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this computer is very good...i think itz been the best from all that i have had... it has a very good security and itz easy to use...it is also good for doing things such as project, business, document, etc.. As for my opinion i would recomend this lap top to oher ppl...first of all them ppl foin to college...
As I don`t know a lot about computer stuff I can only tell you about my personal experiences with the HP Compaq nx6125. Beforehead a summary of the most important technical information to help you familiarize with this notebook
- installed memory: 1GB
- hard drive: 60 GB
- operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
- integrated DVD and CD Drive
- Bluetooth, Ethernet
- 3 USB ports
- audio output type: headphones, sound card, speaker(s)
- integrated microphone
- battery run time: 3.75 Hours
- weight: 2,7 kg
I bought my HP Compaq nx6125 in spring 2006 and I didn`t regret it yet as I didn`t have any difficulties with this notebook although I`m using it on a daily base. Also the battery run time is the same like it was two years ago what I think isn`t a matter of course. I bouht this laptop for about 1000 bucks but I`m sure you`ll get it cheaper now.
Those of you who play computer games a lot may think that the hard drive and the memory could be bigger. True, but as we all know these features can be easily exchanged! For me who uses computers/notebooks mainly for uni a 60 GB hard drive is alright. I`m satisfied with a 1 GB memory, as well. It saves my pics, videos and text data.
Another thing I really appriciate is having the possibilty of creating my own music CD's, burning DVD's, and replicating any data files from my hard drive to a disc with just a few simple clicks.
The Compaq nx6125 weighs 2,7 kg what I think is too heavy for a "portable computer". Sometimes it gets really tiering to carry my work around all day long...to uni...and back home...to uni and... .
One more thing that really botheres me is the screen. The smallest sun ray is annoying as you can`t see the things on the display clearly. Probably a max. resolution of 1400 x 1050 isn`t good enough therefore but this is again stuff I don`t know a lot about.
Apart from these last two facts there is no con I can tell you about. HP is known as a quality producing company. So I can only hope that my lovely little Compaq nx6125 will dure some more years. ;)
Hope this helps a bit ... maybe even for making a purchase decision.
You can find this review and many others I`ve written on www.best-price.com, too. It is similar to dooyoo but it has a lot more community features.
This laptop offers really good value for money and is a great office workhorse. The Turion processor is roughly equivalent to a similarly clocked Pentium M and gives enough performance for the cast majority of people. Adding an extra GB of RAM will speed it up enormously however, especially if you use several applications at once.
The fingerprint reader works flawlessly and the only connectivity missing is an infrared port. It has USB2.0, firewire, pcmcia, bluetooth, wifi, 1000Mbit ethernet and a 5in1 caard reader.
There is one very significant downside to this laptop however. While the speakers do sound fairly good, you need to beware if you use them. It seems like there may be a design flaw with this model in that the right hand speaker is right next to the Hard Disk and when playing music the vibration causes seek errors on the disk which cause the transfer rate to slow to a mere 1MB/sec from the normal 35MB/sec. This makes it impossible to use the laptop while playing music
It is likely that this vibration will shorten the life of the disk drive though mine is still going fine after 7 months.
Overall a good feature packed laptop but you cant use the speakers
Laptops are a pretty boring subject to write a review about.
We all know what they do, so what makes this one special.
Well first let me quickly run through the specs so that you know what we're dealing with here.
It weighs in at just under 3kg which is not bad at all for a laptop/notebook. Mind you HP call it a notebook which I would disagree with. There are Sony VIAO's out there that are real notebooks. This baby however is bigger than what I could consider to be a notebook so I'm going to refer to it as a laptop.
I do a fair amount of travel on business and this machine is just about right for long distance travel to far away countries. The last thing you want is to lug around a fat heavy laptop along with your luggage at airports.
It comes with a standard 15 TFT screen capable of supporting a max 1600x1200 resolution with 32-bit colour. No antiglare filter but the screen is actually quite bright and apart from when used in direct sunlight I've not had a problem reading it.
