HP EliteBook 8440w Core i7 Notebook Review

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SiSoftware Sandra & Multimedia Benchmarks

Testing with SiSoft SANDRA 2009
Synthetic Benchmarks

We continued our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA 2009, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant.  We ran four of the built-in subsystem tests (CPU Arithmetic, Multimedia, Memory Bandwidth, Physical Disks).

CPU Arithmetic Test; Click To Enlarge

CPU Multimedia Test; Click To Enlarge

Memory Bandwidth Test; Click To Enlarge

Physical Disc Test; Click To Enlarge

You'll notice that this mobile Core i7 can't hold a candle to desktop Core i7 chips, but simply being able to be in the same ballpark is really saying something. The 7200rpm drive also performed very well, and the memory bandwidth was also way up there.

To test multimedia capabilities, we attempted to play back a 1080p movie trailer. The I Am Legend trailer played back without a hitch, even with multiple applications running in the background. There's not a Full HD screen here, but even at 1600x900 it looked great and had no jitter to speak of. The low CPU utilization shown below is evidence of just how well it handled the stress of this complex scene.

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