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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“It is empowered with AMD processors. The chips...”

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 Full Review

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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“Running XP Pro and has RAM maxed out at 188MB. Video...”

Written on: 05/11/2008 by rpterltkj (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“I got my Compaq 1200 in June of 2001 for graduation,...”

Written on: 21/05/2008 by wroyals4e 2001 (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“Got it for 50, works a treat”

Written on: 20/12/2007

Got it for 50, works a treat… Read Full Review

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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“I use this HP computer with a wireless network card,...”

Written on: 01/09/2007 by reviewmemo (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“Well i just bought this laptop and it is great. I paid...”

Written on: 15/03/2007 by cywoodHSswimteam (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“I have had my HP Compaq Presario 1200 laptop since my...”

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 this… Read Full Review

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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“Overall the HP Compaq Presario 1200 notebook is...”

Written on: 27/03/2006 by shahrc (1 review written)

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 is… Read Full Review

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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“The HP Compaq Presario 1200 is a very solid machine,...”

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 Full Review

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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“I bought a HP Compaq Presario 1200 new in september of...”

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 Full Review

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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“One day my HP Compaq Presario 1200 laptop, with 4...”

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 Full Review

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242581_Itsbigb's Response to jmmanes's Review

Written on: 13/05/2006

Same problem here. Was great for the first 3 years though. Should of been recalled.

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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“The HP Compaq Presario 1200 laptop was my first good...”

Written on: 27/01/2006 by burnsieboy (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“I am sad to hear that a lot of people have had...”

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 Full Review

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223380_Blazted's Response to maximum11's Review

Written on: 03/01/2006

It sounds like you haven't ever owned a compaq 1200 in your life before, there is a HUGE message board with users having trouble with it either powering up then powering off quick or no monitor display also its common to find the power input gets fried out and need replacement. This was a bad design on compaqs part and the problem still has yet to be definitivly identified. I honestly after having an electrician and a computer repair expert look at this with no signs of fault in hardware or software; I believe it is one of the chips on the mobo causing a virus-like activity.

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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“The HP Compaq Presario 1200 laptop computer has good...”

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 Full Review

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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“I've always had desktop computers and was given a hand...”

Written on: 17/07/2005 by creamof (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Lookevin's Response to 202068_creamof's Review

Written on: 10/12/2005

It's either the power connection point on the notebook becam faulty or the BIOS got burnt. The same here with my frined's Presario1200.

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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“I have had a hand me down Compaq presario for almost a...”

Written on: 17/07/2005 by creamof (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“I've owned my Compaq since early 2001, it's actually...”

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 Full Review

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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“I have [had] two of these HP Compaq Presario 1200...”

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 stopped… Read Full Review

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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“To get the best performance our of this Compaq...”

Written on: 27/01/2005 by BigRedHead (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Brads930's Response to 182621_BigRedHead's Review

Written on: 28/11/2005

Hello... I've owned a Compaq 1200 for a year and now it's gone down on me - it did work great but I'm in need of a motherboard if anyone has got one for sale - Cheers

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HP Compaq Presario 1200

“I have a HP Compaq Presario 1200...worked good for a...”

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 Full Review

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202496_Yanshan's Response to wrktem's Review

Written on: 19/07/2005

I have same problem, cannot start up. I guest i will need to wait for 5 days to restart, or can I work in a cold room ?

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