If your small business computer needs include hefty power to handle demanding CAD, engineering or scientific software both in the office and on the road HP's got some good news for you. Of course, this kind of muscle doesnt come in a cheap laptop, but the high-end price tag matches the high-end features, so we say fair is fair. HardwareCentral has the full review.
It's spelled out in the w suffix: HP considers its EliteBook 8440w to be not just a notebook computer but a full-fledged workstation, carrying ISV (independent software vendor) certifications for demanding CAD, engineering, and scientific applications and packing professional-grade Nvidia Quadro FX 380M graphics.
We've seen mobile workstations before, but they've almost always been luggables rather than laptops -- hefty systems with 17-inch or larger screens to show off design or rendering software. The 8440w is truly portable -- a tad under six pounds, with a screen measuring just 14 inches diagonally.
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