Friday, June 20, 2008

Compaq Presario C773TU Notebook PC


Today I bought a new Notebook : Compaq C773TU as the title says, so here I present a brief review on it.

Specifications:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 (1.83 GHz)
  • Intel 965GM Express Chipset
  • 2 MB L2 Cache
  • Memory - 2 GB PC2 DDR2 (667 MHz)
  • Hard Drive - 160 GB, 5400 RPM
  • CD/DVD RW, 8x Double Layer DVD Writer
  • 15.4" Widescreen TFT, 1280x800 WXGA
  • FreeDOS
My computer aka gnutop which I thought was appropiate name for it, has a good sound quality with a powerful integrated Web camera. I have installed Ubuntu 8.04 on it along with pre-installed FreeDOS (I will remove it later 5 GB is not a big deal for me now). Ubuntu is running fine with its default Gnome Environment + Compiz Effects. I plan to install Fedora 9 on it once I get its DVD, till then enjoying the interface of Ubuntu and power of apt.

I picked this laptop because of its powerful configuration, it didn't bundled Vista for which I had to pay extra bucks, and at last but never the least is its low cost. In all a perfect laptop for a college going student.

9 comments:

Abhijeet said...

i ave the same laptop.......i was wondering how much extra did u pay for vista??

GNUger said...

I didn't paid a penny for any OS or Software application, not because I am a pirate but I use Open Source system.. My Operating system is Ubuntu Hardy Heron (a Linux Distro) and it works simply fine and I would recommend you the same. Check out the screenshots : http://picasaweb.google.com/anantkhaitan/Screenshots

Abhijeet said...

Great lookin desktop. I have always been facinated wit linux but ave never used it cuz its SUPPOSEDLY a bit non user friendly...not too easy for a noob to use..i dunno how easy easy ubuntu.......it def looks great though

GNUger said...

well IMO you should atleast give it a try, It will merely take 8-9 GB space with complete out of the box experience, and may I inform you that Ubuntu is quite easy compared to other *nix systems and its default interface (GNOME) is much windows like. In all it is worth of being a substitute to Windows for end users.

bloggerspec said...

i brougt a compaq c770tu notebook,but its modem isnt detected in ubuntu 8.10and 9.04,(modem on high def audio device),may be its a driver problem,help !!!!!!!me!!! i have to use windows each time i connect to internet,

GNUger said...

There shouldn't be any driver issue with your notebook, try running this in terminal :
sudo pppoeconf

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