HP Compaq nx9420 Laptop Review
HP Compaq nx9420
The HP Compaq nx9420 is designed for professionals or large businesses that need to have a large display, air tight security, and be mobile around the office. This desktop replacement can handle virtually any task, with dual core processor, 256MB dedicated video memory, 1GB of RAM and weighing in at 7.4 pounds, is not too heavy to be taken home occasionally.
The 17 inch BrightView widescreen in fantastic. Watching movies or working through spreadsheets won’t be a problem. This laptop computer is one of the few on the market that has a separate number pad, and the keyboard and touchpad worked well. There is a scratch resistant coating around the keyboard to give it extra protection. Along the top of the keyboard are external controls for Wi-Fi, audio, video and HP’s Info Center System, which allows you to adjust security settings, manage wireless devices and search a support database.
The 8 cell battery that comes as standard lasted four hours and five minutes with the Wi-Fi turned on. This length of time is considerably more than other comparable laptops. There is an option for a twelve cell battery which supposedly will last for eight hours.
This notebook comes configured with 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo Processor T2500, 1GB DDR2 RAM, ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics, 80GB hard drive at 7200 rpm and a DVD burner. With the Core Duo Processor, multitasking did not slow the system down at all. With the ATI graphics on board, this system is equipped to handle 3D games without any problems. The games played smoothly and looked great on the widescreen. The speakers at the front of the unit also performed well, even when the volume was turned up loud.
As far as security goes these features come standard: fingerprint reader, Smart Card reader and Kensington Lock Slot. HP’s ProtectTools is the companies Trusted Platform Module, which is a security chip on the motherboard. ProtectTools also has file and folder encryption. There is also the new accelerometer technology which senses the systems movements and parks the hard drive if it senses the computer is falling or is bumped.
The HP Compaq nx9420 has all the ports and connections that a business user should need. There is VGA, S-Video-out, Firewire, four USB 2.0 ports as well as headphones and microphone jacks. There is a PC Card slot, and network connections including Gigabit Ethernet, 56 Kbps V92 Modem, integrated 802.11 a/b/g and Bluetooth.
At ,999 the HP Compaq nx9420 is not cheap, but if you are in the market for a business notebook computer with portability and power, it’s hard to go past this one.
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