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I supposed to bought Compaq Presario CQ42-268TU Notebook PC! If there are user of this, can you comment on this? It'll be used for software development purposes.

Thanks for you valuable advises!
 
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What is the configuration? I wasnt able to find out in the link provided.
 
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Mormation? "If mormation"? Oh, you mean "information"!

There are some specs here. It doesn't say how much memory there is in it. Make sure you get at least 2 GB, but 4 GB would be better. (IDEs eat a lot of memory). The processor (a 2.4 GHz Core i3) is good enough for most development tasks.

One thing I don't like about it is the screen, which has only 1366 x 768 resolution. I'd consider that a too low resolution to comfortably use an IDE on. The specs also do not say anything about harddisk space.

Wait, here is a red flag: "Operating system: FreeDOS" - What is that?! You don't even get a normal operating system with it?
 
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I fixed the title. Please proofread before posting, thanks.
 
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Free DOS is good. You save some money in lieu of paying for a Windows OS.
 
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Mohamed Sanaulla wrote:What is the configuration? I wasnt able to find out in the link provided.



Here, the configuration details!

Thanks Bear Bibeault for correction for that typo!
 
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Abimaran Kugathasan wrote:Here, the configuration details!


Could be a nice machine, get more RAM, install Ubuntu and be happy.
 
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You could go in for an i5 processor as well. And a different brand? I dont know how good Compaq is these days. Lenovo, Acer are all good. What is the cost? or what is the budget you have in mind?
 
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What constraints do you have in choosing a machine?
 
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Joe Harry wrote:Free DOS is good. You save some money in lieu of paying for a Windows OS.


But's a free implementation of MS-DOS, an operating system from the previous century which is absolutely not useful for anything serious nowadays. You'll want to install some useful OS on it before you can really use the computer for anything.

I agree with Pat, Ubuntu would probably be the best free choice of OS, which supports everything you need for Java development. (In fact, I use it myself for development in Java and Scala).
 
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Abimaran Kugathasan wrote:

Mohamed Sanaulla wrote:What is the configuration? I wasnt able to find out in the link provided.



Here, the configuration details!

Thanks Bear Bibeault for correction for that typo!



That link says Rs.64,450 which is around $1400. You could get 2 notebooks for that price in US, if you have any friends in US, get it from there.
 
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Rajan Chinna wrote:

That link says Rs.64,450 which is around $1400. You could get 2 notebooks for that price in US, if you have any friends in US, get it from there.



Its not Indian Rupee. Its mostly Lankan currency.
 
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Yea, It's a Lankan Currency. But, I happened to choose this!
 
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