HP Elitebook 8540w - Intel Core i7

  • HP Elitebook 8540w - Intel Core i7
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  • Great build quality.
  • Stylish and functional design.
  • Solid performance.


  • Custom configurations skyrocket in price.
  • Still no backlit keyboard option.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Shutterbug on

For those who thought that we here at Shutterbug were inalterably attached to our Macs, the chance to work with a PC, albeit a very fast and upper-price range one at that, was something we did not want to pass up, if only to dispel our own notions...

By TechRadar on 80

HP's EliteBook range targets those in need of power and corporate features and the EliteBook 8540w packs both in equal measures. With its semi-rugged design, it is a highly resilient machine and ideal for demanding use. It has been tested to the...

By JusTech'n on 78

In the end I am impressed with the strength and quality of the of this laptop. It is put together with some top quality parts. My main concern is the battery life. A 15″ laptop is a good travel size and is going to be taken on the road, but with...

By CRN on

The HP EliteBook 8540w is the highest-performing, industry-standard notebook the CRN Test Center has evaluated to date, combining the power of Intel's Core i7 with engineering that still maintains a nice, cool laptop with good battery life. Even...

By PC Advisor on 90

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...

By Notebook Review on 80

The HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation had very solid performance in our tests, combined with excellent looks and build quality, topped off with an equally impressive sub-$2,000 price-point. Right now the MSRP of $1,679 is the current going rate with...

By cnet on 80

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

By Computer Shopper on 87

A stylish, highly configurable notebook with a class-leading screen and solid design, this EliteBook is an excellent mobile workstation for photographers and graphics pros....

By Government Computer News on

This laptop would be best suited for multimedia editing and presentations, but should probably be plugged in while doing such...

By NotebookCheck on 93

HP's workstation, Elitebook 8540w, is impressive. Very good manufacturing quality meets a very generous configuration, it's complemented with good graphics and very good CPU performance data, equipped with a very good display and convinces with...

By CIOL on

The Lenovo Thinkpads have long been the final word in a machine which appealed to the business users, and to those who wanted a rugged machine. But with some really horrible Thinkpads arriving recently, namely the X100e and the Edge, the hardcore...

International Review By NotebookCheck IT on 90

La workstation HP Elitebook 8540w, è impressionante. La qualità di costruzione si associa ad una configurazione generosa, ad una buona grafica ed a prestazioni ottime della CPU, cui si aggiunge un display molto buono ed emissioni che riescono...

International Review By NotebookCheck on 90

Le Elitebook 8540w est impressionnant. Sa configuration et sa finition sont excellentes, le CPU et le GPU sont très puissants, il a un écran superbe n'émet ni trop de bruit ni trop de chaleur.Il faut accepter le poids important et...

International Review By TecnoZoom on 80

L’HP EliteBook 8540w è un notebook dedicato ai professionisti che necessitano di un prodotto robusto, affidabile e ultraresistente, oltre che graficamente potente. Tra le specifiche tecniche sono da sottolineare la scheda NVIDIA Quadro, lo...

International Review By PCWorld Italia on 95

Le workstation grafiche sono merce rara nel vasto panorama dei notebook in commercio, perché hanno prezzi spesso elevati e molti utenti tendono a optare per modelli gaming per assicurarsi prestazioni elevate a fronte di costi un po' più...