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It is a laptop that's stylish and has a few advanced features and options meant for business professionals and the like.

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Pros

ruggedized design up to military specifications for vibration, dust, humidity, altitude, and high temperature

7 agree

DisplayPort output

6 agree

powerful components - configurable with Intel i5/i7 processors, ample DDR3 memory and diskspace, discrete Nvidia graphics

5 agree

large, quality spill-resistant keyboard with dedicated number pad

4 agree

2MP webcam

4 agree

comes with Windows 7

4 agree

quality power management software

4 agree

keyboard light

3 agree

dual USB 3, eSATA port

3 agree

optional Blu-ray optical drive

2 agree

calculator quick launch key

2 agree

comes with widows XP

1 agrees

pointing stick (nipple) mouse emulation in combination with the standard trackpad

1 agrees

highly customizable directly from the manufacturer

1 agrees

many display options including a 1080p IPS-based display for impressive colour quality, viewing angles

1 agrees

dual cursor/mouse buttons

1 agrees
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Cons

No HDMI

5 agree

not good for portable use - very big, starts at 6.4 pounds

2 agree

small trackpad

2 agree

poor battery life

2 agree
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The HP EliteBook 8540w is a laptop that's stylish and has a few advanced features and options meant for business professionals and the like. With an Intel Core i7 processor, it has up to 16GB of memory and up to 500GB hard drive space that's ideal for multimedia designers, extensive projects and presentations and for those who also have large music and movie collections. Along with a DVD-ROM it's also capable of playing Blu-Ray video and recording/burning HD video. To go along with the 15.6-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD anti-glare display that's bright and attractive, it also has a durable gunmetal finish that meets military standards and a spill-resistant keyboard.

Features
  • Intel Core i7 processor
  • Up to 16GB of memory
  • Up to 500GB hard drive space
  • DVD-ROM and Blu-Ray-ROM
  • 15.6-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD anti-glare display
  • Durable gunmetal finish
  • Spill-resistant keyboard
  • 2MP webcam
Post Review
Henry
11/17/2010 01:53

No HDMI should not really be a CON here, as it has DisplayPort and that can easily be converted to HDMI. Either that, or DisplayPort should be listed as a plus.

Yale

Yale

11/17/2010 01:59

Feel free to disagree / vote it down, and if you expand the pros/cons you can see I added DisplayPort as a pro in my review. I can understand why somebody would want an HDMI port on their laptop, but I don't really see it as a real con because this is essentially a business device.

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