Compaq's Unimpressive Presario

The V4000 is heavy and comes up short on key features. It left me longing for the old days before the marriage with Hewlett-Packard

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Outstanding sound, decent battery life

The Bad: Heavy and short on flash-memory card slots

The Bottom Line: An adequate machine, but other low-priced laptops deliver more

I haven't touched a computer bearing the Compaq name since the company was bought by Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) in 2001. And that wasn't just for sentimental reasons.

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