Excerpt: The Compaq Presario C500 is a good home computer though it has some problems keeping up with my games. It has a wide screen which is good for viewing and fun to brag about. It has taken a lot of downloading for a laptop but still stands up to it.
The Presario C500 laptop is great for intermediate users.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I received the Presario C500 laptop for Christmas of 2008. At first, I used it only when I was out of town. Once I got used to it, though, I started using it more and more at home. Now, I've given up my desktop completely. Eventually, I would like to upgrade to a faster computer, but for now, this model is everything I need. I do a lot of photo editing with PSPX2 and store a bazillion digital photos on the ample hard drive.
Excerpt: I recieved my Compaq Presario C500 about two years ago as a gift from my husband. I have to say at First I absouletly LOVED this laptop, but after realizing that it had Microsoft Windows Vista Basic I was not happy. This laptop is light and easy to use. Unfortunetly, because of the Windows Vista Basic this laptop cannot keep up with newer technology. It is always "Not Responding" and I seem to wast so much time trying to get my laptop to restart. It takes about 20...
this laptop was an okay laptop, for speed, i would not recommend
9 September 2012
Excerpt: i have enjoyed using my hp compac laptop pc. i have enjoyed online shopping, buying movies, and other things at online stores such as amazon.com and using web browsers such as internet explorer, firefox and america online. although the pc loads applications very slow. i do, however, like how the computer automatically dowloads updates. i set my computer to download updates on a weekly basis. I also like how i can do a computer restore by selecting a previous date to...
Compaq Presario C500 Notebook PC takes a lickin & keeps tickin
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Compaq Presario C500 Notebook PC laptop computer will take a lickin and keep on a clickin, i have to say that for it for sure, for mine has been dropped many times , and caught the cord on door knobs so many times i can't even count, i have twisted the wires together on the cord so much it is almost entirely taped back with black electrician tape, i have lost two buttons off of it , the number 2 and the number 3 button, but as you can see, it keeps on working even...
Excerpt: I purchased the Compaq Presario C500 to simply write school papers and do a little internet surfing. After using the laptop for over 2 years the computer still runs like it is new. At the time it was the cheapest available laptop with the Windows Vista operating system. Although I was skeptical about the computer running on the Vista operating system, I did not have any problems at all with this machine.
Excerpt: I got this laptop for my sister a while ago like in 2007, and it was horrible! It consists of 512 MB Ram and a really bad video card! It comes with Windows Vista and it really sucks with it. This laptop has gone through the most in my house. It is not strong, even though it is really thick. The left part that attaches the screen to the laptop has been broken easily. I don't know how my sister used the laptop for a lot of years!
Excerpt: If the system died tomorrow, but was repairable, I would simply demote my C500 to the rank of “Paperweight” and spend my money on a new unit - Only after conducting proper consumer research first. $500 for a paperweight was $500 I could have had to a much more reliable desktop or notebook system that was much more suited to my needs! I will rate this as 5 on a 10 point scale, with ten being top of the line.
Summary: I have had this laptop for over 2 years now, it came with vista home basic out the box and after a year and a half I uninstalled it. It is now running Windows 7 Ultimate and Mac OSX 10.5.6 well. Windows 7 works like a charm. Never upgraded it, came with 1.73 GHz and 80GB Hard Drive, 512mb RAM.