As thin and light as the HP Compaq nc8230 is, it's available in a mind-numbing variety of configurations with more than enough options to please picky corporate buyers. In addition to a couple of preconfigured models, you can outfit the system with any of five Pentium M processors that range from 1.73GHz to 2.26GHz, though there are neither budget-friendly Celeron options nor bleeding-edge Intel Core options; the top-speed CPU adds $475 to the price tag. As far as hard drives go, the nc8230's parts bin includes 40GB, 60GB, and 80GB models that spin at 5,400rpm, as well as high-performance 60GB, 80GB, and 100GB drives at 7,200rpm--although the top-of-the-line drive costs an extra $280. The system's two memory slots can hold up to 2GB of 533MHz RAM; it's worth noting that the most economical 1GB configuration fills both slots, making later upgrades awkward. The nc8230's 15.4-inch wide-screen display has three resolutions available, including WXGA, WSXGA+, and WUXGA. The machine has wireless options covered, with an Intel Wireless/Pro 802.11b/g radio as standard equipment and an optional 802.11a/b/g card ($10); a built-in Bluetooth module adds $39 to the cost. We were disappointed that in addition to a basic CD-RW/DVD drive option, the nc8230 is available only with a single-layer DVD burner that doesn't have HP's LightScribe technology for etching disc labels. While an entry-level configuration will cost about $1,576, our review unit included a number of upgrades that brought the price to $2,105. Find out more in our full review of the HP Compaq nc8230.