Do you think this is worth it - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-09-2006, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 374
Default Do you think this is worth it

I am looking for a very cheap laptop and I am looking at this right now (Compaq Presario M2105us). I am just going to be using this for surfing the net and adjusting the MAPPING on my four wheeler not a very demanding program do you think that it is worth it to buy, found one used for under $150
__________________

__________________
2 B old and wise U must 1st be young and stupid
Trinity ATX Mid-Tower Case, Blue neon, ASUS MOBO, Intel E8400 dual core @ 3.96GHz, 4GB RAM, 2 ATI HD 3870s Xfire, 74GB Raptor HDD w/XP, 320GB HDD w/Games, 250GB HDD w/ windows 7, 2TB external HDD, 750W psu, on a Panasonic 46" Plasma and 24" Gateway lcd as 2nd
AMD6415 is offline  
Old 04-09-2006, 04:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 996
Default

checking the specs now.. will get back to you

also if i get you'r message right, you'r talking about one of the old compaq models laptop, which has an over-heating problem.. so isn't it just easier to buy a normal GPS?
__________________

Yoad is offline  
Old 04-09-2006, 04:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 996
Default

Quote:
Copied from here
Strengths: Price,keyboard,monitor.
Weaknesses: A little large,battery life.
Summary: Its a very nice laptop for the money. First get rid of alot of the extra software that comes pre installed. Next get atleast another 256mb of ram, make sure it is compatable with this laptop, and an xtra battery would be nice. The monitor is very clear and bright,and I really like the full size keyboard it has a very nice feel to it. The laptop is extremely quiet and just gets a little warm on your lap, but definitely not uncomfortable. Overall I am very happy with it and would highly recommend it.
Someone who bought it... as he says the battery life is short, and as I said already, gets warm pretty quick so its just a matter of physical state of the computer, if you see it looks preserved go for it

but i'll ask again, why don't you just go for a GPS If all you want is a mapping device?
Yoad is offline  
Old 04-09-2006, 06:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
b1gapl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 13,044
Default

He also said he wanted to surf the net as well.
__________________


3770K | ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 | DDR3-1600 16GB | CORSAIR 650D | CORSAIR HX 850W | CORSAIR H100 | SOUND BLASTER Z | ASROCK EXTREME4 GEN3

b1gapl is offline  
Old 04-09-2006, 08:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 996
Default

Ohh, that part i haven't noticed.. but still it doesnt changes what i said, if the PC looks preserved >> Go for it, but it has some problems which you should know ahed. [not fatal problems but if the computer wasn't well preserved they can turn out fatal]
Yoad is offline  
Old 04-09-2006, 08:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 374
Default

Well I am not going to worry about the heat problem that it has and with the MAPPING a GPS isn't going to help me in any way I have a Cannondale and it is fuel injected and the MAPPING is going in to the computer it has on it and changing how much fuel the engine gets and that sort of thing, has nothing to do with a GPS
__________________
2 B old and wise U must 1st be young and stupid
Trinity ATX Mid-Tower Case, Blue neon, ASUS MOBO, Intel E8400 dual core @ 3.96GHz, 4GB RAM, 2 ATI HD 3870s Xfire, 74GB Raptor HDD w/XP, 320GB HDD w/Games, 250GB HDD w/ windows 7, 2TB external HDD, 750W psu, on a Panasonic 46" Plasma and 24" Gateway lcd as 2nd
AMD6415 is offline  
Old 04-09-2006, 08:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,306
Send a message via AIM to Brtnboarder495
Default

What will you be using it for?
Brtnboarder495 is offline  
Old 04-10-2006, 11:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 996
Default

AMD, I was sure you were talking about a map-ing device as in maps XD Sorry, my bad.. well in this case, yep worth it.. just make sure its a preserved computer and not a half dead one

Good luck!
__________________

Yoad is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.