WHAT IS IT?
This is a very old laptop that a friend of my husbands gave to him recent to let one of our daughters use when her laptop was in the shop to be repaired. I do not think you can buy this and I do not think that you would want to because it is not a very good laptop because of it being so old and even though it works good enough for my daughter to use I think she will be very happy when she gets her own back next week.
WHAT I THINK
The laptop is very slow sometimes but very fast in others, the internet does not work very good because the pages take a very long time to load up so my daughter has been using Microsoft Word only to write stories. She does not like that this version of Word is alot older than the one she usually uses and this does not even have a spell check so that makes her unhappy also!
It has got Windows XP installed and that makes the laptop take a long time to come on when it has been shut down, when it is switched on and you have waited for all of the programmes to load properly then the laptop will work fully.
It has got a lot of photographs and music files saved and there is still over half of the memory left so I think that is good because it is a works laptop that has been stored for a long time so the photographs and music are all left over from the person who used to use it. My daughter has played her own music by inserting a CD into it but she has not saved anything to the memory because the laptop does not belong to her. I have used alot of the functions while I was trying it and everything works exactly right but things are slower than when I use the more modern laptops we have got.
I like the layout of the keyboard because it is easy to type on and there is no mouse pad so I can lay my hands comfortable on the edge of the keyboard.
I will give this laptop 3 Dooyoo Hearts because it is very old and slow but I think it is very good that it is working still after so many years and that it can do a lot of things still.
Bought this computer as a replacement for my aging 486. I have been pleased with it so far. It runs reliably, the screen is a decent size and the DVD drive lets me watch DVD films when I should be doing something useful. Installed Mandrake linux 9.0 onto it, be careful however as the linux bootloader conflicts with xp, and the hard drive will not boot. I would recommend using system commander as a bootloader. Linux installed without hassle and found most of the hardware. I am having trouble installing modem drivers in both xp and linux.