This took the notebook 1 minute and 48 seconds to calculate. This package comes with the 8-cell battery, and if mobility is important to you with this laptop, it would be wise to upgrade to a 12 cell battery or get a spare. Even with the new Compaq MZ Turion model that is being offered, the R still has a better configuration. The windows driver to use are available here. Sometimes the product is only as good as the support that goes along with it. I have played both Splinter Cell and Half-Life 2 on this laptop with ease, both however on medium settings. Short battery life A bit heavy 7.

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It could have been indented slightly to prevent this however this could have opened up more wirsless. The AMD Powernow Technology definitely does help in this area as will decrease the clock speed according to battery charge level, helping you get the most out of whatever power you have left, but it does suck the juice down pretty quick. Of course, the real proof is always in the test results and the conducted benchmarks speak for themselves. As stated the notebook came with a 2. Though you can save a couple bucks and just go with the 54g TM However the screen is easily adjusted and so this should not be a problem.

The stock specs are Compaq was pretty efficient about utilizing the space they had to fit in as many peripheral options as possible.

The only difference between the R and its HP counterpart model is the addition of the Infrared device on the zv Everything else about this notebook does its job perfectly.


The windows fompaq to use are available here. The GB hard drive that it comes with runs at only RPM which can be noticeable when it is being accessed. Please keep this field empty: With a good carry case though it is definitely easily carried and transported. Right-Side View larger image.

The screen tilts back to almost lie flat and whichever position you choose it stays steady. The stock components that came with this notebook were nice, but they were a little short of the standards I had in mind for heavy duty processing, so I upgraded just about all of the hardware to the maximum configuration available and ended up with this little monster:.

The performance for normal application operation is as impressive as you would expect it to be from such a powerful chip.

I struggle to think of any complaints to bring up regarding this notebook. It can be used as a full desktop replacement notebook, which is one of the reasons I opted for it myself.

This particular model is probably geared towards individuals who want more processing ability than mobility, because it does feel like a full 8 lbs. So far, the worst thing about this notebook was the excruciating build time endured while waiting for it to arrive.

Laptop Drivers: Compaq Presario R Windows Xp Drivers

Compaq Presario R Notebook It took 52 seconds from pushing the power button to reaching the Windows XP logon screen. Once you have the switch turned on you can also use keystrokes to toggle the wireless on or off. It sure beats having to go to your network properties and disable then re-enable things via software. So, after some dealing with the NewEgg customer service department over KingMax RAM terrible, by the wayI ended up going with Kingston and have had no problems cokpaq.


Since last contemplating the purchase of a notebook a few years ago, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the general cost of notebooks has gone down considerably, while the performance has exponentially increased.

Compaq Presario R4000 Review (pics, specs)

This, along with only mb RAM has meant that loading games can take a little bit longer than is hoped for, however these are two aspects that can easily be upgraded if required.

I decided to go with the cell as well as an additional battery for long trips. Half-Life 2 shown off on the screen of the Compaq R view larger image. With the flexibility and variety of customizing options to fit your needs and wallet, this is definitely shaping up to be a contender in the current generation of portable computing and worth checking out if you want desktop power that you can take with you on the go.

The locations of the ports are very well thought out.

Because of this you will need to use the ndiswrapper module for the Broadcom controller to function. Please assign your manual to a product: Not finding what you are looking for? The sound that is given out is of a very high, clear, crisp quality for a laptop.