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HP Compaq nx9420 Notebook PC - Overview

Product description

Designed for power users who need extreme performance and widescreen functionality combined with mobile convenience

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Product Features

Feature
Description
Processors
  • Intel Core Duo processor T2600* (2.16-GHz, 667-MHz FSB, 2-MB L2 cache)
  • Intel Core Duo processor T2500* (2.00-GHz, 667-MHz FSB, 2-MB L2 cache)
  • Intel Core Duo processor T2400* (1.83-GHz, 667-MHz FSB, 2-MB L2 cache)
  • Intel Core Duo processor T2300* (1.66-GHz, 667-MHz FSB, 2-MB L2 cache)
NOTE: * Intel's numbering is not a measurement of higher performance. Processor speed denotes maximum performance mode; processors will run at approximately 1 GHz in battery optimization mode.
Chipset
Mobile Intel 945PM Express Chipset with 667-MHz front side bus
Graphics
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics controller with 256 MB of discrete video memory
Display Internal
  • 17.0-inch WXGA+ display with 1440 x 900 resolution and 16M colors
  • 17.0-inch WSXGA+ wide viewing angle display with 1680 x 1050 resolution and 16M colors
  • 17.0-inch WSXGA+ wide viewing angle BrightView display with 1680 x 1050 resolution and 16M colors
  • 17.0-inch WUXGA wide viewing angle display with 1920 x 1200 resolution and 16M colors
  • Ambient light sensor
Display External
  • Up to 32-bit per pixel color depth
  • VGA port supports resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 at 75 Hz, and lower resolutions at up to 100 Hz
  • DVI port in optional HP Docking Station (sold separately) supports resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 at both full and reduced blanking, and 1920 x 1200 at reduced blanking
NOTE: Resolutions are dependent upon monitor capability, and resolution and color depth settings.
Memory Standard
  • 256-MB, 512-MB, 1024-MB 533-MHz DDR2 SDRAM SODIMMs
  • 256-MB, 512-MB, 1024-MB or 2048-MB 667-MHz DDR2 SDRAM SODIMMs
  • Two SODIMM slots supporting dual channel memory
Memory Maximum
Upgradeable to 4096-MB maximum (2048-MB SODIMM in slots 1 and 2)
Memory Dual-channel
Maximized dual-channel performance requires SODIMMs of the same size and speed in both memory slots.
NOTE: Due to the non-industry standard nature of some third-party memory modules, we recommend HP branded memory to ensure compatibility. If you mix memory speeds, the system will perform at the lower memory speed. Above 3-GB, all memory may not be available due to system resource requirements.
Communications
  • Integrated Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express Controller (10/100/1000 NIC*) with HP Smart Power NIC technology
  • 56K V.92 modem** with digital line guard
NOTE: * The term "10/100/1000" or "Gigabit" Ethernet indicates compliance with IEEE standard 802.3ab for Gigabit Ethernet, and does not connote actual operating speed of 1 Gb/sec. For high speed transmission, connection to a Gigabit Ethernet server and network infrastructure is required.
NOTE: ** Designed for downloads from 56K modem compliant sources. Maximum achievable download transmission rates currently do not reach 56 KB/s, and will vary with line conditions. Modem availability is subject to country regulatory approval.
Wireless Devices
Support for a broad range of secure, integrated wireless LAN options featuring support for the latest industry standards. Integrated Bluetooth is also an option (factory configurable only) and can be combined with any one of the supported wireless LAN options.
All integrated wireless LAN options
Wi-Fi certified
Cisco Compatible Extensions support (Version 4.0)
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) support up to 128-bit keys
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and WPA2 support
802.1x authentication support, including EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP-GTC, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, and LEAP
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) support
WiFi Certified for WPA2, WMM
Dual antennas integrated in the display enclosure
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel Centrino mobile technology
Integrated support for 802.11a, b and g
Up to 54-mbps data rate
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
Intel Centrino mobile technology
Integrated support for 802.11 b and g
Up to 54-mbps data rate
Broadcom 4311AG WiFi Adapter
Integrated support for 802.11a, b and g
Up to 54-mbps data rate
Broadcom 4311BG WiFi Adapter
Integrated support for 802.11 b and g
Up to 54-mbps data rate
HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth 2.0 Wireless Technology
Bluetooth Specification v2.0 compliant Works with a wide range of Bluetooth devices
Keyboard
The 101/102-key compatible keyboard features an industry standard, full-width layout with desktop keyboard features such as isolated inverted-T cursor control keys, left and right control and alt keys, and 12 function keys. Other features include a full numeric keypad, hotkeys for instant access to power conservation, brightness, and other features, 19.05 mm x 19.05 mm key pitch (center-to-center spacing), 3.0 mm stroke, comfort-dished keycaps, and bright key legends for improved visibility in low light conditions.
One-Touch Productivity Buttons
Provide one-touch access to the following features: HP Info Center, Wireless On/Off, Presentation Mode, Volume down, Volume up, Volume Mute, and Calculator Launch.
Pointing Device
Touchpad with scroll zone, two soft-touch pick buttons
Expansion Card Slots
One Type I/II PC Card slot Supports 32-bit CardBus and 16-bit PC Cards
One Integrated Smart Card Reader Compatible with ISO 7816 compliant Smart Cards PC/SC interface support
Media Slots
7-in-1 Media Reader Supports SD (Secure Digital), MMC (MultiMedia Card), Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo*, Smart Media, xD-Picture card
Hard Drives
60-, 80-, 100-GB 5400 rpm SMART SATA
80-, 100-GB 7200 rpm SMART SATA
NOTE: These hard drives are customer removable and will withstand multiple insertion/removal cycles. Up to 8GB is reserved for the system recovery software.
HP Mobile Data Protection System 3D
Hard drive is mounted directly to the notebook frame, reducing the transmission of shock to the hard drive. Uses three-axis digital motion detection with intelligent sensitivity to help protect the hard drive during normal use from shock and vibration.
Fixed Optical Drives
DVD-ROM DVD/CD-RW
Combo DVD+/-RW SuperMulti with Double Layer LightScribe
DVD+/-RW with Double Layer
PC Card Slot: One – Type I/II
Smart Card Reader: One
External Monitor: One – VGA
External Microphone: One
Headphone/Line out: One
Power Connector: One
RJ-11 (Modem): One
RJ-45 (NIC): One
Ambient Light Sensor: One
IEEE 1394 Port (4-pin): One
S-Video TV Out: One (Support for NTSC/PAL)
USB 2.0: Four
Docking Connector: One
Travel Battery Connector: One
LED Status Indicators: Twelve
Audio
ADI High Definition CODEC
Integrated 16-bit Sound Blaster Pro compatible audio
Integrated stereo speakers
Integrated directional microphone
External volume up, volume down, and mute buttons
Stereo headphone/line out
Stereo microphone in
Power Supply
External 90-watt AC adapter, 6-foot (1.8-meter) power cord included. Total length including External AC adapter is 12 feet (3.66 meter). HP Fast Charge technology
Primary Battery
69Wh 8-cell high capacity Lithium-Ion (up to Up to 4 hours battery life)
Optional HP 8-Cell Extended Life Battery
52Wh 8-cell high capacity Lithium-Ion (Up to Up to 7 hours and 30 minutes battery life)
Optional HP 12-Cell Ultra-Capacity Battery
95Wh 12-cell high capacity Lithium-Ion (Up to Up to 10 hours battery life)
Service and Support
HP Services includes a one- year standard parts and labor warranty, pick-up or carry-in, and toll-free 7 x 24 hardware technical phone support (depending on model). On-site service and warranty upgrades are also available.
NOTE: Certain restrictions and exclusions apply. Consult the HP Customer Support Center for details.

