Written on: 31/03/2010
It is empowered with AMD processors. The chips introduced were of the range 333 MHz to 550 MHz. It has allured the mobile users especially the business class owing to its light weight and standard dimension (12-inch). (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2008 by rpterltkj
Running XP Pro and has RAM maxed out at 188MB. Video Memory set to a whopping 8MB Shared. Has Linksys Wireless card and streams music from a laptop in another room with an external drive. Streams 320 Kbps music all day long. Its single USB port has an IR reciever that I used to control it with a Media Center Remote.
This computer has been on for the last 3 years and I never shut it off. (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2008 by wroyals4e 2001
I got my Compaq 1200 in June of 2001 for graduation, loved it. It's been my best friend for seven years--until it ran out of space. That's my bad, but the fact that it's short on space has caused issues. I've had to delete almost all my programs off of it and it hasn't really fixed the space issue... I know I should have de-fraged it a long time ago, but it always took forever or ran into errors so I just skipped it. My screen broke about a year ago, that's been really annoying, I have to... (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2007 by reviewmemo
I use this HP computer with a wireless network card, to read my Email, surf the web, run star calculators and map software. It's like having a really big PDA. (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2007 by cywoodHSswimteam
Well i just bought this laptop and it is great. I paid my friend $300 and he gave me this computer with a new battery, a 30gb hard drive and a ram upgrade (its at 308 mb ram). This laptop is fast, speakers on it sound great, and instead of having hard plastic by the mouse pad, it's a rubbery type thing i really recommend this laptop. (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2006 by ghengisbong (1 review written)
I have had my HP Compaq Presario 1200 laptop since my dad bought it for me for a graduation present from grade 8. It's been a great laptop since then. I have dropped it about 5 times, had the screen break but replaced for 50 bucks on eBay. I still get about 2 hours worth of battery life with the original battery. The floppy door guard broke off. Other than that it's been great. Good quality laptop for homework, and the Command and Conquer Red Alert 2 game works great with it.
Even though... (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2006 by shahrc
Overall the HP Compaq Presario 1200 notebook is perfect for people who work more often outside than inside the office due to it's size.
The keyboard is nice, every keystroke gives the confidence to the user what was ebing typed. The JBL speaker is outstanding with it's placement towards to the operator's face, it gives full sound power with good quality sound produced.
The only problem with the notebook is the notebook shell which is very easily cracked and as usual HP products parts price... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2006 by evbunge (1 review written)
The HP Compaq Presario 1200 is a very solid machine, reliable. After five years I had only had a problem with the screen cable (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2006 by castleindustrial (2 reviews written)
I bought a HP Compaq Presario 1200 new in september of 01. Its been a good computer other than the battery. No major problems. Only minor things i have done to it my self. Upgraded the memory to 320mb, small improvement over the 128 mb from the factory, but it did help. (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2006 by jmmanes (1 review written)
One day my HP Compaq Presario 1200 laptop, with 4 years of discrete use, shut off, and I can't use it any more. The Distributor told me that the motherboard of this model failed, and that they had a lot of clients with the same problem. I think that the HP Compaq Company should deal with the OEM problem with there being such a high quantity of cases. (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2006 by burnsieboy
The HP Compaq Presario 1200 laptop was my first good computer. I have enjoyed many many hours playing on it. It's a great little laptop. Perfect for internet use, and for some games such as Age of Empires 2 and The Settlers.
It loads quickly and rarely has an error.
I'm really happy with my Compaq! (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2005 by maximum11 (1 review written)
I am sad to hear that a lot of people have had problems with their Compaq Presario 1200. The only thing that I can find is the battery (it sucks).
I recommend Compaq to anyone that is looking for a laptop.
Another reason why I think people are whinging about their old Compaq Presario 1200 is because it's slow (well... mabye because it's old).
Most people think of it this way... at least your laptop is still going. (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2005 by mohamedchan (1 review written)
The HP Compaq Presario 1200 laptop computer has good build quality, but the heat issue makes the laptop pretty much useless.
Consider this laptop if you need something to warm up your house in winter. (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2005 by creamof
I've always had desktop computers and was given a hand me down Compaq Presario 1200 laptop. I think it worked for about one week. One day I went to turn it on... checked connections.... nothing. Brought it into a service station.... it got fixed. I forked over $150 .... everything seemed fine. Went to turn it on the very same night.... (tonight). Not a thing! (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2005 by creamof
I have had a hand me down Compaq presario for almost a year.... for about 6-7 months of that time it's been in service. When it actually turns on it's a great little computer... but now it just sits there like a big black paperweight with a green light for power.
COMPAQ=No good in my opinion. (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2005 by paleogotter (1 review written)
I've owned my Compaq since early 2001, it's actually my very first computer I've ever owned.
I put it through the paces, especially when it became a company computer. The abuse this poor thing went through was unreal and it kept going just as strong as ever, however this wasn't meant to last.
