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HP Compaq nc2400 Series Business Notebook

HP Compaq nc2400 Series Business Notebook
alaScore 81

47 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of HP Compaq nc2400 Series Business Notebook. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and battery. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the energy efficiency and touchpad.

portability, performance, price, battery, keyboard

screen, image quality, touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Compaq nc2400 Series Business Notebook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (

HP Compaq nc2400 Ultra-Portable Notebook


Looking for a super-light notebook with a dual core CPU and an integrated DVD writer? HP has the answer.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : David James (

PC Plus review: Compaq nc2400

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : staff (

HP Compaq nc2400 review


Low powered but strong, reliable and affordable

Affordable ; Well built

Poor power and performance

It struggles on performance terms, but it's reliable and the price is attractive

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Seth Barton (

HP Compaq nc2400 review


HP's Compaq nc2400 is a serious ultra-portable notebook designed for business use. It's not the quickest in applications, but it's well equipped for use on the road.

The nc2400 is light and compact, with a great keyboard. If you like the ThinkPad but you want an optical drive, it's a good alternative.

May, 2007

Expert review by : Michelle Thatcher (

HP Compaq nc2400 review


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...

Very low starting price; includes key security features; has a large display for such a lightweight model; three-year warranty.

A bit heavier than comparable models; lacks a touch pad and a scroll button; fewer ports and connections than competitive models.

Though it lacks the latest components, the low-price HP Compaq nc2400 strikes an appealing balance between features and portability for basic mobile users.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


Exceptional battery life and a compact design make the nc2400 a great option for those willing to sacrifice some performance.

Brilliant battery life, Small, Optical drive

Performance a little lacking, No touchpad, Flex in display casing

Nov, 2007

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Hewlett-Packard Compaq nc2400


Brilliant battery life, Small, Optical drive

Performance a little lacking, No touchpad, Flex in display casing

Exceptional battery life and a compact design make the nc2400 a great option for those willing to sacrifice some performance.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Evan Blass (

HP's Compaq nc2400 ultraportable notebook reviewed


You may have missed that Compaq nc2400 ultraportable business laptop among the slew of notebooks we reported on yesterday, but according to Laptop magazine, those on a budget looking to travel light should probably give the 3.6-pound (with battery)...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Kalpana Ettenson (

HP Compaq nc2400


This laptop's nice attention to design is offset by its poor performance.

Lightweight, with a nice widescreen

Sluggish WorldBench performance

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Kalpana Ettenson (

Compaq nc2400 Review


Lightweight ultraportable offers a comfy keyboard and excellent battery life, but sluggish WorldBench performance.

Lightweight, with a nice widescreen

Sluggish WorldBench performance

Despite its performance shortcomings, the nc2400 does have attributes that make it appealing, including its light weight, excellent battery life, and a great keyboard--all for a reasonable price. Just don't expect the notebook to power through lots of...

Jul, 2006

Product Specifications

The HP 2400 Series Docking Station offers full port replication capability and cable management in a space-saving design. It is compatible with all HP 2400 series Notebook PCs.


Audio included:HP Premier Sound High Definition Audio 24-bit DAC, headphone jack, microphone jack
Audio system:HP Premier Sound HDA 24-bit
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:None/Sound card


Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)/6.25hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Front Camera: No

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:30.7
Display Resolution:1280 x 800

Display (Projector)

Colour Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 950
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.224


Country Kits:EMEA/Europe/Finland / Sweden/France/France / United Kingdom/Norway/Switzerland/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English/Finnish / Swedish/French/French / English/French / German / Italian/Norwegian
Model:2400 Series Docking Station/2400/2500 Series Docking Station/Nc2400
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP/HP Compaq Business Notebook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Pointing stick/Pointing stick / Keyboard


Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:Full-sized
Pointing device: / Pointing Stick


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Internal Memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots: / 1x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade:2


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:Bell 103J / Bell 212A / ITU T.30 / ITU T.4 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.23 / ITU V.250 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.80 / ITU V.8bis / ITU V.92/ITU V.80 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.250 / ITU T.4 / ITU T.30 / ITU V.92 / Bell 103J / ITU V.8bis / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.23 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.34 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.29 / ITU V.22bis / Bell 212A / ITU V.21
Type:Fax / modem/None


Bluetooth: Yes
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless LAN
Type:Network adapter/None
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Operational conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 80
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 80

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: / DVD Super Multi DL

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 2x (DVD-RW) / 2.4x (DVD+RW) / 2x (DVD-RAM)/24x
Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD/None
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 4x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business/Windows XP Professional
Family:Windows Vista/Windows XP
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other features

Audio system:HP Premier Sound HDA 24-bit
Compatible operating systems:FreeDOS, Windows 2000 drivers available on
Docking solution:HP Docking Station, HP Adjustable Notebook Stand, HP Monitor Stand, HP External MultiBay II (all sold separately)
Expansion slots:158.8 x 31.8 x 69.8
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:56K
Multi-bay devices:Optional external Multibay II devices
Power requirements:External 65W Smart AC adapter\n6-cell Lithium-Ion battery internal
Protection tools:3 USB 2.0; 1 external monitor; 1 RJ-11; 1 RJ-45; 1 microphone in; 1 headphone/line-out; 1 AC power
Relative humidity:10 - 90
Security Features:HP ProtectTools\nHP Enhanced DriveLock\nHP TPM
TV in port: No
Upgrade type:Windows Vista capable
Wireless option type:Y
Wireless Technology:Intel or Broadcom Wireless LAN 802.11 and/or Bluetooth 2.0\nIntel Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g MOW2 mini-pci card, Bluetooth

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:2 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, headphone, microphone, AC adapter, RJ-11, RJ-45, Firewire (1394a)
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power Management : / 3-cell, 6-cell or 9-cell Lithium-Ion battery


64-bit Computing: Yes
Cache external:2048
Clock Speed:1.2GHz
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GM Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family: / Intel Core Duo / Intel® Core™ Duo
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor front side bus:533
Processor Number:U1400/U2500/U7600
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo/Core Solo


Installed Size:1GB/2GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Security management description:Kensington lock slot, Smart Card Reader (optional)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


Bundled software:Additional softwares available from the Web: HP Client Manager Interface, Smart Card Security for HP ProtectTools\nHP Wireless Assistant (on select models), HP Mobile Printing Driver, HP Backup and Recovery Manager, HP ProtectTools Security Manager, Sonic
Operating system installed: / Windows XP Professional


Hard drive speed:4200
Total Storage Capacity:60

Storage Controller

Type:IDE/None/Serial ATA/Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Device Type (AI):Docking station
Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:30GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino Duo
Recommended Use:Small business
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader
Windows Vista Certification:Windows Vista Capable

Technical Details

Multi-bay devices:Optional external Multibay II devices


Video card features:Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions

Height :2.5