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£199.99 HP Compaq NC2400 Core Duo 1.2Ghz 12.1" screen 1GB 60GB DVD XP Pro Refurb + Free Del @ Bigpockets
£199.99 HP Compaq NC2400 Core Duo 1.2Ghz 12.1" screen 1GB 60GB DVD XP Pro Refurb + Free Del @ Bigpockets

£199.99 HP Compaq NC2400 Core Duo 1.2Ghz 12.1" screen 1GB 60GB DVD XP Pro Refurb + Free Del @ Bigpockets

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Product Name: HP Compaq NC2400 Core Duo 1.2Ghz (2.4Ghz) Laptop - 1Gb RAM - 60GB - COMBO - Wi Fi - XP Pro COA
Product Code: SOLV120
Pack Size: 1
Condition: Used
Warranty: Yes: 3 Months RTB
Despatch Time: Usually ships2 to 3 working days
Availability: 24

36 Comments

What weight are these and I wonder what condition the battery is in?

Review:
pcpro.co.uk/rev…tml

This has U2500 CPU, Intel Yonah, this is 2-3years old technology wise, I expect it can run streamlined XP no probs but struggle in Vista and fine for basic stuff.

But you are getting a 2 year old laptop for this price.

Refurb also suggests BigPockets obtained a bulk order of these from a company getting new ones or more likely, having just gone bust.

If a single core atom can run Vista and Win 7 then a Core Duo, even at 1.2Ghz, will be more than fast enough with 1GB of RAM.

This is a pretty bargainous ultra-portable looking at the PC Pro review.

Seems good for the price, its a core duo - not a core 2 duo (newer), but because it's the ULV (Ultra low voltage version) the heat problems associated with the core duo chips aren't really an issue.

The core 2 duo reduced a lot of the heat dissipation problems associated with core duo range.
I currently use a Toshiba M100 1.4 ULV Centrino - this is a great little machine for nearly everything - obviously except graphics (games) - and doesn't get at all hot , fan rarely comes on.
So a core duo 1.2GHz should be that little bit better/better battery life. I'd say it was better than an Intel Atom based Netbook, with the advantage of it having a DVD-writer as well.
Manganese Allow case too.

As an all round small machine - I doubt you would be disappointed.
It has a 'nipple' pointer though, rather than trackpad - (same as the Tosh M100), so unless you are used that, they can be a bit awkward at first.
No good for Vista - true, XP SP3 is better anyway.

The NC2400 is a really nice, well built notebook. But not a great bargain at this price, almost certain that the battery is shot.

Not a bargain, but just being checking used prices on ebay, (completed auctions)
Quite a few buy it now's selling at £179.99
Cheapest around £155
Most expensive £210 (normally auction)

So not a bargain , but a good price, for a pretty decent little laptop, still think its 'ok'
I suppose the problem is you don't know if your getting a completely hammered machine of three years constant use or unsold stock

i think its a great price myself, cheaper than most netbooks and a better spec plus quite small too. i'd have one of these over a netbook myself

They've been posted here (from BigPockets) before - a couple of people even bought one - you can check back and see how they did in the older threads.

Basically, the dual-core is preferrable to the single and is as quick/quicker than most netbooks - memory can be upgraded cheaply - replacement batteries are available in a variety of sizes/durations at not too-high a price (eBay) - the screen is WAY WAY better than most Netbooks - the machine is light and well made (they were £1000+ new!)

The only warranty on the battery from BP is that it's not DOA on arrival (if it holds 5 mins of charge - that's not DoA) so budget for a new one - but even then this is a good deal.

Good news is that most of these are

tightar5e;4871427

Not a bargain, but just being checking used prices on ebay, (completed … Not a bargain, but just being checking used prices on ebay, (completed auctions)Quite a few buy it now's selling at £179.99Cheapest around £155Most expensive £210 (normally auction)So not a bargain , but a good price, for a pretty decent little laptop, still think its 'ok'I suppose the problem is you don't know if your getting a completely hammered machine of three years constant use or unsold stock



A lot of the machines on eBay are Single-Core machines (way worse - avoid, frankly) - also check they which CD/DVD/Combo drive they have, what size HDD, how much memory and if they come with XP (a lot of reconds are sold without an OS) - oh and BP ship for free wheras machines on eBay may have £15-25 shipping to add...