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Software Overview

Feature
Description
Preinstalled
Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2
FreeDOS
Supported Microsoft Windows 2000
Drivers downloadable from http://www.hp.com
Certified
Novell Linux Desktop 9
Preinstalled Software Microsoft Windows XP
Adobe Acrobat Reader
HP Backup and Recovery Manager
HP Help and Support
HP Mobile Print Driver
HP ProtectTools
Security Manager: BIOS Configuration for HP ProtectTools
Embedded Security for HP ProtectTools
Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools
Smart Card Security for HP ProtectTools
HP Quick Launch Buttons
HP Wireless Assistant
Sonic Digital Media Plus: RecordNow! (for optional DVD+/-RW and DVD/CDRW drives)
MyDVD (DVD Authoring for optional DVD+/-RW drives)
Synaptics Touchpad Driver
Symantec Norton Internet Security with complimentary 60-day live update
Intervideo WinDVD - DVD Player (for optional DVD+/-RW, DVD/CDRW and DVD drives)
HP Backup and Recovery Manager
Each unit is shipped with HP Backup and Recovery Manager. HP Backup and Recovery Manager can provide data and system file protection for HP business PCs to enable fast recovery if the system becomes corrupted or if important information is accidentally deleted. HP Backup and Recovery Manager can perform scheduled or manual backups of the entire drive or individual files and folders. Up to 8GB is reserved for the system recovery software. HP Backup and Recovery Manager can also create software recovery CDs or DVDs (requires optional hardware).
SMBIOS Version 2.4
System Management BIOS, previously known as DMI BIOS, is used to store system management information.
HP ProtectTools Security Manager
HP ProtectTools Security Manager is the security platform for business notebooks and desktops. The HP ProtectTools Security Manager is an extensible client security console that delivers enhanced security capabilities through add-on software modules. Modules currently available or planned are:
  • Smart Card Security for HP ProtectTools
  • BIOS Configuration for HP ProtectTools
  • Embedded Security for HP ProtectTools
  • Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools

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