In January of '05 I downloaded the new Java and it killed the HD, it was so bad I couldn't F-Disk the thing. Now other people had similar problems as I did so maybe it wasn't the computers fault. I... (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2005 by bfree (1 review written)
I have [had] two of these HP Compaq Presario 1200 units and they ended up with faulty HDDs and motherboards. Reading other rewievs I can see a pattern here. I belive we should all get refund from Compaq/HP. Oh, did I mention that I am running a Computer service company for the last 9 years and that all this looks very familiar? I've spent lots of hours with compaq/hp technical team discussing this issues - not their fault, they didn't design or approved its manufacture. Personally, I've... (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2005 by BigRedHead
To get the best performance our of this Compaq Presario 1200 I really need to tighten the screen or somthing.
And I don't know what im going to do about the screen going bad.. (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2004 by wrktem (1 review written)
I have a HP Compaq Presario 1200...worked good for a year..now it won't start up...Battery is ok but it has a heat problem ...cooling fan is too small and allows heat to buld up..and it shuts down...won't start up for 5 days. DO NOT BUY FROM COMPAQ or HP...their help tech service is off shore in Bagladesh and English is their 2nd language...very poor training. (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2004 by Lowjacker
Overall the HP Compaq Presario 1200 laptop has been a great computer. It has frozen on me a few times but over a 12 month period it's nothing I even really remember. The DVD-Rom I believe was messed up from the time I bought it so that's my bad. Very easy to use and very portable for a laptop makes this one of the best I've ever used. Screen is wonderful with bright colors and awesome clarity. The keyboard is a little small for larger hands but good overall. (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2004 by dave123aust
Bought from an online auction site, took my chances.. Only had the laptop for a couple of months, runs well, changed it from ME to XP, put in some extra RAM - no problems with it at all. (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2004 by patticakes (1 review written)
I purchased a Compaq Presario 1200 in August 2001. It came with a defective harddrive on it, so I had to get it replaced immediately. A year later, the computer would not load. I had to get a new motherboard and harddrive. When I got my computer back, it still wouldn't work! They had replaced the harddrive and motherboard, but they did not check to make sure it would turn on. So I had to get that replaced AGAIN. Then, another year later, my computer went crazy. I took it in to get serviced,... (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2004 by skrible81 (1 review written)
I bought my compaq 1200 in 2000 and about 3 months after I got it I noticed smoke coming out of the back and it smelled like burning plastic. So I had to send it in to get fixed. I got it back...like a month later! It worked for about a month...and then started smoking again. So now it's been sitting on the back of my bookshelf for the past 4 years collecting dust. (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2004 by jfsusa
I took my Compaq Presario 1200 laptop into CompUSA. They collected $140 non refundable as a diagnostic fee and told me it would cost $580 more to fix the problem with the battery not operating the computer when not plugged in. And also need to replace a hard drive. I have constructed 4 websites using this computer and now risk losing all of them. They are commercial websites that earn me a living. Compaq has no conscience it seems and their support staff while taking the time with me, after... (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2004 by zhassan
I have had a Compaq Presario 1200 Laptop for about two years now. It has never crashed or caused any kind of problems. It originally came with Windows Me but I upgraded it to XP. I have used it for my two years at university and now i am using it for my work at home. Not to mention i have not switched it off for past 7 months, i never needed to restart it either. (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2004 by frozenblue3000 (1 review written)
This Compaq Presario 1200 is the worst computer I have ever purchased. Compaq tech support sounded like it was based in India (very incompetent). I would not recommend it. (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2004 by Meerdia (1 review written)
It's dead, Jim. The harddrive died. It happened to me and to 2 other people with the exact same Compaq Presario 1200 laptop, one of which actually got a new harddrive, only to have it disintegrate after a month of use. I got this computer when I graduated high school in June of 2000 (it came with Windows 98), and now I'm about trying to finish my senior year of college and now it's dead. I've reformatted two or three times, finally upgrading to Windows ME, and I've put up with tons of... (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2004 by fdoamerica (3 reviews written)
It is one thing to have various problems with a computer, but another to have incompetent and indifferent tech support.
I had my Compaq Presario 1200 for 3months. First I had problems with the sound drivers, then I had problems with windows ME program and finally with the hard drive.
When the hard drive totally crashed (only 3 months old) I spent almost two hours trying to get help from technical support. 4 individuals (one brain dead, one total indifferent, one telling my that my year... (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2003 by Olga.
Not very durable, plastic body is bad and breaks, keys get stuck in all the time. It's not very fast and freezes constantly. Though the battery is ok after 3 years and last for 3 hours. Overall, it's not a laptop for people who travel a lot. (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2003 by wayne.
I had 2 2100 compaq presarios. On both the dvd locked up. Do not buy this computer. (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2002 by Mike.
All in all I am happy with this Laptop, It does the job. It came with Windows Me (Microsoft why!?) but after re-installing with W2K it became much happier. If your after a laptop that can play games get one with better graphics card. (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2002 by Eine.
For a college student like myself, the Compaq Presario 1200 Laptop is a great investment. With the CD-R I can save all my documents on to CD now and I spend countless hours burning music as well. The DVD player works with very high quality and is nice to have to watch a movie on the road. It is light enough and small enough to throw in my backpack. For the price I paid, this computer is a great deal. (read more)