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HP Compaq nx7400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of HP Compaq nx7400. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and screen. The design and battery also get good views, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Compaq nx7400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Compaq nx7400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HP Compaq nx7400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The keyboard and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Compaq Business Notebook nx7400 - Core 2 Duo T5500 / 1.66 GHz - RAM 1 GB - HDD 80 GB - DVD?RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM - GMA 950 - WLAN : 802.11a/b/g - WHP Compaq Business Notebook nx7400 - Core 2 Duo T5500 / 1.66 GHz - RAM 1 GB - HDD 80 GB - DVD?RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM - GMA 950 - WLAN : 802.11a/b/g - W

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP Compaq nx7400 Notebook

 

Solid Basics. The Hewlett-Packard Compaq nx7400 is optimized for ...

Robust Case, Good Keyboard, Touch pad comfortable, Suffiecient bright display with good illumination, Acceptable noise and temperature emissions

Wobbling battery, Teetering hinges, Reflecting display, Vertical stability to the vantage point, Below-average battery runtime

In order to be more battery-supplied, HP offers a 12 cells battery and two external battery solutions, which can be docked at the bottom side of the notebook (Extended Life Battery und Ultra Capacity Battery)

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Laptop Views (laptopviews.com)

Expert Review

 

The HP Compaq nx7400 laptop is powered by 1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo Processor T2300 with 2-MB L2 cache at 667 MHz FSB and it features Intel Mobile 945GM Express Chipset mainboard, 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM, 60-GB 5400 rpm SATA hard drive and 24X DVD/CD-RW Combo...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

HP Compaq nx7400 review

 

An impressive corporate laptop, but we've seen better

Light and portable ; Good battery life ; Excellent usability

Weak basic system spec ; Forget about games

A decent enough business laptop, but isn't a class-leader in any particular area

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Hewlett-Packard Compaq nx7400

 

The HP Compaq nx7400 is an affordable all-purpose notebook with solid overall performance and outstanding battery life. It will suit those looking for...

Outstanding battery life, Competitive price, Wi-Fi, Solid performance, Quiet

Not ideal for games, Below average speakers

Outstanding battery life and solid performance make this an excellent choice for mobile professionals. If you don't want to play games, this is an ideal machine.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

HP - Compaq nx7400

 

Like most, if not all laptop vendors, the introduction of Intel's Core 2 Duo has given HP a very good reason for new models to be dropped into product lines or to give old models a ...

A well balanced notebook, ideal for the smaller business running on a tight budget, but the omission of any serious form of backup option - i.e. a DVD burner - is a surprise.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Daniel Robinson (it week)

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Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: crrazychicken (newegg.com)

Exceded Quality Expectations

 

Nice sturdy machine, all the options available, having a docking station was important to me.

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: DG (newegg.com)

Good Low Price Work Horse

 

contains the basic features our business needs ; loads relatively fast compared to similar machines in the same market ; lighter than others in the same market I compared it to ; battery life is better than others in the same market ; purchased 20 so...

none so far, it works great for our businesses needs

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: BossPM (newegg.com)

Pretty Nice!

 

I bought this laptop for business and it came very quick and packaged very well.

The setup was a bit of a pain.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Faster than expected

 

It's definitely fast! The screen had no dead pixels.

Just not a fan of companies than like to mess with the bios and customize it to their own liking.

May, 2007

Product Specifications

Packed with the latest technology and an impressive combination of mobile office features, the HP Compaq nx7400 Business Notebook PC offers low cost business computing without compromising on performance. This thin and light notebook is equipped with a widescreen display, excellent battery life and is compatible with a range of award-winning HP accessories for the complete business solution.

Audio

Audio:CNA audio HP Premier Sound / HP Premier Sound High Definition Audio 24-bit DAC, headphone jack, microphone jack / Integrated HD audio with ADI1884 codec, internal PC speaker
Audio included:CNA audio HP Premier Sound / HP Premier Sound High Definition Audio 24-bit DAC, headphone jack, microphone jack / Integrated HD audio with ADI1884 codec, internal PC speaker
Audio system:High Definition Audio / HP Premier Sound High Definition 24-bit DAC / HP Premier Sound High Definition Audio 24-bit DAC / HP Premier Sound high-definition audio 24-bits DAC / HP Premier; Sound HDA 24-bit / Intel High Definition Audio / Premier Sound HDA 24-bit
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery life (max):3.5 / 4 / 5.75 / 9.75
Number of battery cells:6 / 8
Run Time (Up To):3.5hour(s)/5.8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/4MB

Camera

Front Camera:N

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.2in
Height:1.2in
Weight:5.5lbs
Width:14.1in