A quick scan showed no Dual-cores with matching spec under £200 so this IS a good deal - if you LOOK properly

therealjohnpeat;4872308

A lot of the machines on eBay are Single-Core machines (way worse - … A lot of the machines on eBay are Single-Core machines (way worse - avoid, frankly) - also check they which CD/DVD/Combo drive they have, what size HDD, how much memory and if they come with XP (a lot of reconds are sold without an OS) - oh and BP ship for free wheras machines on eBay may have £15-25 shipping to add...A quick scan showed no Dual-cores with matching spec under £200 so this IS a good deal - if you LOOK properly




Got the single core new from IT247 in January and REALLY impressed with it.

Build quality is top notch, good keyboard, DVD RW and so far NO speed issues. I admit my time is mainly spent surfing the net and on office applications (I am an accountant after all !) but for these tasks it eats them up no problem.

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A quick scan showed no Dual-cores with matching spec under £200 so this IS a good deal - if you LOOK properly [/QUOTE]

Hmm, don't think you looked very hard, numerous ones have sold for £180 + £15 postage and there are a stack on there just now on auctions but it's only £5 of a difference so pretty reasonable price.....

Now onto the other points .... superb build quality, compared to an Atom based system these are far more useable and just as portable. I had a Dell mini9 and one of these and sold the mini9 when I compared it to one of these - better screen, quicker, has a build in optical drive, MUCH MUCH better keyboard. One downside is the hard drive, don't think you'll be changing it as these are 1.8" drives and very expensive to buy.
At £200 you could buy these, strip them down and sell the bits for way more than £200, if you have the inclination.

£200 and more usable than the heavier Macbook Air in the same category.

Too expensive
:santa:

too expensive? can you name a cheaper dual core laptop?

hmm im tempted by this over a the samsung nc10 netbook.. cheaper.. decent spec for thje price comapred toe netbooks and small size , hmmmmmmmmm

With net books ,you only get 1gb of ram,supposedly thats why microsoft allows xp on them;Anyone know if these r upgradable!

netbooks are upgradable, can put 2gb single ram stick inside them. some of thje older ones its a lil more tricky but doable.

this is a laptop so shouldnt be an issue to upgrade if you know what your doing

very simple to upgrade this to 2Gig. Remove plastic cover, remove 1Gb SODIMM, insert 2GB SODIMM, refit plastic cover, done!

Whilst these HPs seem good value, it's the 7hr battery life of my NC10 that is amazing and this is never going to get close - I suppose it comes down to what you want out of a portable computer. The NC10 is a fantastic, well built, reliable bit of kit but cheapest I have seen one is ~£295 (microdirect yesterday).

I also have a decent spec'd core 2 duo HP 14", but it hardly gets used now I have my netbook as it gets very warm and the battery life is about 2hrs.

Emeye;4876339

Whilst these HPs seem good value, it's the 7hr battery life of my NC10 … Whilst these HPs seem good value, it's the 7hr battery life of my NC10 that is amazing and this is never going to get close - I suppose it comes down to what you want out of a portable computer. The NC10 is a fantastic, well built, reliable bit of kit but cheapest I have seen one is ~£295 (microdirect yesterday).I also have a decent spec'd core 2 duo HP 14", but it hardly gets used now I have my netbook and it gets very warm and the battery life is about 2hrs.



Yep, definately a huge plus for the NC10 is the battery life. I put a 6 cell in my nc2400 and get over 4 hours from it which for me is more than adequate. Horses for courses and all that.

THis is a close call - but it is too expensive.

]Refurb ]Netbooks are approx this price for 9" screen with 12 month warrenty. ANd batteries/spares are filthy cheap for netbooks
Optical drive is the Yes/No Feature onthe purchase so Respect but no heat.

