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HP ProBook 440 G6 (i7, 512 GB, FHD) Laptop Review

Sebastian Bade, 👁 Andreas Osthoff, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Katherine Bodner), 03/12/2019

Both visual and technical improvements. HP has presented its 14-inch office notebook with a new case and the most up-to-date Intel processor available. Some of its predecessor's weaknesses have clearly been corrected, but does this mean that the current ProBook 440 G6 is better than the last?


We tested the HP ProBook 440 G5 about one year ago and are now taking a look at the next version, the ProBook 440 G6. HP presents this device as "an affordable combination of innovations as well as security and multimedia functions" for small to medium-sized companies and business professionals. 

However, the competition is also steadily improving and other well-known manufacturers such as Lenovo and Acer have also created very interesting devices in this price range. Most importantly, the Lenovo ThinkPad E480, which can be considered the go-to business device in terms of good input devices and performance. We have also included the Acer TravelMate X3410 and the Fujitsu LifeBook E548 as comparison devices for this review. Huawei also has a good 14-inch office notebook to offer: the MateBook D 14. To get a good idea of the improvements HP has made to its device, we have also included the predecessor, HP ProBook 440 G5.   

Our HP ProBook 440 G6 is equipped with an Intel Core i7-8565U that is based on Whiskey Lake architecture. The 14-inch device has 16 GB of RAM and should therefore easily manage to keep several applications running simultaneously. The 512-GB SSD also enables users to store large sets of data locally. The display in our test unit is a matte Full HD panel. This configuration is available for around $1300. 

The ProBook 440 G6 is also available with the Core i5-8265U, 8 GB of RAM and a 256-GB storage device as well as in other combinations. 

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HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA (ProBook 440 G6 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 24.20.100.6287 DCH
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2666, 1 of 2 occupied, max. of 32 GB
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, LG Philips, LGD05F1, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Point-LP
Storage
Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G, 512 GB 
, M.2 2280, NVMe, 431 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Cannon Point-LP PCH - cAVS (Audio, Video, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined audio, Card Reader: 3-in-1 card reader, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 324.2 x 237.7 ( = 0.71 x 12.76 x 9.36 in)
Battery
45 Wh, 3900 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p Secondary Camera: IR
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: 6-row chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, power supply, 3D DriveGuard, Connection Optimizer, ePrint Driver + JetAdvantage, Hotkey Support, JumpStart, LAN Protection, MAC Address Manager, Noise Cancellation Software, Support Assistant, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.555 kg ( = 54.85 oz / 3.43 pounds), Power Supply: 339 g ( = 11.96 oz / 0.75 pounds)
Price
1225 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case - slimmer and more modern

HP ProBook 440 G6
HP ProBook 440 G6

The dominating colors of the HP ProBook 440 G6 are silver and black. While these were already used on the predecessor, the current device only has a black plastic display frame. The cover of the base unit is silver, which largely improves the overall impression this device gives.

The materials consist mainly of aluminum and plastic. These materials ensure good stability, although the base unit and display cover can be warped slightly when applying pressure. The center of the base unit gives way noticeably under pressure, which also shows that the sides are a lot more stable. Targeted pressure on the display cover is not visible on the screen.

Overall, the device looks more modern, probably due to its smaller size. The bezels are relatively narrow and HP has made good use of the available space. The opening angle is quite wide at around 180°, although this will hardly ever be needed in everyday use. Nonetheless, we are happy with the hinges, which hold the display in place with only minimal wobbling, while still being easy to adjust. We even managed to open the device with one hand despite its relatively low weight.

HP ProBook 440 G6
HP ProBook 440 G6
HP ProBook 440 G6
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HP ProBook 440 G6
HP ProBook 440 G6
HP ProBook 440 G6
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HP ProBook 440 G6
HP ProBook 440 G6
HP ProBook 440 G6
HP ProBook 440 G6
HP ProBook 440 G6
HP ProBook 440 G6

Size Comparison

The HP ProBook 440 G6 has a footprint of 32.4 x 23.7 cm, which makes it slightly smaller than most of its comparison devices. Only the Huawei MateBook D 14 is significantly more compact. At a weight of around 1.6 kg, the ProBook 440 G6 is not really light but cannot be considered heavy either. The power supply weighs an additional 339 grams, which means the total weight is still below 2 kg.

334 mm / 13.1 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 24 mm / 0.945 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs336.6 mm / 13.3 inch 232.5 mm / 9.15 inch 19.95 mm / 0.785 inch 1.6 kg3.61 lbs336 mm / 13.2 inch 238 mm / 9.37 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 1.6 kg3.42 lbs329 mm / 13 inch 242 mm / 9.53 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.8 kg3.94 lbs328 mm / 12.9 inch 238 mm / 9.37 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.7 kg3.73 lbs324.2 mm / 12.8 inch 237.7 mm / 9.36 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.6 kg3.43 lbs323 mm / 12.7 inch 221 mm / 8.7 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.5 kg3.24 lbs

Connectivity - a lot of ports but no TB3

HP has made some changes to the port selection compared to the ProBook 440 G5. The VGA connector has been replaced by a further USB port, which means that the ProBook 440 G6 now counts a total of four USB ports (3x Type-A, 1x Type-C). The Type-C port can be used as DisplayPort with a suitable adapter. The battery can also be recharged via this port. Most connectors are positioned on the right side, as the left is mainly reserved for ventilation grilles.

Left: combined audio, 2x USB 3 Type-A, HDMI 1.4b, RJ-45, USB 3.1 Type-C Gen1 with power delivery and DisplayPort, power supply
Left: combined audio, 2x USB 3 Type-A, HDMI 1.4b, RJ-45, USB 3.1 Type-C Gen1 with power delivery and DisplayPort, power supply
Right: Kensington lock, USB 3 Type-A (charging), ventilation grilles, SD card reader
Right: Kensington lock, USB 3 Type-A (charging), ventilation grilles, SD card reader
Back: No ports
Back: No ports
Front: No ports
Front: No ports

SD card reader

The ProBook 440 G6 is equipped with an SD card reader that offers USB 3.0 speeds and is positioned on the left side of the device. SD cards can be inserted entirely without them standing outside of the slot. While the card reader in the ProBook 440 G5 was slightly faster, the ProBook 440 G6 also transfers data fast enough for everyday use. 

