Review of HP EliteBook 8440w Mobile Workstation Notebook
17 June 2010
Conclusion: There’s no doubt the HP EliteBook 8440w is a powerhouse of a laptop, it’s got a many great features for business, but I think even regular users will appreciate them as well. The 8440W looks nice, it’s heavy, but not very really, I expected it to be heavier honestly considering it’s a high end...
Pros: Fast and powerful, Looks nice and well made, Runs fairly cool, Decent security features included, Lots of expansion ports
Cons: Battery life not the greatest, Lots of stuff running in the background slows things down a little, Webcam is a bit washed out
Conclusion: 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 frames per second in R11.5's tough OpenGL...
Excerpt: 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.
Pros: Excellent performance, Solid, business-rugged construction, Very comfortable keyboard, High-res screen, Lots of extras
Summary: 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.