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HP ProBook 440 G8 review: Robust office laptop with a Tiger Lake CPU

With a Full-HD VA panel. The HP ProBook 440 G8 offers simple business features and is targeted for mobile office users. Our test clarifies what the Tiger Lake CPU used here has to offer in everyday operation and what alternative configurations are available.
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HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA

HP offers the HP ProBook 440 G8 in various equipment configurations. One of them is the model that we are testing here, with an Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7, 16 GB of working memory, and a 512 GB SSD. This configuration is compared to the HP ProBook 440 G6 predecessor model that we tested before and to which we are referring to in some test sections.

In addition, there are the comparison devices listed below. You can also add more laptops from our database for comparison underneath each of the sections.

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HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Processor
Intel Core i7-1165G7 4 x 2.8 - 4.7 GHz, 17 W PL2 / Short Burst, 14 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Memory
16384 MB 
, single-channel
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, AU Optronics AUO818B, VA, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
Lite-On CL1-8D512, 512 GB 
, 450 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined audio port, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19 x 322 x 214 ( = 0.75 x 12.68 x 8.43 in)
Battery
45 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2W, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, HP System Management software, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.38 kg ( = 48.68 oz / 3.04 pounds), Power Supply: 283 g ( = 9.98 oz / 0.62 pounds)
Price
1120 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
83 %
05/2021
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.4 kg19 mm14.00"1920x1080
86 %
03/2019
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
i7-8565U, UHD Graphics 620
1.6 kg18 mm14.00"1920x1080
84 %
03/2021
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
1.3 kg17 mm14.50"2560x1600
85 %
01/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.6 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
09/2020
Acer SF514-55T
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1 kg14.95 mm14.00"1920x1080

Case - A robust 14-inch laptop

The workmanship and case design correspond to a large extent to that of the predecessor model. You can find information about it in our review of the HP ProBook 440 G6.

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Size Comparison

324.2 mm / 12.8 inch 237.7 mm / 9.36 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.6 kg3.43 lbs324 mm / 12.8 inch 220 mm / 8.66 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.6 kg3.52 lbs322 mm / 12.7 inch 214 mm / 8.43 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.4 kg3.04 lbs322 mm / 12.7 inch 225 mm / 8.86 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1.3 kg2.78 lbs319 mm / 12.6 inch 208 mm / 8.19 inch 14.95 mm / 0.589 inch 1 kg2.27 lbs

Connections - No Thunderbolt in the ProBook 440 G8

The number of connections in the ProBook 440 G8 remains identical to that of the predecessor, only their positions were changed. The standards of the USB ports were also improved.

Left side: Kensington Lock, GigabitLAN, 1x USB-A 3.1 Gen1
Left side: Kensington Lock, GigabitLAN, 1x USB-A 3.1 Gen1
Right side: microSD, combined audio port, HDMI, 2x USB-A 3.1 Gen1, 1x USB-C 3.1 Gen2
Right side: microSD, combined audio port, HDMI, 2x USB-A 3.1 Gen1, 1x USB-C 3.1 Gen2

SD Card Reader

In contrast to the ProBook 440 G6, the ProBook 440 G8 only offers a microSD card reader. Using our AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60 reference storage card, the card reader achieves very good read and write rates, placing the HP laptop at the top of our test field.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
92 MB/s ∼100%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
77.1 MB/s ∼84% -16%
Average of class Office
  (17.7 - 194, n=80, last 2 years)
75 MB/s ∼82% -18%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
22.2 MB/s ∼24% -76%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
87 MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Office
  (17.2 - 205, n=77, last 2 years)
86.3 MB/s ∼99% -1%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81.9 MB/s ∼94% -6%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
28.3 MB/s ∼33% -67%

Communication

In addition to Bluetooth 5, the ProBook 440 G8 now also supports Wi-Fi 6. However, using our reference router, the transfer rates remain at the same level as those from the predecessor model with Wi-Fi 5. These values are also confirmed in several test runs.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1481 (784min - 1552max) MBit/s ∼100% +95%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1234 (579min - 1368max) MBit/s ∼83% +63%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=228)
1152 MBit/s ∼78% +52%
Average of class Office
  (54.8 - 1775, n=104, last 2 years)
899 MBit/s ∼61% +19%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
758 (682min - 804max) MBit/s ∼51%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
670 MBit/s ∼45% -12%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1466 (702min - 1533max) MBit/s ∼100% +128%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1743, n=228)
1241 MBit/s ∼85% +93%
Average of class Office
  (60.8 - 1722, n=105, last 2 years)
947 MBit/s ∼65% +47%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
784 (540min - 922max) MBit/s ∼53% +22%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
643 (562min - 667max) MBit/s ∼44%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
633 MBit/s ∼43% -2%
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HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø643 (562-667)
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø783 (540-922)
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1442 (702-1533)
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø758 (682-804)
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1234 (579-1368)
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1455 (784-1552)

Webcam

The ProBook 440 G8 is also only equipped with one of the widely-used, low-resolution 0.9-MP webcams. The image quality is correspondingly mediocre.

