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

PC Advisor.co.uk Recommended Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice notebookjournal.de Good Value for Money
2 Intel Core I5-Xxx 2.4GHz 4GB May 2014
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19 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This HP portable PC has received four awards from experts in notebook PCs.

This HP laptop received an "Editor's Choice" from both Digitaltrends.com and Laptopmag.com, both of which concluded that this portable PC was exceptional.

Furthermore, the writer at PC Advisor.co.uk conluded that they would endorse this HP portable PC and gave it a "Recommended" award and it received a "Good Value for Money" award from Notebookjournal.de who said it was good value for money.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, PC Advisor.co.uk and Digitaltrends.com the average expert rating of this laptop is 80%.

Good User Reviews

Users have rated this portable PC on average 85%.

Nice Design

A number of HP 8440p owners concluded that the HP 8440p was good looking. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their HP 8440p review “HP’s stylish 14-inch EliteBook proves that power, good looks” and gave the HP 8440p a score of 4 stars. Expert review site Techworld.com said “The 14in HP EliteBook 8440p (WL653PA) is a beautifully built, feature-packed business laptop”. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on Good Gear Guide.com.au “Who could resist the 14in HP EliteBook 8440p (WL653PA)? It's a beautifully built, feature-packed business notebook”.

A number of HP 8440p owners who reviewed this laptop wrote that it was a good design. V3.co.uk wrote “With an attractive and robust design” . Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their 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 person reckoned that the HP 8440p was angular. Six years ago expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “The sharp angular chassis has been built using a mixture of rugged black plastic” in their review although they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

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Robust

Six HP 8440p reviewers who purchased the product thought it was well made. V3.co.uk wrote in their HP 8440p review “The EliteBook 8440p from HP is a powerful laptop aimed squarely at business users, with decent core specifications and a solid build”. Laptopmag.com mentioned six years ago “An aggressively priced business notebook that’s fast and built to last” in their review of the HP 8440p.

Five people who reviewed it agreed that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review “HP’s EliteBook 8440p is a sturdily built business laptop with enough power to make office productivity tasks a breeze” .

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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

HP has good average ratings for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire laptop range.

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Good Value for Money

Notebookjournal.de highlighted in their review that this HP notebook PC provided a good bang for your buck.

Good Product Quality

A few HP 8440p owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. Expert website Techworld.com wrote in their review of this laptop six years ago “We were very happy to spend some quality one-on-one time with it”. Expert website Techradar.com wrote “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 of the HP 8440p and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Good Technical Features

One HP 8440p reviewer reckoned that the HP 8440p had good features. Expert website Laptopmag.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “Inside, however, are features more suited to on-the-go executives rather than graphic designers” in their review.

Good Size

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good body shape. V3.co.uk wrote in their review of the HP 8440p “The brushed-silver lid looks great and is attached to the main body by two strong hinges, giving the laptop a sturdy fe” but in spite of that they gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP 8440p has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the 8440p. This portable PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop 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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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the 8440p have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. When compared to other notebook PCs of this spec and age that we have assessed, the HP 8440p's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 500 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the HP 8440p has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 8440p is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the 8440p, the HP 8440p has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 8440p is a three USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One person reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. Six years ago expert website V3.co.uk said “The decision to go with 32-bit Windows and the poor battery life hamper overall appeal” in their review of the HP 8440p and rated it 60 out of 100.

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the 8440p, the maximum processor memory bandwidth of the HP 8440p of only 17.1 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest. The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the 8440p is 25GB/s, and the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 35GB/s.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the 8440p that we have checked the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of, the HP 8440p's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 766 megahertz is one of the slowest. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 8440p is 970MHz.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The HP 8440p is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 8440p does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year do have a full-size keyboard.

Other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the HP Stream 11 which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 8440p is 530GB, and the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. The HP 8440p has a quite small total storage capacity (only 250 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the 8440p.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (256GB), or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450 (500GB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. 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 the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (SSD), the Samsung ATIV Book 9 ($1,899.99) (SSD), or the Asus UX303LA (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 250 gigabytes, the HP 8440p's hard drive capacity is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB.

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Quite Slow System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The average system bus data transfer rate of notebook PCs of this age and type is 5GT/s, and the system bus data transfer rates range from 2.5GT/s to 5GT/s. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 8440p that we have assessed the system bus data transfer rate of, the HP 8440p's system bus data transfer rate of only 2.5 Gigatransfers per second is one of the slowest.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The HP 8440p has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8,500 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the 8440p is 20GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 8440p the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the HP 8440p's memory clock speed is one of the slowest amongst similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 8440p do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP 8440p is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Fujitsu Lifebook U745.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the HP 8440p has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the 8440p. Laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the 8440p have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The HP 8440p supports a 2.1 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

A 2.1 Bluetooth version is in fact the worst supported bluetooth version amongst all notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 8440p.

A 4.0+HS Bluetooth version is the best supported bluetooth version amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Thick

The HP 8440p is one of the thicker medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the 8440p (31.3 millimeters) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago the heights range from 11mm to 74mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 8440p

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP 8440p has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (8GB).

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Average Screen Size

The HP 8440p has a relatively typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available 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 spec.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Samsung ATIV Book 9 ($1,899.99) (1.8kg), or the Lenovo T420 (2.2kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Type
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
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
ESATA/USB 2.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Supported Instruction Set
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

4 Awards

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

Expert Reviews

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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

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers intel i5520, intel i5520m, hp vd484avsesb55a3
Barcodes 04260282461142
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