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dinker225
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Compaq Laptops

Wed Sep 25, 2002 8:23 am

Has anyone here experienced the use of a Compaq Laptop Computer? How's the battery life compared to say an HP or DELL? Are they relliable or do they crash alot, hang up? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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RE: Compaq Laptops

Wed Sep 25, 2002 8:29 am

http://www.winbook.com

http://www.apple.com/powerbook/

http://www.apple.com/ibook/

Those are what I would look at first before I went to Dell, Compaq, Sony, Toshabia.

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RE: Compaq Laptops

Wed Sep 25, 2002 10:08 am

Compaq laptops do not fare well in PC Magazine's annual buyer's survey, which includes categories such as DOA (dead on arrival), reliability, and customer support from the company.

Dell, IBM and Macintosh consistently do well in the laptop category. Gateway, Toshiba and Hewlett Packard complete the second tier of performers. Compaq and Winbooks are low on the chart of performers.
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RE: Compaq Laptops

Wed Sep 25, 2002 10:12 am

Mine crashed... a LOT. There was one point where they forgot to install something at the factory, it wiped out everything I had on the computer. Then I got a Dell, and everything's been working out well.
 
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RE: Compaq Laptops

Wed Sep 25, 2002 10:16 am

Every Compaq laptop I have delt with is junk. My friend has had to send his into the factory two times in the year that he's had it. And I had to totally reformat my grandparents Compaq. Compaqs are junk, get a Gateway.
 
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RE: Compaq Laptops

Wed Sep 25, 2002 10:28 am

I have a Compaq Presario 1500 Laptop (typing on it right now). Contrary to everything thats been said before, its great. Never any problems, people always helpful with questions, runs great, good battery life. Maybe the takeover by HP has changed things?

Definately do NOT get a laptop with shared video memory. Every person I know who has that and tries to multitask or do graphics intensive things experiences a nightmare. My dad works with a guy who designed some of the shared video memory systems at Intel and he said he would not even buy it.
 
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RE: Compaq Laptops

Wed Sep 25, 2002 10:30 am

wow, my dads winbook is AMAZING!

Don't believe everything you hear.

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