£50 off - 2 year guarantee included. Compaq 2990EA Desktop PC, Intel Core i3, 2.8GHz, 6GB RAM, 2TB, Black £329.95 @ johnlewis
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£50 off - 2 year guarantee included. Compaq 2990EA Desktop PC, Intel Core i3, 2.8GHz, 6GB RAM, 2TB, Black £329.95 @ johnlewis

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Found 13th Jul 2013
Genuine £50 reduction. Extend guarantee to 3 years if required. This is a clearance offer and worth every penny for a honest working machine with windows 8 64bit os.

Product information

The Compaq 2990EA is a good value home computer with plenty of storage and fast Intel processing. Surf the web, watch a DVD or edit the family photos, this desktop is user friendly and reliable.

The Intel Core i3 processor and 6GB RAM keeps everything running smoothly, allowing you to get through your everyday tasks quickly.
Store all your photos, video, music and more on the huge 2TB hard drive. There is plenty of room for multiple users to store data for convenient access.
Watch a DVD or create your own music compilations, using the integrated optical drive.
Connect external peripherals via the USB 2.0 ports. This computer comes with a USB keyboard and mouse.
Software Included
Amazon Kindle (read books)
Windows Live Essential (photo and video editing)
HP Support Assistant (software and contact assistance)
HP Recovery Manager (recovery partition, recovery USB/Flash creation tool)
HP Games powered by WildTangent (keep your kids occupied and safe from the internet)
HP Connected Music by Universal Music Group (stream and download music)
HP Connected Photo (cloud photo sharing with smartphone/tablets)

19 Comments

Shame about windows 8!

Is Compaq still a quality brand or just a marketing company? Fed up with ordering from a "good brand" only to find it has been bought by A N Other to market c*ap.

Why would you want an old os with a new pc? Anyways, let's not hijack the thread with more pointless w8 battles!

Only issue I see is the processor seems a bit lacklustre compared to the rest of the spec.

My question would be how easy would it be to upgrade things such as Ram, processor etc as for the make I have to admit use to be and as far as I know is still a great brand I do believe its a part of HP and as such have a great online update service

I do believe its a part of HP and as such have a great online update … I do believe its a part of HP and as such have a great online update service


I think the clues...:p

HP Support Assistant (software and contact assistance)
HP Recovery Manager (recovery partition, recovery USB/Flash creation tool)
HP Games powered by WildTangent (keep your kids occupied and safe from the internet)
HP Connected Music by Universal Music Group (stream and download music)
HP Connected Photo (cloud photo sharing with smartphone/tablets)

These are not very expandable. The motherboard is a mini-ITX motherboard with 2 memory slots. NO PCI or PCI-E slots and only 2 SATA connectors (one for hard drive and one for DVD). If you want any expansion on this then it has to be done by USB 2.0. Also only VGA and DVI connectors for video, no HDMI.
Processor upgrade info:
Socket type: LGA 1155
TDP: 35W (Only 35W CPUs are supported with this motherboard)
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
Processor
Intel Core i3-32xxT (Ivy Bridge) Dual Core
Intel Core i5-34xxT (Ivy Bridge) Dual Core
Intel Pentium G21xxT (Ivy Bridge)
Intel Core i3-21xx (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
Intel Core i3-21xxT (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
Intel Core i5-23xx (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
Intel Pentium G4xx (Sandy Bridge) Single Core
Intel Pentium G5xxT(Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
Intel Pentium G6xx (Sandy Bridge) Single Core
Intel Pentium G6xxT (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core

and Compaq is 100% owned by HP. The name is used for HP's cheaper end home products. This is a rebadged HP 600b

I've been looking at this over the last day or so as I'm thinking of getting a new PC.

The cheapest one they have seems to have a little less spec at £40 less:

johnlewis.com/ace…470

How does Acer compare with Compaq?.

The Acer will be a lot slower as the processor is very weak compared to the Compaq. The Acer does (according to Acers website anyway) have a PCI-E x1 and a PCI-E x16 so should be able to add a better graphics card.
Edited by: "jw021979" 13th Jul 2013

silver999

Why would you want an old os with a new pc? Anyways, let's not hijack the … Why would you want an old os with a new pc? Anyways, let's not hijack the thread with more pointless w8 battles! Only issue I see is the processor seems a bit lacklustre compared to the rest of the spec.



It's not a battle, and latest does not mean best, particularly with windows.Windows 8 is horrible to use for a seasoned desktop user. I'm sure the tablet generation like it though. It's also more difficult to downgrade than it should be. Many don't want that hassle. Either windows 7 or no Os would be preferable.

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delusion

It's not a battle, and latest does not mean best, particularly with … It's not a battle, and latest does not mean best, particularly with windows.Windows 8 is horrible to use for a seasoned desktop user. I'm sure the tablet generation like it though. It's also more difficult to downgrade than it should be. Many don't want that hassle. Either windows 7 or no Os would be preferable.



I am a seasoned pc user from windows 95 days and b4. Windows 8 is FAB. It is not that difficult to use - download the apps that allow you to travel back io your old pointless OS. free your mind into it and stop living in the past.

eggman

I am a seasoned pc user from windows 95 days and b4. Windows 8 is FAB. It … I am a seasoned pc user from windows 95 days and b4. Windows 8 is FAB. It is not that difficult to use - download the apps that allow you to travel back io your old pointless OS. free your mind into it and stop living in the past.



Did you say that about vista too? The future is Linux ;p

delusion

Did you say that about vista too? The future is Linux ;p



no.

I can't see who this appeals to. It's a little over-spec'd and overpriced for people who just want to chat and browse, but not powerful nor "upgradeable" enough for those who demand more.

My advice to anyone wanting anything more than a chat and browse type PC is to buy your own parts. Even buying a motherboard bundle (with CPU, RAM and of course the motherboard) and then adding to that what you want to fit your needs is cheaper and creates a PC tailored to your needs - not a pound was spent on features you didn't want.

Still a hot deal since this particular product is at an all-time low price. My rant was about the PC market in general

It's missing a few things I'd look for when buying a new PC.
No Bluetooth.
No HDMI.
No USB3.
No WIFI
It's not a bad price but you can definitely get more for your money.

I hated Windows 8 but I actually get on well with Windows 8.1... I would even consider recommending it to my users have it once it has gone public if it keeps playing as well as it does.

jw021979

and Compaq is 100% owned by HP. The name is used for HP's cheaper end … and Compaq is 100% owned by HP. The name is used for HP's cheaper end home products. This is a rebadged HP 600b

Compaq like many other bigger companies have started using laptop hardware in desktops for some reason probably cost I night what could have been a stealof a mmachine if not had a PCI e, alas it didn't and I took it back... JJ UST saying

seems to be for 379 to me? And says that price already includes the discount?
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