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HP Compaq Business Notebook Nc8000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of HP Compaq Business Notebook Nc8000. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the durability and screen are overall positive. The performance and battery also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the image quality. Some have doubts about the touchpad and usability.

design, battery, performance, screen, durability

portability, price, usability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Compaq Business Notebook Nc8000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of HP Compaq Business Notebook Nc8000 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the price. The reliability also gets good feedback, but the usability and portability get less positive reviews.

screen, reliability, price

image quality, portability, usability

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

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HP Compaq nc8000


What the HP Compaq nc8000 lacks in design, it more than makes up for in good performance and quality features, such as a crisp 15-inch display, a Secure Digital memory slot, and an extra multibay slot for a second hard drive, battery or additional...

Good performance, large 15-inch SXGA display, multibay slot for an extra battery, Secure Digital memory slot

Bland design, a bit bulky, only a 1.6-GHz Pentium M, pricey compared with other notebooks in its class

Product Specifications

The HP Compaq Business Notebook nc8000 is designed with security in mind for power users who demand the performance and expandability of a desktop yet require the mobility of a notebook. Powered by Intel Pentium M processors, ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 Pro graphics controller, high-resolution displays, large fast hard drives, and the ability to support both a fixed optical drive as well as a MultiBay device it easily handles the demands of your business applications. The HP Compaq Enterprise Business Notebook line offers a choice of security features and connectivity options to help customers protect their intellectual property and stay connected both inside and outside of the office. HP Protect Tools Embedded Security, compliant with the TCG (Trusted Computing Group) standard, incorporates an integrated TPM (trusted platform module) providing a more secure, hardware-based approach to protecting digital certificates and other cryptographic keys used for authentication and data protection. It also supports an optional integrated smart card reader to provide greater data protection and a more secure approach for user authentication. The HP Compaq nc8000 offers breadth of choice in wireless communications by delivering tri-mode or dual-mode 802.11b wireless LAN communication capabilities, as well as best in breed Bluetooth integration. The nc8000 wireless LAN solutions also support Cisco infrastructures providing enhanced security and other functionality unique to Cisco wireless LAN wireless network infrastructures. HP offers Centrino wireless LAN solutions on select nc8000 models. The nc8000 also comes standard with a gigabit LAN (10/100/1000) controller which can provide much faster throughput over today's Ethernet (10/100) and is fully backward compatible to 10/100 infrastructures. Designed to fit seamlessly into an IT environment as part of HP's complete corporate notebook offering. Common software image, docking solutions, MultiBay devices and accessories make the HP Compaq nc8000 easy-to-deploy and easy-to-use, while keeping the total cost of ownership low.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):5.25hour(s)/5.2hour(s)/5.3hour(s)/5.4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB


Front Camera: No

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.1cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/1400 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Environmental Standards

Blue Angel Compliant: Yes
ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 0.128


Country Kits:United States
Model:Nc8000/Nc8000 Limited Edition
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Business Notebook

Input Device

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


Data Bus Speed:400MHz


Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


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 / ITU V.90 / ITU V.92/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.34 / ITU V.80 / ITU V.8bis / ITU V.90 / ITU V.92/Bell 103J / Bell 212A / ITU V.17 / 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.34 / ITU V.80 / ITU V.8bis / ITU V.90 / ITU V.92/ITU V.80 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.250 / ITU T.4 / ITU T.30 / ITU V.92 / Bell 103J / ITU V.8bis / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.23 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.90 / ITU V.34 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.29 / ITU V.22bis / Bell 212A / ITU V.21/ITU V.90 / ITU V.92
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/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth/802.11b/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x/24x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD-ROM
Write Speed:24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1.4GHz/1.6GHz/1.7GHz
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Number:725/735
Type:Pentium M


Installed Size:256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR 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
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon 9600/ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 PRO