Last updated: June 2017
I got this laptop for free on November 4th, 2012, along with the disastrous and much less fortunate Compaq Presario V6000 laptop. This is a very nice little machine. It is quite old, and I did have to replace several of its parts, but it is a very solid machine. It can be quite slow at times, but it hardly
crashes crashed at all.
This was also my first laptop with a track stick, and because it featured a touchpad as well, it served as a good machine to train me into using track sticks, preparing me for my ThinkPad X200 Tablet
I noticed no earlier than 2015, probably 2016, that, for some reason, this computer had a couple of major issues:
Lots of time spent on experimentations of installing different versions of Windows revealed more results. The shutdown issue is a difficult one, because it's inconsistent; for instance, in Windows 2000, everything was fine for a while, until it had suddenly began shutting down with every attempt to change the resolution to 1600x1200, the LCD's native resolution. Despite this, Windows 98 SE hasn't yet shown this behavior.