Compaq Presario V4000

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Compaq Presario V4000
  • 2.0GHz Dothan Pentium-M 760
  • Intel 915GM
  • Graphics Driver: 6.14.10.3943
  • 2 x 512MB Hynix DDR PC2700
  • 8x DVD-R/16x DVD+R/24xCD-RW combo
  • 80GB Toshiba 4200RPM Hard Drive (ATA100)
  • 15.4" WXGA display (native 1280 x 800)
  • Intel's 2200BG 802.11 b/g WiFi card
  • Realtek 10/100 Ethernet
  • 6 cell battery (11.1V, 4.4AH, 49WH)

In order to keep the list of notebook from getting exceedingly long and turning this page into a scrolling race, we are going to archive past notebook specs in a Excel file (HTM format), which will be updated with every notebook review (click here). If you have questions, please feel free to me.

General Performance: The Winstones
"Real World" Application Performance

Business Winstone 2004 from Veritest uses scripts to tests the performance level of a computer in business related applications:

  • Microsoft Access 2002
  • Microsoft Excel 2002
  • Microsoft Frontpage 2002
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
  • Microsoft Project 2002
  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Norton AntiVirus Professional Edition 2003
  • Winzip 8.1

Multimedia Content Creation Winstone 2004 from Veritest uses scripts to tests the performance level of a computer in multimedia rich environment:

  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
  • Adobe Premiere 6.50
  • Macromedia Director MX 9.0
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 6.1
  • Microsoft Windows Media™ Encoder 9 Version 9.00.00.2980
  • NewTek's LightWave 3D 7.5b
  • Steinberg™ WaveLab™ 4.0f

Higher scores here indicate better performance. You can read more about Business Winstone 2004 on Veritest's FAQ page. And you can read more about Multimedia Content Creation Winstone 2004 on Veritest's FAQ page.

We should note that this is the first notebook we have tested using a single channel memory implementation (DDR) of a 915XX mobile chipset. This cuts down on memory costs MB per dollar, but the side effect is that performance will be undercut in memory bandwidth limited situations. The scores from Business Winstone 2k4 show just how this effects raw numbers.

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