HP releases nc4000 notebook

Starting at an estimated U.S. street price of $1,650 and delivering up to 7 hours of battery life, the 1.1-inch thin, 3.5-pound travel-friendly HP Compaq Business Notebook nc4000 offers connectivity using an 802.11b or an 802.11 a/b combo card. Both cards will be software upgradeable to support the new 802.11g standard. With these capabilities, business travelers can feel confident HP notebooks will support both current and emerging wireless standards.

An optional integrated Bluetooth module lets users set up their own wireless personal area network to effortlessly synchronize and share their data with other Bluetooth enabled devices such as HP iPAQ Pocket PCs, HP mobile printers or Bluetooth enabled cell phones.

“The combined 802.11 a/b/g tri-mode and Bluetooth connectivity in the HP Compaq nc4000 make it one of the most advanced wireless notebooks on the market,” said Kevin Frost, vice president notebook marketing, HP Personal Systems Group. “A customer can buy the HP nc4000 with confidence that it can be securely implemented in IT environments — providing long-term investment protection.”

The HP Compaq nc4000 has successfully completed extensive interoperability testing with Cisco Aironet wireless LAN infrastructure under the Cisco Compatible Extensions program. With the full set of Cisco Compatible Extension features, customers can more easily deploy HP notebook PCs in Cisco Aironet Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) environments.(5)

“With HP notebooks embracing the Cisco Compatible Extensions program, Cisco and HP are working together to deliver highly secure, manageable wireless, enabling more enterprise customers to reap the many benefits of going wireless,” said Bill Rossi, vice president and general manager, Cisco’s Wireless Networking Business Unit.

HP integrated wireless LAN solutions also feature support for a range of industry-standard security building blocks, including 802.1x secure wireless user authentications, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) that provide enhanced data protection. HP enables an enterprise to broadly and confidently deploy wireless networking for competitive advantage.

The HP Compaq nc4000 delivers industry-leading wireless LAN performance. The notebook has a high efficiency antennae design that enables customers to stay connected at greater distances and maintain higher data transmission speeds than many competitive offerings.

Integrated wireless options for the HP Compaq nc4000 complement an already extensive portfolio of add-on wireless wide area networking solutions also available from HP. For customers that require more persistent connectivity while on the road, HP offers one of the industry’s broadest range of PC Card wireless data connectivity options together with wireless data service from leading U.S. carriers.

The HP Compaq nc 4000 also features a built-in Secure Digital (SD) slot, allowing mobile customers the flexibility to transfer data and information across the variety of devices including HP iPAQ Pocklet PCs, HP Digital cameras and HP printing and imaging devices.

Among the many cost-saving features from which HP customers can benefit are common software images, accessories and docking solutions across all HP nc-class business notebook PCs; long, managed lifecycles for consistent product rollouts; and industry-leading customer service and support through HP Services.

The notebook PC also is part of HP‘s global series offering, in which select configurations are made available globally and backed by HP‘s world-class global services.

The HP Compaq Business Notebook nc4000 is available to customize with a full range of options. Available now, it can be purchased through participating resellers, at http://www.hp.com or by phone at +1 800 888 0220. Estimated U.S. pricing for the HP Compaq Business Notebook nc4000 configured with the Intel® Pentium® M 1.4-GHz processor, 12.1 TFT XGA, 30-GB hard drive, and 256-MB RAM starts at starts at an estimated street price of $1,650.

Technical information on the HP Compaq nc4000 includes:

  • Intel Pentium M processors running at 1.3 GHz, 1.4 GHz, 1.5 GHz or 1.6 GHz combined with ATI Radeon IGP 350M with 400-MHz processor side bus;
  • Choice of optional integrated 802.11b or 802.11 a/b, both of which will be software upgradeable to support the new 802.11g standard when ratified;
  • Optional integrated Bluetooth wireless technology;
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 56-Kbps V.92 modem;
  • Up to 1-GB DDR (266-MHz) system memory;
  • 12.1-inch display with XGA (1,024 x 768 resolution);
  • ATI Mobility Radeon graphics with 32 or 64 MB of shared system DDR SDRAM (user configurable);
  • Hard drives of 30 GB (4,200 rpm) or a high-performance (5,400 rpm) 40 GB and 60 GB;
  • Dual pointing devices;
  • Secure Digital (SD) slot;
  • Two USB 2.0 ports, one S-video out port.
  • Six-cell lithium-ion battery; Dual battery capability with optional travel battery delivers up to 7 hours of life;
  • Three-year limited warranty.