HP EliteBook 8440w Notebook Computer Review

by Eric Grevstad

HP packs big power, big speed and a big price into a highly portable workstation. If you need CAD-quality power computing, look no further.

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 doesn’t 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.

Read the complete HP EliteBook 8440w notebook PC article

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This article was originally published on Tuesday May 11th 2010
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