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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. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and screen. The performance and battery also get good reviews. There are some negative views about the touchpad and usability, and reviews are divided on the price.

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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 are impressed by the price. The reliability is also appreciated, but some have doubts about the usability and portability.

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Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

HP Compaq nc8000


The HP Compaq nc8000 is a very fine machine that comes loaded with features, though it may be a bit much for typical corporate users.

For a business notebook, the HP nc8000 certainly meets high expectations with features and performance, and it can stand tall among its peers.

Mar, 2004

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 system:HP Premier Sound
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Number of battery cells:8
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:N

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Hard disk controller:SMART


Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:15
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1400 x 1050

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

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65
Power Management:

Environmental Standards

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


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon 9600 / AMD Mobility Radeon 9600 Pro
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 0.128

Hard Drive

Hard disk controller:SMART


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


Pointing device: / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:400MHz


Internal memory:0.25 / 0.5
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory slots:


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


Bluetooth: 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/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking speed:10/100/1000 Mbps Base-TX
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth/802.11b/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: / DVD-ROM

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

Other Features

Audio system:HP Premier Sound
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.8 x 10.8 x 1.57
Display: / LCD
Infrared data port: Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:Data/Fax V.92
TV in port: No
Wake-on-Ring ready: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type III
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1x Docking Station
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
Parallel ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: Yes
TV out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV-out:N / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:65


Chipset:Intel 855PM
Clock Speed:1.4GHz/1.6GHz/1.7GHz
Motherboard chipset:Intel 855PM
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor front side bus:400
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:725/735
Processor technology:Intel SpeedStep
Type:Pentium M


Installed Size:256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Bundled software:Insight Management Agents; Intelligent Manageability; Adobe Acrobat Reader
Operating system installed:Windows XP Professional


Compatible memory cards:SD
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
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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:6.39 / 6.59