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Posted: 9/29/2005 12:58:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 1:35:07 PM EDT by BeetleBailey]
Foreward: We don't have the money for this, but we are getting 'help' since my wife and I REEEEALLY need it for school. Thanks be to God.
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$430 HP/Compaq Presario Laptop V2000Z (after rebates)
(I know I know, but HP has really come back to decent status)
> AMD Sempron 2800+
> 14" WXGA
> 256DDR (which will be upgraded soon)
> 40GB HD
> DVD-ROM
> 802.11 WLAN
> Canon printer
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:00:19 PM EDT
Not bad.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:02:47 PM EDT
Looks good to me.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:03:29 PM EDT
Screens a little dark.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:05:30 PM EDT
parallel port?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:07:51 PM EDT
looks good!!! makes sure you get some good antivirus, spyware removal, antitrojan and keep it up to date.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:08:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 1:09:14 PM EDT by BeetleBailey]

Originally Posted By CS223:
parallel port?



for what ?

(excuse my ignorance, I'm new to laptops)

gotcha on the software - my university provides all of that for employees/students.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:08:51 PM EDT
14" screen? You clearly didn't measure. Looks about 4" here...

-Foxxz
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:11:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:

Originally Posted By CS223:
parallel port?



for what ?

(excuse my ignorance, I'm new to laptops)

gotcha on the software - my university provides all of that for employees/students.



older printers use parallel ports. if you got a newer printer is uses USB. so you will be fine
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:18:37 PM EDT
Looks ok to me. But I hear good things about those Anus laptops.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:23:13 PM EDT
Where did you find this deal?

note:

as long as you're not using it for gaming it will be fine.
very few laptops these days are powerful enough to handle the hardware demands of new games.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:30:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 1:31:37 PM EDT by BeetleBailey]

Originally Posted By bookertbab:
Looks ok to me. But I hear good things about those Anus laptops.





oh, and the deal is here:

Office Depot

Yeah, won't be used for gaming (that's what my desktop is for ). Mainly low-tech multimedia stuff for class/work.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:31:56 PM EDT
You should check the prices here first. Great quality stuff!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:33:24 PM EDT
It has gotten good revies in PCWORLD. I have a older Compaq desktop that still keeps going even with my franken upgrages.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:39:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:
Foreward: We don't have the money for this, but we are getting 'help' since my wife and I REEEEALLY need it for school. Thanks be to God.
_____________________________________________________________________________

i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/sc/31447612-2-300-overview-1.gif

$430 HP/Compaq Presario Laptop V2000Z (after rebates)
(I know I know, but HP has really come back to decent status)
> AMD Sempron 2800+
> 14" WXGA
> 256DDR (which will be upgraded soon)
> 40GB HD
> DVD-ROM
> 802.11 WLAN
> Canon printer



I got the Compaq V2111Z, so it's close to yours, I like it so far.

One thing you have to watch out for is the video card might share the bus memory. My laptop has 512mb DDR and a 128mb video card, but they share it, so in reality I have 384mb of memory
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:39:20 PM EDT
It would be better if it were a Mac.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:42:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 1:43:08 PM EDT by Colt_SBR]
I've got a HP laptop with the 14" wide screen. Mine was a little bit lot more but I wanted a lot more features.

I like my HP laptop. It'll do you good.

Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:49:37 PM EDT
Hey Beetle, what uni. do you go to?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:53:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:
Hey Beetle, what uni. do you go to?



I'm in the University of Alabama 'system'
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:55:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 1:56:38 PM EDT by deej86]

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:

Originally Posted By deej86:
Hey Beetle, what uni. do you go to?



I'm in the University of Alabama 'system'

Cool. I go to a community college, more specifically Moraine Valley, which is near Chicago.

ETA=Can't tell you much about HP's laptops, I've only had experience with an IBM thinkpad. Good luck with the HP though(and I mean it in a good way)
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 1:59:23 PM EDT
Warranty?

If you are going to be lugging it around campus and depend on it for school work, I would strongly recommend getting the Accidental Damage Protection Plan.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 2:04:36 PM EDT
Great price.

I may not be a big fan of HP/Compaq, but if it's only going to be used for browsing online, typing up papers, etc... then why not?

You really should be sure to get decent anti virus software and a pop up blocker. Keeping a Compaq/HP in working order is all about prevention. So make sure your computer is wearing protection before it goes sticking its browser around the internet!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 2:14:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 2:14:55 PM EDT by Goback]
Have you shopped New Egg? I buy all my computer stuff there. Great prices!

ETA: My wife just started working for Best Buy. WOO HOO Can't wait for the discount!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:11:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Goback:

ETA: My wife just started working for Best Buy. WOO HOO Can't wait for the discount!



Dude for real, share the love. What is it, like 10%? My paycheck there would be like a revolving door...
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:14:25 PM EDT
Disposible laptop. It will serve you well then you chuck and buy a new one. Its power is kind of limited but for most applications it should be fine. You might want to get some more RAM.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:46:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:

Originally Posted By Goback:

ETA: My wife just started working for Best Buy. WOO HOO Can't wait for the discount!



Dude for real, share the love. What is it, like 10%? My paycheck there would be like a revolving door...



As far as I know it varies depending on department. But its 75 % in some areas. hehehe
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:55:54 PM EDT
I need more info, vid card, sound card, processor, etc...

Currently I am running a 3.2 Ghz, 1 GiG Dual Channel DDR ram, 128 mb ATI vid card monster.

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And yes.... it fucking rocks.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:09:57 PM EDT
I just bought one of these laptops and I like it. That's a good price on it.

That being said, it needs a memory upgrade badly. The memory that they put in it is DDR333 and not the DDR400 that the system, at least the turion ones, are capable of. I just replaced the memory w/ 1gb ddr400 from newegg for $120.
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