ColorChecker
26.8 ∆E
29.7 ∆E
33.5 ∆E
29.9 ∆E
33.5 ∆E
29.1 ∆E
23.6 ∆E
37.6 ∆E
19.9 ∆E
29.2 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
26 ∆E
37.8 ∆E
27.7 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
25.4 ∆E
33.6 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
28 ∆E
29.3 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW: 25.04 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 37.82 ∆E
ColorChecker
25.5 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
27.7 ∆E
25.9 ∆E
26.8 ∆E
18 ∆E
20.1 ∆E
36 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
24.7 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
27.4 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
22.9 ∆E
22.4 ∆E
23.2 ∆E
7 ∆E
ColorChecker HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA: 21.6 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 36.95 ∆E
ColorChecker
2.9 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
2.1 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
1.3 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE: 8.96 ∆E min: 1.28 - max: 18.65 ∆E

Security

In addition to a fingerprint sensor, a TPM module, and an infrared camera for Windows Hello, HP delivers the ProBook 440 G8 with numerous security software applications such as the HP Client Security Manager Gen 6, for example.

Accessories

The box of the HP laptop only includes a 45-Watt charger, but you can purchase additional generic laptop accessories on the manufacturer's website.

Maintenance

The case bottom of the ProBook 440 G8 remains in place tightly fixed, even after all the screws have been removed from the bottom. Once you have managed to open the laptop, you can access the working memory and SSD, allowing you to replace or expand them. In our test unit, one RAM slot remains unoccupied.

HP ProBook 440 G8 - Maintenance options
HP ProBook 440 G8 - Maintenance options

Warranty

HP offers buyers of the ProBook 440 G8 a warranty period of 12 months, which can be extended at an additional cost.

Input Devices - An HP laptop with a good keyboard

Since the input devices of the HP ProBook 440 G8 remained unchanged, we refer to the review of ProBook 440 G6 for information on the keyboard and touchpad.

HP ProBook 440 G8 - Input devices
HP ProBook 440 G8 - Input devices

Display - A matte VA panel that could be brighter

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding

The display of the HP ProBook 440 G8 consists of a 14-inch VA panel that offers a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. At an average of 230 cd/m², the maximum brightness is slightly below the level of our selected competitors. The same goes for the brightness distribution of 82%. HP does not use PWM to control the brightness, which should be a positive point for users with sensitive eyes.

In addition to the display model of our test unit, HP also offers a VA panel with 1366 x 768 pixels and another 1920 x 1080 pixel panel with touchscreen functionality.

226
cd/m²
237
cd/m²
208
cd/m²
242
cd/m²
253
cd/m²
221
cd/m²
212
cd/m²
237
cd/m²
237
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics AUO818B
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 253 cd/m² Average: 230.3 cd/m² Minimum: 13.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 82 %
Center on Battery: 222 cd/m²
Contrast: 872:1 (Black: 0.29 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.35 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6
ΔE Greyscale 3.75 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
55% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
35% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
38.25% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
55.63% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
37.02% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.48
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
AU Optronics AUO818B, VA, 1920x1080, 14.00
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
LG Philips, LGD05F1, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Chi Mei CMN1411, IPS, 2560x1600, 14.50
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
LP140WFA-SPD2, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
Display
3%
77%
3%
Display P3 Coverage
37.02
38.08
3%
65.82
78%
38.26
3%
sRGB Coverage
55.63
57.22
3%
97.4
75%
57.17
3%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
38.25
39.37
3%
67.89
77%
39.57
3%
Response Times
3%
40%
11%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
43 (20, 23)
41.6 (22.8, 18.8)
3%
29 (2, 27)
33%
38.4 (19.6, 18.8)
11%
Response Time Black / White *
28 (15, 13)
27.2 (15.6, 11.6)
3%
15 (4, 11)
46%
24.8 (14.8, 10)
11%
PWM Frequency
Screen
4%
33%
8%
Brightness middle
253
256
1%
360
42%
286
13%
Brightness
230
238
3%
327
42%
292
27%
Brightness Distribution
82
85
4%
83
1%
85
4%
Black Level *
0.29
0.23
21%
0.45
-55%
0.17
41%
Contrast
872
1113
28%
800
-8%
1682
93%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.35
6.2
-16%
2.04
62%
7.2
-35%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
17.08
18.2
-7%
4.69
73%
22.1
-29%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.75
3.8
-1%
2.84
24%
5.2
-39%
Gamma
2.48 89%
2.5 88%
2.34 94%
2.52 87%
CCT
6446 101%
6643 98%
6360 102%
7086 92%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
35
36.1
3%
62
77%
36.3
4%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
55
56.9
3%
97
76%
56.9
3%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
5.2
0.92
5.4
Total Average (Program / Settings)
3% / 4%
50% / 43%
7% / 8%

