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My Lovely Laptop

Reviewing: Hewlet Packard Compaq Presario V3000 T  |  Rating:
By redribbon on
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Overview

Compaq Presario V3000T is very excellent I think and this is the most wanted, famous and successful notebook product in my country. I bought it on September 2008 and I strove to get this due to I must saved my money for months. Its price was so high to me at that time. Hewlett-Packard as developer seems like made this one as their masterpiece notebook product, it offers latest technology such as specification below ( I wrote based on box package) :1.) Intel® Core TM 2 Duo processor T5750 (2.0 GHz)

2.) 160GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive

3.) 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM (1 Dimm)

4.) Super Multi 8X DVD ± R/RW with Double Layer Support

5.) FreeDOS

6.) Compaq Webcam 14.1" WXGA High-Definition BrightView Widescreen

7.) Display (1280 X 800)

8.) Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 with shared graphics memory

9.) Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945a/b/g 802.11a/b/g WLAN & Bluetooth TM

10.) 5-in-1 Digital Media Reader

11.) ExpressCard Port 3

12.) Expansion Port 3

13.) 6-Cell Lithium-ion battery

Design Menu And Interface

From Top side ( notebook opened ) ; there are 2 internal microphones on the right and left side, it used for voice chat. Webcam Light as indicator when web cam is active, it located on the left side of web cam. Meanwhile, Web cam located on the middle on the top of notebook. Power Button and Power light, blue as indicator when notebook is on. Next, Media button is shortcut button to play media player, very practical. Another are Volume mute button, Touch Pad, Volume Scroll Zone.

From Front Side : We can see Power light (shortcut From main Power light), blue as indicator when notebook is on. Next is Battery light, blue (again) as indicator if we use battery instead of plug cable. Wireless Switch, red as indicator when wireless is off, if we power on wireless by sliding it on the right, blue (again) will appears. Another are consumer infrared lens, Audio-in (microphone) jack and Audio-out (headphone) jack.

From Left Side : We can find many ports such as S-Video-out jack, External Monitor port, Expansion port 3, RJ-45 jack for network, USB Port, 1394 port, Digital Media slot, ExpressCard slot.

From Right Side : We can find again many useful ports such as USB port, RJ-11 jack for phone, Power connector, security cable shot and of course Optical Drive.

Price and Warranty

I bought for IDR 7500.000 ( $715). Well guys, for me it very expensive but it's fine because it comes with many great features and fortunately that I bought it last year due to its price now reaches IDR 9500.000 ($915), How lucky I am ^_^. All components come with 1 year warranty.

Default Applications

I got Northon Internet Security trial for 60 days but after that I didn't continue to use it anymore because I prefer using another Anti Virus. I got Vista trial 30 days as well, but due to vista offers too expensive price and wasting memory resources, I decided to quit and continue to use XP. For Connecting to internet is very easy, beside automatically wireless network, we can use easy internet services which will guide us to register for new internet account and configure computer for using existing account.

What I Like about Compaq Presario V3000T

- Very user-friendly with comprehensive features and easy to be understood

- Very sleek, chic, slim and not too bulky

- Sturdy on its body

- High speed performance due to supported by Intel® Core TM 2 Duo

processor T5750 (2.0 GHz)

- High wireless signal to catch internet connection

What I don't like about Compaq Presario V3000T

- I cannot install latest game here such as Winning Eleven, NFSU, and cool other

games which need higher VGA due to its VGA onboard is too poor .

- Its 6-Cell Lithium-ion battery seems not durable I think because it could only last

for less than 2 hours powered on and each time it charged will reduce 1x for its

life perode.

- Sometimes touchpad not responding

My Overall Opinion

Overall I'm quite satisfied using this product, it really help me doing my daily works, and of course looking for such extra money from internet because i like make money from internet, very responsive and automatically to catch internet connection whenever i'm on the hotspot public area. With its chic design and portable, it doesn't make me inconvenient whenever I bring it.

But my suggestion and hope is that compaq will upgrade on their VGA onboard like another notebook product so as to consumer who loves game so much like me can play latest game, it will more valuable due to sometimes i'm bored with my daily activities and i need having fun for a while.

Previously Posted at Ciao.com Under Same USername = redribbon