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an extremely shitty computer where everything is built into the motherboard so nothing can be upgraded.
Compaq is the best thing in computers since AOL!
by BJ March 20, 2003
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Adj. Something that is expected to have a long lifespan by virtue of having existed for a long time, based on the lindy effect, named for the New York restaurant Lindy's, coined by Albert Goldman and popularized by Nassim Taleb.
cooking with fire is lindy
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Manufacter of the world's first IBM compatable laptop computer. It weighed around 30lbs and was the equivlent of a 8088 processor. unfortunatly they never improved their technology and finally got bought out by HP
This is the worst computer i've ever used.
by KGraham December 17, 2003
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A brand of Computers and Laptops, whose letters stand for 'Craptastic Ominfrustrating Mega Piece of Anything Questionable'. The word 'Omnifrustrating' implies that laptops of this brand are usually found by the user to be frustrating on a variety of different levels. This definition stems from my hate for this brand which has grown both due to my own experience for more than five years with COMPAQ laptops as well as any IT professional's reaction upon learning the brand of laptops of which I've just complained.
"Man I hate this freaking COMPAQ! What a Craptastic Omnifrustrating Mega Piece of Anything Questionable!"

"User: 'My laptop's not working at all! It's giving me grief and causing me a lot of frustration, and I only bought it 3 weeks ago!'
IT Tech: 'What laptop do you have?'
User: 'It's a COMPAQ.'
IT Tech: 'Ah, there's your first problem.'"
by KloudNyne October 02, 2008
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A computer manufacturer accidentally mispelled its name on all of its company letterhead. It was supposed to be Comcrap, but once it was printed "Compaq," it was too late to change it. They make computers that are vastly overpriced, underpowered, and generally unreliable.
Dude, my Compaq died for the fourth time yesterday.
by Anonymous February 09, 2003
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Makers of PC computer systems that are made by sweatshop workers in third world countries in textile mills. They use unreliable components and often take cost-saving measures such as: building everything but the kitchen sink onto the motherboard so it is unlikely anybody will ever try to upgrade. Software only modems. Bios that does not recognize a boot drive unless it is pre-loaded with mindless Compaq shovelware. IDE ribbon cables with only 1 head. Riser cards for horizontally oriented PCI slots.
Best of all they pass the saving on to you, the consumer. Oops, sorry, that last bit is what the other computer manufacturers do.
My Grandma upgraded to a Compaq from a 286 PC Jr. and noticed a slight decrease in performance. Also the XGA graphics on the old computer were better.
by Gimli July 15, 2003
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