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
79.5 MB/s ∼100% +3%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
77.1 MB/s ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
76.1 MB/s ∼96% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
74.2 MB/s ∼93% -4%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=277)
62.4 MB/s ∼78% -19%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
60.5 MB/s ∼76% -22%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
21.76 MB/s ∼27% -72%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87.9 (min: 79.5) MB/s ∼100% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
87.3 MB/s ∼99% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85.6 MB/s ∼97% +5%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81.9 MB/s ∼93%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=252)
78.9 MB/s ∼90% -4%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
76.1 MB/s ∼87% -7%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23.45 MB/s ∼27% -71%

Communication

Wi-Fi module
Wi-Fi module

The Wi-Fi module can probably be considered the main communication medium. The HP ProBook 440 G6 is equipped with the Intel Wireless-AC 9560 - a fast and modern Wi-Fi module that includes the newest Bluetooth standard (5.0).

Our test unit offered decent send and receive rates in our practical test. It even made first place in our comparison table. The predecessor's good results were further improved, although we did notice that data reception was slightly slower. Overall, however, we have nothing to criticize about the ProBook 440 G6's Wi-Fi communication. 

Our test unit also offers an Ethernet connector that supports transfer rates of up to 1 Gb/s. The HP ProBook 440 G6 can also optionally be equipped with an LTE module. The device has a placeholder WWAN slot next to the Wi-Fi module. However, our test unit is not WWAN ready.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
649 MBit/s ∼100% +3%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
633 MBit/s ∼98%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
632 MBit/s ∼97% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
536 MBit/s ∼83% -15%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
528 MBit/s ∼81% -17%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
502 (min: 323, max: 535) MBit/s ∼77% -21%
Average of class Office
  (5 - 688, n=223)
469 MBit/s ∼72% -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
306 MBit/s ∼47% -52%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
670 MBit/s ∼100%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
658 MBit/s ∼98% -2%
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
629 MBit/s ∼94% -6%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
590 (min: 528, max: 688) MBit/s ∼88% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
581 MBit/s ∼87% -13%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
524 MBit/s ∼78% -22%
Average of class Office
  (34 - 688, n=223)
445 MBit/s ∼66% -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
300 MBit/s ∼45% -55%

Security

Fingerprint reader
Fingerprint reader

The HP ProBook 440 G6 offers two security features: a fingerprint reader and an infrared camera. Both features support Windows Hello and make it very easy to log in to the system. Both these features worked very well in our test unit. The device can also be secured from theft with a Kensington lock. 

Accessories

The HP ProBook 440 G6 comes without accessories. The box only includes a power supply and various flyers. Users can purchase further accessories from HP or third-party providers. The device does not have any proprietary connectors.

Maintenance

Unlike our test unit, the HP ProBook 440 G5 still had a maintenance hatch on the bottom of the base unit. Users who now want to make changes to their device have to remove the bottom plate of the base unit entirely. This is quite easy to do by removing all screws and using a small spatula or similar tool. Be aware of the many small plastic clips that secure the bottom plate around the edges.

Once the bottom plate is removed, the device offers good access to its components. The RAM can easily be expanded and is not soldered on. Our test configuration still has a free RAM slot. The same goes for the storage device. If the M.2 SSD with 512 GB is not enough, it can be replaced or simply supplemented with a second storage device in the 2.5-inch bay. The necessary cables are already in place.

A look at the insides
A look at the insides

Warranty

HP continues to offer only 12 months of warranty for its ProBook 440 G6. This is quite standard nowadays, although some cheaper devices actually offer longer warranties (24 months).

Input Devices

Keyboard

The HP ProBook 440 G6 keyboard
The HP ProBook 440 G6 keyboard
The HP ProBook 440 G6 keyboard (backlit)
The HP ProBook 440 G6 keyboard (backlit)

Visually speaking, nothing has changed compared to the ProBook 440 G5. The six-row chiclet keyboard looks clear and offers a comfortable typing experience thanks to its large keys. This is supported by the significant pressure point, which, however, cannot be adjusted. Key attenuation is not too strong, thereby avoiding a spongy typing experience. There was a construction-related issue with the W key on the ProBook 440 G5. This is no longer the case on its successor. The keyboard gives way only under strong pressure, which should not occur when typing normally.

Due to the device's design, the up and down arrow keys have to share the space of one key and therefore require more precision when using. Overall, the HP ProBook 440 G6 offers a decent splash-proof keyboard with three-tier backlighting. 

Touchpad

The HP ProBook 440 G6 touchpad
The HP ProBook 440 G6 touchpad

The touchpad is 11x6.5 cm large and offers sufficient space for gestures and navigating across the screen. The ClickPad fits perfectly to the general look of the device and is highlighted by slanted edges. The surface is quite smooth and we did not encounter any imprecise areas on our test unit. The two integrated keys at the bottom of the ClickPad mean the surface of the touchpad can be larger. They produce an audible clicking sound when pressed. 

We cannot confirm that our HP ProBook 440 G6 has perfect workmanship. The ClickPad is closer to the edge on the bottom left corner than on the bottom right on our test unit. However, this is only an optical flaw and does not have an impact on the functionality of the touchpad.

Display - only average

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Strong clouding along the right edge
Strong clouding along the right edge

HP has equipped its ProBook 440 G6 with a display that is almost identical to the one in the ProBook 440 G5. The matte 14-inch IPS panel has a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which results in a pixel density of 157 ppi. Alternatively, there is also a configuration available with a cheaper display with 1366x768 pixels. According to the manufacturer, both display versions offer a brightness of at least 220 cd/m². We can confirm this for our test unit, which has an average of 238 cd/m². The black value is quite low at 0.23, which creates a contrast ratio of 1113:1. The predecessor's black value and display brightness were not quite as good, which also resulted in a lower contrast ratio.

None of the devices in our comparison field offer a particularly impressive display. The Fujitsu LifeBook E548 gets a couple of extra credits for its significantly lower response time. The LG panel in our test unit manages to regulate its brightness without PWM. However, we were even more bothered by the very visible clouding. This was most noticeable along the right edge of our test unit and was even visible during everyday use on dark scenes.

