First look: Compaq Presario C752TU


Compaq has recently launched an upgrade to its hot selling Compaq Presario V740TU notebook. The new Compaq Presario C752TU is better in terms of configuration and a bit cheaper than its predecessor.

Here is the configuration of 752:
- Intel T5450 1.66 GHz Core 2 Duo
- 1 GB Ram
- 160 GB HDD
- 15.4” screen
- 8x DVD Superdrive
- 1.3 megapixel webcam
- Windows Vista Basic

The upgrade of Ram to 1 GB in 752 from 512 MB in 740 increases the performance significantly.

The notebook is suited for casual home and basic usage. It is a good buy as a home desktop replacement and for students. The config is just enough for basic internet usage (surfing, downloading, youtube etc.) and basic multimedia stuff like watching movies, photos and listening to songs. However, it is not enough to run most latest 3D games or to run heavy multimedia applications like Adobe Photoshop, Premier or Flash.

This notebook is available at a MRP of about 36k at most compaq outlets. However, you can get it for as low as about 34k at some some shops in Nehru Place.

Here is how I rate it:

Performance: 3.5
Features: 4
Value for money: 4
Build quality: 3.5
Looks: 3

Overall: 3.5

NEW: Check out details about the latest Compaq Presario V3780TU laptop on woikr .

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  1. #1 by Swaroop on February 26, 2008 - 10:37 pm

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  2. #2 by Swaroop on February 26, 2008 - 10:37 pm

    beta.. Rating wala site aur blog posts.. Sahi hai mama. I’ll use the traffic on ur site :)

  3. #3 by Nathan on March 6, 2008 - 6:48 pm

    Setu,
    Planning to get thisone, is this enough for basic home use like MS office, Tally and surfing.

  4. #4 by Setu Garg on March 6, 2008 - 7:33 pm

    Nathan,

    Yes this will be more than enough for basic home use.

    ~Setu

  5. #5 by Nathan on March 6, 2008 - 6:48 pm

    Setu,
    Planning to get thisone, is this enough for basic home use like MS office, Tally and surfing.

  6. #6 by Setu Garg on March 6, 2008 - 7:33 pm

    Nathan,

    Yes this will be more than enough for basic home use.

    ~Setu

  7. #7 by Swaroop on March 9, 2008 - 3:28 pm

    Those softwares MS office, Tally appear to be business softwares.

    @Setu, how can you say its for basic home use ?

    For business there could be cumbersome softwares installed.. with database backends. !

    (Grinning evil)

  8. #8 by Setu Garg on March 9, 2008 - 3:43 pm

    @swaroop,

    FYI, MS office, Tally etc. do not need a high end config. These are not as heavy as development IDEs like eclipse, RAD etc. and hence can run smoothly on a basic home laptop.

    And the plural of software is software and NOT softwares.

  9. #9 by Swaroop on March 9, 2008 - 3:28 pm

    Those softwares MS office, Tally appear to be business softwares.

    @Setu, how can you say its for basic home use ?

    For business there could be cumbersome softwares installed.. with database backends. !

    (Grinning evil)

  10. #10 by Setu Garg on March 9, 2008 - 3:43 pm

    @swaroop,

    FYI, MS office, Tally etc. do not need a high end config. These are not as heavy as development IDEs like eclipse, RAD etc. and hence can run smoothly on a basic home laptop.

    And the plural of software is software and NOT softwares.

  11. #11 by ankur on March 17, 2008 - 12:25 pm

    dear setu, does the laptop have integrated bluetooth? also if i want to upgrade the RAM to 2 gb do i have to discard the old one or just addition of 1 gb would do

  12. #12 by Setu Garg on March 17, 2008 - 3:20 pm

    @ankur,

    Yes, this model has built in Bluetooth 2.0.

    Usually, they put 512MBx2 in the 2 memory slots which means you have to discard the existing ones when you upgrade. However, if you upgrade at the time of purchase, the dealer usually buys back the existing memory at a good price.

  13. #13 by ankur on March 17, 2008 - 12:25 pm

    dear setu, does the laptop have integrated bluetooth? also if i want to upgrade the RAM to 2 gb do i have to discard the old one or just addition of 1 gb would do

  14. #14 by Setu Garg on March 17, 2008 - 3:20 pm

    @ankur,

    Yes, this model has built in Bluetooth 2.0.

    Usually, they put 512MBx2 in the 2 memory slots which means you have to discard the existing ones when you upgrade. However, if you upgrade at the time of purchase, the dealer usually buys back the existing memory at a good price.

  15. #15 by chinmay mishara on March 26, 2008 - 1:25 am

    hi
    i have also bought the same laptop. could tell me how to activate the in buit bluetooth of this laptop. where can i get the drivers of this for windows xp and vista.

  16. #16 by chinmay mishara on March 26, 2008 - 1:25 am

    hi
    i have also bought the same laptop. could tell me how to activate the in buit bluetooth of this laptop. where can i get the drivers of this for windows xp and vista.

  17. #17 by mahesh on April 1, 2008 - 11:21 pm

    is it enough for use of pro e software.

  18. #18 by mahesh on April 1, 2008 - 11:21 pm

    is it enough for use of pro e software.

  19. #19 by Setu Garg on August 25, 2008 - 12:45 pm

    Check out details about the latest Compaq Presario V3780TU laptop on woikr – http://woikr.com/review-compaq-presario-v3780tu

  20. #20 by bhushan24 on September 23, 2008 - 9:04 am

    Hello setu, I am student and i have to use netbeans/eclipse IDE (Which is quite heavy……….I think )almost always. So what configuration will suit my needs. i want to know processor GHz, ram etc.

  21. #21 by Setu Garg on September 23, 2008 - 9:40 am

    You should go for at least 2 GB RAM and a fast Core 2 Duo processor.
    I will recommend the Compaq V3780TU. You can check it out here: http://woikr.com/reviews/review-compaq-presario

  22. #22 by bhushan24 on September 29, 2008 - 7:51 am

    Thanks Setu,
    as per your suggestions I am considering atleast C2D and 2GB of ram For my laptop………..
    Thanks again …………………

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