Compaq Presario V6000

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The Compaq Presario V6000 was a pretty decent laptop at the time of its release. According to CNET, the Presario V6000 is a "stripped-down version of the HP Pavilion dv6000."[1] Interestingly, the CNET article only mentions variants of this laptop with an AMD Turion processor, instead of the Intel Centrino found in my Presario V6000.

Compaq Presario V6000
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Compaq Presario V6000
Compaq Presario V6000
Product familyPresario
TypeLaptop computer
Release dateJuly 2006
Introductory price$949
Operating systemWindows Vista Business 64-bit, English
CPUIntel Centrino Duo T5300 @ 1.73 GHz
Memory2 GB (DDR2 667 MHz)
Storage?? GB SATA SSD
Display15.4 in (39 cm) 1280x800
GraphicsIntel 945GM Express Chipset/GMA 950
Connectivity3 USB 2.0, 1 FireWire port, 1 SD card slot, 2 Audio jacks, 1 Expansion card slot

Collection Specifics

I got this laptop for free from one of my uncles in July of 2020 along with a Toshiba Portégé Z835-P330 and Toshiba Satellite C55-B5353. I use this laptop as my main laptop to experiment with anything Windows Vista-related.

Operating System

Originally, this laptop would've shipped with Windows XP based on the sticker on it. I could've installed XP again, but I wanted a Vista laptop and this hardware is good for Vista anyways, along with the fact that this laptop has a SATA storage connector instead of IDE, meaning Windows XP requires a special driver for it to even get past the first setup screen without a Blue Screen of Death. Since I installed Windows Vista, I use this laptop to experiment with the Windows Vista Extended Kernel.


The only thing I've upgraded in this laptop is swapping out the original hard drive for a solid-state drive to improve performance.


  1. "HP Compaq Presario V6000 Preview". 12 July 2006. Retrieved 19 December 2022.