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HP L2000 / Compaq V2000z / Compaq v2335 Comparison Review (pics, specs)

Discussion in 'Notebook News and Reviews' started by rally1, Jul 18, 2005.

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  1. mcjw

    mcjw Newbie

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    Please, Please!
    Can you check what the manufacturers of the DVD+R DL drives are? (QSI, NEC, MATSU****A, LG, PIONEER, or TOSHIBA?) Thanks!
    (PS: If you know how and if convenient, I'm curious about the LCD panels, too!)

    Thank you very much for any information. I might get an L2000 from Amazon.com soon.

    Jack
     
  2. blksnake

    blksnake Notebook Consultant

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    With a 12 cell battery, my L2000 can easily exceed 5 hours of web browsing, Excel, Word, E-mails, etc... I don't believe any A64 notebook comes close to that mark.

    The speed of the RAM puzzles me as well. Perhaps it’s a power saving procedure. I dunno. I increased my memory bus speed back to 166MHz, returned all the settings (i.e. CAS) back to spec and set the 1T timing setting (Using A64 Tweaker utility). My benchmarks increased as a result. I have not experienced any problems and will keep track of the battery life to see if it is substantially reduced...

    No doubt, dual-channel memory would have been preferred, but it dose not necessarily equal much better performance doing everyday tasks.
     
  3. blksnake

    blksnake Notebook Consultant

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    My L2000 came with a Pioneer DVR-K15.

    No guarantee your will. Manufactures tend to draw from a pool of approved vendors.
     
  4. rally1

    rally1 Notebook Enthusiast NBR Reviewer

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    aqueous Newbie

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    If compaq had configured the Turion based notebooks with the Turion 64 MT-3x, your power consumptions would be much less. For some reason, they only use the ML version of the Turion. The ML uses 35 watts, where the MT only uses 25W. Id like to see how the MT would stand up against the Centrino/Pentium M in regards to battery life. :budget:

    Ive ordered the compaq V2000z for myself. My wife owns a V2000 centrino based notebook. Her main concern was battery life, so she has a 12 cell, and runs without a recharge for most of the day while she is at school. Because I'm not as concerned with battery life, I opted for the less expensive V2000z after sending back my R4000. (I'm was not pleased with the R4000's size and weight, but it performed very well.) :mad:
     
  6. kitsune

    kitsune Notebook Consultant

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    heres something that I've noticed with the powernow/cool n' quiet technology from AMD - it doesnt work that well. I've seen it use the lowest clock speed while Transfering files, when using the highest clock speed is better. (I copyed the same files into the same folder, using the powernow etc thing, it took 45 seconds(@ 1Ghz), using the always on option, it took 10 seconds(@2.4Ghz...)
     
  7. aka_wilbur

    aka_wilbur Newbie

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    I was about to buy the L2000 from Amazon when I saw the nasty review about the power connection. Do you have any feedback regarding that issue?

    Wilbur
     
  8. blksnake

    blksnake Notebook Consultant

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    No problem with my power connection.
    What did they say was the issue?
     
  9. mikec

    mikec Notebook Evangelist

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    I have to agree; with the 12 cell battery, the battery lasts plenty long. I can go an 8 hour day easy if I use sleep/hibernate during lunch and meetings.
     
  10. mikec

    mikec Notebook Evangelist

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    There are no power connection issues on the L2000; mine works perfectly. Other HP laptops that I have that use the same AC Adpater are fine as well.

    The small AC Adpater is a real nice bonus, compared to comparbale laptops.
     
  11. dforion

    dforion Notebook Consultant

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    rally1:

    Thanks for the excellent review and all the time you invested in testing. It's unfortunate you were unable to test with an MT Turion as this might have yielded better battery times for the AMD configurations.

    Nevertheless, I found your review thorough and highly useful! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  12. Agrabren

    Agrabren Newbie

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    I know this is quite a bit after the original thread, but as I'm starting to do my homework, noticed a few things of minor importance.

    1. You state that the Intel has a 4200 RPM HD, while the AMD has the 5400 RPM HD. During your battery test, you leave both HDs spinning. This could (don't have a solid way to test right now) slant the idle test in favor of the Intel. Be interesting to know how they do with the HD spinning down...

    2. The OS doesn't make a difference. XP is XP in the kernel, with some minor potential for network stack differences.

    3. That Netstumbler trace? I've got an Intel wireless adapter, and if the one in your HP behaves like mine, the AMD wins. Why? Because Intel has a "problem" identifying a WiFi signal correctly, so it will report significant duplications with some drivers. For instance, my Intel Wireless card believes there are 5 APs near me right now. Pity that 3 of them are coming out of the exact same AP. At work, it find a wopping 7 copies of our wireless, because we don't broadcast the SSID. Might wanna check with Netstumbler about what it's getting back to ensure each entry is truely A) a WiFi signal, and B) unique.

    4. Another note about battery life: The Intel processesor takes up to 27 watts, the AMD you tested takes up to 34. So it's expected that the AMD is going to lose ground here.
     
  13. rally1

    rally1 Notebook Enthusiast NBR Reviewer

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    #1 True
    #2 I agree and always have
    #3 Interesting, i'll test that out.
    #4 Obviously it's expected. But it's also not that simple. All the other power eating components also take thier toll. 27W vs. 34W is only a 20% difference, and the tests show it's more pronounced than that.

    PS i think i'm going to sell the v2335 it's just not built well enough for me, and it's still a little big.
     
  14. Rahul

    Rahul I joined NBR in January 2005, how time flies!

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    rally1 Notebook Enthusiast NBR Reviewer

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    It's just the wide angle lense.
     
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    Mysticcal Newbie

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    Sorry for the bump from the dead, but does this actually work? I've been eyeing this laptop and would love to get rid of the livestrong labels on it.... would it leave a residue or anything? or completely remove the labels? thanks. maybe a link to a guide of this process being done so I can see the after effects? thanks so much! :)
     
  17. nathanhuth

    nathanhuth Notebook Evangelist NBR Reviewer

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    Did you run cpu-z to confirm those readings? My system PC2700 stick is running at 166 Mhz (real-time 159.x).
     
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