Please note:

Unfortunately, a defect occurred on our display during our testing period. It took the shape of a line that ran vertically across the entire screen. As this line was only one pixel wide, it did not impact further testing of the device. We assume that this issue is an isolated incident that just happened to occur on our test unit. Something like that can always happen - even to us.

217
cd/m²
249
cd/m²
244
cd/m²
225
cd/m²
256
cd/m²
249
cd/m²
221
cd/m²
237
cd/m²
246
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LG Philips, LGD05F1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 256 cd/m² Average: 238.2 cd/m² Minimum: 11.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 257 cd/m²
Contrast: 1113:1 (Black: 0.23 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.2 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 5.2
ΔE Greyscale 3.8 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
56.9% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 36.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.5
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
LG Philips, LGD05F1, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
LGD04B2, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
Innolux N140HCA-EAC, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
NV140FHM-N46, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Chi Mei CMN14D4, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
LG Philips LGD05B6, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
BOE0764 / TV140FHM-NH0, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
-1%
-12%
-19%
-13%
21%
-18%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
41.6 (22.8, 18.8)
40 (21.2, 18.8)
4%
44.8 (23.6, 21.2)
-8%
44.8 (22.8, 22)
-8%
40.4 (23.2, 17.2)
3%
34 (18, 16)
18%
41 (21, 20)
1%
Response Time Black / White *
27.2 (15.6, 11.6)
28.8 (17.2, 11.6)
-6%
31.2 (17.2, 14)
-15%
35.2 (19.6, 15.6)
-29%
35.2 (20.8, 14.4)
-29%
21 (12, 9)
23%
37 (21, 16)
-36%
PWM Frequency
25000 (30)
1000 (99)
25000 (21)
200 (90)
Screen
-5%
-5%
2%
1%
-1%
2%
Brightness middle
256
236
-8%
262
2%
275
7%
253.1
-1%
278
9%
291
14%
Brightness
238
221
-7%
245
3%
272
14%
230
-3%
240
1%
276
16%
Brightness Distribution
85
88
4%
83
-2%
85
0%
77
-9%
78
-8%
85
0%
Black Level *
0.23
0.26
-13%
0.19
17%
0.26
-13%
0.3
-30%
0.27
-17%
0.46
-100%
Contrast
1113
908
-18%
1379
24%
1058
-5%
844
-24%
1030
-7%
633
-43%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.2
5.7
8%
7
-13%
5.9
5%
4.71
24%
5.57
10%
4.3
31%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
18.2
22
-21%
23.6
-30%
20
-10%
20.72
-14%
11.01
40%
10.01
45%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
5.2
4.9
6%
3.44
34%
5.63
-8%
3.18
39%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.8
3.8
-0%
6.4
-68%
3.6
5%
3.4
11%
4.94
-30%
4.21
-11%
Gamma
2.5 88%
2.1 105%
2.14 103%
2.36 93%
1.997 110%
2.6 85%
2.46 89%
CCT
6643 98%
7318 89%
6065 107%
6798 96%
6266 104%
7322 89%
6867 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
36.1
37.7
4%
39.5
9%
38.1
6%
40
11%
37
2%
41
14%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
56.9
59.2
4%
61.9
9%
59.6
5%
62
9%
58
2%
64
12%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-3% / -4%
-9% / -6%
-9% / -1%
-6% / -1%
10% / 3%
-8% / -1%

* ... smaller is better

HP ProBook 440 G6 vs. sRGB  (56.9%)
HP ProBook 440 G6 vs. sRGB (56.9%)
HP ProBook 440 G6 vs. AdobeRGB (36.1%)
HP ProBook 440 G6 vs. AdobeRGB (36.1%)

The display is of good quality despite its matte surface. We did not notice any graininess of the screen. As the DeltaE-2000 color deviation is slightly elevated ex-works, we assume that HP does not calibrate its devices before sending them to its customers. The grayscale deviation improved significantly after our calibration, while colors were only slightly better. 

We also took a look at the display's color-space coverage and noticed that the display does not fulfill its specified 67% sRGB coverage. We measured only 56.9% coverage of the sRGB color space. The larger AdobeRGB color space is covered even less at only 36.1%. Professional users of image-processing software should avoid this device. The HP ProBook 440G6 is not ideal even for semi-professional image-processing.

CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: Grayscales (after calibration)
CalMAN: Grayscales (after calibration)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (after calibration)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (after calibration)
CalMAN: Saturation (after calibration)
CalMAN: Saturation (after calibration)

The matte surface is perfect for using the device outdoors. The display brightness is also sufficient, although we would recommend avoiding direct sunlight and looking for a spot in the shade.

The HP ProBook 440 G6 under an overcast sky
The HP ProBook 440 G6 under an overcast sky

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
27.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15.6 ms rise
↘ 11.6 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 56 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
41.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22.8 ms rise
↘ 18.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 54 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9354 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The IPS display offers good viewing-angle stability - just as one would expect from an IPS panel. Even the four corner images are only slightly clouded.

The viewing angles of the HP ProBook 440 G6
The viewing angles of the HP ProBook 440 G6

Performance - sufficient reserves

Our test unit is equipped with an Intel Core i7-8565U, 16 GB of RAM and a 512-GB storage device. This makes the compact 14-inch business notebook suitable to support virtual machines. Should this not be enough for a user, they can easily expand both RAM and storage space. The processor in this device is the strongest available for the ProBook 440 G6. More affordable configurations use an Intel Core i5-8265U, which is also based on Whiskey Lake architecture. 

The included hardware is very harmonious and we did not identify any increased latencies during our test.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
DPC-Latenzen
HWiNFO
Intel Extreme Utility
Intel Extreme Utility (Benchmark)
 
 

Processor

Intel Core i7-8565U
Intel Core i7-8565U
Intel Core i7-8565U during the CB15 loop
Intel Core i7-8565U during the CB15 loop

The Intel Core i7-8565U has four physical cores and can work up to eight threads simultaneously. The SoC has a base clock rate of 1.8 GHz, which can be increased to up to 4.6 GHz in turbo mode. The Whiskey Lake processor shows good single-thread performance with high clock rates, where it even reaches 180 points more than the average for the Core i7-8565U.