* ... smaller is better

Color space coverage (sRGB) - 55%
Color space coverage (sRGB) - 55%
Color space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 35%
Color space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 35%

Our measurements attest the display of the HP ProBook 440 G8 with a relatively low contrast ratio of 872:1 and an average black value of 0.29 cd/m². At 55% (sRGB) and 35% (AdobeRGB), the color space coverage is at the level of the competitors.

The CalMAN analysis shows that the colors are already very balanced in the state of delivery, with measurements of a low Delta-E 2000 deviation of only 5.35.

CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

Outdoors, the matte display of the ProBook 440 G8 is just bright enough to be able to show readable image contents. However, you should choose a shady place for this.

Using the HP ProBook 440 G8 outdoors
Using the HP ProBook 440 G8 outdoors
Using the HP ProBook 440 G8 outdoors
Using the HP ProBook 440 G8 outdoors

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
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15 ms rise
↘ 13 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. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
43 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20 ms rise
↘ 23 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.2 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 9720 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

The viewing angles of the HP laptop's VA panel are very stable. Only from very steep viewing angles from the left or right side does the image appear darker than it should be.

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - The single-channel RAM becomes noticeable

HP has equipped the ProBook 440 G8 with current processors from Intel's Tiger Lake generation. In combination with various configuration options for the working memory and storage, there is sufficient performance for office applications.

While the integrated graphics unit of the CPU is suitable for less demanding graphics tasks, the HP laptop is also offered with an optional Nvidia GeForce MX450.

HP ProBook 440 G8 - CPUz
HP ProBook 440 G8 - CPUz
HP ProBook 440 G8 - CPUz
HP ProBook 440 G8 - CPUz
HP ProBook 440 G8 - GPUz
HP ProBook 440 G8 - HWInfo
 
 

Processor

The Intel Core i7-1165G7 used in our test unit is a quad-core processor that is able to run up to eight Threads simultaneously. The clock speeds are between 2.8 and 4.7 GHz, with the actual performance also depending on the configured TDP. HP has configured the CPU with a PL1 of 14 watts and a PL2 of 17 watts. With this, the performance is at a level at the middle of our test field.

Our Cinebench R15 constant load test also shows, that the performance of the CPU drops by about 8% under longer load, a value that also corresponds to the average of comparable devices.

