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HP EliteBook 8540p

Specifications

HP EliteBook 8540p
HP EliteBook 8540p
Processor
Intel Core i5-540M 2 x 2.5 - 3.1 GHz, Arrandale
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 5100M - 1024 MB VRAM, Core: 550 MHz, Memory: 790 MHz, DDR3, ForceWare 188.12
Memory
4 GB 
, Hynix DDR3-1333, 2x 2 GB
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel, LG Display LGD0258 / LP156WD1-TLD3, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel QM57 Express Chipset
Storage
320 GB - 7200 rpm, 320 GB 
, 7200 rpm, WDC WD3200BEKT-60V5T1
Soundcard
Nvidia GT216 High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
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
Networking
Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 2.1, HSPA
Optical drive
DVD +/- RW Double Layer
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 39 x 374 x 252 ( = 1.54 x 14.72 x 9.92 in)
Battery
68 Wh Lithium-Ion, 8 ogniw, 14,4 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
Camera
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
Weight
2.949 kg ( = 104.02 oz / 6.5 pounds), Power Supply: 527 g ( = 18.59 oz / 1.16 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro

 

Price comparison

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 Archive.org version
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: Geek.com English Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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: Chip.de - 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 Archive.org version
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: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/03/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 90% emissions: 80%

Comment

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.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

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


2.949 kg:

With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.


HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.

In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.


87%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.


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

 

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