Great build quality, Stylish and functional design, Solid performance.
Excellent configuration options including a color-accurate LCD; great tools for fine-tuning performance and power usage; rugged, but attractive design; lots of security.
Superb screen; good overall performance; little bloatware
Performance, Build Quality
Custom configurations skyrocket in price, Still no backlit keyboard option.
Heavy; short battery life; small touch pad.
Short battery life
Weight, Needs a bigger HDD
By Shutterbug on June 13, 2011
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 February 27, 2011
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...80
By JusTech'n on February 14, 2011
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...78
By CRN on February 08, 2011
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 December 13, 2010
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...90
By Notebook Review on November 15, 2010
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...80
By cnet on November 04, 2010
The HP EliteBook 8540w is an attractive and versatile mobile workstation that's tougher than it...80
By Computer Shopper on September 01, 2010
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....87
By Government Computer News on July 30, 2010
This laptop would be best suited for multimedia editing and presentations, but should probably be plugged in while doing such...-
By NotebookCheck on June 19, 2010
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...93