The ProBook 440 G6 is not quite as perfect at multi-core performance. The HP ProBook 440 G5, which is equipped with an Intel Core i5-8250U, actually reaches better results in this test.

The Cinebench R15 Multi loop is used to test the processor's capabilities under continuous load. Most devices respond similarly at the beginning of the test. Our test unit's performance dropped noticeably in the second round, after having reached a very good score in the first. After that, the ProBook 440 G6 stabilized its performance and reached an average of 535 points. This overall loss in performance is still acceptable. The HP ProBook 440 G5 had more difficulties during this test.

You can find further comparisons and benchmarks on our CPU comparison site.

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HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø535 (519.49-572.2)
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø533 (470-601)
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø507 (502.8-539.23)
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U: Ø504 (495-536)
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø473 (376.73-498.27)
Fujitsu Lifebook E548 Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø505 (497.54-534.95)
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø525 (518.44-565)
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
180 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (73.1 - 193, n=48)
171 Points ∼95% -5%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel Core i7-8550U
156 Points ∼87% -13%
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
Intel Core i5-8250U
146 Points ∼81% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
Intel Core i5-8250U
144 Points ∼80% -20%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
Intel Core i5-8250U
143 Points ∼79% -21%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
Intel Core i5-8250U
143 Points ∼79% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
134 Points ∼74% -26%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 199, n=534)
112 Points ∼62% -38%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
Intel Core i5-8250U
620 Points ∼100% +5%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
593 (min: 540, max: 585.81) Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (361 - 815, n=49)
585 Points ∼94% -1%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
Intel Core i5-8250U
565 Points ∼91% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
553 Points ∼89% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
Intel Core i5-8250U
540 Points ∼87% -9%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
Intel Core i5-8250U
534 Points ∼86% -10%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel Core i7-8550U
472 Points ∼76% -20%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1050, n=541)
344 Points ∼55% -42%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
2.07 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (0.65 - 2.16, n=10)
1.78 Points ∼86% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
Intel Core i5-8250U
1.63 Points ∼79% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
1.5 Points ∼72% -28%
Average of class Office
  (0.23 - 2.07, n=427)
1.134 Points ∼55% -45%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (4.09 - 7.4, n=10)
6.23 Points ∼100% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
Intel Core i5-8250U
6.1 Points ∼98% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
6.04 Points ∼97% +6%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
5.69 Points ∼91%
Average of class Office
  (0.26 - 11.6, n=599)
2.78 Points ∼45% -51%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
9160 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (5474 - 9435, n=6)
8104 Points ∼88% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
Intel Core i5-8250U
7202 Points ∼79% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
6921 Points ∼76% -24%
Average of class Office
  (0.4 - 9160, n=436)
4279 Points ∼47% -53%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
Intel Core i5-8250U
23873 Points ∼100% +5%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
22645 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (14542 - 26851, n=6)
21376 Points ∼90% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
20209 Points ∼85% -11%
Average of class Office
  (1.51 - 29780, n=433)
9825 Points ∼41% -57%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
240.81 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (108 - 277, n=33)
238 Points ∼99% -1%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel Core i7-8550U
232.34 Points ∼96% -4%
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
Intel Core i5-8250U
231.59 Points ∼96% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
Intel Core i5-8250U
217.74 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Office
  (36.7 - 290, n=244)
177 Points ∼74% -26%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
Intel Core i5-8250U
175.45 Points ∼73% -27%
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
117.7 Points ∼49% -51%
Octane V2 - Total Score
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
37824 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (13935 - 49795, n=40)
34671 Points ∼92% -8%
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
Intel Core i5-8250U
32530 Points ∼86% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
Intel Core i5-8250U
30373 Points ∼80% -20%
Average of class Office
  (3727 - 49795, n=241)
23236 Points ∼61% -39%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel Core i7-8550U
21346 Points ∼56% -44%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Office
  (872 - 9672, n=249)
2063 ms * ∼100% -104%
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
1658.7 ms * ∼80% -64%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
Intel Core i5-8250U
1332.8 ms * ∼65% -32%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel Core i7-8550U
1137.3 ms * ∼55% -13%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (730 - 2622, n=40)
1100 ms * ∼53% -9%
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
Intel Core i5-8250U
1078.6 ms * ∼52% -7%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
1009.2 ms * ∼49%
Blender 2.79 - ---
Average of class Office
  (473 - 9415, n=31)
1283 Seconds * ∼100% -56%
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
899.55 Seconds * ∼70% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (687 - 1175, n=21)
823 Seconds * ∼64% -0%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
820.9 Seconds * ∼64%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10
Cinebench R10
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R20
Cinebench R20
Jetstream 1.1
Jetstream 1.1
Jetstream 1.1
Jetstream 1.1
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
 
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
22645 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
9611 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
7113
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
17662
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
9703
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
9160 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
2.07 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 32Bit
40.48 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 32Bit
5.61 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
5.69 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
40.97 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 32Bit
1.83 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
49.1 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
593 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
180 Points
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System Performance

