Pros

  • Great keyboard; eraserhead and touchpad
  • External battery gauge

Cons

  • No optical drive
  • Only one built-in speaker

At A Glance

This business-oriented laptop has no optical drive, but it successfully marries portability and a great keyboard.

Manufacturer’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 will value the full portfolio of integrated security features, breadth of integrated wireless, and unsurpassed accessories and consistency with the enterprise notebook. The HP Compaq nc4200 is the ideal choice for enterprise-wide deployment to highly mobile users.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number PV983AW#ABA
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 5.50 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 12.10 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Screen Mode XGA
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768
Color Supported 16.7 Million Colors
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 128 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 60 GB
Hard Drive Interface Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
Hard Drive RPM 5400
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Manufacturer Part Number PV983AW#ABA
UPC Code 829160863696
Brand Name HP
Product Name Business Notebook nc4200
Marketing Information

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 will value the full portfolio of integrated security features, breadth of integrated wireless, and unsurpassed accessories and consistency with the enterprise notebook. The HP Compaq nc4200 is the ideal choice for enterprise-wide deployment to highly mobile users.

Product Model PV983AW
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line Business Notebook
Product Series nc4200
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Standard Memory 512 MB
Maximum Memory 2 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-400/PC2-3200
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Business Notebook nc4200
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power cord
  • Software CD
Additional Information
  • Powered USB 2.0 Port supports optional HP External MultiBay II

Additional Software Available From The Web:

  • HP Client Manager Software
  • HP ProtectTools Security Manager:
  • Embedded Security for HP ProtectTools
  • Smart Card Security for HP ProtectTools
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model PRO/Wireless 2200BG
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 1.2
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.2"
Width 11.2"
Depth 9.3"
Color Magnesium Alloy
Warranty
Additional Warranty Information
  • Pick-up or carry-in
  • Toll-free 7 x 24 hardware technical phone support
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Pentium M
Processor Model 750
Processor Speed 1.86 GHz
Cache 2 MB
Bus Speed 533 MHz
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model 915GM Express
Software
Operating System Windows XP Professional with SP2
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad, Pointstick
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot Type CardBus Type II

Performance

Battery
Battery Life (Office Applications) 5:12   (hh:mm)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 6.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 3.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 745.0
Performance
World Bench 5 Rating Very Good
World Bench 5 Score 79.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 753.0
Ahead Nero 1434.0
Windows Media Encoder 451.0
WinZip 498.0
Adobe Premiere 538.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 569.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 513.0
Roxio VideoWave 445.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Mozilla 421.0
Adobe Photoshop 370.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 449.0
Microsoft Office XP 583.0