Compaq Computer founded in the early 1980's was a mainstay in the PC Industry until 2001 when it merged with HP. Compaq laptops are known for their durability and Compaq Servers were some of the finest products in the industry. Compaq laptops have been re branded as HP in the later years with the exception of the Presario line. If you are looking for a solid, well build product an older Compaq laptop can be a wise choice. There are many cheap laptops in this store.