The deal: Compaq CQ56 - basic notebook alternative to a netbook - $488.00
For $488 the Compaq Presario CQ56-103TU basic notebook is an alternative to a netbook that’s worth carefully considering. It has an Intel Celeron T3500 (2.1GHz) processor, which is one of the slower processors you’ll find in notebooks. It’s still better than the Intel Atom processors though, which at this price is a real plus.
Onboard graphics are the only major spec that’s the same as a netbook, otherwise it’s better overall due to the 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, and a 15.6in (1366x768 resolution) screen. Windows 7 Home Premium is also an obvious upgrade over Windows 7 Starter, due largely to the enhanced multimedia features. Word processing, watching movies, or browsing low content intensity websites are all well within reach.
It does weight 2.5kg, about twice as much as a netbook. It’s also bigger, measuring 373.9mm wide, 246,4mm deep, and 37.9mm thick. This is about average for the 15.6in screen though. If portability is less of a concern than a proper size screen, then the Compaq Presario CQ56-103TU should be firmly in your sights.
See the ad below.
Where to buy it
Available until 16th Oct 2010
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