For my needs, the only obvious advantage I saw in the DV over the V was the Quick Play feature, which allows you to watch movies or listen to CDs without going through a complete Windows start-up. The wireless card can be turned off directly from the keyboard by pressing the wireless button. You no longer have to sacrifice a great deal of performance in order to save a few bucks. More Print this page Share this page. The design of the V has a few minor flaws. Because I was trying to minimize both the cost and the weight of the computer, I ordered the V with the 6-cell battery. The handy wireless button at the top of the laptop turns a cool blue when activated and looks very nice in the dark.

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When booting into BIOS the keyboard doesn’t work. Just click that, and it will remove the red light.

Compaq Presario vAU Review (pics, specs)

Alternatively you can anble scrolling by reinstalling touchpad driver. The thickness of the computer is greater at the rear 1.

The light turns on when the pad is disabled and off when is enabled. Any help’s immensly appreciated! Commpaq and Performance At first I considered ordering my V with a Celeron processor to save even more money.

Compaq Presario v2418AU Review (pics, specs)

Using the protective sleeve adds even greater compq to the unit. Is this laptop worth the money? This seemed to help somewhat, but it became obvious that I had underestimated the amount of memory that I would need. The audio quality is great for watching touchhpad, listening to CDs, or streaming audio.


Posted by goldwing61 on Dec 13, Furthermore, I was able to get a MB of memory for less than it would have cost me to order the initial configuration with MB.

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The custom options allowed me to build a computer that suited my basic needs while keeping the cost within my range.

The major decisions in customizing my V were the operating system, the processor, the display, memory, hard drive size and speed, CD drive, battery, and wireless option.

Is the dongle still plugged in? This design feature is very clever and you can close the lid and still listen to music without any loss of sound. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is copaq to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in cokpaq, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.

The top of the laptop is made of a hard black scratch resistant plastic and seems to hold up quite well. This can be cumbersome when you need to go to AC power. So we arrive at the conclusion. The colors are very vibrant and crisp and it makes watching dvds a very pleasurable experience.

The design of xompaq V has a few minor flaws. I have also discovered that I can play a DVD movie in a small window in the corner of the screen and still have enough usable screen area to work on other applications. Feb 25, Compaq Evo Nc Notebook.


Keyboard and touchpad with DVD drive and card slot dummy sticking out view larger image. With everyday use, I can get almost three hours out of the 6-cell.

Visit our network of sites: Compaq v being reviewed view larger image. This should be open until you run your finger across it, but since it is shorted, the center is no longer function properly. There is a little button over the keypad with either a ocmpaq light on or a white one on. The laptop comes with the following software:.

Touchpzd Best Password Managers of Creating one strong password that you can remember is hard enough; doing My keyboard and trackpad on my Compaq Presario CQ60 notebook are not responding and don’t have any external devices to see whether this is an internal matter.

Overall, build quality is not one of the strong points of this laptop. I know on some Compaq Presarios there is a button at the top of the touchpad that will disable it.