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HP Elitebook 8440p Review

April 17th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Normally business computers and laptops are meant at the employers who don’t want high priced computers, they just are meant to get the work done at the least possible cost. The HP Elitebook 8440p introduces new trends into the market, the HP Elitebook 8440p is a powerful laptop and also very stylish at the same time. If you are one of those users who has to pass the laptop on to other guys for getting your work done then you cannot expect them to handle the laptop very carefully as you would, the premium package come very handy at that time, you need not pay a price to get it replaced, its all included in the package!


The laptop has a 14 inch screen and weighs about 4.7 pounds, the laptop is not very portable as you might think, but it definitely has many features that you can get on much larger laptops. The HP Elitebook 8440p has Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 processors in full array, so that the power of the laptop is almost brutal. The customers have the option to choose if they want Intel integrated graphics or if they want to go with the Nvidia’s NVS 3100 graphics cards.

The HP Elitebook 8440p also contains Graphics media accelerator HD of Intel, 2.4 GHz of the Intel’s Core i5 CPU, 2 GB or RAM for increased speed, and 250 GB of hard drive space, so that you don’t run out of space that easily. Apart from these you get accessories like 2.0 megapixel of webcam, and a very handy fingerprint reader.

Battery Life: If you configure the HP Elitebook 8440p properly then you can get a battery life up to 24 hours! This is the leading battery backup in the industry. The battery uses Lithium ion technology that contains 6 cells, maximum of 2 batteries can be installed, the capacity of the battery is 55 Wh, and the estimated life (under certain usage conditions) is 6.5 hours approximately. However practically speaking the life the battery has lasted much lesser time while testing.

The fan noise of the notebook is at a very acceptable level, but we cannot say that the laptop is very silent.


The laptop is capable of producing some decent enough sound, but it is not suitable if you want to use it for music hearing purposes, the better option is using headphones.


The design of the HP Elitebook 8440p is well planned, it has aluminum and platinum brushed finish and it is rugged so that the laptop is protected while traveling etc. To increase the durability, the enclosure is has a magnesium and aluminum.

Simply saying the HP Elitebook 8440p has a very official look and feel when compared to other models that are in the market but also very solid (both in structure and in design). The HP product testers say that the HP Elitebook 8440p can survive repeated drops from about 30 inches, it can bare the temperature of about 160 degrees, and it can bare a weight of about 300 pounds on the lid. The keyboard is also well protected, as it can bare liquid spills and drains easily.

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