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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. Reviewers really like the usability and screen. The design and battery also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

performance, battery, design, screen, usability

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HP Compaq nx7400 from 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 People are impressed by 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 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

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

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 (

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: staff (

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 (

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: (

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 (

Exceded Quality Expectations


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

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: DG (

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 (

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 (

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 Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3.5hour(s)/5.8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/4MB


Front Camera: No

Dimensions & Weight


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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.224


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
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Business Notebook

Input Device

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


Data Bus Speed:533MHz/667MHz


Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


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


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
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

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

Ports & interfaces

TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.46GHz/1.66GHz/1.6GHz/1.73GHz/1.83GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Yonah
Processor Number:410/420/430/T1300/T2300E/T2400/T5500/T5600/T7200
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core Duo T2000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):31 / 34
Type:Celeron M/Core 2 Duo/Core Duo/Core Solo

Processor special features

Intel 64:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:27235 / 27253 / 27254 / 27255
Processor package size:35


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


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 Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950