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HP EliteBook 8540w

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews of HP EliteBook 8540w. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and price. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed reviews on the energy efficiency and keyboard, and there are some critical views about the connectivity and sound.

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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 EliteBook 8540w is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP EliteBook 8540w

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HP EliteBook 8540w from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The performance and price also get good comments.

price, performance, usability, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP EliteBook 8540w

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HP EliteBook 8540w from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the usability and performance, whereas some have doubts about the image quality.

screen, performance, usability

image quality

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Alex Bentley (techradar.com)

HP EliteBook 8540w review

 

Packed with power and features, and an ideal choice for urban professionals

Great performance ; Good build quality ; Graphics performance ; Full HD screen ; Good usability

Battery life

Feb, 2011

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP EliteBook 8540w review

 

The HP EliteBook 8540w is the flying fortress of professional notebooks, a 15in-screen design bristling with ports and performance power, and built to last.

More than just an inch bigger in the screen department, the HP EliteBook 8540w adds plenty of extra high-speed connectivity and a professionally qualified graphics processor. For powerful processing and rendering on a portable workstation, the HP...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Jayesh Shinde, PCWorld.in (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP ProBook 4520s review

 

The HP ProBook 4520s is a stylish business laptop unlike any other we've seen from any laptop manufacturer. It comes in two colours - caviar and bourdeaux. Our review unit had the caviar color scheme, which is sort of a dark metallic brown splashed on...

As a business laptop the HP ProBook 4520s is a breath of fresh air in terms of looks and design. The ProBook 4520s comes with a very useful set of proprietary software, especially for data security - an essential requirement for a self-respecting...

May, 2010

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Hewlett Packard - EliteBook 8540p

 

Notebooks span a huge range of sizes and specifications, and choosing what is right for you can be tricky. For business users Hewlett Packard's notebooks pack a real punch, and if you want something that is ...

The Hewlett Packard EliteBook 8540p is a nice notebook. The relatively high screen resolution is a real draw, and we found the keyboard to be well made and easy to use at full touch-typing speed. It is big and heavy and so not designed for portability,...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

HP EliteBook Mobile Workstation 8540w review: HP EliteBook Mobile Workstation 8540w

 

HP EliteBook Mobile Workstation 8540w

Excellent configuration options including a color-accurate LCD; great tools for fine-tuning performance and power usage; rugged, but attractive design; lots of security.

Heavy; short battery life; small touch pad.

The HP EliteBook 8540w is an attractive and versatile mobile workstation that's tougher than it looks.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Alex Wawro (pcworld.com)

HP ProBook 4520s

 

Weighing in at just under 6 pounds sans power brick, the new HP ProBook 4520s feels solid and sturdy enough to bear the brunt of your daily commute. Improving on the plastic chassis from last year's 4510s series, HP doesn't aim this business laptop at...

Impressive suite of HP security software ; Comfortable ergonomic design for long work sessions

Shoddy integrated Webcam ; Mediocre battery life

The ProBook 4520s is a sturdy, stylish business laptop that performs well at work or on the go.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : NotebookReview Staff (NotebookReview.com)

HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation Review

 

Workstation-class systems offer faster processors, better graphics options, and sometimes additional features over regular business systems. In this review we take a look at the HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation and see how it compares to other...

Great build quality ; Stylish and functional design ; Solid performance

Custom configurations skyrocket in price ; Still no backlit keyboard option ; The HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation gives you everything you need to handle demanding projects away from your desktop.

The HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation gives you everything you need to handle demanding projects away from your desktop.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review: HP Elitebook 8540w Notebook (ATI M5800)

 

Worker Bee. Reaching a rating of almost 93%, the HP Worksation le ...

Good Variety of Ports ; Good Display ; Very Good Case ; Very Good Performance ; Very Good Keyboard ; Broad Spectrum of Uses ; Good Graphics Performance ; Numerous Additional Features ; Various Accessories (optional) ; Relatively Low Noise and Heat...

Short Battery Life Under Heavy Use ; Little Space Between Ports (in some cases) ; Fairly Heavy Weight

Not much. Above all, a full-HD resolution so as to see as many open windows on the screen as possible at once

Nov, 2010

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP EliteBook 8540p Notebook

 

The golden boy? The HP Elitebook 8540p is positioned in between the HP Probook 6540b and the HP Elitebook 8540w due to its price and its performance. Those readers who are curious about how well this notebook performs, will find all the necessary...

Very good positioning of the available ports, Very sturdy case, Good performance, Good display, Very good keyboard, Good graphics performance (except when using CAD), Can be used for a variety of purposes, Low emissions, Extensive accessories are...

Small workmanship faults, Somewhat heavy, Very slow card reader, In some places the distance between the ports is too narrow, Insufficient documentation and support offers, Cooling control, A good cooler fan control

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (NotebookReview.com)

HP EliteBook 8540p Review

 

The EliteBook is HPs business-rugged notebook family aimed squarely at the Lenovo ThinkPad and Dell Latitude. Offering an attractive brushed metal finish, excellent build quality, and high-end processor and graphics options, the EliteBook-series is...

Excellent build quality ; Stylish design ; Above average display

Not offered in all-black

Jan, 2010

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