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Topic # 67394 31-Aug-2010 19:23
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I am going to buy a new laptop and i have heard that compaq is no good and not reliable, is this true?
because they do seem cheaper than other brands

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  Reply # 375052 31-Aug-2010 19:27
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They are made by HP, the Compaq is the consumer PC, not business. Quality is ok (for the price). You get what you pay for.

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  Reply # 375053 31-Aug-2010 19:30
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I have a compaq CQ62 and haven't had any problems apart from HP's software for recovery. I don't know if its the same with all laptops but HP voids your warranty if you wipe the recovery partitions and stuff




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  Reply # 375055 31-Aug-2010 19:35
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i had a very bad experience with one that i brought off trademe http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=48&TopicId=63045 if you want to have a read. also the pc repair shop say's that aren't very good very cheap parts. but i guess it's just like any brand you get some good one's and you get some bad ones.

In my opinion i think HP is not very good but keep in mind my opinion's are not fact.

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  Reply # 375073 31-Aug-2010 20:39
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Yes have found that you get what you pay for, usually use less quality components than other brands.

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  Reply # 375086 31-Aug-2010 21:07
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Compaq is a lot better than before, from what I have read and seen. However, don't expect top quality as it is a "budget" brand these days.

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  Reply # 375090 31-Aug-2010 21:22
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Like others have said, you do get what you pay for.

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  Reply # 375131 31-Aug-2010 23:59
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From a past experience.
If you see a Compaq, run for your life~!!

- I have had a Compaq battery vent then burst in flames on me.
-- I have also had a 1st generation iPod Touch do the same. What is with my luck? 

Yeah I would never touch Compaq, HP or Dell, the new Sony Vaio's look quite nice, but are a bit higher up in price. I would say the same with some of the Toshiba's too. The cheaper laptops seem to have so much bloatware on them nowdays. I don't think I have found a laptop in the sub $1k pricerange without at least a trial version of some AV Software. 

Then again, I have a mac, so who am I to judge? 




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  Reply # 375132 1-Sep-2010 00:01
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^Every computer comes with plenty of bloatware these days, from the low end netbooks to the high-end laptops. My Sony Vaio came with plenty. Apparently it cuts down the costs as the bloatware subsidises the manufacturer.

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  Reply # 375151 1-Sep-2010 07:19
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if you're on a budget and is a gentle person there's nothing wrong with compaq.

"cheaper" make means:
- plastic parts (as opposed to some bulletproof metal) which may break if you press them hard and fast eg playing certain games or typing too vigorously for example, or cracks easier in your backpack eg

- inferior service: you're on your own type thing, no OS disk for restore, fewer internet updates for bios/drivers etc

- maybe: cheaper hardware that cause more errors/poorer compatibility - but hey errors and compatibility issues can happen to any hardware - it's just a windows thing

but apart from that it'll still work as fast (or slow) as any other equivalent depending on the specs, and there's nothing wrong with an HP made product




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