The Compaq Presario V3029TU is an aacceptable business machine. The laptop looks proffessional and the keywords works great for writing articles and such. The lapop does however offer a weak performance with a Celeron m 540 on 1866 MHz, 512 MB DDR2, X3100 graphic card and a 120 GB 5200 RPM hard disk. As you probaly can see here, this is not laptop for gaming. So the gaming part goes very bad in this review, while the business concept is great.
I tested 3DMark06 on it with the lastest drivers from Intel and a newly defragged hard disk. The final score was 255 3DMarks with all standard settings. When it comes to gaming i tested Half Life 2 and it gave an acceptable perfromance. With settings on Medium/high i ran the game on 25-30 FPS.
If you however are a buisness man this laptop should fit you good. It offers a very smooth aand good keyboard with a very resposnive touch pad and a good display. I feel however that the build quality could have been better, but you cannot expect everything to be good for 500$.