Disk Drive

Diskette drive:N / Optional 1.44 MB Diskette Drive, HP Media Card Reader 22-in-1 (3.5" with PCI)
Diskette drive memory:N
Hard disk controller:SATA 3.0Gb/s

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:15.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1440 x 900 / 1680 x 1050

Display (Projector)

Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1200 x 800/1280 x 800/1440 x 900/1680 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65
Power Management:6-cell Lithium-Ion, secondary 8-cell HP Extended Life Battery (sold separately)

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 950
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.224

Hard Drive

Diskette drive:N / Optional 1.44 MB Diskette Drive, HP Media Card Reader 22-in-1 (3.5" with PCI)
Diskette drive memory:N
Hard disk controller:SATA 3.0Gb/s

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada/Denmark/Europe/Finland / Sweden/Italy/Netherlands/Norway/Switzerland/United States
Localization:Danish/Dutch/English/Finnish / Swedish/French/French / German / Italian/Italian/Norwegian
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Nx7400
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Business Notebook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:HP Standard Keyboard (PS/2 or USB) or HP USB Smartcard Keyboard / QWERTY / Standard
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz/667MHz

Memory

Internal memory:0.25 / 0.5 / 1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory layout:1 x 0.5 / 1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 0.5 / 1 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade:4

Miscellaneous

Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy

Modem

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/ITU V.21 / Bell 212A / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.23 / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.8bis / Bell 103J / ITU V.92 / ITU T.30 / ITU T.4 / ITU V.250 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.80/ITU V.80 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.250 / ITU T.4 / ITU T.30 / ITU V.92 / Bell 103J / ITU V.8bis / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.23 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.34 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.29 / ITU V.22bis / Bell 212A / ITU V.21
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet
Networking features:Broadcom (10/100 NIC) Ethernet PCI Express / Broadcom (10/100 NIC) Ethernet PCI Express Controller / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, Wireless LAN / Fast Ethernet, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth / Integrated Intel 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection / Wireless LAN / Wireless LAN, Fast Ethernet
Networking speed:10/100 Mbps Base-TX
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:9144
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 10 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 10 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60 / 20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60 / 20 - 60

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 4x (DVD/16x (CD) / 4x (DVD/24x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Applications supported:Windows Vista Premium ready
Audio system:High Definition Audio / HP Premier Sound High Definition 24-bit DAC / HP Premier Sound High Definition Audio 24-bit DAC / HP Premier Sound high-definition audio 24-bits DAC / HP Premier; Sound HDA 24-bit / Intel High Definition Audio / Premier Sound HDA 24-bit
Chassis type:Convertible Minitower / Small Form Factor
Compatible operating systems:FreeDOS, Windows 2000 drivers available on www.hp.com
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.18 x 14.1 x 10.2 / 13.3 x 14.9 x 3.94 / 14.1 x 10.2 x 1.18 / 6.97 x 17.8 x 17.6
Display:LCD
Docking solution:HP Basic Docking Station, HP Adjustable Notebook Stand / HP Basic Docking Station, HP Adjustable Notebook Stand (all sold separately) / HP Basic dockingstation, HP instelbare notebookstandaard (alle apart verkocht)
Drive bays:1 external 5.25 inch, 1 external 3.5 inch\n1 internal 3.5 inch / 3 external 5.25 inch, 1 external 3.5 inch\n2 internal 3.5 inch
Expansion Slots:1 low-profile PCI, 2 low-profile PCI Express x16, 1 low-profile PCI Express x1 / 1 Type I/II PC / 1 type I/II PC Card-slot / 3 full-height PCI, 1 full-height PCI Express x16, 2 full-height PCI Express x1
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:56K / Data/Fax V.92 / ITU V.92 / V.92
Multi-bay devices:Optional external Multibay II / Optional external Multibay II devices
Power Requirements:65W AC / External 65W AC adapter\n6-cell Lithium-Ion battery internal
Power supply type:65 W
Protection tools:HP ProtectTools, HP Drivelock / HP ProtectTools, HP Drivelock HP ProtectTools, HP Drivelock
Relative humidity:10 - 90
Security Features:HP ProtectTools\nHP Drivelock / Kensington Lock, Solenoid Hood Lock / Sensor / Kensington Lock, Solenoid Hood Lock / Sensor, HP 2008 (SFF) Wall Mount/Security Sleeve
Supported applications:Windows Vista Premium ready
TV in port: No
Upgrade type:Windows Vista capable
Wireless option type:Y
Wireless Technology:Broadcom 802.11b/g / Broadcom 802.11b/g, Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth / Intel Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g MOW2 / Intel Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g MOW2, mini-PCI card, Bluetooth / Intel Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g, MOW2, Bluetooth / Intel WLAN 802.11a/b/g MOW2, Bluetooth

