My friend owns this laptop, and I first got to use it in 2006. I was thrilled by its usability. I am particularly a fan of the Compaq systems, and they receive far less complaint in HP tech support than Pavilion. The Compaq is really a very cool and sturdy system. The system I had used with my friend was V3000, which was very portable, highly effective and with a nice screen. Though the multimedia capabilities won’t compare well with the HDX or other such high end laptops, the system was a major one with great ease of use and speed
The laptop is a riskfree purchase for you since you can get award winning HP tech support for free, for one year, and you can purchase additional years of protection. The system works brilliantly, though the screen wasn’t so great as the HDX. The screen is still no let down. The system was shipped with XP and now Vista can be made available for customized latest models. The softwares and accessories available are also very commendable. The bag my friend used to carry the laptop around was a really nice leather bag, which stayed there much longer. The system is very durable and has great battery life as well. It is one of the best purchases for the money you spend on it.