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HP Compaq Mobile Workstation Nw9440

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of HP Compaq Mobile Workstation Nw9440. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the design and price are generally positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the energy efficiency. Many are critical about the sound and connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Compaq Mobile Workstation Nw9440 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HP Compaq Mobile Workstation Nw9440 from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the screen and reliability. The image quality and price are also appreciated. Many are negative about the sound and portability.

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This summary is based on the products: HP NW9440 17.0 Inch Laptop, Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 2.16 GHz, 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM, 100 GB Hard Drive, Genuine Windows XP Professional (SP2)HP NW9440 17.0 Inch Laptop, Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 2.16 GHz, 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM, 100 GB Hard Drive, Genuine Windows XP Professional (SP2)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Digital Arts (

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If the 15.4-inch nw8440 mobile workstation – which was the top-rated model in our group test of laptops in Digit 101 – is too small for you, HP has released this 17-inch version.

Relatively small size and low weight. Very powerful

Graphics chip not as poweful as Dell Precision M90’s

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Digit Staff (



If the 15.4-inch nw8440 mobile workstation - which was the top-rated model in our group test of laptops in Digit 101 - is too small for you, HP has released this 17-inch version.

Relatively small size and low weight. Very powerful.

Graphics chip not as poweful as Dell Precision M90's.

The nw9440 is the best mobile workstation so far, being both very powerful and truly mobile

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

Review HP Compaq nw9440 Notebook


BIG Business. Sure, you are familiar with the following problem:

High-quality materials ; Robustes Case, good workmanship ; Big, clearly structured input devices of good quality ; Non-reflecting display with high-resolution and contrast ; Top performance of applications and 3D ; Fast hard disk ; Very low noise...

Decent design ; Slight torsions of the case are possible ; Disadvantageous placement of interfaces ; Low brightness and illumination of the display

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Miller (

HP Compaq nw9440 Review


When starting my research on a laptop that fit my bill of particulars, I first looked for the internal components. After a little research on current notebook components (my last laptop was purchased back in the Spring of 2002), I decided that I did...

Very stylish business-like appearance ; Rigid, quality construction with no mechanical problems whatsoever ; Full numeric keypad is handy ; Biometric fingerprint scanner to log into WinXP is very cool ; Functionally easy to use keyboard and HP Quick...

Most ports are on the side instead of the back ; No integrated Bluetooth on my model ; No 5.1 channel or other digital audio out port ; No DVI out without docking station

I have not had any opportunity to contact HP Customer Support, as my office purchased this through a local computer retailer who also acts as our HP Certified Repair Center. Everything in our office runs through that company, so our customer service...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Ron LaFon (

First Look Review: HP Compaq nw9440 Mobile Workstation


Lightning-fast laptop lives up to mobile workstation billing.

With its high performance, very good battery life, extensive connectivity options and numerous other great features, the HP Compaq nw9440 mobile workstation easily earns Cadalyst's Highly Recommended rating.

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (

HP NW9440


For the money, it was the most powerfull laptop availible

comparible desktop would have cost half the money

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (

Sweet Computer


Great hardware specs, especially the Quadro graphics which I need for SolidWorks.

I'm don't completely understand the HP security software, although it hasn't gotten in my way yet.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (

Love it


Great bang for buck.

The location of all the ports, particuarly the USB ports really sucks.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (

Great laptop


Numeric keypad is a big big plus for me.

Num keypad has some noticeable flex (especially under the + key).

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications

HP Compaq nw9440 Mobile Workstation provides workstation-caliber performance, powerful graphics capabilities, and a 17-inch widescreen display for high-end computing wherever work takes you.


Audio included:24 bit HD
Audio system:24 bit HD / High Definition Audio
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Number of battery cells:8
Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/4MB


Front Camera: No


Certification:1016 x 266 x 381 / 12, 230

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:43.2
Display Resolution:1900 x 1200 / 1920 x 1200

Display (Projector)

Colour Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050/1920 x 1200
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5


Country Kits:Europe/Finland / Sweden/Norway/United Kingdom
Localization:English/Finnish / Swedish/Norwegian
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Mobile Workstation

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Pointing stick / Touchpad


Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:Full-sized
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


Internal Memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 2 x 1
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade:4


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:Bell 103J / Bell 212A / ITU T.30 / ITU T.4 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.23 / ITU V.250 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.80 / ITU V.8bis / ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless LAN / Wireless LAN, Giabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Operational conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 90 / 5 - 95
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 70 / 10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 70 / -40 - 80

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 4x (DVD/16x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other features

Applications supported:Windows Vista Premium ready
Audio system:High Definition Audio
Compatible operating systems:FreeDOS, Windows 2000 drivers available on
Dimensions (WxDxH):33 x 393 x 275 / 393 x 275 x 33
Display: / LCD
Docking solution:HP Advanced Docking Station, HP External MultiBay II cradle, HP Adjustable Notebook Stand (all sold separately)
Expansion slots:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:56K
Multi-bay devices:Optional external Multibay II devices
Power requirements:External 65W Smart AC adapter\n8-cell Lithium-Ion battery internal
Protection tools:HP ProtectTools, HP DriveLock, HP TPM Embedded Security Chip, HP Biometric Fingerprint Sensor (optional)
Relative humidity:10 - 90
Security Features:HP integrated TPM Chip\nHP ProtectTools\nHP DriveLock / HP ProtectTools\nHP DriveLock\nHP TPM / HP ProtectTools\nHP DriveLock\nHP TPM Embedded Security chip
TV in port: No
Upgrade type:Windows Vista capable
Wireless option type:Y
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth / Intel or Broadcom Wireless LAN 802.11 and/or Bluetooth 2.0\nIntel Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g MOW2 mini-pci card, Bluetooth / Intel Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g MOW2

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:4 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, headphone, microphone, AC adapter, RJ-11, RJ-45, S-video TV out, Firewire (1394a)
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV Out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video
TV-Out :Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:65
Power Management : / 8-cell Lithium-Ion, secondary 8-cell HP Extended Life Battery (sold separately)


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Cache external:2048
Clock Speed:2.16GHz/2.33GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):13 / 14
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945PM Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291
Processing Die size:143
Processor cache:2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom
Processor core voltage (AC):1.0375 - 1.30
Processor Cores:2
Processor family: / Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.16 / 2.33
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:65
Processor Model:T7400 / T7600
Processor Number:T2600/T2700/T7400/T7600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series
Processor Socket:Socket 478
Processor technology:Intel Centrino Duo / Intel Centrino Duo Mobile
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):34
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: No
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Security management description:Kensington lock, Integrated Smart Card Reader

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Bundled software:Additional software available from the Web: HP Client Manager Software\nAdobe Acrobat Reader, HP Backup and Recovery Manager, HP Help and Support Center, HP Mobile Printing Driver, HP ProtectTools Security Manager, HP Quick Launch Buttons, HP Wireless Assi / HP Client Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, HP Backup & Recovery Manager, HP Help & Support Center, HP Mobile Printing Driver, HP ProtectTools Security Manager, HP Quick Launch Buttons, HP Wireless Assistant, Intervideo WinDVD - DVD Player, Sonic Digital Media Plus, HP OpenView Radia Management Agent, HP Performance Tuning Framework
Downloadable software:HP Client Manager
Operating system installed: / Windows XP Professional


Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Total Storage Capacity:100 / 80

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:SmartCard reader
Windows Vista Certification:Windows Vista Capable


Video card features:NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M

Weight & Dimensions

Height :3.3