Visit our Business Solutions website >>

HP Compaq nx9240 Series Laptop Computers

HP Compaq nx9240 Series Laptop Computers
alaScore 81

125 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The portability and keyboard are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the touchpad.

screen, keyboard, portability, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Compaq nx9240 Series Laptop Computers is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

See all Hewlett-Packard Laptops

Review analysis

(Based on 125 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 40 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 17 of 40 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (85)

Consumer review by: review summary for HP Compaq nx9240 Series Laptop Computers


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of HP Compaq nx9240 Series Laptop Computers from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

screen, battery, size, performance


57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Smartbuy NX9420, P-T2300 (1.66GHZ) Core Duo, 80GB 5400, 17IN Wxga+, 512MB 533MHZHP Compaq Business Notebook nx9420 - Core 2 Duo T7200 / 2 GHzCompaq nx9420 Notebook PC

Expert review by:

Review HP Compaq nx9420 Notebook


Big Business light. Also in the business segment there is a trend

Robustes case, high-quality materials ; Spacious keyboard with separate numeric pad ; User-friendly touch pad ; Moderate noise emissions ; Low temperature emissions ; Passable speakers ; Good battery runtime and external batteries available

Moderate stability of the hinges ; Unreasonable order of interfaces ; Reflecting display with moderate brightness and poor illumination

Expert review by:

HP Compaq nx9420 Review


Recently I bought the HP Compaq nx9420 to replace my good old Prestigio 1590W laptop. This is the fourth notebook I have purchased since 2000. I had a great opportunity to sell my old notebook and purchase this one at a lower price, so I went for it....

The optical drive is a model with a 24x CD and 8x DVD writing performance and there is nothing special about it. It is a fast notebook and I will give it 4.5/5 instead of the top 5 due to the fact that 1GB is actually the minimum requirement for...


Expert review by:

HP Compaq nx9420


This business-minded portable offers top performance and better-than-average battery life.

Great WorldBench performance

Smallish hard drive

Expert review by:

HP Compaq nx9420


This big-screen portable has everything business users could want.

Fast dual-core processor Beautiful display • Fingerprint scanner • Very good graphics

Small touchpad buttons Minimal software

Expert review by:

Compaq nx9420 Review


This mobile workstation offers top performance and better-than-average battery life.

Great WorldBench performance

Smallish hard drive

For several hundred dollars more, you can buy "business protection services" from HP; these include such things as the company's HP Smart Desktop Management Service (for protecting multivendor networked offices with data backup and restore), Symantec...

Expert review by:

Compaq Compaq nx9420


Artwork: Rick Rizner, Chris Manners

Great WorldBench performance

Smallish hard drive

This mobile workstation offers top performance and better-than-average battery life.

Expert review by:

HP Compaq nx9420 laptop review


Considering HP is one of the world's largest notebook manufacturers, it isn't a brand you'd immediately think of choosing a new machine. They tend to sell into corporate circles and that until recently, their consumer machines haven't had as much...

Powerful, great screen, lightweight for size, 5-hour battery life

17-inches and 3.4kgs means its a tad on the large and heavy size if you travel away without the car

It’s a well-specified machine that isn’t too heavy considering the size of the screen

Expert review by:

HP Compaq nx9420 review


Powerful laptop for professionals and home users

p>Core 2 Duo T7400 (2.16GHz) processor Sturdy keyboard</p

p>A little heavy to lug around long-term</p

Expert review by:

HP Compaq nx9420 (ES446ET)


The keyboard is big enough to have its own numeric keypad

Core 2 Duo T7400 (2.16GHz) processor, Sturdy keyboard

A little heavy to lug around long-term

This is one of the most powerful machines we've tested to date and the results are stunning. HP has produced a great machine in the nx9420 that will appeal to large and small business users alike

Expert review by:

HP Compaq nx9420


HP's new flagship business portable has a 17 inch WXGA screen and weighs 3.35 kilograms, so it ranks among the lightest notebooks in its category. If ...

Lightweight, Excellent Keyboard, Excellent performance, Elegant design

Hard drive too small

One of the best performing notebooks we have tested, the nx9420 is a great buy.

Product Specifications

For power users demanding exceptional graphics performance both in the office and on the move, the HP Compaq nx9420 Business Notebook PC is the complete mobile solution. A 17-inch widescreen display, dual-core processing and an excellent battery life combine to offer a true desktop experience. The HP nx9420 packs an impressive amount of features into a neat and highly portable design. Providing the optimum balance of price and performance, this notebook delivers the best value and latest technology, at an affordable price.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/4MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900/1680 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:Canada / United States/Denmark/Norway/United States
Localization:Danish/English/French / English/Norwegian
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Business Notebook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed: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.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 / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / 802.11a/b/g

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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.83GHz/2.16GHz/2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T2300/T2400/T2500/T2600/T5600/T7200/T7400
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB/120GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader/Fingerprint reader / SmartCard reader/SmartCard reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon X1600/NVIDIA Quadro NVS 510M