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HP 8440p 2 Core Intel Core I5-Xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 250GB HDD 14" Laptop

Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice PC Advisor.co.uk Recommended notebookjournal.de Good Value for Money
2 Intel Core I5-Xxx 2.4GHz 4GB May 2014
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HP EliteBook 8440P (XT920UA#ABA) Notebook Review
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18 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This portable PC was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Digitaltrends.com and Laptopmag.com, both of which decided that this HP notebook PC was terrific.

Furthermore, PC Advisor.co.uk conluded that they would recommend this portable PC and gave it a "Recommended" award and the reviewer at Notebookjournal.de wrote that it was great for its price and gave it a "Good Value for Money" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, PC Advisor.co.uk and Digitaltrends.com this portable PC has an overall expert rating of 80%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this notebook PC on average 85%.

Nice Design

Several people agreed that the HP 8440p was good looking. Goodgearguide.com.au rated this laptop 80 out of 100 and said on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “Who could resist the 14in HP EliteBook 8440p (WL653PA)? It's a beautifully built, feature-packed business notebook”. Itpro.co.uk said “The EliteBook 8440p is beautifully made, performed brilliantly in our benchmark tests”.

Two people wrote in their reviews that this laptop was a good design. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their HP 8440p review on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “It’s got a functional and attractive design that’s sure to turn heads”.

One customer who bought the product mentioned that it was angular. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of the HP 8440p on expert review site Expert Reviews “The sharp angular chassis has been built using a mixture of rugged black plastic”.

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Robust

Some customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was well made. Techworld.com mentioned “The 14in HP EliteBook 8440p (WL653PA) is a beautifully built, feature-packed business laptop” in their review of this laptop. Expert website V3.co.uk mentioned six years ago “The EliteBook 8440p from HP is a powerful laptop aimed squarely at business users, with decent core specifications and a solid build” in their review of the HP 8440p. Laptopmag.com wrote “An aggressively priced business notebook that’s fast and built to last” in their review of this laptop.

A few people who reviewed the product agreed that it was strong and durable. Digitaltrends.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and said in their HP 8440p review “HP’s stylish 14-inch EliteBook proves that power, good looks and durability can all go hand in hand”. V3.co.uk mentioned in their review “Is attached to the main body by two strong hinges, giving the laptop a sturdy fe”. V3.co.uk also mentioned “With an attractive and robust design”.

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HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 3,456 user and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its laptops. HP also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other brands.

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Good Value for Money

Notebookjournal.de highlighted in their review that this notebook PC was good value for money.

Good Product Quality

A few people thought it was good quality. Six years ago Techworld.com wrote “We were very happy to spend some quality one-on-one time with it”. In the same month Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “HP's EliteBook 8440p is aimed at corporate professionals and while it lacks the entertainment features of its rivals, its resilient build quality, great usability” in their review.

Good Technical Features

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the HP 8440p had good features. Laptopmag.com mentioned “Inside, however, are features more suited to on-the-go executives rather than graphic designers” in their review of this laptop and scored it 4 stars.

Good Size

One HP 8440p reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was a good body shape.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP 8440p has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of this age and spec. This portable PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC compared to most of the laptops that are a comparable age to the 8440p which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Intel Core I5-Xxx Processor Family

The HP 8440p has an Intel Core i5-xxx processor family which is better than the AMD E processor family found on most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. The processor family of all laptops of a similar age and spec to the 8440p ranges from Intel High End Desktop Processors (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 8440p has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 8440p also have a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 8440p is a three USB 2.0 port laptop.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Narrow

The HP 8440p is fairly narrow (only 335.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the 8440p. The average width of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 8440p is 360mm, and the widths range from 38mm to 430mm.

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18 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One HP 8440p reviewer said in their reviews that it was not a bargain for the price. Techworld.com mentioned “It's not cheap.” in their HP 8440p review. One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was not cheap. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews “The price is prohibitively expensive” in their review of this laptop.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was not good value for money. Expert website Itpro.co.uk said in their review of this laptop “However, despite its many strengths, at this price we were disappointed to find only 2GB of”.

