HP Compaq nc4200


HP Compaq nc4200Notebook: HP Compaq nc4200
Processor: Intel Pentium M 740
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900 128 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 73%, features: 79%, display: 83% mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Compaq nc4200

80% This neutrally designed tablet will appeal to serious business users
Source: English
The neutral looks, superb mouse buttons and Trackpoint controller of the HP Compaq tc4200 series will no doubt appeal to business users. This PV984ET model uses a fast 1.86GHz Pentium M processor with 512MB of DDR2 memory and a 60GB hard drive. While it’s priced at an attractive £1,175, it is clear HP Compaq hopes you will lay out extra cash on some accessories. There’s no optical drive supplied as standard, so you’ll require either a USB Multibay II or another external drive to make use of the recovery CDs or the versions of Sonic Recordnow 7 and Intervideo Windvd 5 – both are included in the software package.
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(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 4, Ausstattung 4, Ergonomie 3
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/09/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 60%
74% Spare, lightweight business machine sports a fine keyboard
Source: PC World English
The HP Compaq nc4200 Notebook PC has a great keyboard for any laptop--but especially for one that weighs only 3.9 pounds. Other attractive features include the external battery gauge, powered USB port, presentation button, and built-in Bluetooth. Apart from those elements, this business laptop is fairly spare. Unlike most other corporate portables these days, it has no optical drive, stereo sound, or FireWire port. It eschews a wide screen in favor of a standard-aspect 12.1-inch display. For the nc4200's $1549 price (as of 2/16/06), you can buy a different notebook with a much nicer screen, better speakers, and more connections.
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74 von 100 (gut), Preis/Leistung durchschnittlich, Leistung 71, Ausstattung 77
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/07/2006
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 70% performance: 71% features: 77%
60% HP Compaq nc4200
Source: CNet English
For business travelers seeking a powerful ultraportable laptop, the $1,788 HP Compaq nc4200 is a contender with class. Its staid black case accommodates a decent-size screen and a comfortable keyboard, and it delivers enough battery life to get work done on the road. Still, it lacks a built-in DVD drive and business-friendly security features such as a fingerprint scanner or a Trusted Platform Module. For a more fully outfitted ultraportable, we recommend the more expensive ThinkPad X41. If an optical drive and security extras aren't critically important, the HP Compaq nc4200 provides a good balance of portability and power at a reasonable price.
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6 von 10
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/22/2006
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

81% Subnotebooks
Source: German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2006
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 75% performance: 75% features: 79% display: 83% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 91%
75% Rechenpower für das Handgepäck
Source: Facts German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 75%
81% Flachmann-Power - über 1,6 Kilogramm
Source: PC Professionell German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2005
Rating: Total score: 81%
95% Leicht und leistungsstark
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2005
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 85%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip with shared memory on Mobile Intel 915GM chipset. It is the predecessor of Graphics Media Accelerator 950. The performance can be compared with the Mobile Radeon 9000 (with a 64 bit memory bus).

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 Pentium M: With Intel chip set (855 or 915) and Intel WLAN also available with the name Centrino (name for the package).
In the comparison very fast per megahertz and very modest with weaknesses in floating point operations.
It is also available as a low voltage version with very small current consumption.

740: » 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.

1.8 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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

78%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)