Although not outstanding in any one area, it provides a compelling mix of performance, features and strength. Rubber stops protect the screen when the clamshell is shut, and a double catch stops the screen from opening accidentally. All input devices seemed to be of high-quality and capable to stand hard business work. The track point has a rough surface, with a lot of peaky nipples, which might disturb a little bit. During the test I surfed the internet and did some word processing with Word.

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This is a slightly above average result. The palm rest on the left gets a little warm when playing games but never becomes uncomfortable like it would on my Dell D I played Far Cry on my lap for a little over an hour to see if the temperature would become uncomfortable on my lap and heat never became a problem.

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Back view of nc view large image. A slight and in fact negligible deflection of the keyboard in the region of the F9 to F10 keys could be observed. Power Min Operating Temperature. Javascript is disabled in this browser. It lets you have three windows open at the same time arranged so that each gets its own space or gain several more columns on an Excel worksheet.


Laptops by Gordon Gottsegen 10 days ago. HP Compaq nc Review Source: We intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used. First I looked to IBM because I have had great experiences with them in the past, but the graphics cards they offered were not as powerful enough for the games I wanted to play.

When it comes to meeting work deadlines and taking on various projects, this powerhouse lives up to its reputation. According to the color diagram, one can detect the usual deviation of the blue color curve, which leads to warmer colors. Please return to the product information page and verify the numbers provided or try again later.

Similar to other matt display, the HP nc’s is relatively good outdoors. This is enough to achieve a MobileMark score ofenough to run multiple applications simultaneously. The upper and the bottom side get clearly warmerbut the temperature increase is within a harmless range. Please wait while we process your request.

HP Compaq nc8430 Review (pics, specs)

Mainboard Data Bus Speed. At the right edge of the touchpad there is a dedicated scrolling area which is nice. Even the size of the keys is without exception especially large-scaled. I do not currently have a real use for it on my computer but I did try it out with my Blackberry and it worked just fine.

If you can afford the price of entry the nc is a great choice. However, the flexural rigidity as well as the pressure resistance could have been better. Or perhaps, because of the serial port at the right side of the notebook?


Although not outstanding in any one area, it provides a compelling mix of performance, features and strength. Please, switch off ad blockers.

The nc comes standard with an 8-cell battery which fits nicely and is flushed at the back.

One thing I do notice is bc8430 playing a game the part of the keyboard deck that is right above the exhaust vent — the area the left speaker inhabits — gets pretty warm. Though the screen is dim, it chums through productivity compaqq like few notebooks we’ve seen. HP encountered an error while trying to scan your product. The cool keyboard and top surface is rare these days, and the quiet fan does not disturb those nearby either.

This led to a 3DMark score ofwhich is enough to cope with graphically intensive applications. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.