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Compaq Presario V3000

by Ray Garnace
(Tacloban City, Philippines)

Compaq Presario V3000

Compaq Presario V3000

Today, you will be awed by a review that I will be posting regarding my HP Compaq Presario V3000. We’ve had it for more than 3 years now. It is not that surprising to have such a really old laptop when you live in the Philippines. It’s mostly about sentimental value and the practicality of it.

Let’s look at the physical aspect of our laptop first. It has a 14” wide screen, 3 USB Ports, an expansion slot, built in card reader, DVD drive, an RJ 11 and an RJ 45 port for both types of hardwire connection, a built in microphone, touch sensitive controls for sound options, and a two button track pad that has scroll functions.

These are just some of what you can see immediately upon checking it. What’s inside it is what made us keep it for more that 3 years.

When we got our Presario V3000 it was running on Win XP. A few years later Vista came out. We decided to wade it out some more because we’ve been hearing a lot of bugs in the Vista OS. Running on Intel® Centrino Duo, I was a bit hesitant if it could accommodate Windows 7. But with Intel’s 1.73GHz and 512MB RAM, it made it through installation. We do have as much as 80GB of memory to store everything in it.

We’re not really into technical stuff when it comes to having tweaks on our laptop. As long as it is still serving its purpose, as long as we can still work on it, it’s still good to go.

My wife dropped it a couple of months back, it’s now missing two buttons on the upper right portion of the keyboard. Nevertheless, it’s still works fine.

We do have problems with the battery because we have not changed it since we got it, and the Wifi eats up a lot of it. So, whenever we are out on the coffee shop, we have to have our AC adapters on hand for power.

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