HP Compaq nx7400
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Compaq nx7400
Source: IT Reviews Archive.org version
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 facelift. HP's latest edition to the Compaq line of notebooks is the nx7400, a no-nonsense business machine with an admirably low price. To achieve a low price point obviously some corners have had to be cut; first and foremost is the choice of processor. HP has selected the slowest Core 2 Duo currently available, the T5500. 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.
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gut, Preis/Leistung gut, Ausstattung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/08/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 50% ergonomy: 95%
Source: PC Pro Archive.org version
Some laptops were born to do business. Take the Dell Latitude D620, with its plentiful power, a great screen and comprehensive security options. You can also customise virtually every detail of it on Dell's website. The HP Compaq nx7400 has its fair share of professional credentials too: the sober styling, sensible 15.4in widescreen and comparatively low 2.6kg weight. But there's also the glossy finish on the screen, the 100GB hard disk and the lack of any real security features - all traits of a more consumer-oriented machine. The biggest positive to the nx7400 is its superb build quality. While the keyboard isn't quite up to Lenovo's finest ThinkPad efforts, it's still incredibly solid and makes typing for hours as pleasant an experience as can be.
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4 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2006
Rating: Total score: 67%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
The economical Compaq nx7400 brings a brand-new form factor to HP's corporate laptop family. Lighter than the nc8230, the nx7400 combines the benefits of a big 15.4-inch wide screen and Intel Core Duo processors with a low price (configurations start at $749). Missing from this equation are some higher-end features, such as biometric security (a fingerprint sensor), dedicated graphics cards, and wireless WAN, found on more expensive portables.
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5.9 von 10
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/09/2006
Rating: Total score: 59%
Source: PC Go DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/10/2007
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 80% performance: 40% display: 80% workmanship: 95%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/30/2007
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% display: 88% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 93% emissions: 80%
Source: Guenstiger.de DE→EN Archive.org version
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/23/2006
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Connect DE→EN Archive.org version
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 82% features: 76% display: 85% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 84%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)
T2300: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.
In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.
76.57%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.