Vista Home Basic is not good

Last updated on July 6th, 2015 at 03:13 pm

I’m using a new budget laptop at the moment. It’s a Compaq c700 (actually a c763TU) that will eventually go to my kids, so I thought I’d checkout what Vista Home Basic is like.

On a laptop it makes no sense! Laptops move from location to location, but the networking features are brain dead. I’ve managed to get it working each time, but I don’t think my mum would manage at all well. Actually her laptop is Vista Home Basic, but she only connects to the internet when she’s at home or my place. So she doesn’t have to deal with network configuration issues.

In the two weeks I’ve had it the network configuration has given problems at least 5 times.

The Compaq C763TU has a web cam and a card reader built in, but no PC Express slot and it’s only running a celeron processor. But for sub $600 AUD I wasn’t expecting a lot of features, just a simple laptop. In that regard it’s quite nice.

Still can’t stand Vista. Yes I know Home Basic is the cut down simple version, but it should just work dammit! I miss my MacBook.