HP ProBook 4440s Review
This laptop targets business users, but consumers should find that this system works well for them. It delivers solid, lively performance and a nice variety of features for the price, including two USB 3.0 ports.
The HP ProBook 4440s may look pretty slick, but it's designed to be all business. HP ProBook 4440s reviews are scarce, as this model is a relatively recent and minor upgrade, so we've drawn our conclusions from appraisals of the previous version, the 4430s (which remains on the market). An expert from PC Mag compliments that model's sturdy and stylish build in a ProBook 4430s review, and the new version likewise features metal construction and spill-resistant keyboard. The touchpad has a nice feel to it, according to PC Mag's ProBook 4430s review. The reviewer calls the laptop's performance typical of a budget notebook, which is to say it can multitask and handle productivity software such as Microsoft Office with ease, and the newer 4440s promises even more processing power. A PC World expert raves about the screen in a ProBook 4430s review, saying it has exceptional backlighting. The laptop delivered about average performance in PC World's testing. An HP ProBook 4430s review at Geek.com notes the refreshingly glare-free matte finish on the 14-inch screen. This laptop may not be the coolest kid on the block, but according to the reviewer, even the older version has few flaws.
The baseline HP ProBook 4440s has a faster CPU than its predecessor -- an Intel Core i3-2370 CPU with an integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics chip. The ProBook 4440s comes with 4GB of RAM and an SD card reader. The hard drive comprises only 320GB, but it spins at 7,200 rpm rather than the slower 5,400 rpm of the hard drives in most budget laptops. The ProBook 4440s includes an Ethernet port and Wi-Fi connectivity. You'll find two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports on this system, as well as an HDMI port for high-definition video. This business-targeted laptop even has a fingerprint reader for added security. Despite that focus, this model comes with Windows 7 Home Premium, as opposed to Windows 7 Professional.
The HP ProBook 4440s is marketed to small-business types, but any user who wants a reliable, sturdy laptop might like what this one offers for the price.