Pros

  • Ruggedized construction
  • Quad-core performance with discrete graphics

Cons

  • Video playback quality is mediocre
  • Audio playback quality is poor

At A Glance

The EliteBook 8440w is a solid corporate laptop with a great keyboard, but it isn't a multimedia powerhouse.

Manufacturer’s Description

Lightweight. Heavy Hitter. HP's thinnest and lightest mobile workstation for engineers, developers, graphic designers and power users who need workstation graphics with ISV certifications and a 14.0-inch diagonal display.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number WZ315UT#ABA
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 8 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
DisplayPort Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WSXGA
Screen Resolution 1600 x 900
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model Quadro FX 380M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 512 MB
Graphics Memory Technology GDDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated
Storage
Storage Size 500 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA/300
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
UPC Code 885631901342
Manufacturer Part Number WZ315UT#ABA
Brand Name HP
Product Name EliteBook 8440w WZ315UT Notebook
Marketing Information

Lightweight. Heavy Hitter. HP's thinnest and lightest mobile workstation for engineers, developers, graphic designers and power users who need workstation graphics with ISV certifications and a 14.0-inch diagonal display.

Product Model WZ315UT
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line EliteBook
Product Series 8440w
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 16 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • EliteBook 8440w WZ315UT Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.2"
Width 13.2"
Depth 9.3"
Weight (Approximate) 73.44 oz
Construction Rugged
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i7
Processor Model i7-640M
Processor Speed 2.80 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 4 MB
vPro Technology Yes
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model QM57
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad, Pointstick
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/54

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 119.0
Battery
Battery Life 6:07   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 219.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 330.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 173.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 361.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 306.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 391.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 200.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 326.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 181.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 65.95   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 49.84   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 57.05   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 42.55   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 272.0