Test Setup and Futuremark PCMark Vantage
We ran the HP EliteBook 8440w through Futuremark’s latest system performance metric, PCMark Vantage. This benchmark suite creates a host of different usage scenarios to simulate different types of workloads including High Definition TV and movie playback and manipulation, gaming, image editing and manipulation, music compression, communications, and productivity. We like the fact that most of the tests are multi-threaded as well, in order to exploit the additional resources offered by multi-core processors.
Didn't think a highly mobile workstation could hang with the big boys? Think again. HP's EliteBook 8440w managed to outdo a number of the more potent consumer notebooks that have come our way, with only the absurdly powerful (and thick!) Clevo X8100 clearly beating it. For a mobile workstation in this class to put up these kinds of figures, we're pretty impressed.