HP Compaq nc2400
HP Compaq nc2400

HP Compaq nc2400


HP Compaq nc2400Notebook: HP Compaq nc2400
Processor: Intel Core Solo U1400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 74.25% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 88%, performance: 55%, features: 81%, display: 76% mobility: 93%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Compaq nc2400

HP Compaq nc2400 Review
Source: English
The NC-2400 is a lightweight small machine made with stunning workmanship and precision. It offers excellent portability and unparalled physical durability, even stacked against the legendary ThinkPads of which I own 2. System performance was abysmal. Raw power, while (just) sufficient for business applications and home entertainment, gamers and other heavy users should consider a slightly larger laptop with a Core Duo or Core 2 Duo processor. If you travel every day and need a small durable laptop, then this is a machine to be considered. I hesitate to call the machine ideal however because it performs very badly in every respect. Because of this If you really don’t need the small size and weight, this laptop is not recommended.
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Leistung sehr schlecht, Verarbeitung ausgezeichnet, Mobilität sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/19/2007
Rating: performance: 30% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95%
60% Ultraportable Notebooks
Source: Wired Magazine English
The nc2400 could be a Thinkpad X60 clone - except it's a total no-show in the performance department. Its 1.2-GHz Intel Core Solo CPU is surprisingly slow. (The old Pentium M is faster.) Wired: Volume control touchpad. Extremely sturdy chassis, Fingerprint reader for security. Lovely 1280x800-pixel widescreen. Optional snap-on base. Solid battery life. Tired: No mouse-control touchpad. Baby-size 40-GByte hard drive. CPU sucks.
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6 von 10, Leistung schlecht, Display gut
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 40% display: 85%
83% HP Compaq nc2400
Source: PC Pro English
A great-value ultraportable with a flexible range of options to make up for slightly disappointing battery life. From the moment you open up the graphite-coloured lid of the HP Compaq nc2400, you know you're onto a good thing. The 12.1in TFT has a crisp 1,280 x 800 resolution and doesn't suffer from reflections (unlike the Sony VAIO opposite), because it doesn't have a glossy coating. It doesn't appear quite as bright as the TX3's screen, but this is an illusion - the only real disadvantage is that colours aren't as saturated. The keyboard's bold white lettering is among the clearest we've seen, and the layout is excellent. Along with Dell, HP sticks with the tried and tested format of a desktop-style keyboard, keeping the Ctrl, Windows and punctuation keys in the normal places. As you type, there's no sponginess and the trackpoint control, while not to everyone's taste, is much more precise than a touchpad.
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5 von 6, Preis/Leistung sehr gut, Display zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2006
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 90% display: 70%
90% HP Compaq nc2400 Ultra-Portable Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Although the battery life could be better, HP has created a superb ultra-portable package in the nc2400. You’ve basically got a machine that looks and feels as good as a ThinkPad X series, but has the added advantage of an integrated optical drive. And with a three year, collect and return warranty as standard, you’re getting peace of mind thrown in as well. The nc2400 is definitely the best business focussed ultra-portable notebook that I’ve seen. Even for an individual buyer, this thin and light laptop has a great deal to offer. The specification is good, the warranty is impressive and the ergonomics are first rate. It seems churlish to complain about three hours of battery life on a notebook this small, but Sony has raised the bar so high in this area that every other manufacturer is playing catch up. But when you factor price into the equation, you can forgive the nc2400 for its modest battery life. In fact you could happily specify an extended battery with this machine and still end up with a superb notebook at a great price.
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(von 10): 9, Preis/Leistung 9, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 9, Akkulaufzeit bescheiden
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/21/2006
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 90%
73% This laptop's nice attention to design is offset by its poor performance.
Source: PC World English
HP's latest ultraportable, the HP Compaq nc2400 comes with a moderate $1649 price (as of 6/26/2006). This business-minded model should appeal to road warriors who need a laptop with long battery life--but it's no performance powerhouse. Business users may find the nc2400's fingerprint reader appealing; the reader sits on the right edge of the handrest. Unlike other HP notebooks, this model eschews the familiar touchpad in favor of an eraserhead pointer, which sits in the center of the keyboard. The 12.1-inch wide-screen display looked nice, with good color and detail.
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(von 100): 73, Preis Leistung sehr günstig, Leistung 58, Ausstattung 73
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/25/2006
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 95% performance: 58% features: 73%
63% HP Compaq nc2400
Source: CNet English
The Compaq nc2400, HP's newest corporate ultraportable, is not the lightest laptop on the market, but it strikes an appealing balance between features and portability for a lower price than competitive models. Though it weighs less than 4 pounds, it has a larger display than most other 4-pound models, as well as a comfortable keyboard and an optical drive. Best of all, the nc2400, with a starting price of $1,599, costs less than competitive models, such as the $1,649 Fujitsu LifeBook P7120 and the $1,799 ThinkPad X60s.
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6.3 von 10, Preis/Leistung gut
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/09/2006
Rating: Total score: 63% price: 80%
70% A secure business notebook you can take anywhere
Source: Laptop Mag English
HP’s first entry into ultraportable territory in more than a year doesn’t offer much in the way of flash or power. What the Compaq nc2400 provides is security, durability, and endurance, along with a budget-conscious price. Unlike the sleek, shiny designs from the competition, HP’s Compaq nc2400 looks like a miniature version of nearly every other notebook in HP’s conservative, matte, all-charcoal business line. The six-cell battery included with our system puts the weight at only 3.6 pounds; it juts out an extra inch from the rear of the notebook. The notebook’s 12.1-inch widescreen is a handy compact size for use in small spaces like airplanes, while assuring that there is enough room on the machine for a full-sized keyboard.
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3.5 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2006
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% HP Compaq nc2400
Source: PC Mag English
A first for HP, the Compaq nc2400 ($1,599 direct) ultraportable is a long-missing link in HP's lineup. This tiny laptop weighs just 3.6 pounds yet features an extended battery and a built-in optical drive. For frequent travelers, these are huge selling points, especially on such a light notebook. But its lackluster performance and some subpar components leave it a step behind our ultraportable Editors' Choice winner, the Lenovo ThinkPad X60s. The 12.1-inch screen is slightly brighter than the ThinkPad X60s's, and this is especially noticeable when you put them side by side. The nc2400 comes only with a pointing stick and is a little less responsive than the Lenovo TrackPoint. If you have to have a touchpad, check out the Gateway E-100M.
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3.5 von 5, Leistung mangelhaft, Display zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2006
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 50% display: 70%