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HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø670 (654.88-714.13)
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø535 (519.49-572.2)
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø709 (659.11-772.92)
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø943 (873.9-1006.9)
Acer SF514-55T Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø679 (635.98-959.46)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
583 Points ∼100% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
582 Points ∼100% +2%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
569 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (471 - 588, n=51)
554 Points ∼95% -3%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
519 Points ∼89% -9%
Average of class Office
  (194 - 606, n=107, last 2 years)
429 Points ∼74% -25%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2411 Points ∼100% +40%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2167 Points ∼90% +26%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2108 Points ∼87% +22%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1285 - 2657, n=51)
1956 Points ∼81% +13%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1726 Points ∼72%
Average of class Office
  (159 - 3302, n=108, last 2 years)
1572 Points ∼65% -9%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
226 Points ∼100% +1%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
224 Points ∼99%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
218 Points ∼96% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (199 - 230, n=46)
217 Points ∼96% -3%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
210 Points ∼93% -6%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
180 Points ∼80% -20%
Average of class Office
  (75 - 230, n=117, last 2 years)
170 Points ∼75% -24%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1007 (873.9min - 1006.9max) Points ∼100% +41%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
960 (672.4min - 695.53max) Points ∼95% +34%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (599 - 1027, n=53)
850 Points ∼84% +19%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
773 (659.11min - 772.92max) Points ∼77% +8%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
714 (654.88min - 714.13max) Points ∼71%
Average of class Office
  (134 - 1410, n=120, last 2 years)
682 Points ∼68% -4%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
593 (540min - 585.81max) Points ∼59% -17%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average of class Office
  (344 - 3319, n=99, last 2 years)
831 Seconds * ∼100% -19%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
820.9 Seconds * ∼99% -18%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
696 Seconds * ∼84%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
660 Seconds * ∼79% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (468 - 958, n=50)
619 Seconds * ∼74% +11%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
600 Seconds * ∼72% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
495 Seconds * ∼60% +29%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5387 MIPS ∼100% 0%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5377 MIPS ∼100%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5326 MIPS ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (4651 - 5507, n=50)
5226 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5146 MIPS ∼96% -4%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
4760 MIPS ∼88% -11%
Average of class Office
  (2493 - 5565, n=99, last 2 years)
4335 MIPS ∼80% -19%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
26885 MIPS ∼100% +34%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
23087 MIPS ∼86% +15%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (15556 - 27405, n=50)
22772 MIPS ∼85% +13%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
22004 MIPS ∼82% +9%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
20118 MIPS ∼75%
Average of class Office
  (4963 - 39649, n=99, last 2 years)
19179 MIPS ∼71% -5%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
17348 MIPS ∼65% -14%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1589 Points ∼100% +5%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1575 Points ∼99% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1556 Points ∼98% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (882 - 1595, n=51)
1518 Points ∼96% 0%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1514 Points ∼95%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1648, n=87, last 2 years)
1144 Points ∼72% -24%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5926 Points ∼100% +24%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5649 Points ∼95% +19%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1821 - 5926, n=51)
5152 Points ∼87% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4969 Points ∼84% +4%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4760 Points ∼80%
Average of class Office
  (873 - 6502, n=87, last 2 years)
3818 Points ∼64% -20%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
7.34 fps ∼100% +34%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.37 fps ∼87% +16%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1.39 - 8.47, n=50)
6.27 fps ∼85% +14%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.58 fps ∼76% +2%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.49 fps ∼75%
Average of class Office
  (1.15 - 9.8, n=98, last 2 years)
5.05 fps ∼69% -8%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
4.52 fps ∼62% -18%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Office
  (21.5 - 180, n=76, last 2 years)
63.2 s * ∼100% -12%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
56.4 s * ∼89%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
50.9 s * ∼81% +10%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
49.4 s * ∼78% +12%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (21.5 - 88.1, n=49)
48.3 s * ∼76% +14%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
21.5 s * ∼34% +62%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Office
  (0.542 - 1.578, n=81, last 2 years)
0.708 sec * ∼100% -24%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (0.552 - 1.002, n=50)
0.591 sec * ∼83% -3%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.577 sec * ∼81% -1%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.572 sec * ∼81%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.565 sec * ∼80% +1%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.554 sec * ∼78% +3%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
714 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
77 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
224 Points
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System Performance

In the PCMark-10 test to evaluate the system performance, the ProBook 440 G8 only achieves one of the lower places in our test field. However, in the single disciplines for "Essentials" and "Digital Content Creation," it is sufficient for the middle of the field. In everyday operation, the HP laptop always runs smoothly, without showing any micro stutters or anything similar. 

You can find out about the performance that you can expect from other laptops in our CPU benchmark list.

PCMark 10
Score
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lenovo UMIS AM620 RPJTJ512MEE1OWX
5014 Points ∼100% +9%
Acer SF514-55T
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
4972 Points ∼99% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4531 - 5454, n=30)
4951 Points ∼99% +8%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4855 Points ∼97% +6%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lite-On CL1-8D512
4597 Points ∼92%
Average of class Office
  (1900 - 5606, n=112, last 2 years)
4138 Points ∼83% -10%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
4015 Points ∼80% -13%
Essentials
Acer SF514-55T
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
10113 Points ∼100% +12%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (8997 - 11505, n=30)
10082 Points ∼100% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lenovo UMIS AM620 RPJTJ512MEE1OWX
9852 Points ∼97% +10%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lite-On CL1-8D512
8997 Points ∼89%
Average of class Office
  (4469 - 10457, n=112, last 2 years)
8409 Points ∼83% -7%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8026 Points ∼79% -11%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
7897 Points ∼78% -12%
Productivity
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8623 Points ∼100% +33%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
7230 Points ∼84% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lenovo UMIS AM620 RPJTJ512MEE1OWX
6810 Points ∼79% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (6158 - 7136, n=30)
6750 Points ∼78% +4%
Acer SF514-55T
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
6745 Points ∼78% +4%
Average of class Office
  (2917 - 9071, n=112, last 2 years)
6538 Points ∼76% +1%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lite-On CL1-8D512
6480 Points ∼75%
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lenovo UMIS AM620 RPJTJ512MEE1OWX
5101 Points ∼100% +13%
Acer SF514-55T
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
4891 Points ∼96% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4083 - 5495, n=30)
4847 Points ∼95% +7%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lite-On CL1-8D512
4522 Points ∼89%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4489 Points ∼88% -1%
Average of class Office
  (1270 - 5878, n=112, last 2 years)
3562 Points ∼70% -21%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
3076 Points ∼60% -32%
PCMark 10 Score
4597 points
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DPC Latencies

