Sunday, April 13, 2008

New Compaq F761us, a new Presario F-series model!

Hello Compaq Presario F-series laptop fans! There is yet another new F-series model introduced by Compaq. The latest one is the F761us, currently offered by Staples (April 13, 2008) for just $450 after a $30 Easy Rebate!

The new F761us is similar to the previous models, and it has a 15.4" widescreen display, AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core TK-57 processor, 1gb of RAM, 160gb of hard disk space, a supermultiformat dvd burner (dvd-rw, dvd+rw, dvd-ram, dvd-r, dvd+r), along with Vista Premium. What makes this even more tempting that the F572us which started this blog is that it has both a built-in webcam and a built-in memory card reader!

Given the price point, it's hard to find anything to complain about features-wise. Yes, there's a number of brand name laptops with 3gb RAM even, but they start in the $600s or higher. Its weight is around six pounds, so it's obviously no Lenovo X300 or MacBook Air!

More on this model coming later on! In the meantime, this is the Staples product page for the F761us.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Meet the Presario F750us, a new F-series notebook

The Presario F-series family has grown up with yet another laptop. We already talked about the Presario F572 extensively, and there was a very long discussion with 100+ comments on the follow-up, the Presario F730us. Now there is a new member of the F-family, the F750us.

Meet the Presario F750us
Continuing with the tradition of the F572us and the F730us as affordable bang for the buck, but also feature-packed laptops is the F750us!

It has an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core TK-57 1.9ghz processor, just like the previous models, 1gb of memory (maximum 3gb), a 120 GB Hard Disk Drive, and a 15.4" widescreen display (1280x800) fed by the Nvidia GeForce 7000M video card.

On the secondary feature tier, we find b/g wireless, 10/100 ethernet, multi-format dual layer dvd burner. It also adds something that the F572us does not have, a 5-in-1 memory card reader.

This laptop weighs approximately 5.68 pounds, while the 6-cell battery is rated somewhere between 1.5 to 2 hours. Ouch?

You also get the "lovely" MSFT Windoze Vista Premium which is popular with every single computer user in the world ;-)

Presario F750us Reviews
We've found a few reviews of the F750us, here we go, a quick product brief at CNet. Also product description and 37 customer ratings at Circuit City.

26 user opinions and quick reviews have been posted at the very helpful Also four user reviews and a detailed product description at Amazon.

More reviews will be added as we run into them...

Update: F750us for $450 after rebate at Office Depot (March 9 to 15)
The Presario F750us will be on special at Office Depot for the whole week starting Sunday March 9, 2008 (3/9 to 3/15). The price is $450 after two mail-in rebates of $165. If you are a rebate veteran, this is for you. If you hate rebates, or disgustingly submit them, you may want to spare yourself the frustration.

Update: F750us on sale at Staples (April 3rd, 2008)
No it's not an April Fool's day joke, the F750us is on sale at Staples this week (until close of business April 5), at Staples, for $430 after a $30 Easy Rebate. Not a bad price considering the number of features it has!