The HP Compaq Presario V5000 laptop computer features an AMD processor, a 15.4-inch display, Windows XP Professional and a DVD burner using HP's LightScribe technology. Released in 2006, the laptop collected compliments from the website CNET for good performance and a solid set of features. Reviewers faulted the computer for lacklustre battery endurance.
Processor and Memory
Configurations of the V5000 included a 2 GHz Turion 64 ML-37 processor or a slower Sempron processor, the equivalent of Intel's entry-level Celeron model. The Turion processor performed well in testing by "Laptop" magazine. HP equipped the laptop with 1 GB of DDR SDRAM.
The V5000's LCD screen offers a maximum resolution of 1,280 by 800 pixels. Some configurations feature HP's BrightView technology, designed to offer increased brightness and contrast. The laptop uses an ATI Radeon Xpress 200M chipset utilising 128 MB of video memory.
Storage, Dimensions and Ports
Hard drive sizes ranged from 40 GB to 120 GB, with the 100 and 120 GB drives operating at 4,200rpm, slightly reducing performance when compared to the 5,400rpm smaller drives. The laptop weighs 2.99kg. and is 14.1 inches wide, 10.4 inches deep, 1.4 inches high in front and 1.8 inches at the rear. Users have access to three USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire port and a six-in-one card reader.
DVD Drive Capabilities and Networking
The 8x DVD+RW/8x DVD-RW drive can read large-capacity double-layer discs and offers HP's LightScribe technology, which allows burning of text and images on compatible discs. The V5000 includes support for 802.11a/b/g networking and Bluetooth. An Ethernet networking port is provided.
Testing by CNET and "Laptop" magazine showed the V5000's standard six-cell battery delivered just two-and-a-half hours of run time.
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