As the system neared the stated ship date, HP e-mailed me to inform me that shipment of my system would be delayed due to the build process being delayed. Asia Pacific and Oceania. The keyboard appears to be geared toward the precision typist as the textured surface does a good job of preventing fingers from slipping off the keys. The list of all available drivers for your product is shown above. I would not recommend leaving this system on your lap while the system is performing any intensive functions, at least not with the configuration referenced in this review.

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Most of the keys have a notable click when pressed. Technical data is gathered for the products supported by this tool and is used to identify products, provide relevant solutions and automatically update this tool, to improve our products, solutions, services, and your experience as our customer.

From a performance standpoint, the nc delivers quite well for my requirements. The fan also spins down and returns to its quiet state as system load decreases or when the system becomes idle.

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Select an operating system and version to see available software for this product. From power-up, the system boots to the Windows XP login screen in less than 60 seconds. This could take up to 3 minutes, depending on your computer and connection speed. Activating the scroll area does occasionally require a firm tap. But, it did show the availability of parts to be included in the system build.


Let HP identify any out-of-date or missing drivers and software. Performance From a performance standpoint, the nc delivers quite well for my requirements. The list of recommended drivers for your product has not changed since the last time you visited this page.

The nc calculated Pi to 2 million digits in 1 minute and 44 seconds, faster than my Pentium-4 3. HP must have come to the same conclusion since the system features four intake vents on the bottom of the system. Environmental Parameters Environmental standards. HP still has a long way to go, however, in terms of providing meaningful order and configuration status information via its build-to-order web site.

The Function keys, scrolling and editing, and arrow keys are about half-size and are relatively easy to locate due to the bold lettering on all of the keys. Service and Support The nc comes with a three-year limited hardware warranty, 24 hours a day 7 days a week telephone technical support, as well as various online support resources available through its web site.

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The back of the system is occupied primarily by the battery.

Nc820 would also recommend a laptop cooler to provide additional cooling, protection while the laptop is sitting on your lap and protection against system overheating. Select your operating system and version. My impression at the time of this writing is that the ambient light sensor works too aggressively.


It is recommended to have at least a dual core processor for HD video. I am able to view images and video very clearly from a variety of horizontal and vertical angles. Buying experience I took advantage of the available MB video memory option by customizing my system configuration via the Videp web site.

The HP order status page offered very little information related to the actual build status of my system. It is easily one of the brightest displays I have ever used on any notebook. How satisfied are you with this response?

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