1- Front. You can see the LEDs against what is a dark glass, or maybe polycarbonate? Anyway, they are wireless, power, optical drive activity and AC energy.
2- Back. Nothing.
3- Left side.
4- Right side.
5- Bottom. Everything is probably easily accessible, but since this notebook is a for someone else, I didn't open it.
7- Size comparision with the V2309. The same rule applies here: both are aligned on the bottom-left corner. Blame the perspective for any shift effect.
8- The V5204 and the V2309.
9- The V5204 and the Mitac 8050. Since they have the same W and D dimensions, the only part of the Compaq that you can see are the joints.
10- The V5204 is quite taller than the Mitac on the back...
11- ...but not that much on the front.
12- Left side detail.
13- Another close-up, for the left side of the keyboard.
14- Close-up of the right side, showing audio ports and the expresscard slot (not sure about the specifications).
15- Right side detail. Notice the "Vista capable" sticker...
16- The touchpad does feel nice and its buttons are made of a rubber material.
17- General shot of the keyboard and the screen. On this picture you can see how much cr*p they fill the system with.
18- Another close-up, this time showing the some of the cr*p included (believe me, there is a whole lot more).
Probably I shouldn't say this here (on a review instead), but since this is not my notebook (I didn't spend much time with it either) I couldn't do real tests. Anyway, I must say that the V2309 feels much, much better than this. They look the same, but they are quite different. This one only has - believe it! - 2 USB ports and no firewire.
The worst point of both is the keyboard. They have the same keyboard, which is very flexible, specially on the bottom-right area (arrows).
So, bigger isn't better here. While the V2000 is indeed one nice notebook as I always thought (seen it, tested it, but never really used it until now), the V5000 really leaves you wishing something more. About my real notebook (Mitac 8050), all this was good to remember me about how good and thin and awesome (dad is proud ) my ~ 2 year old notebook still is.
Hope you enjoyed seeing the pictures the same way I enjoyed taking them,