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The Compaq CQ58 is a cheap AMD laptop wich I guess offers good battery life...
I am kidding of course, this device promises much more, the best deal in the entire world of PC right now, and the reason I am writing this right now is because many of you people believe it, I had the chance to deal with it and I want to share my experience because whatever the price you will spend money hard earned on it, and I don't want you to do something stupid.
1.4GHz AMD E1-1200
Radeon HD 7310
15.6-inch glossy, 1366x768, LCD
Windows 8 (64-bit)
320GB HDD (5400rpm)
Built-in mic, 3.5mm line-in
3.5mm line-out (headphone)
3x USB 2.0
47Wh, Lithium-Ion, removable
THE GOOD,THE BAD,MY PERSONAL OPINION
Here is where I wanted to get,the 15.6-inch display provides 1366x768 resolution with a bright, clear image. The vertical viewing angle is a little limited, and if you're viewing full-screen video then you may need to tilt the screen occasionally in order to improve visibility, but it's not bad enough to be annoying, and it's not a problem when you're simply browsing web pages in Internet Explorer.
The speakers, likewise, are fairly basic, producing a rather thin, tinny sound when playing music, but they're adequate for watching lolcat videos on YouTube, and there's a headphone socket if you want to listen to some decent music. And one advantage of the lightweight plastic casing is that the CQ58 only weighs 2.3Kg, which is below average for a 15-inch laptop with a built-in DVD drive.
Performance is fairly modest, though. The AMD processor used here is an E1-1200 running at 1.4GHz, which produces a score of just 1094 when running the PCMark 7 benchmark. And, with just 2GB of memory and 3200GB hard disk, it's safe to assume that the CQ58 is not going to be a good choice for gaming or video editing. It definitely feels a bit sluggish when opening multiple applications but – to be fair – it's still adequate for web browsing and running Microsoft Office, and there's a 4GB option available that costs just £20 extra if you think you'll need it.
Battery life was also quite respectable, providing just under five hours of streaming video, which makes it one of the longer-lasting laptops in this price category.
That sounds pretty good deal right?Wrong!! Many of you have been promised just that,a good enough device for browsing and light gaming,but you will get a slow-freezing slug,it freezes doing about everything,I mailed Compaq and aparently it has a PROBLEM,so if you can't afford anything else don't buy it,you will regret it!!
At an affordable price, get the features you need without paying for what you don't want. So sit back, and enjoy your Compaq CQ58 knowing you just got a sweet deal!
|Product Description:||Compaq CQ58-252SA - 15.6" - P B980 - Windows 8 64-bit - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD|
|Operating System:||Windows 8 64-bit|
|Processor:||Intel Pentium B980 / 2.4 GHz / 2 MB Cache|
|Memory:||4 GB DDR3|
|Storage:||500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm|
|Optical Drive:||DVD SuperMulti|
|Display:||15.6" LED backlight HD BrightView 1366 x 768 / HD|
|Graphics:||Intel HD Graphics|
|Networking:||802.11n , 10/100 Ethernet|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||37.6 cm x 24.7 cm x 3.13 cm|
|Microsoft Office Preloaded:||Includes a pre-loaded image of select Microsoft Office 2010 suites. Purchase an Office 2010 Product Key Card or disc to activate preloaded software on this PC.|
|Environmental Standards:||ENERGY STAR Qualified|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 year warranty|