HP Compaq nc6400
HP Compaq nc6400

HP Compaq nc6400


HP Compaq nc6400Notebook: HP Compaq nc6400
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 80.55% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 79%, features: 80%, display: 81% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 71%

Reviews for the HP Compaq nc6400

80% Excellent wireless connectivity features, plus a fingerprint reader, and more
Source: English
With the introduction of the Compaq nc6400, HP has followed other leading vendors by teaming up with Vodafone to offer business users a powerful notebook with wireless broadband no matter where they happen to be. Weighing in at just over 2kg and built to the usual HP high standards, the Compaq nc6400 is an impressive and well-specified notebook.
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(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 4, Ausstattung 5, Ergonomie 3, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 40% features: 100% ergonomy: 60%
80% HP Compaq nc6400 (RH576ET)
Source: Trusted Reviews English
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 Firewire, but for the business user who wants a larger screen and plenty of performance the nc6400 is a good solid notebook.
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(von 10): 8, Preis/Leistung 9, Leistung 9, Ausstattung 8, Display zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/08/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 70%
60% Equipped with security features that are clearly aimed at business users
Source: English
Like the Evesham Lightbook, the nc6400 is equipped with a small fingerprint-reader on the bottom right-hand corner of the keyboard. This allows the machine to check your fingerprint to make sure unauthorised users cannot get at the contents of the hard disk. There’s also a smart card slot on the right-hand edge of the unit, which allows businesses to use a security card for yet another layer of protection.
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(von 5): 3, Preis/Leistung 3, Ausstattung 3, Ergonomie 4, Leistung gut, Verarbeitung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 60% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 80%
HP - Compaq nc6400 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Part of HP's extensive line-up of business notebooks, the Compaq nc6400 (RM100ET) is a well built, well featured laptop offering good performance and - very importantly for a business machine - a good deal of integrated security, including a fingerprint reader. A very well built and feature-rich laptop which pulls together good performance and great battery life for a decent price. The icing on the cake is the built-in security that HP has added to the nc6400.
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Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung gut, Verarbeitung sehr gut, Ausstattung gut, Akkulaufzeit sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/12/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
87% HP Compaq nc6400 (RM100ET)
Source: PC Pro English
So is the nc6400 the best business laptop you can buy? The Core Duo-based Dell D620 is still incredibly compelling. It might not be quite as fast as the nc6400 (a 1.02 overall application benchmark score compared to 1.09), but it's a touch slimmer, feels slightly better made and, although looks aren't everything, a little more attractive. It also offers a higher screen resolution and around 40 minutes more light-use battery life. If you need the extra power, the HP is a fantastic all-round choice, but the Dell just holds on to its slot at the top of the A List. A great business laptop, with superb design touches and performance to match.
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5 von 6, Leistung gut, Akkulaufzeit herausragend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/19/2006
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 80%
HP Compaq nc6400 Review
Source: English
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 multitasking and occasional media, this is one of the best notebooks on the market. As a final note, although HP does not seem to offer customizable models, certain features can be changed (bigger hard drive, etc.), if you can afford to wait 4-5 weeks.
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Preis/Leistung positiv, Leistung gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2006
Rating: price: 85% performance: 85% display: 85%
80% An impressive balance of mobility and power for business users.
Source: Laptop Mag English
At a little over five pounds, the HP Compaq nc6400 is one of the lightest 14.1-inch widescreen notebooks we've seen. This system doesn't skimp on features to save on weight, either. In addition to a dual-core processor, the nc6400 features EV-DO connectivity and discrete graphics for the reasonable price of $1,999. For the indecisive among us, the nc6400 offers both a pointing stick with dedicated buttons and a trackpad below the notebook's spacious, full-sized keyboard, proving that it is possible to please everyone. Above the keyboard sits a series of buttons devoted to HP's Info Center, wireless on/off, presentation settings (which allow for quick display adjustments), and three volume buttons.
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4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2006
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% HP Compaq nc6400
Source: CNet English
HP has put a fresh face on its business thin-and-light series with the new HP Compaq nc6400. The laptop succeeds the nc6230, incorporating such new features as Intel Core Duo processors, biometric security, and wireless WAN connectivity. HP has revitalized its thin-and-light design as well, bringing the size and weight in line with competing thin-and-light laptops'. Finally, the portable's battery lasted more than five hours--longer than several competitive systems--and its overall respectable performance will more than suffice for the typical tasks of the average employee.
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7 von 10
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2006
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% HP Compaq nc6400
Source: PC Mag English
The HP Compaq nc6400 ($1,799) notebook's business-casual design and briefcase-friendly frame are ideal for fast-paced mobile users. And for those who always need to stay connected, the laptop's built-in EV-DO cellular modem will make that possible. 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 the rest of the Compaq herd, but one significant differentiator is the system's 5.1-pound weight. It's one of the lightest in the "nc" line. The nc6400 boasts a 14.1-inch matte widescreen display that will have you working comfortably, glare-free, at your desk.
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4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2006
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

85% Test Asus G1 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2007
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 73% display: 84% mobility: 81% workmanship: 92% ergonomy: 92% emissions: 71%
90% Das Überall-Surfen-Notebook
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% features: 80%
87% Compaq NC6400 RH572EA
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% features: 83% mobility: 88% ergonomy: 89%
87% Notebooks mit einem 14-Zoll-Display im Breitbildformat sind der ideale Kompromiss aus Rechenleistung und Mobilität.
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/28/2007
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 86% performance: 91% features: 72% ergonomy: 90%
HP Compaq nc6400
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2006
Rating: performance: 85% features: 85% display: 85% ergonomy: 95%


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 Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)

T2400: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2 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

80.55%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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