In the test with LatencyMon, the HP ProBook 440 G8 shows significantly elevated latencies, which means that it is not suited for applications that require real-time processing.

LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lite-On CL1-8D512
7865.4 μs * ∼100%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
2377.1 μs * ∼30% +70%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Lenovo UMIS AM620 RPJTJ512MEE1OWX
948.3 μs * ∼12% +88%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

HP has equipped our test configuration with a 512-GB SSD that achieves average read and write rates that are significantly below the level of our selected comparison devices.

You can find out about the performance of other storage solutions in our HDD/SSD benchmark list.

HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Lite-On CL1-8D512
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Lenovo UMIS AM620 RPJTJ512MEE1OWX
Average Lite-On CL1-8D512
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
26%
130%
51%
36%
Write 4K
122.4
117.6
-4%
127
4%
129.3
6%
127 (122 - 132, n=2)
4%
Read 4K
24.99
32.61
30%
42.72
71%
47.38
90%
35.3 (25 - 45.6, n=2)
41%
Write Seq
652.6
526.8
-19%
2025
210%
760
16%
1082 (653 - 1511, n=2)
66%
Read Seq
1686
2181
29%
2205
31%
1699
1%
1788 (1686 - 1890, n=2)
6%
Write 4K Q32T1
298.9
507.5
70%
465
56%
488.8
64%
337 (299 - 376, n=2)
13%
Read 4K Q32T1
266.2
352.1
32%
376.4
41%
407.5
53%
395 (266 - 525, n=2)
48%
Write Seq Q32T1
460.9
526.3
14%
3020
555%
1244
170%
983 (461 - 1505, n=2)
113%
Read Seq Q32T1
1998
3135
57%
3478
74%
2127
6%
2003 (1998 - 2008, n=2)
0%
Write 4K Q8T8
526.6
Read 4K Q8T8
721.9
AS SSD
105%
365%
192%
58%
Seq Read
1680.7
1982.61
18%
2891.04
72%
1825.97
9%
1802 (1681 - 1923, n=2)
7%
Seq Write
210.05
493.65
135%
1397.76
565%
891.68
325%
638 (210 - 1065, n=2)
204%
4K Read
24.86
31.17
25%
56.1
126%
52.38
111%
25.1 (24.9 - 25.4, n=2)
1%
4K Write
73.57
119.73
63%
138.44
88%
136.93
86%
87.7 (73.6 - 102, n=2)
19%
4K-64 Read
291.49
724.27
148%
1137.08
290%
696.63
139%
385 (291 - 478, n=2)
32%
4K-64 Write
135.21
499.48
269%
1904.43
1308%
988.03
631%
349 (135 - 563, n=2)
158%
Access Time Read *
0.078
0.067
14%
0.052
33%
0.067
14%
0.0655 (0.053 - 0.078, n=2)
16%
Access Time Write *
0.152
0.047
69%
0.022
86%
0.026
83%
0.139 (0.126 - 0.152, n=2)
9%
Score Read
484
954
97%
1482
206%
932
93%
590 (484 - 696, n=2)
22%
Score Write
230
669
191%
2183
849%
1214
428%
501 (230 - 771, n=2)
118%
Score Total
895
2040
128%
4359
387%
2591
189%
1340 (895 - 1785, n=2)
50%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
66% / 72%
248% / 266%
122% / 132%
47% / 49%

* ... smaller is better

Lite-On CL1-8D512
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1998 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 460.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 266.2 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 298.9 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1686 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 652.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 24.99 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 122.4 MB/s

Constant Performance Reads: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics Card

In the HP ProBook 440 G8, the internal graphics unit of the CPU is responsible for the display of image content. While the Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 used here would benefit from a dual-channel configuration of the working memory, the 16 GB RAM in our test unit are configured only in single-channel mode. Correspondingly, the results in the benchmarks also turn out lower than in other devices with this graphics unit.

