|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1336 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||2.1 GHz AMD Athlon|
|RAM||3 GB DDR2|
|Hard Drive||250 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||ATI Radeon HD 4200|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||128 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||4 hours|
Compaq Presario CQ61-420US 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)
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- AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor for Notebook PCs M320 (2.1 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)
- 3GB DDR2 System Memory (2 DIMM) (expandable to 4 GB)
- 250GB (7200RPM) Hard Drive (SATA), LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
- Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, * Up to 4.25 Hours of Battery Life
- 15.6" Diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1366x768)
- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Graphics with 128MB Display Cache Memory with up to 1534MB total graphics memory
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However, pictures in its product page might be a deceiving. Although they are shown in the pics, this model does NOT come with a webcam and HDMI. I was surprised when I opened the box and found this truth. Hence, I further digged into the specification sheet and found that I was wrong. Beware, if you think this is really a steal with a webcam and HDMI for this low price, you may just make a mistake like what I did.
In all, I do not regret my decision of buying it at all. You can buy a netbook for $299.99. But I will pay a little bit more to go with this notebook ($379.99) with full capability, faster processing speed and a DVD burner in trade of the mobility. Now, I am going return my cute but slow netbook...
*** UPDATE*** (4/6/11)I've had this laptop for over a year now and still works as good as the day I bought it. I love it.
I received my Compaq on April 1, after ordering it on March 28. Excellent shipping from Amazon.
This model is mid range when it comes to main stream Computing, and the Price at Amazon is a super deal. You wont find it cheaper anywhere else.
This computer has met and exceed all of my expectations, I have found no problems with its hardware or the software that comes with it.
Windows 7, will take some time getting use to, I dont know how much better it is compared to XP or Vista as yet.
To every one who read reviews before purchasing, I recommend this Computer. Its above average and the price is a bargain.
This computer trulely deserves a Five Star Rating.
Follow up - April 22: Received this Laptop on April 1st. its been up and running at least 18 hrs a day without any problems.
I can now say Windows 7 is a great improvement over XP and Vista in respect to ease of use, Safety and Security and my favourite of all is the new improved Desktop and Display features.
Most of the XP and Vista Hardware Drivers wont work with Windows 7! You will have to update them.
Had to update - Printer, Webcam, Gamepad and Digital Camera.(All works fine now)
The ATI MR\HD 4200 Graphics Video capabilities is exceptional, I Watched a Movie useing the DVD\RW Drive and the High Definition datail was unbelievable.
I also Burned some HD MP3 at 24x, I now have High Definition Audio in my Car.
The Computer Best Features revolves around Security and Safety and HP has taken this to the next level. The Computer actually Police's itself.
Compaq Presario CQ 61- 420US is one of the Best Midrange Computers on the Market. You will not
regret owning one.
I've read a number of reviews that stated it comes with only 2 megs of ram but the unit I purchased from "Office Depot" actually came with 3 megs of ram installed with the ability to upgrade to 4 megs. As a side note: installed were one 2meg ram chip and another 1meg chip in the only two slots available, so of course the single meg ram chip was a waste once I upgraded it's slot with a new 2 meg ram chip to have a total of 4megs. But no worries though as it was well worth it for the increased application speed and was easy to do.
As a bonus this laptop also comes with an additional 128MB (Megs)or cache memory for smooth video streaming and high definition playback whereas others at this level do not offer the same.
Since the original purchase I have also upgraded to "Windows 7 Professional" from the original home version initially installed as an "OEM" (Original Equipment Manufacture). The professional version allows much more application versatility and unlocks more of the operating systems existing (and hidden power). The battery life is average but good while the display screen is brighter and crisper then most.
It can and does run many high powered memory hungry software applications very well and simultaneously if you choose.Read more ›
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what a great laptop in its day. technology is still outdated so quick that all i can say is compaq makes some good units and this one held up for some time.Published 28 days ago by Ron C
I have had this laptop for 5 years and I have to say.... it is still working today. I strongly suggest this laptop.... I WILL BUY ANOTHER one when this one gives out. Read morePublished on May 30, 2014 by Caleb Holland
I have had my computer since 2009; It's gone from a standard personal use laptop to the main laptop at the office. Read morePublished on January 23, 2014 by AAHarris
this laptop is a workhorse. The screen clarity is as good as the day I bought it. Have replaced the battery a couple times, added an SDcard for the Win 7 option to manage memory,... Read morePublished on January 19, 2014 by kathyo
everything the seller said that was wrong with the product was correct, except for a little dirt stick on the bottom but who cares about a little spec of dirtPublished on December 11, 2013 by christopher pemberton
Try doing a Hard Reset. You can do this by removing the battery and unplugging the AC Adapter. Then press and hold the power button on the laptop for about 30 seconds, then put the... Read morePublished on November 8, 2013 by JWARRIS
Well this computer in the picture has Windows Vista running and has HDMI port, I'm confused what the product really has.Published on July 9, 2013 by Grant Alford
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