The system performance of the HP ProBook 440 G6 is very good according to its PCMark benchmark results, and the device has a significant lead over its competitors. The results fit to our overall impression of the test unit. The system is ready for use very quickly after startup and we did not encounter any lags or long loading times while working.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
3076 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2264 - 3370, n=19)
2947 Points ∼96% -4%
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
2821 Points ∼92% -8%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027
2804 Points ∼91% -9%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 512GB, M.2 (MTFDDAV512TBN)
2765 Points ∼90% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
2680 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 3884, n=150)
2654 Points ∼86% -14%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
2553 Points ∼83% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
Vega 8, PRO 2500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
2359 Points ∼77% -23%
Productivity
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
7230 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3381 - 7588, n=19)
6688 Points ∼93% -7%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027
5758 Points ∼80% -20%
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
5756 Points ∼80% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
5555 Points ∼77% -23%
Average of class Office
  (1266 - 7964, n=150)
5485 Points ∼76% -24%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 512GB, M.2 (MTFDDAV512TBN)
5280 Points ∼73% -27%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
4366 Points ∼60% -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
Vega 8, PRO 2500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
3759 Points ∼52% -48%
Essentials
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (5450 - 9029, n=19)
8242 Points ∼100% +4%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
7897 Points ∼96%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 512GB, M.2 (MTFDDAV512TBN)
7703 Points ∼93% -2%
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
7655 Points ∼93% -3%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027
7373 Points ∼89% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
6999 Points ∼85% -11%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 9790, n=150)
6966 Points ∼85% -12%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
5929 Points ∼72% -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
Vega 8, PRO 2500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5848 Points ∼71% -26%
Score
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
4015 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2486 - 4178, n=19)
3907 Points ∼97% -3%
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
3577 Points ∼89% -11%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027
3526 Points ∼88% -12%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 512GB, M.2 (MTFDDAV512TBN)
3460 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 4597, n=151)
3269 Points ∼81% -19%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
2898 Points ∼72% -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
Vega 8, PRO 2500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
2673 Points ∼67% -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
2279 Points ∼57% -43%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
5160 Points ∼100%
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
4922 Points ∼95% -5%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 512GB, M.2 (MTFDDAV512TBN)
4893 Points ∼95% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
4849 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3596 - 5189, n=17)
4733 Points ∼92% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
Vega 8, PRO 2500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
4123 Points ∼80% -20%
Average of class Office
  (1226 - 5428, n=348)
4026 Points ∼78% -22%
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
4071 Points ∼100%
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
3774 Points ∼93% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
3574 Points ∼88% -12%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2577 - 4179, n=18)
3528 Points ∼87% -13%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 512GB, M.2 (MTFDDAV512TBN)
3386 Points ∼83% -17%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
3076 Points ∼76% -24%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4770, n=407)
3059 Points ∼75% -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
Vega 8, PRO 2500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
2937 Points ∼72% -28%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4071 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
5124 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5160 points
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Storage Devices

512-GB SSD from Toshiba
512-GB SSD from Toshiba
512-GB SSD from Toshiba (mounted)
512-GB SSD from Toshiba (mounted)
Free 2.5-inch bay
Free 2.5-inch bay

The storage device in our test unit comes from Toshiba. The SSD has a capacity of 512 GB and works at PCIe speeds, which mean that the read and write rates are very good. The Toshiba SSD offers better overall performance compared to the device used in the ProBook 440 G5. However, we would have expected a higher 4K read rate. 31.17 MB/s isn't too bad, but the Samsung model in the Lenovo ThinkPad A485 offers 41.46 MB/s, which is significantly faster. This disadvantage is not noticeable in everyday use. 

Should you need more storage space, you can add a second hard drive using the free 2.5-inch bay. The necessary cables are already in place.

You can find further comparisons and benchmarks on our SSD and HDD comparison site.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 3
CDM 3
CDM 5
CDM 5
CDM 6
CDM 6
CDI
CDI
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Micron SSD 1100 SED 512GB, M.2 (MTFDDAV512TBN)
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027
Average Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-12%
-54%
34%
-32%
-42%
-41%
18%
Write 4K
117.6
135.3
15%
81.37
-31%
114.8
-2%
113.3
-4%
83.19
-29%
60.54
-49%
114 (79.1 - 149, n=12)
-3%
Read 4K
32.61
34.35
5%
33.74
3%
41.33
27%
28.65
-12%
16.66
-49%
21.63
-34%
35.6 (16.1 - 49.7, n=12)
9%
Write Seq
526.8
600.5
14%
129
-76%
1271
141%
428.7
-19%
384.3
-27%
450.9
-14%
683 (250 - 1342, n=12)
30%
Read Seq
2181
1175
-46%
904.6
-59%
1171
-46%
435.2
-80%
466.8
-79%
482.3
-78%
1612 (276 - 2353, n=12)
-26%
Write 4K Q32T1
507.5
377.6
-26%
107.2
-79%
218.4
-57%
274.6
-46%
269.7
-47%
248.9
-51%
401 (266 - 518, n=12)
-21%
Read 4K Q32T1
352.1
288.3
-18%
197.1
-44%
308.5
-12%
326.5
-7%
260
-26%
267.6
-24%
427 (258 - 773, n=12)
21%
Write Seq Q32T1
526.3
591
12%
128.9
-76%
1460
177%
504.7
-4%
532.1
1%
534.1
1%
830 (459 - 2969, n=12)
58%
Read Seq Q32T1
3135
1574
-50%
906.4
-71%
1529
-51%
530.2
-83%
544.5
-83%
562.8
-82%
2949 (1783 - 3228, n=12)
-6%
Write 4K Q8T8
526.6
1207.8
129%
886 (527 - 1246, n=2)
68%
Read 4K Q8T8
721.9
982.6
36%
1060 (722 - 1397, n=2)
47%
AS SSD
-28%
-88%
-10%
-36%
-48%
-65%
-14%
Copy Game MB/s
684.05
395.83
-42%
105.5
-85%
356.13
-48%
738 (458 - 1173, n=10)
8%
Copy Program MB/s
399.34
229.55
-43%
77.97
-80%
209.45
-48%
380 (30.9 - 570, n=10)
-5%
Copy ISO MB/s
885.16
521.55
-41%
108.24
-88%
811.61
-8%
1109 (585 - 1963, n=10)
25%
Score Total
2040
1264
-38%
638
-69%
1669
-18%
1090
-47%
1034
-49%
875
-57%
2170 (1157 - 4406, n=15)
6%
Score Write
669
634
-5%
182
-73%
567
-15%
449
-33%
385
-42%
216
-68%
683 (119 - 1733, n=15)
2%
Score Read
954
438
-54%
324
-66%
724
-24%
420
-56%
434
-55%
437
-54%
1028 (733 - 1773, n=15)
8%
Access Time Write *
0.047
0.032
32%
0.235
-400%
0.049
-4%
0.047
-0%
0.041
13%
0.13
-177%
0.1653 (0.026 - 1.066, n=15)
-252%
Access Time Read *
0.067
0.119
-78%
0.106
-58%
0.081
-21%
0.123
-84%
0.092
-37%
0.0925 (0.05 - 0.2, n=15)
-38%
4K-64 Write
499.48
484.98
-3%
92.05
-82%
378.06
-24%
313.33
-37%
288.81
-42%
137.29
-73%
515 (86 - 1350, n=15)
3%
4K-64 Read
724.27
277.55
-62%
190.92
-74%
558.96
-23%
350.49
-52%
375.17
-48%
364.16
-50%
784 (528 - 1464, n=15)
8%
4K Write
119.73
106.46
-11%
78.86
-34%
77.39
-35%
89.07
-26%
72.05
-40%
51.65
-57%
93.6 (4.25 - 154, n=15)
-22%
4K Read
31.17
31.9
2%
31.13
0%
42.46
36%
22.96
-26%
14.13
-55%
26.87
-14%
30.1 (21.2 - 52.8, n=15)
-3%
Seq Write
493.65
429.99
-13%
115.38
-77%
1117.7
126%
465.16
-6%
246.1
-50%
268.59
-46%
744 (261 - 2294, n=15)
51%
Seq Read
1982.61
1282.12
-35%
1014.73
-49%
1223.72
-38%
464.91
-77%
448.36
-77%
458.32
-77%
2137 (1408 - 2612, n=15)
8%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-20% / -22%
-71% / -76%
12% / 8%
-34% / -34%
-45% / -46%
-53% / -55%
2% / -1%

