Originally Posted by wjcollier07
Isn't that back when HP was still doing the whole 4200rpm HD thing? when everyone else was well into 5400?
If so, be sure to upgrade the HD, maybe even to 7200. But then again, I doubt Jims really a "power user", I could go further with that to getcha back for that car comment, but I won't.
All NC6000'* and NW8000'* ever produced were 5400 rpm drives. This is done for heat and reliability reasons.
Both of these laptops in the series are known as being near-industrial brutally strong and reliable laptops. I've had my fully-loaded NW8000 for over 2 years now. It'* actually rated as a mobile workstation, not a notebook or laptop. It'* heavy, but has more CAD capability than the workstation under my desk at work.
The NC6000 should have built-in bluetooth and wireless lan (and was one of the first models to do that standard), an expansion drive bay for an extra battery or drive, two PCMICIA slots, an SD slot, firewire, Svideo, and a buncha other stuff.