It uses the AMD 64bit Turion processor which is unusual for HP/Compaq as they have only ever used Intel in the past. In fact I'm pretty certain this is the first time they've gone for AMD. Its probably one of the reasons why its cheap (£650) and the reason why you get rather good performance from it. I'll come to that later.
By the way if you look at the specs that I'm listing and compare them with the specs listed for this machine one different websites, you'll find a number of major differences. e.g. some websites show this as using the 3100+ Sempron processor which is different to my machine) I'm not sure if they have got the wrong specs or whether there are a number of versions of this machine but I'm going by the specification of the actual machine that I have.
It comes with a DVD read/writer using the DVD-R/RW format. (Again CIAO show this differently as using the DVD+R/RW format). It has 3 USB 2.0 ports, 2 PCIMA slots, a memory card reader that reads SD Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, SmartMedia Card and xD-Picture Cards.
It has an Ethernet Card, built in WiFi supporting the 802.11g/b standards. Oh and stereo speakers, keyboard, touchpad. The usual stuff.
Theres a fast Seagate 60Gb harddrive and 512Mb SDRAM along with a 256k cache. The one downside of this is that 128 of the 512Mb is used by the video card leaving just 384Mb for the applications. The RAM used by the video card is configurable down to 64Mb but to take full advantage of the ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300 card you need to leave it at 128Mb otherwise video intensive applications such as Photoshop or DVD applications or games will run very, very slowly. Believe me I've tried. :(
So what makes it special. Well theres the 64-bit Turion processor for starters. This is the only serious rival to Intel's Pentium-M processor and it is powerful enough for a laptop to give decent performance without the price tag associated with Intel.
The integrated fingerprint reader is just absolutely great and a godsend. The bundled software HP's 'Credential Manager' allows you to link your fingerprints to all sorts of passwords to applications and websites and also to the machine itself. So logging into the machine or logging into your email or bank simply requires a swipe of your finger on the small scanner and you log in. It allows you to record all 10 fingers and thumbs in case you cut yourself and it really does work. I've tried using fingers of all sorts of friends and relatives and not once has it allowed any unauthorised person access. It also means that you don't have to keep remembering passwords because once stored your fingerprint is what gives you access. The only downside to this is that you get used to it pretty quickly and once you're on a machine that doesn't use biometrics you suddenly find that you can't access a website because you've gotten used to not having to remember passwords.
The built in WiFi is activated by the press of a button above the funtion keys. At work this allows me to take my PC away from my desk and network connection to meeting rooms where there is no network connection. At home it allows me to listen to the music stored on my Philips WACS700 HiFi because the standards used by the two devices are compatible.
I'm able to take my laptop into my garden and walk about 100ft before I lose the signal from my HiFi.
The laptop even has built-in Bluetooth which is pretty handy for linking your phone (in my case Samsung D500) to the machine.
In terms of the kinds of applications you can run, well it comes with Windows XP preloaded and InterVideo. I've also got Microsoft Office on it, Paintshop Pro, Brothers in Arms (PC Game). All of these run smoothly on it. Brothers in Arms had a little problem with hesitant graphics but this was overcome by reducing the in-game video quality settings down one notch.
The battery is stated as being able to last 3.75 hours. I've managed to get 3 hours from it quite easily but that might be because when I take the power cable out, the screen brightness automatically reduces to conserve battery life but I always put the brightness back up again manually. Battery consumption increases dramatically however when Wifi and/or Bluetooth is swtiched on but this is understandable.
In terms of looks its not all that great. Its a dark grey colour but it does give you a feeling of robustness. It certainly doesn't feel cheap.
Things that could improve it are
1) More memory (or dedicated memory for the Graphics Card)
2) Infrared port.
All in all this is a well above average laptop at a reasonable price that will appeal to both small businesses and domestic users.