Core 2 Duo on a Compaq Presario

After several days of loitering about at the Mall of Asia, I finally got the new laptop I was dying itching to get. I was a little confused on which one to buy actually — can’t get them all on a tight budget but I was hoping for a 12.1″, a battery life of 4 to 6 hours, and some CPU power of a Core Duo or a Core 2. Turns out, looks and black beauty counts too! Nahhh, it wasn’t a MacBook Pro but I got something close to that.

Here’s the new rig:

Compaq Presario V3000
Intel Core 2 Duo (T5500) 1.66GHz
14.1″ WXGA BrightView Widescreen (1280×800)
Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 950
8X DVD+/-R/RW w/ Double Layer Support
Built-in Card Reader (SD, MMC, MS/Pro, XD)
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
ExpressCard/54 slot
Altec Lansing Speakers

Compaq Presario V3000

I’ve been carrying it around whole day yesterday and at 5.39 lb, it’s a bit heavier than my old 12″ notebook so it’ll take a while getting used to it.

Macbook Pro

We went to Connie’s house in Antipolo for a vidcast interview so I got to place my rig beside her 2-month old MacBook Pro for a blow by blow comparison — guess who topped the swimsuit competition?

Compaq Presario V3000

The whole afternoon was spent at Vieux Chalet eating our guts out. Really nice Swiss restaurant this Vieux Chalet, just too far to get to. Thanks to the lovely owner who treated us for lunch. This place is really worth the visit. Pictures will be uploaded later. Also watch out for Connie’s video interview anytime soon.

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