Furthermore, I was able to get a MB of memory for less than it would have cost me to order the initial configuration with MB. The enclosed Drivers and Applications CD was also very easy to use; reinstalling my wireless drivers and Bluetooth drivers took about 20 minutes. Intel R Extreme Graphics with productivity ports Memory: The notebook looks great and has an interesting, but still attractive, color pattern. The donor machine was a Compaq Presario R Above the keyboard there are several buttons:

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Also, the screen seems pretty good at resisting fingerprints and food-stains. It has amazing value, and I am very happy that I purchased it.

Here’s a link to this great service Good luck! For my needs, the only obvious advantage I saw in the DV over the V was the Quick Play feature, which allows you to watch movies or listen to CDs without going through a complete Windows start-up.

I have found a solution related to your issue: Apr 13, Compaq Presario M Notebook. I found that I could get the best price on a V by ordering a custom notebook on the HP website. Although I knew that Hewlett Packard and Compaq made affordable computers, I associated these brand names with heavy, bulky notebooks. Second, there is a little slack in the door for the CD drive on the right side panel.


It is very nice to be able to begin working on the laptop when you sit down. The basic tasks that I was looking to accomplish were word processing, some basic graphics tasks, and prwsario. This seemed to help somewhat, but it became obvious that I had underestimated the amount of memory that I would need.

But, the top and bottom is merely a matte black plastic color. Even when plugged in — the V never heats up too much where it is uncomfortable to have on your lap.

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I preswrio rather annoyed by this since I have no land-line in my apartment. It took me 5 seconds to connect to my local wireless LAN. The custom options allowed me to build a computer that suited my basic needs while keeping the cost within my range. However, please be advised that the V is not a good gaming machine.

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But for a computer, the audio is pretty impressive. Posted on Jan 02, Although I read many glowing reviews of the BrightView screen, I decided against it. The widescreen design accommodates a wider keyboard layout.

Message 2 of 4. The only other significant design issue is the thickness of the unit. Visit our network of sites: Conclusion Although the Compaq Presario V is not the smallest and lightest notebook on the market, V20000 am happy that I bought this computer.


Item Location see all. For Compaq Filter Applied. The notebook looks great and has an interesting, but still attractive, color pattern. I purchased my notebook from HPShopping.

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Processor and Performance At first I considered ordering my V presarioo a Celeron processor to save even more money. I think Compaq may have altered the hinge to prevent the screen from knocking off or breaking the power connector. If you have the notebook plugged in, the screen will actually push against this plug if you try to open the screen all the way.

The V only has two custom options for the display: I understand that it would be great to have access to Microsoft Word on your brand new computer, but it makes it very tedious to install your own copy of the software.