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Adlerhorst
22-02-2007, 01:45 PM
I always thought HP owned Compaq. Is there any difference?

Thanks

Dave
22-02-2007, 02:10 PM
Both are shite PC brands

Dave
22-02-2007, 02:11 PM
cue someone saying I have used a compaq for 25 years and it runs office fine

brighton_eagle
22-02-2007, 02:21 PM
Originally posted by Dave
cue someone saying I have used a compaq for 25 years and it runs office fine

What!?! You mean having a different opinion?

I haven't by the way. :)

Newts G
22-02-2007, 02:37 PM
I have a compaq presario, and it has worked fine for 3 years (not quite up to 25 yet dave ;) )

I am not really sure what constitutes a good brand, as there seems to be horror stories for pretty much every brand out there but ours has been pretty reliable though, although I dont think we really hammered it to the maximum of its capacity.

I always thought that HP and Compaq were one in the same but one of the "brand names" is cheaper than the other.

fang
22-02-2007, 02:54 PM
Not exactly a scientific survey but I asked a colleague who uses an HP lap top what he thought of it. I got a good 10 seconds of obscenity, profanity and invocation of dark forces. Coming from a Baptist I thought this was significant. I think HP do own Compaq.

Dal
22-02-2007, 04:02 PM
Originally posted by Dave
cue someone saying I have used a compaq for 25 years and it runs office fine

The motherboard failed on my HP Pavilion laptop last week after or two and a bit years only.

I would never buy another HP machine as a result.

Adlerhorst
22-02-2007, 05:56 PM
Thankfully it is not for me. However why the difference in price - does one use better components than the other?