HP Compaq nc4200 – 12.1″

HP Compaq NC4200

Related Laptops:
– Replaced by HP Compaq nc4400
– Tablet PC version: HP Compaq tc4200
– nc4400 replaced by HP Compaq 2510p

MFR’s Description: 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. IT managers wil value the full portfolio of integrated security options, breadth of integrated wireless choices, and unsurpassed common accessories and consistency with the entire enterprise notebook line. 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.

Note: Has some PCI Express Capability
Note: Spill-resistant keyboard
Note: Magnesium-alloy enclosure
Note: Ambient Light Sensor
Note: Dual-Channel Memory Capability – Maximized dual-channel performance requires SODIMMs of the same size and speed in both memory slots.
Note: System standby up to 1 week.

Reviews located at the bottom of the page.

Company/Manufacturing Information
Company:Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Company Website:HP.com
Model Name:nc4200
Product Page:www1.hp.com
Cost (MSRP/Street):Starting at $1599 (USD) Base Model
CPU/Processor & Chipset
Processor Company:Intel
Processor Model:Pentium M 740, 750, 760
Processor Speed:1.73GHz – 2.00GHz
Bus Speed:533MHz
Cache Size:2MB
Cache Type:L2
Systemboard Chipset:Mobile Intel 915GM Express Chipset
Display and Graphics
Graphics Chipset:Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Screen Type:TFT LCD
Screen Size:12.1″
Resolution:1024×768 XGA
Video Memory:Probably upto 128MB Shared
Video Out:Yes – VGA, S-Video
Memory Capacity:256MB – 2GB
Memory Slots:2
Memory Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Speed:400MHz or 533MHz
Shared With Video:Yes
Hard Drive Interface:Ultra ATA-6
Hard Drive Capacity:40GB – 80GB (5400rpm)
Hard Drive Physical Size:Probably 2.5″ – User removeable
Optical Drive:Choice: DVD-ROM, DVD/CD-RW Combo, or DVD+/-RW
Harddrive Shock Protection:
Battery Type:Lithium-ion
Default Battery Size:Standard 6-cell, Optional travel 8-cell available
Mfr Estimated Runtime:Up to 5 hours and 30 minutes – standard, up to 11 hours and 15 minutes standard and optional travel battery.
Dimensions, and Weight
Weight:Start at 3.9lb
Wireless:Choice of Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG
Wireless Type:802.11b/g or 802.11a/b/g
Ethernet:10/100/1000 Gigabit
Keyboard:101/102-key desktop compatible keyboard – full-size, 12 function keys
Mouse:Touchpad with scroll zone, Pointstick
I/O Ports
USB Ports:3x USB 2.0
Firewire (IEEE 1394):
PS/2, Serial, Parallel:
PC Card Slots:1x Type I/II PC Card CardBus
Flash Memory Card:Secure Digital (SD)
Port Replicator:Optional
Other I/O:
Audio Chipset:ADI AC ’97 CODEC
Audio I/O:Integrated speaker, Stereo headphone/line-out, stereo microphone/line-in
Installed OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional Edition
Included Software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, HP One-Touch Button Software, HP Local Recovery provided by Altiris, HP Mobile Print Driver
Synaptics Touchpad Driver, HP Help and Support,
HP ProtectTools Security Manager: BIOS Configuration for HP ProtectTools
Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, HP Wireless Assistant,
Sonic RecordNow! (for optional DVD+/-RW and DVD/CDRW drives),
Symantec Norton Antivirus with complimentary 60-day live update, Intervideo WinDVD – DVD Player (for optional DVD+/-RW, DVD/CDRW and DVD drives). See site for full details.
Protection and Security
Fingerprint Reader:No
Hardware Passwords:Power-On/BIOS Passwords
Other:Optional TPM, PC Smart Card Options, Smart Card Reader
VariedFull Listing
Model #sSee site and link above for full details:
EK740AW, PV983AW, PZ508UA, PZ095UA,
Warranty, Misc
Warranty:three-year world-wide limited warranty (see site for details)

Reviews – These are excerpts – Click on links to read full reviews

Pocket-lint.co.uk – February 2006 – It manages to combine a lightweight chassis with a great battery life and enough power to handle most tasks with ease

IT Reviews – October 2005 – The nc4200 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.

LAPTOP Magazine – October 2005 – 4/5 – LAPTOP BEST BUY – The HP Compaq nc4200 has that one-two punch that all road warriors need: excellent battery life and a design that’s very light, but quite durable.

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