Powered by Intel processors, the Compaq 420 helps you get the job done. With an energy-efficient diagonal LED-backlit display, optional 2 MP webcam and integrated Wi-Fi, it is your link to the world.


Featuring genuine Windows for a familiar and intuitive environment

Get working, right out of the box

• Corel 1 Home Office productivity software is included, so you can begin using your notebook for word processing, spreadsheets or presentation projects with software similar to the office suites you’ve used before on our notebook.

Experience high-definition

• Experience life in high-definition with the HDMI port that allows you to connect directly to high-definition displays.

Stay connected

• With optional Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WLAN you can send and receive e-mails or access the Internet – at work, at home and at your favourite hotspots. You can use the optional Integrated webcam and microphone along with your wireless connection to do video conferencing, with no additional hardware to buy or carry. And with Fast Charge 2, you can recharge your primary battery up to 90% in 90 mintues when your notebook is off.

Protection and convenience

• Your data is important. DriveGuard helps protect it by reducing physical shocks to your hard drive. A spill-resistant keyboard helps protect key components from minor spills that can occur while computing on the go. When it comes time to dispose the notebook, Disk Sanitizer allows you to completely wipe the drive. HP Sparekey will identify you by asking you 3 personal questions that makes secure access simple yet convenient.
• HP Support Assistant makes it easier than ever to manage your notebook. This simple pre-installed software helps you maintain your PC performance and resolve problems with automated tune-ups, onboard diagnostics and guided assistance.

System features
Operating system installed Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 32
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 32
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic 32
Genuine Windows® 7 Starter 32
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic 32
SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
Red Flag Linux (PRC only)
System may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware and/or a DVD drive to install the Windows 7 software and take full advantage of Windows 7 functionality.Certain Windows Vista product features require advanced or additional hardware
Processor Intel® Celeron® Processor 900 (2.20 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel® Celeron® Processor T1600 (1.66 GHz 1 MB L2 cache 667 MHz FSB)
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P6570 (2.10 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)
Intel® Pentium® Processor T4400 (2.20 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)
Chipset Mobile Intel® GL40 Express Chipset with ICH9M-Enhanced
Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset ICH9M-Enhanced
Dimensions and Weight
Product weight Starting at 2.26 kg
Weight varies by configuration and components
Product dimensions (W x D x H) 33.6 x 22.8 x 2.7 (at front) cm
Height varies depending upon where on the notebook the measurement is made
Maximum memory Up to: 8 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Maximized dual-channel performance requires SODIMMs of the same size and speed in both memory slots.
Memory slots 2 SODIMM
Internal drives SATA II (5400 rpm)
From: 160 GB
Up to: 500 GB
SATA II (7200 rpm)
From: 160 GB
Up to: 500 GB
Optical drives DVD-ROM
DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe
Display 14.0″ diagonal LED-backlit HD 16:9 widescreen antiglare (1366 x 768)
14.0″ diagonal LED-backlit HD 16:9 widescreen BrightView (1366 x 768)
Graphics Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
Microsoft DirectX 10 capable
Expansion features
Ports 1 AC power
1 external VGA monitor
1 headphone/line-out
1 RJ-11 (optional)
1 RJ-45
1 stereo microphone in
3 USB 2.0
Slots 1 Express Card/34
1 secure digital/MultiMedia card
Audio High Definition Audio support; Integrated microphone; Integrated mono speaker; Stereo headphone/line out; Stereo microphone in
Integrated camera Optional integrated 2 MP webcam
Keyboard HP full-sized spill-resistant keyboard
Pointing device Touchpad with scroll zone, 1-piece pick button with left and right click functions
Network interface Realtek Ethernet Integrated Controller (10/100 NIC)
Wireless technologies Broadcom 4312G 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Realtek 802.11b/g/n
HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth® 2.0 or 2.1 Wireless Technology
In countries where 802.11n is not allowed, this capability is not enabled.
Power and operating requirements
Energy efficiency compliance ENERGY STAR® qualified configurations available
Power requirements External 65-watt AC adapter
Power cord (1.8 meters
with AC adapter 3.66 meters)
Battery type HP 6-cell (47 WHr) Li-Ion battery
HP 9-cell (93 WHr) Li-Ion battery
Security management
Security management HP Spare Key
HP Disk Sanitizer
Setup Password
Kensington Lock Slot
What’s included
Software included HP Recovery Manager (available with Windows 7 or Vista only)
HP Support Assistant (available with Windows 7 or Vista only)
MS Office Ready 2007
HP Webcam Software (select models)
HP Wireless Assistant
Corel Home Office productivity suite 60-day trial
Roxio Creator Business (select models)
InterVideo WinDVD Player (select models)
McAfee Total Protection
Warranty HP Services offers limited 1-year warranty options depending on country
1-year limited warranty on primary battery. On-site service and warranty upgrades are also available.

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