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V2000/DV1000 or anything else

by marlins739 / December 14, 2004 2:49 AM PST

I am in the market for a new laptop and I've narrowed it down the the almost-the-same HP Compaq DV1000 and V2000. But I also want to see if there's anything else out there in the same price range that's about the same (not from Gateway or Dell, I've had basd experiences with both). Any ideas? Also, between the DV1000 and V2000, which one would you choose? They seem to be almost the same.
One last question, if I was going to go with the DV1000 or V2000, what options make a real difference customizing it?

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Re: V2000/DV1000 or anything else
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2004 3:07 AM PST

The neighbor has the v2030us and is very happy with it. DVD recording is far beyond their needs, but the packaging of the laptop is very nice. The dv1000 may offer a bit more, but they liked the v2030us and took it home.

Bob

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Get the HPDV1000 -- Compaq V2000 series has less features
by KenSanramon / December 14, 2004 6:46 AM PST

The key alure of the HPDV1000 is that is has the DVD and CD functions with the operating system turned off, 2 headphone jacks in front (for the plane or the backseat of the car for 2 people) and most important it has a remote control that stores in the PC card slot.

The Compaq V2000 is the same notebook otherwise but I don't think it has either the remote control or the instant on functions and the pricing is not much different. At any rate the HP DV1000 has some features on it the Compaq V2000 does not which is not the case for the HPZT3000/Compaq X1000 twins (I have the Compaq X1000 -- they are materially identical except for the outer appearance on a ridge on the Compaq X1000 touchpad the HP does not have).

Both have the 14" widescreen. Note that a very competitive Gateway model is also out at Best Buy (see Bestbuy.com) with the same 14" widescreen but I don't think it has the remote control or instant on DVD/CD functions (check specs).

Keep in mind that if you don't think you need a DVD burner your can get the CD-RW/DVD ROM drive for up to $200 less on the cost. You can get exactly what you want at hpshopping directly or order through Costco.com (links to hpshopping) and get a 6 month return policy on top of the 30 day HPshopping return policy (Best buy or most retail computer return policy is 14 days only and many charge a restocking fee if it is not defective -- this is NOT the case with HPshopping or Costco).

Finally see DV1000forums.com (for either notebook) for the best order specifications..........

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Get the DV1000
by jimmychall / October 25, 2005 6:33 AM PDT

I also experienced your dilema between the two but it all depends on what you are going to use it for. If you listen to CDs and watch DVDs alot got for the DV1000 if not the V2000. I bought the DV1000 and never looked back. I was swung by the quickplay feature which allows you to watch DVDs and CDs without booted up the operating system which saves on battery life.Which is great! Hope this helps.

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