HP EliteBook 8540p


HP EliteBook 8540p
HP EliteBook 8540p
Intel Core i5-540M 2.53 GHz
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 5100M - 1024 MB, Core: 550 MHz, Memory: 790 MHz, DDR3, ForceWare 188.12
4096 MB 
, Hynix DDR3-1333, 2x 2 GB
15.6 inch 16:9, 1600x900 pixel, LG Display LGD0258 / LP156WD1-TLD3, glossy: no
Intel QM57 Express Chipset
320 GB - 7200 rpm, 320 GB 
, 7200 rpm, WDC WD3200BEKT-60V5T1
Nvidia GT216 High Definition Audio Controller
1 Express Card 54mm, 3 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort, LSI HDA Modem, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Audio-in, Audio-out, Card Reader: SD/MMC, MS, MS Pro, xD, NEC uPD720200 - 2x USB 3.0
Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1, HSPA
Optical drive
DVD +/- RW Double Layer
height x width x depth (in mm): 39 x 374 x 252 ( = 1.54 x 14.72 x 9.92 in)
68 Wh Lithium-Ion, 8 ogniw, 14,4 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
Webcam: 2 MPx
Additional features
TPM, fingerprint reader Power Supply – 12,3 x 4,8 x 2,9cm, 19V, 4,74A, 90W
Battery – 68Wh, 14,4V, extended – 59Wh, 14,8V
2.949 kg ( = 104.02 oz / 6.5 pounds), Power Supply: 527 g ( = 18.59 oz / 1.16 pounds)
1000 Euro


Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 83%, features: 85%, display: 86% mobility: 67%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 93%, emissions: 81%

Reviews for the HP EliteBook 8540p

Hewlett Packard - EliteBook 8540p review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Hewlett Packard EliteBook 8540p is a nice notebook. The relatively high screen resolution is a real draw, and we found the keyboard to be well made and easy to use at full touch-typing speed. It is big and heavy and so not designed for portability, though. And it is expensive too.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/02/2010
Rating: price: 40% display: 80% mobility: 40%
Review: HP EliteBook 8540p laptop
Source: English
In summary, you can’t go wrong with the EliteBook 8540p (or the 8xx0 series for that matter). With this flagship business line HP has combined good looks, ruggedness, high performance, and tons of features into one extremely attractive package. The 8540p has a reasonable starting price (for an enterprise notebook) and a lot of options to jack it up if you’d like (quad-core processors, 8GB RAM, SSDs, etc.), but even this base-level unit was impressive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%

Foreign Reviews

91% Test HP EliteBook 8540p Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 90% display: 92% mobility: 82% workmanship: 96% ergonomy: 96% emissions: 82%
80% HP EliteBook 8540p
Source: - 7/10 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Test: HP EliteBook 8540p Notebook-PC
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90%
Elitebook 8540p/8540w
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/03/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 90% emissions: 80%


NVIDIA Quadro NVS 5100M: Business Graphics card that is most likely based on the GeForce GT 330M with special BIOS and drivers for business applications.

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.

540M: The Core i5-540M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-3.06 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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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

2.949 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. 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 %

HP reviews

87%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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

HP EliteBook 8540p
Quadro NVS 5100M

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-04- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)