HP EliteBook 8440 Series

HP EliteBook 8440p-WJ681AWProcessor: Intel Core i5 520M, Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
Display: 14.0 inch
Weight: 2.363kg, 2.7kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 84.75% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 54%, performance: 86%, features: 88%, display: 60%
mobility: 72%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 71%


HP EliteBook 8440w


HP EliteBook 8440wNotebook: HP EliteBook 8440w
Processor: Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)


87% HP EliteBook 8440w
Source: PC World English
The HP EliteBook 8440w is an impressive 14-inch business workstation-class laptop, featuring a high-end configuration and features to give you an uncompromised work machine. The laptop is also very well built and has a very good keyboard and touchpad combo. The EliteBook 8440w sells for a price of Rs. 89,995, which is higher than mainstream business laptops like the Dell Vostro 3300 or the HP ProBook 4520s, but it comes with features and internal hardware that are superior than them. The Lenovo Thinkpad T400s is something else you might consider. If you want better portability and battery life, we recommend the Lenovo Thinkpad T400s. But if you are interested in a high-performance portable work machine, you should choose the HP EliteBook 8440w business laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 87%
HP EliteBook 8440w Review
Source: Bright Hub English
I have nothing but praise to heap on the HP EliteBook 8440w. It is a fast, powerful, well-built laptop that provides everything a corporate user could want. My only serious complaint about the 8440w is the weight – the laptop is far heavier than I’d like a 14 inch laptop to be. There are, of course, reasons why this laptop is heavy. However, this is built to be a mobile workstation, and the increased weight works against the mobile part of the equation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80%
HP EliteBook 8440w Core i7 Notebook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
HP has a real winner on its hands here, by most accounts. We are not certain if the company intentionally designed this machine to be a killer crossover between consumer notebooks and mobile workstations, but that's exactly what was delivered. The 14" form factor is extremely mobile, and the sub-5lb. weight makes it easy to toss in a backpack and forget about it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2010
Rating: price: 40% performance: 90% mobility: 60% emissions: 30%
HP EliteBook 8440w: On-the-Go Workstation
Source: AnandTech English
In the mobile workstation class, there are only really three major players: Dell, Lenovo, and HP. And maybe Apple as well, if you want to consider the artistic/design side of things. In that group, the EliteBook 8440w ends up being a fairly unique product—it's the only real workstation class 14" notebook on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2010
Rating: price: 50% workmanship: 90%
87% Notebook Review: HP EliteBook 8440w
Source: Hardware Central English
It's not cheap, but the EliteBook 8440w has one of the highest power-to-portability ratios we've encountered in many years of laptop testing. Indeed, its potent CPU and GPU and high-resolution screen make it the mightiest 14-inch laptop we've ever tested, and its battery life impresses as well. If you crave entry- to mid-level workstation muscle in a package more portable than you thought possible, check it out.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 60% performance: 100% features: 100%
80% HP Elitebook 8440w
Source: PC Mag English
Big corporations have the budgets to buy the bleeding-edge, no-compromise business laptops, which is why companies like HP build the best. The HP EliteBook 8440w ($1,650 direct) is a force to be reckoned with in the business world, with parts that include an Intel Core i7 processor (dual core), workstation Nvidia graphics, and speedy hard drives. The HP EliteBook 8440w is built to withstand physical abuse and runs on parts that are meaner and longer-running than its rivals.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% HP EliteBook 8440w
Source: PC World English
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 processor. When you first unpack the laptop, the muted magnesium-clad system impresses with its solid feel. The EliteBook 8440w is a solid corporate laptop with a great keyboard, but it isn't a multimedia powerhouse.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 97% features: 92%
86% HP EliteBook 8440w
Source: Computer Shopper English
Buyers may be flocking to shiny, low-cost laptops, but there’s still a segment of the population that needs a fast machine that can take the rigors of road use. For those business and power users, HP offers its EliteBook line. 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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86%
70% HP EliteBook 8440w
Source: Laptop Mag English
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 the 8440w comes some trade-offs; its graphics card is not nearly as powerful as larger workstations, which may turn off some potential buyers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%


HP EliteBook 8440p-WJ681AW


HP EliteBook 8440p-WJ681AWNotebook: HP EliteBook 8440p-WJ681AW
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.363kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 85.4% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)


92% Review HP EliteBook 8440p-WJ681AW Notebook | Notebookcheck
Business Toolbox. Those who need a notebook as a constant companion need more than a display with keys in front of it. The 14 incher wants to vindicate its high-class claim with connection variety, robustness, and Core i5-520M power.
80% HP EliteBook 8440p review
Source: PC Advisor English
The HP EliteBook 8440p looks stunning while retaining a functional design, and it offers pretty much everything you'd want from a business notebook. Check it out in store and prepare to be smitten. It's not cheap, but for a business notebook of this calibre we think that's a pretty reasonable proposition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP EliteBook 8440p
Source: Laptop Mag English
For business users on a budget, the HP EliteBook 8440p represents a very good bargain. You get excellent Core i5 performance, decent battery life, and a stylish, sturdy chassis for less than $1,000. Considering an identically configured Lenovo ThinkPad T410 costs about $150 more but lacks the metal lid and deck, we feel that the 8440p is the better deal, both in the short and long term.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% HP EliteBook 8440p Review
Source: Digital Trends English
When should you consider a business notebook over an ordinary consumer model? When the business notebook in question is HP’s outstanding EliteBook 8440p. In a space crowded with dry, plastic-cased designs, the EliteBook breaks away with a no-nonsense style, build quality, features and performance. Whether you plan to use it for brokering multi-million-dollar corporate mergers or ECON 101 homework, the EliteBook 8440p offers a rugged, stylish design you’ll keep using for years.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% HP Elitebook 8440p
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 50%
HP EliteBook 8440p
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2010
Rating: display: 40%
92% Test HP EliteBook 8440p-WJ681AW Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 74% display: 85% mobility: 84% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 97% emissions: 91%
HP EliteBook 8440p - zabezpečený jako trezor
Source: CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/25/2010
Rating: price: 40% features: 80%



HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M: Professional entry level graphics card with certified drivers, based on the same chip as the GeForce 310M.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


The Core i7-620M is the fastest Dual-Core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction in Q1 2010). The 620M clocks betwenn 2.66 and 3.33 GHz due to the Turbo Mode and because of Hyperthreading, 4 threads are executed simultaneously. In the package, Intel also included a second die with an integrated GPU (GMA HD) and a memory controller. Therefore, the TDP of 35 Watt of the whole package is still quite good.

Intel Core i5:


The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

14.0: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.363 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.7 kg:

84.75%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)