Foreign Reviews

HP Compaq nc2400
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/10/2007
Rating: performance: 50% features: 70% display: 80% ergonomy: 70%
HP’s security-conscious Compaq nc2400 may be a corporate user’s dream but its battery life is more of a nightmare
Source: PC Plus German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/24/2006
Rating: performance: 70% workmanship: 90%
85% Subnotebooks
Source: German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2006
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 85% performance: 58% features: 91% display: 75% mobility: 96% ergonomy: 84%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core Solo: Single core version of the Core Duo and successor of the Intel Pentium M; Because of the 65nm reduced structure width also smaller current consumption than Pentium M (maximally 27 Watts); the performance is comparable with the equivalent clocked Pentium M (somewhat faster because of a few improvements).

U1400: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.3 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

HP reviews

74.25%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus Eee PC 1201NL
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Asus S121
Atom Z520, 1.4 kg
» Zepto Notus A12
Mobile A A110, 1.373 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-G21XP
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Dell Latitude D430
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.488 kg
» Samsung Q35-Caderu
Core Duo T2300, 1.9 kg
» Samsung Q35
Core Duo T2300, 1.9 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook Q2010
Core Solo U1400, 1 kg
» Dialogue Flybook VM
Core Duo U2400, 1.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-G11XN
Core Solo U1500, 1.1 kg
» Samsung Q35 Pro T5600 Bamit
Core 2 Duo T5600, 1.9 kg
» Samsung Q35 Pro T7200 Benson
Core 2 Duo T7200, 1.9 kg
» Acer TravelMate 6291
Core 2 Duo T5500, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-G11VN/T
Core Solo U1500, 1.1 kg
» Twinhead Stylebook H12Y
Core 2 Duo T7200, 1.9 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R300
Core Duo U2400, 1.2 kg
Core 2 Duo T5600, 1.9 kg
» Asus F9F
Core 2 Duo T5500, 1.9 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro V3205
Core Duo T2350, 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R400
Core Duo U2400, 1.6 kg
» Samsung Q40-Pro
Core Solo U1400, 1.1 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote BU45
Core Duo T2250, 1.93 kg
» Asus W5fe
Core 2 Duo T5600, 1.9 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X60T
Core Duo L2400, 1.5 kg
» HP Compaq tc4400
Core 2 Duo T5600, 2.1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U200-161
Core Duo T2300, 1.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U200-169
Core 2 Duo T5500, 1.9 kg
» Samsung Q40-Pro U1400 Silver
Core Solo U1400, 1.1 kg
Core 2 Duo T5600, 1.9 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)