Saturday, December 29, 2007

New Vista Notebook

On Christmas day, we bought a notebook with Vista Home Premium. It is Compaq Presario V3619AU (GX855PA) with RAM upgraded to 4GB from 1GB as the promotion. It costs S$1299 for the base 1 year warantee option. Since I did not trust the quality of any notebook vendors due to my bad experience with Dell Inspiron 600M I bought back in 2003 (1st year HDD and motherboard gone but luckily under warantee. Now keyboard controller is bad so I have to put an external USB keyboard), I opted to upgrade to have 3 year warantee which cost another S$199. So alltogether it is S$1498.


Product Name: Compaq Presario V3619AU
Product Number: GX855PA
Microprocessor: 1.90 AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-58
Microprocessor Cache: 512 KB + 512 KB L2 Cache
Memory: 1024 MB (2 x 512 MB) (now upgraded to 4GB)
Memory Max: Up to 4 GB
Video Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M
Video Memory: Up to 287 MB (not seem to correct now that it has 4GB RAM)
Hard Drive: 160 GB (5400 rpm)
Multimedia Drive: LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±RW with Double Layer Support
Display: 14.1” WXGA High Definition BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
Fax/Modem: High speed 56K modem
Network Card: Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN
Wireless Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g WLANBluetooth wireless networking
Sound: Altec Lansing speakers
Keyboard: 101 key compatible keyboard with 1 Quick Launch Button
Pointing Device: Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical and horizontal Scroll Up/Down pad

PC Card Slots: One ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)

External Ports:
5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
Headphone out
Microphone in
IEEE 1394 firewire
Consumer IR
S-Video TV out
Expansion port 3

Dimensions : 33.4 cm (L) x 23.7 cm (W) x 2.6 cm (min H) / 3.9 cm (max H)
Weight: 2.45 kg
65 W AC Power Adapter
6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium, Microsoft Works, etc

Bundled Junk:
Microsoft Office 2007 Home/Student (60 day Trial)
Norton Internet Security (60 days trial)


Anonymous said...

Hi, I also bought the same laptop with the same promotion. everything.
do u happy with what you bought?

Ibanez Jem Jr said...

Hi there,
I've bought same notebook as of yours in January at same price with 4 GB RAM. Now since morning its keyboard and mouse touch pad shows no response. I dont know what to do. Do you have any idea, like it a compaq problem or some setting problem. I'm really pissed off. Pls guide me.
My mail is

with regards,

Thanks a lot.

Xiaofan said...

To yoseph: I think it is ok. My wife is using it. She has some complains about Vista. The keyboard is not as good as our old Dell 600M (now dead because of faulty keyboard controller on the motherboard). Overall it seems to be ok.

Xiaofan said...

To Surhit: I am sorry I will not be able to help you on this. You should contact HP directly. Hopefully it is still within warantee. We actually upgraded to 3year warrantee since I no longer trust any consumer notebook brands.