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HP Compaq Business Notebook Nc4200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of HP Compaq Business Notebook Nc4200. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the touchpad and battery. The keyboard and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical views about the size. The usability and performance get mixed comments.

portability, price, keyboard, battery, touchpad


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Compaq Business Notebook Nc4200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HP Compaq Business Notebook Nc4200 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the price.


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Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (

Compaq nc4200 Notebook


Spare, lightweight business machine sports a fine keyboard.

Great keyboard ; eraserhead and touchpad, External battery gauge

No optical drive, Only one built-in speaker

If you do a lot of typing in a business setting, this machine makes a fine laptop

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (

Compaq Compaq nc4200 Notebook PC


Artwork: Rick Rizner, Chris Manners

Great keyboard; eraserhead and touchpad ; External battery gauge

No optical drive ; Only one built-in speaker

This business-oriented laptop has no optical drive, but it successfully marries portability and a great keyboard.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (

HP COMPAQ NC4200 notebook


HP's notebooks have had something of a re-birth in recent months. A year ago it seemed the company had lost their way, now with its back to basics approach it seems that it can't do any wrong.

Lightweight, well built

Poor graphics

Business users may be the target market but if you’re looking for an affordable machine for the home or student halls, this is definitely worth considering. HP has managed to build a lightweight machine that manages to offer performance and battery...

Feb, 2006

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HP Compaq - nc4200


Just one look at the HP Compaq nc4200 tells you exactly who this ultraportable notebook is aimed at. With its dark grey/blue suit, it's clearly a tool for the corporate road warrior, but it's a lot ...

If HP doesn't know how to address the needs of the corporate market then nobody does. The nc4200 PV983AW is a great tool for the road warrior, if a little pricey, the only reservations being the lack of an optical drive and that none-too-bright screen.

Oct, 2005

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Nice, light computer.... BUT obviously not designed for personal use.


I received this computer used from a friend. I really love the fact that it is lightweight and portable, it weighs about 4 pounds! Also it is about 3/4 of the size of the average laptop available today, perfect for carrying along to school, writing in ...

Light weight, portable.

No CD-ROM/Floppy drive, small hard drive, does not handle extensive use well.

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

The HP Compaq nc4200 Notebook PC simplifies the on-the-go mobile professional experience by packing mainstream computing features into an ultra-thin lightweight form factor. The light and stylish design is meant for mobile professionals needing powerful and highly mobile computers that also offer enhanced security and reliability. With total cost of ownership in mind, the HP Compaq nc4200 Notebook PC is the ideal choice for enterprise-wide deployment to highly mobile users.


Audio system:HP Premier•Sound 16 bit / HP Premier•Sound 16-bit

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery life (max):5.5
Run Time (Up To):5.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Color of product:Black
Internal: Yes
Surface coloration:Monotone

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:12.1
Display Resolution:1024 x 768

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 900
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128


Country Kits:Greece/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Business Notebook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad / Pointing stick/Keyboard / Pointing stick / Touchpad


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Hot keys: Yes
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard style:Straight
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad + Pointing Stick


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Internal memory:0.5
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade:2


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:Bell 103J / Bell 212A / ITU T.30 / ITU T.4 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.23 / ITU V.250 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.80 / ITU V.8bis/Bell 103J / Bell 212A / ITU T.30 / ITU T.4 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.23 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.80 / ITU V.8bis/ITU V.21 / Bell 212A / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.23 / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.8bis / Bell 103J / ITU T.30 / ITU T.4 / ITU V.250 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.80
Type:Fax / modem


Mouse included: No


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:NetXtreme Gigabit (10/100/1000 NIC) PCI Express Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 90
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Audio system:HP Premier•Sound 16 bit / HP Premier•Sound 16-bit
Battery Type:6-cell
Compatibility:Compaq nc4200, Compaq tc4200
Dimensions (WxDxH):11.2 x 9.25 x 1.34
Expansion Slots:1 Type I/II PCMCIA
Infrared data port: Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Power Requirements:65W / 65W AC
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: No
Wake-on-Ring ready: No
Wireless Technology:Intel LAN 802.11b/g Mini PCI, Bluetooth / Intel LAN 802.11b/g, Bluetooth

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Chipset:Intel 915GM Express
Clock Speed:1.73GHz/1.7GHz/1.86GHz/2GHz
Motherboard chipset:Intel 915GM Express
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor frequency:1.73
Processor front side bus:533
Processor Number:740/750/760
Processor technology:Intel Centrino
Type:Pentium M


Installed Size:1GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader\nHP One-Touch Button Software\nHP Mobile Print Driver\nSynaptics Touchpad Driver\nHP Help & Support\nHP Wireless Assistant\nSonic RecordNow!\nInterVideo WinDVD - DVD Player\nInterVideo WinDVD Creator – DVD Authoring; \nHP Client Manager Software\nSmart Card Security for HP ProtectTools\n
Operating system installed:Windows XP Professional


Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard drive speed:5400
Total Storage Capacity:40

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB/60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

System Requirements

Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900

Weight & Dimensions