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HP Compaq nc6400 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 reviews of HP Compaq nc6400 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the battery and portability are generally positive. The price and screen are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the image quality, and many are less positive about the touchpad.

performance, screen, price, portability, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Compaq nc6400 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of HP Compaq nc6400 Series from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the screen and portability are overall positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the touchpad, and views are divided on the durability.

performance, price, usability, portability, screen


89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP 15-g094sa 15.6" Laptop - Purple A8-6410 Quad Core - 8gb DDR - 1tb Hard Drive Windows 8.1HP Compaq NC6400 Laptop Notebook With Dual Core Processor 2Gb Ram, Wireless and CDRW/DVD-Rom Combo DriveHP NC6400 14.1" 2GB RAM 60GB HDD Windows XP Laptop

May, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Compaq nc6400 Series


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HP Compaq nc6400 Series from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the screen and size. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the portability. Many are less positive about the reliability.

performance, price, usability, size, screen


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

This summary is based on the products: HP NC6400 Laptop with 1.83GHz T5600 CPU, 2GB RAM, 80GB Hard Drive, Built-In WiFi, Windows Vista BusinessHP Compaq NC6400 Intel Core 2 Duo 1600 MHz 60Gig Serial ATA HDD 1024mb DDR2 DVD/CDRW Wireless WI-FI 14 WideScreen LCD Genuine Windows 7 Professional 3

May, 2016

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

Review HP Compaq nc6400 Notebook


Security First. Among its huge product range Hewlett-Packard also

Robuste case and high-quality materials ; Clearly structured keyboard ; Display capable of outdoor usage ; Choice between different configurations ; Low Noise emissions

Clear temperature increase ; Moderate illumination of the display ; Bas sound of the speaker

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: suspensif (

HP Compaq nc6400 Review (pics, specs)


This is a review of HP Compaq nc6400, a thin-and-light 14.1 widescreen notebook in the business line. Its light-weight and features match those of a comparable ThinkPad Z61t.

Build quality Price Good performance Standard 3 Year warranty Matt screen Solid quiet keyboard with convenient layout Good-sounding speakers Looks No junk software Light-weight

Asymmetrical placement of speakers No customized configuration Small touchpad buttons Limited wrist area

The HP nc6400 is a great yet simple notebook, offering great performance. This is definitely a tool and not a toy. If you're looking for a gaming notebook, I would recommend higher graphics interface, perhaps an AMD processor. But if your main need is...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Brian Heater (

HP Compaq nc6400


An impressive balance of mobility and power for business users.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: (

HP Compaq nc6400


Though they come in varying sizes and capabilities, there are at least ten HP Compaq models that have an almost identical industrial design. Let's just say it can get very difficult to tell them apart. The nc6400 may not look all that different from...

Lightweight. Integrated EV-DO. Good set of security features

Pointing stick is far behind Lenovo's TrackPoint. You'll need to upgrade the RAM

A lightweight business notebook that won't slow you down and has built-in EV-DO to keep you connected wherever you go.

Expert review by: lang2009 ( )

HP Compaq nc6400 Review


HP Compaq nc6400 stands in the thin and light laptop line. HP Compaq nc6400 is well built and featuring high-end performance. What's more, HP Compaq nc6400 is providing top-notch security, EV-DO connectivity, dual-core performance, and discrete graphics.

If you worry about that your data will be leaked, and you want to protect them, the HP Compaq nc6400 is a good choice as it includes a couple of cool security features. A Smart Card reader, embedded TPM security chip, and a fingerprint reader, all of...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Andrew Kliem (

HP nc6400 (RR666PA)


The last of a dying breed, HP's newest Compaq PC, the nc6400, is one of the only Windows XP notebooks we've had arrive recently. Vista seems to be all...

Good battery life, Optional 3G card included

Poor for entertainment uses

While not for everyone, the nc6400 proved to be a solid choice for those after a business notebook, offering reasonable performance combined with optional 3G internet built in.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: staff (

HP Compaq nc6400 review


A strong combination of power, features and usability

Good battery life ; Strong performance ; Excellent usability

Bulky ; Subdued screen images

A good choice for a busness laptop that's both powerful and portable

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Dave Jansen (

Hewlett-Packard Compaq nc6400


Targeted at business users, the Hewlett-Packard Compaq nc6400 forgoes flashy design and high-end graphics capabilities to deliver excellent performanc...

Good performance, Exceptional battery life, Fingerprint reader

Fairly standard design

The HP Compaq nc6400 performs well with exceptional battery life.

Sep, 2006


Expert review by: Benny Har-Even (

HP Compaq nc6400 (RH576ET)


If you want a good size screen and integrated 3G from your business notebook then you need to look at the nc6400.

A trackpoint and trackpad combination, fingerprint and smart card readers and integrated HSDPA 3G Broadband make the ncare all highlights on the nc6400. The screen is better suited for work rather than entertainment and there's no Express card or...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Alan Lu (

HP Compaq nc6400 review


HP's Compaq nc6400 has a large 14.1in display, but the downside is its increased weight and size.

The nc6400 is powerful, but it's let down by its size and weight. We're also disappointed that it doesn't include a DVD writer.

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

The HP Compaq nc6400 Notebook PC delivers the optimal combination of connectivity, enhanced security, and performance in a widescreen form factor to keep you more secure, productive, and connected in and out of the office.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):4.5hour(s)/4hour(s)/6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/4MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800/1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:Canada/Denmark/Europe/Finland / Sweden/Germany/Italy/Norway/Switzerland/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:Danish/English/Finnish / Swedish/French/French / German / Italian/German/Italian/Norwegian
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Business Notebook

Input Device

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


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. 0/EDGE / GPRS / GSM / HSDPA
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
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.92/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 V.92 / ITU T.30 / ITU T.4 / ITU V.250 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.80/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.34 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.29 / ITU V.22bis / Bell 212A / ITU V.21
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / cellular modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11b/g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / 802.11a/b/g

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 2x (DVD-RW) / 2.4x (DVD+RW) / 2x (DVD-RAM)/24x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 4x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.83GHz/2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T2300E/T2400/T2500/T5600/T7200
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo


Installed Size:1GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Corporate business / Small business/Small business / Corporate business
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader / SmartCard reader/Fingerprint reader / SmartCard reader/SmartCard reader / Fingerprint reader
Windows Vista Certification:Windows Vista Capable

Video Memory

Installed Size:64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon X1300/Intel GMA 950