Our GPU benchmark page lists how other graphics unit fared in our tests.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
7001 Points ∼100% +25%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4841 - 7090, n=44)
6386 Points ∼91% +14%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6208 Points ∼89% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6067 Points ∼87% +8%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
5617 Points ∼80%
Average of class Office
  (617 - 8296, n=113, last 2 years)
3256 Points ∼47% -42%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
1815 Points ∼26% -68%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
31380 Points ∼100% +58%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (19487 - 38040, n=37)
27491 Points ∼88% +39%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
19806 Points ∼63%
Average of class Office
  (3280 - 30980, n=94, last 2 years)
14432 Points ∼46% -27%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
9599 Points ∼31% -52%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
5774 Points ∼100% +79%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (3229 - 5909, n=50)
4939 Points ∼86% +53%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4371 Points ∼76% +35%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
3749 Points ∼65% +16%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
3229 Points ∼56%
Average of class Office
  (449 - 5848, n=107, last 2 years)
2283 Points ∼40% -29%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
1191 Points ∼21% -63%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1614 Points ∼100% +55%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1595 Points ∼99% +53%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1032 - 1670, n=51)
1439 Points ∼89% +38%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1179 Points ∼73% +13%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1042 Points ∼65%
Average of class Office
  (194 - 1975, n=83, last 2 years)
760 Points ∼47% -27%
3DMark 11 Performance
5537 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
14028 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2750 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1162 points
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Gaming Performance

The lack of a dual-channel configuration of the working memory is also noticeable during gaming. Although you can reproduce older games still fairly smoothly, in Full-HD resolution or higher graphics settings, the frame rates will drop quickly. The HP ProBook 440 G8 is only suited for older games or those with low demands on the graphics performance.

You can find out what performance to expect in other games in our GPU games list.

The Witcher 3 - 1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (21.4 - 67, n=43)
52.7 fps ∼100% +60%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
41.9 fps ∼80% +27%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
41.6 (35min - 47max) fps ∼79% +26%
Average of class Office
  (9.3 - 64.7, n=41, last 2 years)
34 fps ∼65% +3%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
32.9 fps ∼62%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1920x1080 Standard Quality
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (12.2 - 26.2, n=28)
20.5 fps ∼100% +68%
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
20.4 fps ∼100% +67%
Average of class Office
  (6.85 - 26.2, n=16, last 2 years)
18 fps ∼88% +48%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
12.2 fps ∼60%
Far Cry 5 - 1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
25 fps ∼100% +79%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (14 - 31, n=13)
22 fps ∼88% +57%
Average of class Office
  (10 - 34, n=22, last 2 years)
17.6 fps ∼70% +26%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
14 fps ∼56%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 high (2/3)
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
77.6 (65.8min) fps ∼100% +148%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (31.3 - 58.6, n=46)
43.9 fps ∼57% +40%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
39.7 (28.6min) fps ∼51% +27%
Average of class Office
  (5.7 - 88.6, n=102, last 2 years)
33.2 fps ∼43% +6%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
31.3 (23.6min) fps ∼40%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
19.7 (18.2min) fps ∼25% -37%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1920x1080 med (fps_test=2)
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
56.8 fps ∼100% +217%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (17.9 - 45.6, n=51)
34.9 fps ∼61% +95%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
34.4 fps ∼61% +92%
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
22.7 fps ∼40% +27%
Average of class Office
  (3.96 - 73.5, n=96, last 2 years)
22.5 fps ∼40% +26%
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
17.9 fps ∼32%
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 53.3 32.9 12 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 75.9 51 31.3 29.7 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 25.5 12.2 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 15.8 17.9 17.3 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 29 14 fps

Emissions - Quiet fans and weak speakers

Noise Emissions

Noise characteristics
Noise characteristics

With a maximum noise level of 36.2 dB(A), the fan of the ProBook 440 G8 is noticeable, but not annoyingly so. The even whirring noise is only produced under load, and in office operation, the HP laptop remains silent. We were not able to hear any other noises such as coil whine or anything similar from our test unit.