* ... smaller is better

Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
Sequential Read: 2137 MB/s
Sequential Write: 524.4 MB/s
512K Read: 968.8 MB/s
512K Write: 523.2 MB/s
4K Read: 32.57 MB/s
4K Write: 108.5 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 283.9 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 395.2 MB/s

GPU Performance

Unfortunately, our HP ProBook 440 G6 is not equipped with a dedicated GPU, although there is a configuration available with an Nvidia GeForce MX130. Our device therefore has to rely on the integrated graphics unit of the Intel Core i7-8565U. The Intel UHD Graphics 620 clocks at 300 - 1150 MHz and supports H.256/HEVC Main 10 decoding with a 10-bit color depth as well as Google's VP9 codec. This takes load off the CPU and ensures a smooth display of high-resolution video.  

The HP ProBook 440 G6 lags behind in comparison to its competitors. The Huawei MateBook D 14 is slightly faster despite its i5 SoC. This is due to its RAM running in dual-channel mode. Should the ProBook 440 G6 be equipped with a second RAM module, it should be possible to get a little more out of the Intel UHD Graphics 620 - although users shouldn't get their hopes up too much. The Lenovo ThinkPad A485 offers significantly higher performance with its AMD Ryzen 5 Pro APU, which has an integrated Vega 8 GPU. 

You can find further comparisons and benchmarks on our GPU comparison site.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
2794 Points ∼100% +54%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
1815 Points ∼65%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1776 Points ∼64% -2%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=168)
1714 Points ∼61% -6%
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1595 Points ∼57% -12%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8550U
1546 Points ∼55% -15%
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1533 Points ∼55% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1518 Points ∼54% -16%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 5332, n=657)
1314 Points ∼47% -28%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Office
  (76 - 1158, n=52)
476 Points ∼100%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (299 - 431, n=30)
355 Points ∼75%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
299 Points ∼63%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
1757 Points ∼100% +48%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1245 Points ∼71% +5%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
1191 Points ∼68%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1401, n=136)
1125 Points ∼64% -6%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8550U
1108 Points ∼63% -7%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=475)
1010 Points ∼57% -15%
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
929 Points ∼53% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
882 Points ∼50% -26%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
10370 Points ∼100% +8%
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
9730 Points ∼94% +1%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
9599 Points ∼93%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11436, n=154)
9137 Points ∼88% -5%
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8550U
8957 Points ∼86% -7%
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
7833 Points ∼76% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
7231 Points ∼70% -25%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=521)
7000 Points ∼68% -27%
3DMark 11 Performance
1997 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
45682 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
8458 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1090 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
506 points
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Gaming Performance

The HP ProBook 440 G6 is made for work - not for play. It will only display a few old games smoothly at low resolution and minimum details - but there isn't much joy in that. At least the device should be able to display simple browser games for the occasional break from office work.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 59.834.327.48.2fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 7042.519.717.5fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 20.613.46.9fps
Rocket League (2017) 25.516.9fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 30.322.719.1fps

Emissions - quiet, warm and long-lasting

System Noise

The cooling system in the HP ProBook 440 G6
The cooling system in the HP ProBook 440 G6

The cooling system of the HP ProBook 440 G6 includes a heat pipe and a small cooling fan. The fan does not really turn on until the device is under load, which means that users can often work in silence. Even at maximum load the cooling fan only reaches 33.1 dB(A), which is not particularly loud. Only the Lenovo ThinkPad A485 is quieter than that. The ProBook 440 G5 was a lot louder than its successor is now.

Noise Level

Idle
29.4 / 29.4 / 30.2 dB(A)
Load
31.8 / 33.1 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.4 dB(A)
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
Vega 8, PRO 2500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 512GB, M.2 (MTFDDAV512TBN)
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027
Noise
-3%
0%
1%
1%
-3%
-3%
off / environment *
29.4
29.1
1%
29.1
1%
29.3
-0%
28.2
4%
30
-2%
30.5
-4%
Idle Minimum *
29.4
29.1
1%
29.1
1%
29.3
-0%
28.2
4%
30
-2%
30.5
-4%
Idle Average *
29.4
29.1
1%
29.1
1%
29.3
-0%
28.2
4%
30
-2%
30.5
-4%
Idle Maximum *
30.2
30.7
-2%
30.3
-0%
29.6
2%
28.2
7%
30
1%
30.5
-1%
Load Average *
31.8
34.5
-8%
31.8
-0%
31.6
1%
33.2
-4%
35.3
-11%
33.6
-6%
Load Maximum *
33.1
36
-9%
33.8
-2%
31.6
5%
35.6
-8%
33.9
-2%
32.6
2%

* ... smaller is better

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.134.836.434.838.62528.228.327.827.228.53130.832.432.631.5334028.729.827.128.629.8502424.124.424.526.66323.423.626.224.330.68022.923.423.92225.710024.625.926.525.527.812523.823.623.623.624.61602423.32624.524.92002323.32822.523.125024.224.423.123.223.831521.520.721.321.921.840021.620.820.220.821.450020.820.720.320.520.763020.720.419.719.420.880021.120.319.21921100020.919.818.618.220.9125022.220.918.717.422.316002220.818.51722.4200021.22017.816.521.5250022.520.717.916.222.531502220.917.615.622.2400022.419.216.215.721.850001917.215.715.618.9630017.216.315.515.417.4800016.615.815.615.516.71000015.715.515.515.315.71250015.415.515.315.215.51600015.115.21514.915.2SPL33.131.830.229.433.1N1.81.61.41.31.8median 21.5median 20.7median 18.6median 17.4median 21.5Delta1.50.92.83.41.5hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA

Temperature

3DMark 11 after stress test
3DMark 11 after stress test

The ProBook 440 G6 reaches significantly higher temperatures than its predecessor under load. We measured a maximum of 50.5 °C on the bottom of the base unit under load, which can be quite uncomfortable if the device is placed on your lap. This is the disadvantage of the calm cooling fan. Nonetheless, these temperatures only apply during very high load, which will hardly ever be reached in everyday use.