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Poor Battery Life

One customer wrote in their reviews that the HP 8440p did not have a good battery life. Expert review site V3.co.uk mentioned in their review of the HP 8440p “The decision to go with 32-bit Windows and the poor battery life hamper overall appeal”.

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 8440p have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 17GB/s and 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. At only 17.1 gigabytes per second, the HP 8440p has a very slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 8440p.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 766 megahertz, the HP 8440p has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 8440p. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this age and type is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the 8440p use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the HP 8440p which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The HP 8440p has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 250 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of laptops that are a similar age to the 8440p is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 8440p does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of this spec and age which have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider including the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 8440p is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. The HP 8440p has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 8440p the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago, the HP 8440p's hard drive capacity of only 250 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Slow System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of only 2.5 Gigatransfers per second, the HP 8440p's system bus data transfer rate is one of the slowest amongst laptops that are a similar age to the 8440p. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the system bus data transfer rates range from 2.5GT/s to 5GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 5GT/s.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the HP 8440p has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 8440p.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of this type and age have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB. The HP 8440p has a very small maximum internal memory (only 8,500 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 8440p does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 8440p also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] is also worth considering.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The HP 8440p supports a 2.1 Bluetooth version which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 4 Bluetooth version.

A 2.1 Bluetooth version is in fact the worst supported bluetooth version amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

A 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version is the best supported bluetooth version across similar types of notebook PC.

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Thick

The HP 8440p is quite thick (31.3 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 8440p the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 8440p

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the HP 8440p has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 8440p.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the HP 8440p has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 8440p.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the HP 8440p has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price] (2.2kg).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processing Die Transistor
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Processing Die Size
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
ESATA/USB 2.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery
Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

4 Awards

Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice PC Advisor.co.uk Recommended notebookjournal.de Good Value for Money

Expert Reviews

(18)
11 December 2010

Excellent performance makes this the ultimate business ultra-portable, but the price is prohibitively expensive...

18 October 2010

The EliteBook 8440p is beautifully made, performed brilliantly in our benchmark tests and even had a decent four hour, 43 minute battery life under light usage. However, despite its many...

29 September 2010

With an attractive and robust design, the EliteBook 8440p certainly has its plus points, but the decision to go with 32-bit Windows and the poor battery life hamper overall appeal. And with a...

29 July 2010

HP's EliteBook 8440p is aimed at corporate professionals and while it lacks the entertainment features of its rivals, its resilient build quality, great usability and stunning power make it ideal... Read more…

6 July 2010

On this review, we will know the details of HP?s new laptop: HP EliteBook 8440p, it is a new laptop with Intel Core i7 processors and top-level model NVIDIA Quadro NVS 3100M professional graphics... Read more…

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User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 26 July 2015 by Dan Martin

This is a great business grade laptop from the legendary HP. I have had the pleasure of encountering many 8440p's in my time and this is a great time to buy them as a lot of IT recycling companies... Read more…

Reviewed 22 January 2015 by Lluis Rodriguez
(Verified Purchase)

I'm very happy with this laptop. It's as describided, I asked for extra 2MB RAM and they added without any problem. The laptop runs fast and smooth, it really seems new, the battery is quite good.... Read more…

Reviewed 5 October 2015 by Rwindmtg

Good laptop, Works well with a docking station (not included). Works well with windows 7 without issue, Works with windows 10 if note below are followed. Although heavy for its size it feels VERY... Read more…

Reviewed 2 January 2016 by Richard Allen
(Verified Purchase)

Very good product, as described...

Reviewed 9 September 2015 by Geoffrey Alderman
(Verified Purchase)

Superb value for money...

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp cpu4, hp cpu4g, hp cpu4gb, hp ram250, hp ram250g, hp ram250gb, hp display24, hp display24g, hp display24gh, hp display24ghz, hp elitebook8440, hp elitebook8440p
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