927ET Intel ® 2400 MHz 320 GB 4096 MB Portable Quadro FX 880MHP Elitebook 8540W WD927ET Intel ® 2400 MHz 320 GB 4096 MB Portable Quadro FX 880M

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP EliteBook 8540w

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HP EliteBook 8540w from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the price and screen are generally positive. The usability and image quality also get good reviews. The durability and reliability get mixed reviews, and some have doubts about the battery.

portability, image quality, usability, screen, price

battery

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2016

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review: HP Elitebook 8540w Notebook (ATI M5800)

 

Worker Bee. Reaching a rating of almost 93%, the HP Worksation le ...

Good Variety of Ports ; Good Display ; Very Good Case ; Very Good Performance ; Very Good Keyboard ; Broad Spectrum of Uses ; Good Graphics Performance ; Numerous Additional Features ; Various Accessories (optional) ; Relatively Low Noise and Heat...

Short Battery Life Under Heavy Use ; Little Space Between Ports (in some cases) ; Fairly Heavy Weight

Not much. Above all, a full-HD resolution so as to see as many open windows on the screen as possible at once

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP EliteBook 8540p Notebook

 

The golden boy? The HP Elitebook 8540p is positioned in between the HP Probook 6540b and the HP Elitebook 8540w due to its price and its performance. Those readers who are curious about how well this notebook performs, will find all the necessary...

Very good positioning of the available ports, Very sturdy case, Good performance, Good display, Very good keyboard, Good graphics performance (except when using CAD), Can be used for a variety of purposes, Low emissions, Extensive accessories are...

Small workmanship faults, Somewhat heavy, Very slow card reader, In some places the distance between the ports is too narrow, Insufficient documentation and support offers, Cooling control, A good cooler fan control

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: NotebookReview Staff (NotebookReview.com)

HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation Review

 

Workstation-class systems offer faster processors, better graphics options, and sometimes additional features over regular business systems. In this review we take a look at the HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation and see how it compares to other...

Great build quality ; Stylish and functional design ; Solid performance

Custom configurations skyrocket in price ; Still no backlit keyboard option

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Alex Wawro (pcworld.com)

HP ProBook 4520s

 

Weighing in at just under 6 pounds sans power brick, the new HP ProBook 4520s feels solid and sturdy enough to bear the brunt of your daily commute. Improving on the plastic chassis from last year's 4510s series, HP doesn't aim this business laptop at...

Impressive suite of HP security software ; Comfortable ergonomic design for long work sessions

Shoddy integrated Webcam ; Mediocre battery life

The ProBook 4520s is a sturdy, stylish business laptop that performs well at work or on the go.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (NotebookReview.com)

HP EliteBook 8540p Review

 

The EliteBook is HPs business-rugged notebook family aimed squarely at the Lenovo ThinkPad and Dell Latitude. Offering an attractive brushed metal finish, excellent build quality, and high-end processor and graphics options, the EliteBook-series is...

Excellent build quality ; Stylish design ; Above average display

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Laptop Views (laptopviews.com)

Expert Review

 

HP has recently announced the launch of its new HP EliteBook 8540p notebook in US market that is powered by Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor and has NVIDIA discrete graphics aimed at mobile professionals who need manageability, security, upgradeable...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Ryan McLaughlin (justechn.com)

Review: HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation

 

The Elitebook laptop is HP's top of the line business notebook, and the 8540w is near the top of that series. The Elitebook 8540w includes several upgrade from last years model, including a faster processor, better screen, and a better video card.

In the end I am impressed with the strength and quality of the of this laptop. It is put together with some top quality parts. My main concern is the battery life. A 15″ laptop is a good travel size and is going to be taken on the road, but with just...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Edward F. Moltzen (crn.com)

Review: HP EliteBook 8540w

 

The HP EliteBook 8540w is the highest-performing notebook evaluated to date in the CRN Test Center lab, and also sports an attractive price point for a system in this class.

Feb, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Denny Atkin (computershopper.com)

HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation with DreamColor Display

 

A stylish, highly configurable notebook with a class-leading screen and solid design, this EliteBook is an excellent mobile workstation for photographers and graphics pros.

Superb screen; good overall performance; little bloatware

Short battery life

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Sep, 2010

Expert review by: admin (blog.laptopz.com )

HP ProBook 4520s Appearance Review

 

HP business notebooks ProBook series has no updated since last year. This reform is to replace the most recent 32-nanometer Core i3, i5 and i7 processor, installed in three different sizes of notebooks, including the 13.3-inch, 15.6 inch and 17.3-inch...

Let's see HP ProBook series notebook interface layout. HP ProBook 4520s with 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN and Bluetooth, support for HP un2450 EV-DO/HSPA mobile broadband, VGA, HDMI, USB, eSATA / USB, ExpressCard, card reader.

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

The 8540w is a portable powerhouse. It features workstation-caliber graphics and performance with a 15.6-inch diagonal HD display and an integrated numeric keypad, and a highly mobile and rugged design.

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):5.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Camera

Front Camera:
Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.9in
Height:1.3in
Weight:6.4lbs
Width:14.7in

Display

Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm
Max Resolution:1600 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:8540w
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP EliteBook Mobile Workstation

Input Device

Type:Pointing stick / Touchpad / Keyboard

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Miscellaneous

Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications: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/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 / ITU V.34 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.29 / ITU V.22bis / Bell 212A / ITU V.21
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

3G standards:HSPA
Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol: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) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.4GHz/2.66GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L2 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor Number:I5-520M/I7-620M
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor P4000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Type:Core i5

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 43125 / 43544 / 43560 / 47341 / 47552 / 49024 / 49653 / 49666 / 52229
Processor package size:37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel vPro Technology
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business
Security Devices:SmartCard reader / Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M