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HP EliteBook 8540w

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HP EliteBook 8540w

The HP EliteBook 8540w is a notebook is a notebook that runs Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 32/Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64/Windows XP Professional (available through downgrade rights from Genuine Windows® 7 Professional)/Genuine Windows Vista® Business 32 operating system as well as FreeDOS. It is powered by Intel® Core™ i7-820QM/i7-720QM/i7-620M/i5-540M/i5-520M processor mounted on Mobile Intel® QM57 Express chipset and up to 16 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM memory. Designed …

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HP EliteBook 8540w

The HP EliteBook 8540w is a notebook is a notebook that runs Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 32/Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64/Windows XP Professional (available through downgrade rights from Genuine Windows® 7 Professional)/Genuine Windows Vista® Business 32 operating system as well as FreeDOS. It is powered by Intel® Core™ i7-820QM/i7-720QM/i7-620M/i5-540M/i5-520M processor mounted on Mobile Intel® QM57 Express chipset and up to 16 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM memory. Designed in gunmetal finish with Mil-STD 810G testing form factor that protects the notebook from shock, the HP EliteBook 8440w supports up to 500 GB 7200 rpm SATA II hard disk drive and up to 256 GB solid state drive. It also has a DVD-ROM; DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe; Blu-ray R/RE DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL optical drive, a 15.6-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD anti-glare display supported by an NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M graphics with 1GB dedicated gDDR3 video memory, Microsoft DirectX 10.1 (Shader Model 4.1) and OpenGL 2.1, and an optional 2 MP webcam. The HP EliteBook 8440w supports inputs and outputs such as three USB 2.0, two USB 3.0 port, eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo port, external VGA monitor, DisplayPort, 1394a, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line-out, AC power, RJ-11, RJ-45, docking connector and a secondary battery connector. It also sports an Express Card/54 slot, a Smart Card Reader, a Secure Digital slot, integrated Intel Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000 NIC), HP Mobile Broadband (powered by Gobi™) with GPS; wireless Intel Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 802.11a/b/g/n and HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth® 2.1 Wireless Technology. The notebook weighs 6.5 lb and measures 14.7 x 9.9 x 1.28 inch. The notebook comes bundled with software such as integrated Smart Card Reader, HP ProtectTools, TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2, Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP Spare Key (requires initial user setup), HP Disk Sanitizer, Enhanced Drive Lock, Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools; optional LoJack Pro for HP ProtectTools, HP Fingerprint Sensor, Smart Kensington Lock, HP Privacy Filter and McAfee Security Solution.

Features

The HP EliteBook 8540w is a notebook that is powered by NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M or 1800M with 1 GB of video memory that optimizes visual performance of the notebook and comes with HP Performance Tuning Framework which allows users to configure and tune your HP Mobile Workstation for optimal performance. It also comes bundled with two USB 3.0 ports that allow users to connect the notebook to external displays and get optimized images with DisplayPort. Weighs 6.4 lb. (2.89 kg) with a 1.28-inch height in front, this Mobile Workstation is designed with gunmetal finish which protects the notebook. The notebook meets military standards (MIL-STD 810G) for vibration, dust, humidity, altitude, and high temperature and features spill-resistant keyboard with drains that help protect sensitive electronics and key components from minor spills. Other features on the EliteBook 8540w includes HP SkyRoom which provides professional quality visual collaboration with up to four person-to-person audio-visual sessions; HP Power Assistant which lets users take control of the notebook PCs reported power consumption and HP QuickLook 3 which provides access to email, calendar, contacts and tasks at the touch of the button without long boot-up time.

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