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HP Compaq Presario V6000 (AMD Sempron 3200+ 1.6GHz

The Compaq Presario V6000 delivers a strong set of components and a decent set of features for a competitive price, but the jury's still out on the AMD processors inside the V6000's case.

Andrew Gruen
Andrew Gruen

Andrew Gruen
is an intern who reviews products for CNET.com and CNET News.com.

A stripped-down version of the HP Pavilion dv6000, the 6.5-pound Compaq Presario V6000 offers a choice of either an AMD Sempron or a Turion 64 X2 processor at speeds from 1.6GHz to 1.8GHz; up to 2GB of 533MHz or 667MHz RAM; 5,400rpm hard drives in capacities from 60GB to 120GB; and an integrated Nvidia GeForce Go 6150 video card. Like the Pavilion dv6000, the Presario V6000 features a 15.4-inch wide-screen display with a native resolution of 1,280x800. The V6000 differs from is Pavilion sibling in that it does not offer advanced media options such as a discrete graphics subsystem, multimedia controls, dual headphone jacks, or QuickPlay software.

With prices starting at $949 (before a $100 rebate), the Compaq Presario V6000 delivers a strong set of components and a decent set of features for a competitive price. As with other AMD-based HPs, though, we're concerned about performance: the first few AMD Turion 64 X2-based systems we reviewed weren't able to keep up with their Intel-based counterparts. We're expecting a Compaq Presario V6000 review unit in the CNET Labs shortly, so look for a full review soon.

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