September 24,2006

HP Compaq nx9420 17 inch widescreen (Core 2 Duo)

hp_nx_9420.jpgHP Compaq nx9420 is a 17 inch widescreen business notebook and less expensive sibling of HP Compaq nw9440 model, equipped with ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics controller with 256 MB of discrete video memory, which is cheaper than NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M (in Compaq nw9440) and reduces overall system price (but still much better than Integrated Graphics). HP doesn’t offer WUXGA display (1920x1200px) with this model, which is available as configurable option in Compaq nw9440. HP offers only preconfigured models of this notebook and there are two Core 2 Duo options currently available – T7200 (2.0-GHz, 667-MHz FSB, 4-MB L2 cache) and T5600 (1.83-GHz, 667-MHz FSB, 2-MB L2 cache). Hard Drives offered by HP in nx9420 are 60- 80 100-GB 5400RPM.

HP Compaq nw9440 quick specs:

Core 2 Duo CPU choices: T7200 (2.0-GHz, 667-MHz FSB, 4-MB L2 cache) and T5600 (1.83-GHz, 667-MHz FSB, 2-MB L2 cache).
Memory: Standard: 512-MB, 1024-MB or 2048-MB 533-MHz or 667-MHz DDR2 SDRAM SODIMMs; two SODIMM slots supporting dual channel memory; Maximum: Upgradeable to 4096-MB maximum (2048-MB SODIMM in slots 1 and 2)
Display: Internal 17.0-inch WSXGA+ wide viewing angle display with 1680 x 1050 resolution, 17.0-inch WSXGA+ wide viewing angle BrightView display with 1680 x 1050 resolution, Ambient light sensor
Hard Drives: 60-, 80-, 100-, 120-GB 5400 rpm SMART SATA
Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics controller with 256 MB of discrete video memory
Fixed Optical Drives: DVD/CD-RW Combo, LightScribe DVD+/-RW SuperMulti with Double Layer, LightScribe DVD+/-RW with Double Layer
Communications: 10/100/1000 Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express Controller with HP Smart Power NIC Technology, 56K V.92 modem with digital line guard
Wireless: Intel 802.11a/b/g
Security Optional: HP Biometric Fingerprint Sensor: Biometric sensor for fingerprint authentication, configurable between Touchpad pick buttons

for other features see HP Compaq nw9440.