Man...this is a bad deal for you. I hope you have some luck with Compaq...but my guess is you won't. I had a friend recently....they tried to charge him $870 bucks for a stupid stick of 128meg ram (you can buy this for about $100 bucks at Costco)! You might want to consider that you can build a totally awesome system for around $1200 these days. Don't pay Compaq cadellac prices for VW parts (that also don't work for very long)...at best!
I saw a "post" a few months back....something like this:
"If you buy a Compaq computer...make sure you buy two of them. That way, in a week you can bury the first one...and use the second one to cover it up with!" There's also a 12-Step program being started for Compaq users...you might want to see if a group is forming in your area?
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HD: 20 Gig
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