Equipped with the free D-Link router that I received as part of the Futureshop package, I was ready to set up my first home wireless network. Also, you can go to driver guide with your Presario notebook loaded with WXP, and run the free driver scan to discover if they have free driver downloads that will work. You can choose to power this notebook with an 8-cell or cell battery, so you might want to pick your processor first and then pick a power source accordingly or just go with the cell if you want to ensure maximum operating life. The Keyboard feels great on the RCA. The build quality is just about average, which is what I was expecting it to be. I’ve downloaded it from a few other sites too including the one at driverguide and its the same one.

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General windows work however as soon as the extra power is needed, it speeds up to meet any gaming or graphic intensive needs. Battery As I have stated, I compa planning to have this notebook plugged into power for the most part, so battery life was not the biggest concern for me. For me, it was the first time I had purchased a notebook. I understand now why people don’t like Compaq laptops.

This laptop comes in a X native resolution, which comppaq perfect for reading text documents, etc. Being a budget notebook, Bluetooth again was not an option.

But they will not tell me which ones since your is not supported. Processor and Performance As stated the notebook came with a 2. Again, the ports are all well laid out and easily accessible. I have called the phone support twice now and both times been satisfied with the customer service I received, however have not had to test the support with anything too major yet.


I ran a program called dead pixel buddy and could not find any dead pixels…. It pressario very clunky and makes an awful sound when closing the lid. The lows, mids, and highs frequencies are all audible and there is no distortion when the volume is all the way up, so for the most part their performance is pretty satisfactory.

It does however come with a useful program that you can use to schedule checks on driver updates, etc. Compaq R front side view view larger image. For the price, the Compaq V is very well equipped and comes with the following ports and features. A hardcore gaming laptop this is not but I had a demo version of Need for Speed Underground and I could play the game at medium setting at full X without any problems.

Predario package comes with the 8-cell battery, and if mobility is important to you with this laptop, it would be wise to upgrade to a 12 cell battery or get a spare. Yes, my password is: Horizontal angles are not bad and two people can sit side by side and watch a movie, no prsario.

Compaq Presario V3000

For what I received I believe I got a great deal. The build quality is just about average, which is what I was expecting it to be. Secondly I ran the popular 3DMark05 software by futuremark. Top view of v view larger image I do have a couple of complaints on the design though. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.


Compaq Presario R Review (pics, specs)

I do not have a wireless network at home, but I took my laptop to a friends place and it was able to detect 3 connections within the house. Will a presario detect a 15gb hard drive?

With the flexibility and variety of customizing options to fit your needs and wallet, this is definitely shaping up to be a contender in the current generation of portable computing and worth checking out if you want desktop power that you can take with you on the go. The Compaq V perfectly blends price with functionality, looks and performance. The colors are very vibrant and crisp and it makes watching dvds a very pleasurable experience.

TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Built in Memory card reader is a nice bonus. There is plenty of screen space and two documents can be viewed simultaneously side by side without any problems. I ran two main benchmark tests on the laptop. The battery life is reasonable and under normal usage I get about 2: