The case features rounded edges and has a lone Compaq logo adorning the lid of the notebook. Viewing angles on the F are thin like most notebooks. After using Vista Home Basic and making a few upgrades, I decided to dump Vista in favor of XP which at this point offers superior performance. Message 9 of To see more matches, use our custom search engine to find the exact driver.

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It feels very stiff, if anything stiffer than my steel hinged ThinkPad — though not by a lot and my ThinkPad has a years use on it. After using Vista Home Basic and making a few presaril, I decided to dump Vista in favor of XP which at this point offers superior performance.

Visit our network of sites: It was not a driver issue because I had the latest touchpad driver r500. I actually knew the Broadcom card was a pretty good possibility when I bought it, but did it anyway.

The screen is clear and bright. Windows 10, Windows 8.

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You can disable the touchpad with a button on the rim of the touchpad which was helpful when writing the review because the cursor had a tendency to jump. Message 2 of I would look at the XP downgrade guide at the link below.


But when I used it, whenever my monitor shut off for power management, I couldn’t revive it without the screen going crazy. The have very quiet and pleasant action with just the right amount of force needed to use them.

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I will mainly use it for Internet, music, burning a few discs, Office and maybe a little light photo editing — the same things I do on my ThinkPad. I had no issues with the card in either XP or Vista. I tried to make a go of Vista. Alienware M Core 2 Duo T 2.

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The frame feels rigid, though there is one small spot on the right side that creaks slightly when picked up from the edge. Message 10 of Network Devices Supported OS: I used to be a bit of a screen resolution junky. It seems just as fast as my ThinkPad when doing everyday tasks like Internet and Office.

A full DVD burn clocks in at 13 minutes while a full CD comes in at around six minutes, both solidly average for a notebook drive. All times are GMT Lenovo T60 Widescreen 2.

The screen is so bright on the F, you could turn it down compq and eke out some additional time if needed. If you are using it somewhere people may be more sensitive to noise levels, it may be an issue.


Super Pi tends to favor Intel based machine because of the larger L2 cache. Even HP suggests 1GB of memory as the minimum for Vista, but sells a notebook with less memory, Hmmm… Presaario truly feel sorry for anyone who has to use this notebook as configured with MB.

I suspect preesario Fujitsu would have provided a bit better quality and performance with the Core Duo, but they ran out before I could buy. Every time I look at it, it sort of reminds of Kim Jong-il wearing his workers party suit.

The case on the F is made of smooth plastic.

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Other Devices Supported OS: Samsung X60 plus Core 2 Duo T 2. I can hear the sound only by headphones not by speakers of portable. The F has a Please can someone help me xo find what drivers I need for these as everytime I start my laptop up the Found New Wizard screen comes up.