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#19953 7-Mar-2008 19:29
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I'm heading into Harvey Normans tomorrow to get a Compaq Presario V3744AU. It looks the goods and its under $1500. Can anyone let me know if they've have any good or bad experiences with this (or similar) Compaqs? Just wouldn't mind some reassurance on my major purchase. The specs look good, but you never really know...

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  #115296 7-Mar-2008 19:58
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The specs look good.  Quite a portable yet powerful machine.  I am sure you won't have any regrets mate.  Enjoy!

 
 
 

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  #115302 7-Mar-2008 20:14
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My Compaq I got from a year ago didn't come with much 'extra' software, other than the HP-related software (like Update, QuickPlay etc...)




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  #115305 7-Mar-2008 20:23
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Cheers. I was also wondering what sort of things I need to watch out for with Vista (Home Premium). This is my first experience with it, and all I've heard so far is horror stories. Are there any things I should do right off the bat to make things run more smoothly?



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  #115307 7-Mar-2008 20:25
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It should run fine straight out of the box, because everything is pre-installed and -configured for you.

I wouldn't necessarily touch anything, unless it causes actual problems.




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  #115309 7-Mar-2008 20:27
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manhinli: My Compaq I got from a year ago didn't come with much 'extra' software, other than the HP-related software (like Update, QuickPlay etc...)


That is a good thing! Haha, Toshiba and HP tend to stuff their new notebooks with all the software in the world - mostly useless, just slows down the system!

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  #115313 7-Mar-2008 20:35
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This is a list of 'useless' stuff I can remember, by going through the 'SwSetup' folder (a really nice folder by the way - it has all the drivers and the 'other' stuff):

- Norton Internet Security 2005/6? Trial
- muvee autoproducer 5
- Roxio Creator Basic 9 (although I still use it)

That's about it...




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  #115322 7-Mar-2008 21:26
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heavenly_wild:
manhinli: My Compaq I got from a year ago didn't come with much 'extra' software, other than the HP-related software (like Update, QuickPlay etc...)


That is a good thing! Haha, Toshiba and HP tend to stuff their new notebooks with all the software in the world - mostly useless, just slows down the system!


Too right. My wife's Compaq seemed to be loaded with rubbish!



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  #115673 10-Mar-2008 10:44
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How much exactly is this unit from HN?

If its more than $1259 I hope you havnt brought one!

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  #117134 17-Mar-2008 13:39
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He might be in same situation as me, cant afford to cash up front :)
Im tempted to grab the same model... but would have to explain it to the wife... hmm...




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