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HP Compaq Business Notebook Nc4200

HP Compaq Business Notebook Nc4200
alaScore 76

19 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the energy efficiency and build quality. The keyboard and battery are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the value for money.

portability, battery, keyboard, build quality, energy

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 76/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 19 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for HP Compaq Business Notebook Nc4200


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HP Compaq Business Notebook Nc4200 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

value for money

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP Compaq Business Notebook nc4200 - Pentium M 750 / 1.86 GHz - Centrino - RAM 512 MB - HDD 60 GB - GMA 900 - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : 802.11b/g, Blu

Expert review by:

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

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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.


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HP COMPAQ NC4200 notebook review


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. Take the Compaq nc4200, weighing in at £1000 (inc. VAT) it...

Lightweight, well built

Poor graphics

It manages to combine a lightweight chassis with a great battery life and enough power to handle most tasks with ease

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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.

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HP NC4200 1.86 GHz 60 GB 14-inch Laptop (Refurbish


I have had great experience with HP laptops, however this one falls short - perhaps because it's a refurbish, I don't know. I have had two experiences of the operating system completely crashing, on one occasion deleting all of my new email messages in...

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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.

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 Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


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


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


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


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


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
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1.73GHz/1.7GHz/1.86GHz/2GHz
Processor Number:740/750/760
Type:Pentium M


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

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900