HP EliteBook 8440w


HP EliteBook 8440w
HP EliteBook 8440w (EliteBook 8440 Series)
Graphics adapter
14.0 inch 16:9, 1600x900 pixel, glossy: yes
2.7 kg ( = 95.24 oz / 5.95 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1200 Euro


Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 92%, features: 96%, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 30%

Reviews for the HP EliteBook 8440w

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%


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

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» 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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

2.7 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

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. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.


In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).

83%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2010-01-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)