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1x External battery / 3 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, headphone, microphone, AC adapter, RJ-11, RJ-45, Firewire (1394a)\n3 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, headphone, microphone, 1394a, AC adapter, RJ-11, RJ-45, docking connector, accesory battery connector / Rear: 6 USB 2.0, 1 serial port, 2 PS/2, 1 RJ-45, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort, audio in/out; Front: 2 USB 2.0, audio ports; Optional: 2nd serial port, 1 parallel port
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV-out:N / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:65
Power Management:6-cell Lithium-Ion, secondary 8-cell HP Extended Life Battery (sold separately)

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Cache external:1 / 2 / 2048
Chipset:Intel 945GM Express
Clock Speed:1.46GHz/1.66GHz/1.6GHz/1.73GHz/1.83GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 11 / 12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GM Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:151 / 291
Processing die size:143 / 90
Processor:T2400 / T5500 / T5600 / T7200
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Yonah
Processor core voltage (AC):1.0375 - 1.30
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core Duo / Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.66 / 1.663 / 1.73 / 1.83 / 1.833 / 2
Processor front side bus:533 / 667
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:T2400 / T5500 / T5600 / T7200
Processor Number:410/420/430/T1300/T2300E/T2400/T5500/T5600/T7200
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core Duo T2000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479
Processor technology:Intel Centrino Duo Mobile
Processor threads:2
Stepping:B2 / C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):31 / 34
Tjunction:100
Type:Celeron M/Core 2 Duo/Core Duo/Core Solo

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: No
Intel 64:N / Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:27235 / 27253 / 27254 / 27255
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/256MB/2GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Security management:HP ProtectTools, HP Drivelock, Kensington lock slot, Symantec Norton Internet Security / HP ProtectTools, HP drivevergrendeling, oog voor Kensingtonslot, Symantec Norton Internet Security / Integrated 1.2 TPM Embedded Security Chip (except for Russia), HP Business PC Security Lock, HP USB Smartcard Keyboard / Kensington Lock slot, Symantec Norton Internet Security
Security management description:HP ProtectTools, HP Drivelock, Kensington lock slot, Symantec Norton Internet Security / HP ProtectTools, HP drivevergrendeling, oog voor Kensingtonslot, Symantec Norton Internet Security / Integrated 1.2 TPM Embedded Security Chip (except for Russia), HP Business PC Security Lock, HP USB Smartcard Keyboard / Kensington Lock slot, Symantec Norton Internet Security

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, HP Wireless Assistant, HP ProtectTools Security Manager, HP Backup & Recovery Manager, HP Mobile Printing Driver, HP Help & Support Center, InterVideo WinDVD - DVD Player, Sonic Digital Media Plus / Adobe Acrobat Reader, HP Wireless Assistant, HP ProtectTools Security Manager, HP Backup and Recovery Manager, HP Mobile printerdriver, HP Help and Support Center, InterVideo WinDVD – dvd-speler, Sonic Digital Media Plus / Adobe Acrobat Reader, HP Wireless Assistant, HP ProtectTools Security Manager, HP Backup, Recovery Manager, HP Mobile Printing Driver, HP Help & Support Center, InterVideo WinDVD - DVD Player, Sonic Digital Media Plus / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nHP Quick Launch Button\nHP Wireless Assistant\nHP ProtectTools Security Manager\nHP Backup and Recovery Manager\nHP Mobile Print Driver\nSMBIOS 2.4\nHP Help & Support\nInterVideo WinDVD\nSonic Digital Media \nRecordNow!\nMyDVD
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows Vista Business / Windows XP Home Edition / Windows XP Professional

Storage

Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:100 / 120 / 40 / 60 / 80

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB/120GB/40GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino Duo
Windows Vista Certification:Windows Vista Premium Ready

Video

Video adapter, bus:PCI Express x16
Video card features:Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500 integrated graphics\n<85 Hz @ 1920x1440, 75 Hz @ 2048x1536\n3D/2D Controller: support is fully compliant with Microsoft standard API such as Microsoft DirectX9, DirectXVA, VMR9, GDI/GDI+; OpenGL 1.4.; Integrated VGA Controller; Integrated 400 MHz RAMDAC; Overlay Planes: Single overlay support with 5x3 filtering; Maximum Color Depth: 32 bits/pixel; Multi-display Support: dual monitor support facilitated via one VGA port and one DisplayPort integrated on the back plane of the system board and presented as part of the rear I/O set of interfaces / Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.2 / 14.1
Height:1.18 / 10.2
Weight:5.6
Width:1.18 / 14.1