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Compaq Presario CQ5300F Desktop PC (Black)

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  • AMD Sempron LE-1300 Processor (2.3 GHz, 512KB Cache, 1600 MHz System Bus)
  • 2GB PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM memory (1x2048MB) (expandable to 4GB)
  • 320GB Serial ATA hard drive, SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE Graphics with 256MB integrated shared graphics memory. Up to 895MB Total Available Graphics Memory as allocated by Windows 7
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Processor2.3 GHz AMD Sempron
RAM2 GB
Hard Drive320 GB
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce 6150SE
Brand NameCompaq
SeriesCQ5300Y
Item model numberAY026AA#ABA
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Item Weight24 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H16.87 x 6.54 x 15.11 inches
Color black
Processor BrandAMD
Processor Count1
  
Additional Information
ASINB00318CG7I
Best Sellers Rank #22,776 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight22.4 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 17, 2010
  
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Product Description

Compaq Presario CQ5300f Desktop PCs are perfect for checking email, surfing the web, and making calls over the Internet. With a clean, functional industrial design, this streamlined PC blends easily into any home. Whatever your personal needs are, Compaq Presario PCs provide you with the best bang for your buck.

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IDEAL FOR

Everyday value. Get all the essentials with an easy-to-use, affordable Desktop PC. With a Compaq Presario CQ5300F PC you can email, browse the Web, manage calendars and household finances, plus burn your favorite songs and photos onto CDs and DVDs.

SPECIFICATIONS


AMD Sempron Logo
Processor
AMD Sempron™ LE-1300 Processor
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Windows 7 Home Premium Logo
Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Memory (RAM)
2GB PC2-6400 DDR2
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Hard Drive
320GB SATA
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Optical Drive
SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology
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Video Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE Graphics with 256MB integrated shared graphics memory. Up to 895MB total available graphics memory as allocated by Windows® 7
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CQ5300F Desktop Front View
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FEATURES


YESFront-access USB 2.0 Ports
Connect peripherals to your Compaq Presario CQ5300 Desktop PC with ease

YESLightScribe Technology
Burn labels directly onto CDs and DVDs

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Customer Reviews

Very fast, very quiet.
starchild
Bottom line is, if you are looking for a good affordable computer, I would not wait.
Chocaluvr
This is by far the best pc I've bought in the past ten years.
Physicsmind

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

80 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Brent T. Dolan on January 30, 2010
Model: AY026AA#ABA
For 300 bucks it is an awesome little workstation. I grabbed one of these for a client that I network for. They use most of the computers for web access and Terminal services. So basicly they don't need a fast cpu or high end graphics card. They just need a workstation to be able to connect to the server via terminal services. I even upgraded to win7 pro to get the Virtual Win XP Mode. So they can use some of their older programs that don't run on the new win7. Works great so far and is 10000 times faster than the celeron and P4 it replaced. I doubt this is anything more than a web surfing and microsoft office using machine. Maybe some online games too. Still nice little computer for the money. Hard for me to even build one that cheap.

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Brent
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Jaewoo Kim VINE VOICE on March 26, 2010
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This is a nice desktop that will meet most people's computing needs. These do not have a dedicated graphics card but it does have the ports to insert one if you choose to buy them separately. The builtin-graphics card by Nvidia, however, are more than adequate for most needs outside of playing video games. For example, I have no issues playing Youtube or other flash based videos.

The AMD chip is 64bit compatible and this comes with Windows 7 Home 64 bit edition. It also comes with 3GB at ~1Ghz of memory.

I own the latest MacBook Pro laptop (2.8Ghz Core Duo, 4GB of 1Ghz memory, 7200 rpm hard drive) and I have found these desktops to be faster (desktops in general are faster than laptops) at around 1/6 the price. So if you want the best performance computing for the buck, clearly the desktop is the way to go.

It also comes with a usable keyboard and a laser mouse. They are not great, but they are better than most OEM keyboard and mouse I have used.

The fan on this machine is also quieter than normal. I have found them not distracting at all.

These do NOT come with Windows Home 7 CD or DVD. Rather, the single disk is partitioned into two parts (485 GB and 15 GB) so one can recover the Windows 7 from disk if necessary. The configuration can be problematic if the disk is completely toast and one needs to replace it. The odds of it happening, however, is not high but still a possibility nonetheless.

These are also made of higher construction quality than most desktops. The casing is made of metal and has many tiny holes in them to let the heat of the AMD microprocessor out of the box as easily as possible. That's probably the reason why the fans are so quiet (it doesn't need to rotate at full speed to cool the processor).
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By J. W. Johnson on February 15, 2010
Model: AY030AA#ABA
Coming from a Dell Precision 320 Workstation to this was definitely something to get used to. As most of the programs that I run will work on Win 7, I didn't need to worry about getting virtual XP. The only drawback that I have for this computer is the graphics capability, which for me isn't a huge issue, not enough to dock it a star, as I had a feeling that this would be something that I needed to upgrade anyway.

One caveat if you are a gamer and want to add a new video card in, you will more than likely need to upgrade your power supply also, as it's only rated for 275 Watts.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Steve on February 12, 2010
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The last couple of months, I have heard my wife complain about how slow her computer is. I asked my son to look up the computers that would make me a hit with Mom. I decided on this computer because of my son's input and other reviews that I have read. This computer really out does itself in performance and more than meets the needs of my wife who plays some games but loves Facebook and emails. My daughter set the computer up in order to surprise my wife for when she got home from work. So this was easily setup and runs great. Good Price and the shipment arrived on time.Compaq Presario CQ5320F Desktop PC (Black)
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By B. Reed on April 25, 2010
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I bought two of these. For the money this is a very good computer. I built my last eight systems and I couldn't touch this system at this price! The main issues I had were with the software. I upgraded to Professional w/xp mode only because MOST of my software will NOT run on Win 7 64-Bit, Everything that comes on this PC is TRIAL only and in many cases the pre-installed software most be deleted and reinstalled just to activate! Even 64-Bit Drivers are a pain. (Manufactures websites to download).

Pros-
* Very stable system
* Adequate Speed for most applications
* Reasonably Priced ($300-$400) I paid the higher end.
* Key board and mouse
Cons-
* No choice of Operating system (Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit)
* Weak power 275W makes video upgrade costly
* HP gives NO basic software. Everything is extra
* shared graphics memory
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Physicsmind on March 11, 2010
Model: AY030AA#ABA
This is by far the best pc I've bought in the past ten years. Recently, I got rid of my Dell--it's getting slow and somewhat problematic. After some diligent search, I bought the Acer AX1301-U1312 with triple core, 4GB Ram, Nvidia Geforce 9200 with 256MB, 750 GB sata hardrive, ...seemingly a great bargain plus the excellent reviews. However, the first one I got had a defective Optical drive, the second one occasionally had nonresponding problem and made pretty loud noise when AND after burning dvds--the second one has no hardware problem but there maybe some configuration or program conflicts (no idea) that caused the not non-frequent freezing. Finaly, decided to buy this Compaq for both its price and good reviews. It turned out to be a complete satisfaction!! :) Couldn't be happier. It runs even faster than the triple core Acer. I have stayed away from Compaq for almost a decade because of my first bad experience with it. Now they have definitely improved their product quality.

It plays HD video flawlessly. Very light for its size. Quiet when running regular programs. A lot of space inside the unit which makes hardware upgrade easy.

Things I do NOT like: many useless programs, 6 USB pors--4 back and 2 front, dvd drive Eject button is awkward--when the tray is open, it blocks access to the button. You have to slip your finger under the tray to press close.

Overall, it is a great value!
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