The Intel Core i7-8565U reached a maximum core temperature of 85 °C during Prime95 and clocked at 2.28 GHz. The CPU continues to reach the power limit of 15 watts which prevents it from heating up critically. The same temperature was measured during our FurMark stress test. The iGPU clock rate was more stable at 1050 MHz. The temperatures were slightly lower at 76 °C when both the CPU and the iGPU were put under load simultaneously, which is due to the shared TDP. This limits CPU and iGPU clock rates, which also means lower temperatures.

We took another look at the notebook's 3D performance and can confirm that there were no performance limitations after the load test.

Stress test: Prime95 only
Stress test: Prime95 only
Stress test: FurMark only
Stress test: FurMark only
Stress test: FurMark+Prime95
Stress test: FurMark+Prime95
Max. Load
 38.2 °C
101 F
38.3 °C
101 F
36.2 °C
97 F
 
 37.7 °C
100 F
36.5 °C
98 F
35.8 °C
96 F
 
 30.3 °C
87 F
26.8 °C
80 F
26.7 °C
80 F
 
Maximum: 38.3 °C = 101 F
Average: 34.1 °C = 93 F
38.5 °C
101 F
50.5 °C
123 F
40.9 °C
106 F
39 °C
102 F
36 °C
97 F
31.5 °C
89 F
23.3 °C
74 F
23.5 °C
74 F
26.5 °C
80 F
Maximum: 50.5 °C = 123 F
Average: 34.4 °C = 94 F
Power Supply (max.)  37.7 °C = 100 F | Room Temperature 19.5 °C = 67 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.1 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 38.3 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 50.5 °C / 123 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.1 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 30.3 °C / 86.5 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.1 °C / 82.6 F (-2.2 °C / -3.9 F).
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
Vega 8, PRO 2500U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 512GB, M.2 (MTFDDAV512TBN)
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027
Heat
2%
9%
-9%
2%
-6%
-4%
Maximum Upper Side *
38.3
39
-2%
36.7
4%
39.1
-2%
35.2
8%
40.3
-5%
41.6
-9%
Maximum Bottom *
50.5
45.5
10%
42.8
15%
49.9
1%
39.4
22%
42.6
16%
44.2
12%
Idle Upper Side *
24.6
24.8
-1%
23.4
5%
28
-14%
27.6
-12%
28
-14%
27.4
-11%
Idle Bottom *
25.4
25
2%
22.8
10%
30.5
-20%
27.8
-9%
31
-22%
27.6
-9%

* ... smaller is better

Heat map top (load)
Heat map top (load)
Heat map bottom (load)
Heat map bottom (load)
Heat map top (load)
Heat map top (load)

Speakers

The speakers are positioned above the keyboard
The speakers are positioned above the keyboard

The included speakers are similar to those of the ProBook 440 G5. Again, the two speakers are positioned above the keyboard. The speakers of the Lenovo ThinkPad E480 are not as good in direct comparison, which is also due to the position of the speakers on the bottom of the base unit.

Thanks to the included software, users can adjust the sound of the membranes according to their personal taste. It is also possible to activate noise cancelation.

HP Audio settings
HP Audio settings
HP Audio settings
HP Audio settings
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.834.22527.228.13131.531.94028.630.65024.529.86324.333.9802227.310025.525.912523.628.916024.542.120022.55125023.254.231521.955.640020.859.750020.560.663019.460.18001962.1100018.265.2125017.470.216001765.4200016.563.1250016.263315015.668.1400015.767.4500015.669.5630015.467.5800015.557.31000015.358.21250015.253.91600014.950.4SPL29.478.1N1.341.6median 17.4median 60.1Delta3.46.130.130.827.227.424.62624.625.123.424.323.323.620.52320.623.719.724.720.127.519.835.219.44320.252.219.859.319.458.819.459.11967.718.867.118.162.517.36116.859.516.461.315.963.415.859.415.55815.360.115.361.815.155.314.852.514.749.829.374.11.233median 18.1median 59.11.88hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EALenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 17.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.7% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 34% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 36% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 57% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (74.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.9% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 54% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 33% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 52% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 40% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy Management

Power Consumption

65-watt power supply
65-watt power supply

HP has made significant improvements to the power consumption of our test unit compared to its predecessor. The consumption is significantly lower while idling (2.98 - 7.9 watts). However, our comparison devices from Fujitsu (LifeBook E548) and Lenovo (ThinkPad E480) show that power consumption can be even lower. Their lowest consumption is 6.3 watts while idling with the keyboard backlighting turned off. The ProBook 440 G6 was also quite energy-efficient during our stress test. Short spikes in consumption occasionally reached 43.3 watts.

