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compaq V2312 (or v2000 series) vs. dell 700m

by wstlnd / August 13, 2005 8:38 AM PDT


I'm debating between two slightly different laptops for different reasons. I just want to know more about either. I've never been a fan of compaq, but it's cheap; does anyone own the v2312 (or any of the v2000 series) and can make some more comments on it (such as durability, performance)? I read in one review that the battery lasts 1 hour??? that'd be horrible. any such experiences?

for the dell 700m, I've read tons of reviews. how bad is the graphics card? I'm not planning on playing too many games, but I play games from time to time (nothing fancier than Warcraft III and some flight sims), so I'd like to know if it could even handle those.

Thanks a lot!!!

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If battery time is an issue, go Dell.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 13, 2005 8:42 AM PDT

If you want some future proofing 64-bit laptop with just about everything, you've found one. The one hour should be at the bottom end when you turn up the screen and play a CPU heavy game with the wifi and everything 'on.'


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battery time
by wstlnd / August 13, 2005 9:13 AM PDT

what's the maximum battery time on the V2312, then? could it last to, say, 2.5-3 hours with minimal apps? battery life is not a major issue, but I tend to carry my laptop on buses and would like it to last when I'm just using it for movies or word apps.

thanks a lot.


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It's over 2 hours.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 13, 2005 10:28 AM PDT
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On average. Exact numbers are dependent on use and settings.

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