Noise Level

Idle
26 / 26 / 26 dB(A)
Load
36.2 / 34.6 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 26 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2025.221.825.125.22526.230.131.326.23126.728.831.326.74020.824.125.820.85026.82926.526.86320.322.42120.38021.821.420.221.810022.822.220.922.812517.517.614.317.516017.416.914.417.420018.817.813.318.825018.216.713.118.231519.419.418.619.440021.821.518.321.850021.621.312.321.663021.621.511.921.68002321.511.723100026.824.911.826.8125024.723.112.524.7160026.124.51226.1200026.224.412.526.2250026.724.912.926.731502321.51323400024.223.113.224.2500024.121.913.624.163002118.613.721800019.717.514.119.71000020.819.814.920.8125001816.814181600013.713.512.813.7SPL36.234.625.536.2N2.320.72.3median 21.6median 21.5median 13.2median 21.6Delta2.62.41.22.634.134.836.434.838.628.228.327.827.228.530.832.432.631.53328.729.827.128.629.82424.124.424.526.623.423.626.224.330.622.923.423.92225.724.625.926.525.527.823.823.623.623.624.62423.32624.524.92323.32822.523.124.224.423.123.223.821.520.721.321.921.821.620.820.220.821.420.820.720.320.520.720.720.419.719.420.821.120.319.2192120.919.818.618.220.922.220.918.717.422.32220.818.51722.421.22017.816.521.522.520.717.916.222.52220.917.615.622.222.419.216.215.721.81917.215.715.618.917.216.315.515.417.416.615.815.615.516.715.715.515.515.315.715.415.515.315.215.515.115.21514.915.233.131.830.229.433.11.81.61.41.31.8median 21.5median 20.7median 18.6median 17.4median 21.51.50.92.83.41.5hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EAHP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

According to our measurements, the surfaces of the ProBook 440 G8 warm up to a maximum of 42.5 °C (108.5 °F) under load. The warmest spot is at the bottom towards the right and back. The temperatures of the palm rest always remain moderate, meaning that you can always use the laptop comfortably without any problems.

During the about one-hour-long constant stress test, the temperatures inside the laptop rise to a maximum of 97 °C (~207 °F). During this time, the clock speeds drop to an average value of about 1.5 GHz, which is below the basic clock speed. However, you can continue to operate the laptop, and it recovers quickly after the end of the test. Since such a load is almost impossible in everyday operation, users don't have to expect any limitations due to temperatures being too high.

Max. Load
 30.5 °C
87 F
32.1 °C
90 F
36.8 °C
98 F
 
 27.7 °C
82 F
34.2 °C
94 F
34.8 °C
95 F
 
 23.9 °C
75 F
24.6 °C
76 F
27.1 °C
81 F
 
Maximum: 36.8 °C = 98 F
Average: 30.2 °C = 86 F
42.5 °C
109 F
37.9 °C
100 F
27.7 °C
82 F
38.1 °C
101 F
32.7 °C
91 F
24.4 °C
76 F
24.4 °C
76 F
23.8 °C
75 F
23.9 °C
75 F
Maximum: 42.5 °C = 109 F
Average: 30.6 °C = 87 F
Power Supply (max.)  30.5 °C = 87 F | Room Temperature 21.4 °C = 71 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.2 °C / 86 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 36.8 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 42.5 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.1 °C / 74 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 27.1 °C / 80.8 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 27.9 °C / 82.2 F (+0.8 °C / 1.4 F).
Heatmap in idle operation - top
Heatmap in idle operation - top
Heatmap in idle operation - bottom
Heatmap in idle operation - bottom
Heatmap under load - top
Heatmap under load - top
Heatmap under load - bottom
Heatmap under load - bottom

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The speakers of the HP ProBook 440 G8 produce a medium volume and a sound spectrum that emphasizes the higher frequencies. While voice content can be reproduced well with this, it is not suited for anything like music consumption.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2020.825.120.82526.231.326.23126.631.326.64020.125.820.15027.326.527.36319.92119.98021.620.221.610022.820.922.81251814.31816026.314.426.32003213.33225030.713.130.731545.718.645.740058.818.358.850059.512.359.563062.411.962.480059.411.759.4100061.711.861.7125065.712.565.7160066.81266.8200069.412.569.4250067.612.967.6315068.71368.7400071.113.271.150007113.671630070.613.770.6800073.214.173.21000076.814.976.81250071.61471.61600062.912.862.9SPL81.625.581.6N48.10.748.1median 62.9median 13.2median 62.9Delta12.41.212.435.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EAApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76.76 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 33.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.2% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (25.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 82% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 14% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 79% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 16% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Power Management - The battery life could be better

Power Consumption

With an average power consumption of 6.2 watts in idle operation and 34.7 watts under load, the ProBook 440 G8 has an average power consumption. The included charger has a power output of 45 watts, so it is sufficiently large.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.3 / 2.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4 / 6.2 / 7.5 Watt
Load midlight 34.7 / 34 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Lite-On CL1-8D512, VA, 1920x1080, 14.00
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
i7-8565U, UHD Graphics 620, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR, IPS, 2560x1600, 14.50
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Lenovo UMIS AM620 RPJTJ512MEE1OWX, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
 