The power supply has a rated output of 65 watts, which is largely sufficient for the HP ProBook 440 G6. The battery can also be recharged using the USB Type-C port.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.3 / 0.57 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.98 / 5.4 / 7.9 Watt
Load midlight 34.5 / 43.3 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
8565U, UHD Graphics 620, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
PRO 2500U, Vega 8, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
8550U, UHD Graphics 620, Micron SSD 1100 SED 512GB, M.2 (MTFDDAV512TBN), IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, SanDisk SD9SN8W256G1027, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
 
Average of class Office
 
Power Consumption
-25%
5%
-42%
-19%
16%
-5%
-16%
-71%
Idle Minimum *
2.98
4.4
-48%
3.5
-17%
5.3
-78%
4.5
-51%
3.1
-4%
3.7
-24%
3.86 (1 - 12.4, n=176)
-30%
7.57 (2.34 - 32, n=969)
-154%
Idle Average *
5.4
7.1
-31%
5.3
2%
8.3
-54%
6.3
-17%
5
7%
6.9
-28%
7.1 (4.3 - 15.5, n=176)
-31%
11.4 (4.2 - 42, n=969)
-111%
Idle Maximum *
7.9
10.2
-29%
6.1
23%
11.4
-44%
7
11%
6.1
23%
8.4
-6%
8.93 (5.2 - 16.6, n=176)
-13%
13.8 (5 - 67, n=969)
-75%
Load Average *
34.5
36.5
-6%
30
13%
42
-22%
28.7
17%
27
22%
32
7%
35.3 (8.1 - 51.6, n=176)
-2%
37.2 (7.43 - 99.3, n=954)
-8%
Load Maximum *
43.3
48.7
-12%
42.3
2%
48.8
-13%
67.7
-56%
29.7
31%
32.6
25%
44.8 (22 - 79, n=176)
-3%
46 (12.2 - 129, n=956)
-6%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtimes

3DMark 11 on battery
3DMark 11 on battery
Cinebench R15 on battery
Cinebench R15 on battery
45-Wh battery
45-Wh battery

Despite the smaller battery compared to its predecessor, our HP test unit offers longer battery runtimes. The battery has a capacity of 45 Wh and is built into the device. Together with the Lenovo ThinkPad E480, it has the smallest battery of our comparison field, but our ProBook 440 G6 offers longer battery runtimes than the ThinkPad E480. The HP notebook reached a runtime of 8:24 hours in our practical Wi-Fi test. Under moderate use, the device should last an entire workday without needing to recharge. It should also easily outlast a long movie night.

The CPU and GPU performance are slightly throttled when running on battery. However, this is not really noticeable during everyday use.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
17h 04min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (EDGE: 42.17134.1.0)
8h 24min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
7h 38min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 31min
Maximum battery runtime
Maximum battery runtime
Minimum battery runtime
Minimum battery runtime
Wi-Fi battery runtime
Wi-Fi battery runtime
H.264 battery runtime
H.264 battery runtime
Charging time
Charging time
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
8565U, UHD Graphics 620, 45 Wh
HP ProBook 440 G5-3KX87ES
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 48 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KNCTO1WW
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 45 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad A485-20MU000CGE
PRO 2500U, Vega 8, 48 Wh
Acer TravelMate X3410-M-866T
8550U, UHD Graphics 620, 57 Wh
Fujitsu Lifebook E548
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 50 Wh
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 57 Wh
Average of class Office
 
Battery Runtime
-16%
-8%
-36%
10%
1%
25%
-25%
Reader / Idle
1024
821
-20%
1106
8%
671
-34%
1248
22%
1414
38%
571 (101 - 1857, n=797)
-44%
H.264
458
224
-51%
431
-6%
368
-20%
725
58%
437 (139 - 862, n=183)
-5%
WiFi v1.3
504
416
-17%
495
-2%
330
-35%
617
22%
507
1%
597
18%
417 (105 - 1104, n=351)
-17%
Load
151
185
23%
105
-30%
68
-55%
131
-13%
129
-15%
101 (37 - 259, n=752)
-33%

Pros

+ simple, modern design
+ good single-thread performance
+ fast 512-GB SSD
+ fingerprint reader
+ IR camera
+ SD card reader
+ USB Type-C with DisplayPort
+ fast Wi-Fi module with Bluetooth 5.0
+ matte IPS display with good viewing angles and no PWM
+ quiet
+ decent battery runtimes
+ good maintenance options (option of combining HDD + SSD, two RAM slots)

Cons

- low color-space coverage
- strong clouding
- high surface temperatures
- base unit could be more stable
- no Thunderbolt 3
- only 12 months of warranty

Verdict - a modern HP ProBook

Review: HP ProBook 440 G6. Test unit provided by Cyberport
Review: HP ProBook 440 G6. Test unit provided by Cyberport

The HP ProBook 440 G6 is a device that is directed mainly at business clients with small to medium-sized firms. But the device is also suitable for end users as this device is ideal for everyday office use and surfing the web.

HP has reworked the ProBook 440 G6's case, making it slimmer and giving it a more modern look. The manufacturer has made a good choice of material with the aluminum finish giving the device a high-quality look. But not just the device's looks have been updated; the HP's components have been brought up-to-date, too, with Intel's newest processors - although we were not entirely convinced by the Cinebench R15 Multi loop results of the Intel Core i7-8565U in our test unit. Still, single-thread performance was very good, as was the overall system performance with our HP test unit making first place in our comparison table. 

The HP ProBook 440 G6 is available for around $1300 in our test configuration. This includes a Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM and a 512-GB SSD. We appreciate the thoughts behind the display choice, but this is not sufficient for a device in this price range. A matte IPS panel does nothing if it is accompanied by subpar color-space coverage and significant clouding. 

HP is on the right track with its ProBook 440 G6. Nonetheless, the device will have difficulties keeping up with its strong competition coming from other manufacturers.

We would like to highlight the good emission results. The low power consumption ensures long battery runtimes and the cautious cooling fan means low noise emissions. We were also impressed by the security features (fingerprint reader and IR camera), which worked perfectly. The presence of an SD card reader should also be mentioned, as many manufacturers tend to leave this out or only offer a microSD card reader nowadays.

However, a full-fledged business notebook should also include a smart card reader - which the HP ProBook 440 G6 does not. It might also have been a good idea to include a Type-C port that supports Thunderbolt 3. This would have distinguished the device from the crowd.

HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA - 03/08/2019 v6(old)
Sebastian Bade

Chassis
83 / 98 → 84%
Keyboard
76%
Pointing Device
95%
Connectivity
61 / 80 → 76%
Weight
68 / 20-67 → 100%
Battery
90%
Display
83%
Games Performance
59 / 68 → 86%
Application Performance
92 / 92 → 100%
Temperature
91%
Noise
97%
Audio
64%
Camera
39 / 85 → 46%
Average
77%
86%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sebastian Bade, 2019-03-12 (Update: 2019-03-13)