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Compaq nx9005

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Compaq nx9005. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the keyboard and portability. The price and performance also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the energy efficiency and image quality.

design, performance, price, portability, keyboard

screen, image quality, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Compaq nx9005 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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HP Compaq NX9005


A little poor in component quality -after a year the power input plug is dodgy. System software settings need careful tweaking for best performance. Mine's got a AMD XP2600+ 1.99GHz chip and 512Mb of RAM but still baulks when asked to run a dozen...

Mar, 2005

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HP Compaq - NX9005


There's a place for radical innovation, for daring leaps of imagination and design, and the corporate notebook is not it. The point of the big business workhorse portable is that it must be a safe bet. ...

The NX9005 sticks to a tried and tested format, which is a wise approach when it comes to designing a general purpose business notebook. The odd deficiencies like the plastic lid and modest battery life are held in balance by plenty of pros, including...

Nov, 2003

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HP Compaq NX9005

May, 2006

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HP Compaq NX9005


This laptop started to fail soon after the expiry of the 12 month Guarantee. Now 2 years old and had failed HDD, failed DVD drive, packed up key board (unfixable), dead battery, and failing monitor. If it were a workhorse it would be off to the abertoir

Mar, 2006

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HP Compaq NX9005


I have had this computer for 3 years as a degree student and have found it excellent. i have only ever had one problem with it and i ended up phoning America as it was quite late the problem was sorted and i didn't get charged very much for the call. I...

Dec, 2005

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HP Compaq NX9005


At the price the BEST laptop I could recommened. Performance - Could be a little better, BUY memory ASAP, a few hard drive problems but expected over time. Silent most of the time, then a little noise to cool it down, would recommend to use in the...

Nov, 2005

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HP Compaq NX9005


we have 10 of these 1 of the was 13 months old and had to replace the hdd, and another one was 18 months old replaced the dvd+r and hdd

Aug, 2005

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HP Compaq NX9005


Bought 30+ of these and had have none stop trouble with them since. Dont buy if you can afford anything else.

Jun, 2005

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HP Compaq NX9005


I bought this laptop for work in Sep 03. It was good then, nice spec and vast arraw of ports. But now it fails: Pros: -Nice spec -easy to use touchpad as keyboard -big enough screen -Good for simple stuff and work Cons: -Overheats A LOT (dont try...

Mar, 2005

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HP Compaq NX9005


I have bought it in September 2004 and upgraded to 512MB of RAM.

Mar, 2005

Product Specifications

The HP Compaq Business Notebook nx9005 is the ultimate value notebook, providing superior performance and flexible connectivity at the lowest possible price. It is ideal for users who need to boost productivity with powerful, proven technology housed in a full-featured notebook. The HP Compaq nx9005 is a highly versatile notebook designed to support you in a daily changing business environment. It is designed for comfort, convenience, ease of use and all-in-one functionality.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)/3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.1cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:United Kingdom/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Business Notebook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:266MHz


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:Bell 103J / Bell 212A / ITU T.30 / ITU T.4 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.23 / ITU V.250 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.80 / ITU V.8bis / ITU V.92 / k56Flex/ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD-ROM
Write Speed:24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1.67GHz/1.8GHz
Processor Number:2000+/2200+/2400+
Type:Athlon XP-M


Installed Size:256MB
Max Supported Size:1GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy/None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:30GB/40GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon IGP320M