Average of class Office
 
Power Consumption
1%
-29%
-19%
-28%
-21%
Idle Minimum *
4
2.98
25%
3.1
22%
3.6
10%
4.25 (2.5 - 9.5, n=41)
-6%
3.93 (1.3 - 9.5, n=114, last 2 years)
2%
Idle Average *
6.2
5.4
13%
7.3
-18%
7
-13%
7.69 (4.8 - 16.4, n=41)
-24%
7.28 (3.5 - 14.5, n=114, last 2 years)
-17%
Idle Maximum *
7.5
7.9
-5%
9
-20%
9.1
-21%
9.43 (5.9 - 16.9, n=41)
-26%
9.08 (4.8 - 16.2, n=114, last 2 years)
-21%
Load Average *
34.7
34.5
1%
47
-35%
27.2
22%
39 (26.2 - 54.3, n=41)
-12%
38.2 (9 - 84, n=112, last 2 years)
-10%
Load Maximum *
34
43.3
-27%
65.4
-92%
65.2
-92%
58.6 (34 - 80.5, n=41)
-72%
54.2 (13.2 - 131, n=114, last 2 years)
-59%
Witcher 3 ultra *
46

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

In our realistic WLAN test, the HP laptop lasts for 7.5 hours, which is not quite as long as the comparable competitors. While the ProBook 440 G8 also supports quick-charging of the battery, you would need a 65-Watt charger for that.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
7h 30min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 max Brightness
6h 19min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 31min
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 45 Wh
HP ProBook 440 G6-5TK01EA
i7-8565U, UHD Graphics 620, 45 Wh
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350, 52 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 45 Wh
Average of class Office
 
Battery Runtime
-8%
-3%
-9%
-15%
WiFi v1.3
450
504
12%
438
-3%
505
12%
516 (241 - 1124, n=117, last 2 years)
15%
Load
211
151
-28%
150
-29%
115 (54 - 258, n=72, last 2 years)
-45%

Pros

+ robust case
+ good maintenance options
+ good input devices
+ quiet operation

Cons

- RAM only in single-channel configuration
- Wi-Fi 6 not used fully
- short warranty period
- no Thunderbolt connection

Verdict - HP's ProBook 440 G8 is a solid laptop

Testing the HP ProBook 440 G8. Test unit provided by HP Germany.
Testing the HP ProBook 440 G8. Test unit provided by HP Germany.

The HP ProBook 440 also remains faithful to its concept in the 8th generation. The workmanship is solid and the system performance more than sufficient for everyday tasks. Due to the good maintenance options, the performance can also be optimized by adding a second RAM module for dual-channel operation. The input devices are also well-suited for frequent use.

With a Tiger Lake CPU, HP improves the system performance in the ProBook 440 G8, but it is just barely able to keep up with the competitors.

In the direct comparison with the competitors, small details often influence the purchase decision. Users who value a long battery life should better look elsewhere for alternatives. It is also unfortunate that the included charger is insufficient for using the quick-charge function. But for those who are not bothered by such things, a closer look at the HP ProBook 440 G8 is worthwhile. 

Price and Availability

In Germany, the HP ProBook 440 G8 in the tested equipment configuration is available for about 1100 Euros (~$1338) from Notebooksbilliger, and the ProBook 440 G8 with the Nvidia GeForce MX450 currently costs 1430 Euros (~$1740) directly from HP Germany. The HP US site lists the ProBook 440 G8 as starting from $949 but is currently out of stock. It is available, however, in various configurations from numerous other sellers.

HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA - 05/08/2021 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
84 / 98 → 85%
Keyboard
77%
Pointing Device
95%
Connectivity
56 / 80 → 70%
Weight
70 / 20-75 → 92%
Battery
77%
Display
79%
Games Performance
59 / 78 → 75%
Application Performance
86 / 95 → 91%
Temperature
94%
Noise
96%
Audio
65%
Camera
28 / 85 → 33%
Average
74%
83%
Office - Weighted Average

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I carried out my first IT experiments with a 386-based system and a whole 4 MB RAM. This was followed by work on various PCs and laptops that I maintained and repaired for friends and acquaintances. After training to become a Telecommunications Systems Technician and gaining a few years of experience, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Currently, I pursue my fascination for IT, technology, and mobile devices by writing reviews and articles for Notebookcheck. I have also worked for Gamestar, Netzwelt, and Golem, among others.
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