COCO

I ,personally , bought the cheapest refurbed linux netbook I could find and slung my ever-so-faithful OEM XP license on to it and bought a 7800Mah 9 celler battery for £46 - Doubled the weight -but it is now an absolute workhorse for what I require.

Why compare a core duo notebook to an atom netbook which is 5x slower? :roll:

The real problem is you don't know if your getting a completely hammered machine of three years constant use or unsold stock & regarding ebay completed auctions I did check thoroughly - there are dual cores less than £200 sold on buy it now - quite a few too.

Cheaper On eBAY

This is a bargain for what is essentially an ultra-portable (1.5kg)! Great alternative to a netbook as it has a bigger , more usable scree, higher resolution, bigger keyboard and is more expandable/upgradeable!

This is an absolute steal! I just paid £160 for an IBM x40 on ebay and whilst I'm very happy with it I'd have probably have gone for this instead if the deal was around at the time.

Vista Windows Experience Index on this would be nice to know

Tempting - when it says refurbished soes it mean that all the plastics have been replaced, or refurbished as in the OS has been reloaded, or both? Anyone bought refurbs from big pockets before, if so what is the condition like?

mikerr;4876565

Why compare a core duo notebook to an atom netbook which is 5x slower? … Why compare a core duo notebook to an atom netbook which is 5x slower? :roll:



Because for most people either both machines will be too slow or both will be fast enough so the performance gap doesn't make much practical difference.

It does look like a good deal but you never know how knackered the laptop will be and the reports on Big Pockets customer service put me off in the past.

killie99;4876423

Yep, definately a huge plus for the NC10 is the battery life. I put a 6 … Yep, definately a huge plus for the NC10 is the battery life. I put a 6 cell in my nc2400 and get over 4 hours from it which for me is more than adequate. Horses for courses and all that.



I get 2.5 hours with wireless on my 3 cell, 5 hours on my 6 cell and once had 9.5 hours on my 9 cell battery - the 6 and 9 bought from e-bay - paid about £28 and £35 if I remember right.

Just received this laptop this morning and its a disgrace!! Refurb? I hardly think so. I opened the box to find the laptop splattered with what looked like milk. Opened the laptop up to find half a glacier cherry wedged between the keys and more fluff than a small bear under the keys. It looks like its been kept under someones bed for a year!!! The charger port at the side is sunken into the side of the laptop so wont even charge. They have had this back as a return and done absolutely nothing with it before selling it on!!
Gutted but you live and learn!

Yeh same as above.. works but it's very very tatty... biscuit crumbs (loads), hairs,fluff, scratches, filthy screen

I also received mine 2day, however its in pretty good condition. Appears to be the luck of the draw. Im actually using it as I type.

I would be really ticked off if I had received it as you lot have described!!!

Well it's nice to see one persons laptop doesn't look like it was pulled out of a bin.

I think BigPockets have been 'out of order' on this, is there anything that can be done? A general warning about 'bigpockets' post perhaps ?

Mine's arrived, very messy, looks like cornflakes under the keys, big crack on the front left corner. Sticker on the bottom saying data wiped yet it boots into XP, BUT the battery is running for 3 hours on battery eater stress tests!, so if it cleans up ok & the optical drive works, I think I'm sticking with it.

Ordered and received yesterday, laptop, as has been described by other members, is in a very critical condition used and abused, I cant imagine they sell it like that , ebay better at least you get the full description and a few pics so you see what you're buying. Not only filthy and scratches but mine the ethernet port is loose, keeps disconnecting, the screen is loose as well it moves about 2cms forward , backward , the dvd drive cant close easily, when i try to insert a cd, it stucks in the middle and i have to push it harder to fully open it. Even the Windows OS is a normal one not the original loaded HP. We have right to return it withing 7 days for full refund , am I right?.
I checked the warranty for this machine on the HP website and it's till march 2010 but the question is can i use it?
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