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HP Compaq nx6125 Turion 64 Notebook
By Justin Ong
Category : Notebooks/Laptops
Published by Vijay Anand on Wednesday, 27th July, 2005
Rating : 4 out of 5 stars  

Secured and Well Endowed

Where security is concerned, HP has built in a bevy of security features to prevent, as much as possible, unauthorized access to sensitive data stored in the nx6125. The most entry-level security is provided by passwords where the BIOS, hard disk drive and even the simple action of powering on the notebook can be made doubly secure with different passwords. Next up the security chain is Smart Card authentication while a Biometric scanner located on the wrist rest rounds up the arsenal of security features by the nx6125. Incidentally, the HP Compaq nx6125 is the first HP notebook to pack a biometric scanner, and judging by the trend of business notebooks these days, it's very likely we'll see more of such stringent security features gracing HP's future lineups.

A Biometric scanner is the most versatile of security functions as it frees you from having to remember an additional password with an added reliability in the uniqueness of fingerprints.

The HP ProtectTools Security Manager is the main console for all things related to security.

Apart from having a host of security features to woo over protective business users, the nx6125 is also a notebook that's well endowed with a number of valuable connectivity ports. Going into specifics, there are three USB 2.0 ports and a mini-DV FireWire jack to provide high-speed and high-bandwidth connections. A combination of a 15-pin D-Sub and an S-Video TV-out port makes it easy to set the HP notebook up for presentation purposes.

At the front of the nx6125 is a 5-in-1 card reader that will read SecureDigital cards, MemoryStick/MemoryStick Pro, Multimedia Card, SmartMedia and xD flash memory cards.

Seated within the row of shortcut keys is the WiFi on/off button for instant deactivation of the onboard wireless card to safeguard against rogue access via wireless means.

The slit below the ExpressCard slot is the Smart Card reader.

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