Summary: The HP Compaq NC4400's compact size, weight, & almost full sized keyboard layout makes it an excellent mini-laptop for traveling. It does lack a CD reader/player - but you can use a portable one if you need to install additional software or play CD's etc. The 12" screen is square and a bit small to read full sized pages - but larger then most netbooks.
Add 1TB sata drive makes it great for Karaoke laptop with TV output
2 November 2013
Summary: (The picture shown is incorrect) these are great notebooks. Compact size without the Optical drive. Fast enough, can hold 2 gig of ram. I Have been using other HP/Compaq computers for Karaoke. They have the SVideo or Composite outputs. I have replaced the optical drives with 1TB drives. The NC4400 is one step better because the HD is SATA and I can put in the 1TB as the only drive, and have the SVideo output for karaoke. It also will take Windows 7.
Summary: laptop came with no audio installed, fast response from company and easy download and fix. battery complelety dead, was reimbersed $10 towards new one. company easy to work with concerning laptop issues.
Excerpt: I got my HP Compaq nc4400 laptop computer one year and eight months ago. I also own an IBM Thinkpad T42 laptop computer, and I can say that my IBM Thinkpad T42 is more dependable. The keyboard is appropriately sized for my hands, but the monitor is a little bit dark, and has had to be replaced once. It’s not very suitable for watching movies. The picture is not very clear, and it cannot handle very high-definition computer-generated animations.