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Compaq CQ58-252SA

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  • Really cheap
  • EVERYTHING GOES WRONG
  • It definitely has a problem
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      19.10.2014 11:56

      Advantages

      • "Really cheap"

      Disadvantages

      • "EVERYTHING GOES WRONG"
      • "It definitely has a problem"

      First product I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND EVER!!!

      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.

      Specifications

      1.4GHz AMD E1-1200
      Radeon HD 7310
      15.6-inch glossy, 1366x768, LCD
      Windows 8 (64-bit)
      320GB HDD (5400rpm)
      2GB DDR3
      10/100
      8X DVD±RW
      HDMI, VGA
      802.11b/g/n
      Bluetooth 4.0
      720p
      Built-in mic, 3.5mm line-in
      3.5mm line-out (headphone)
      3x USB 2.0
      SD/SDHC/MMC
      95x45mm, two-button
      65W
      47Wh, Lithium-Ion, removable
      376x247x33mm
      2.3Kg
      1yr, RTB

      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!!

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  • Product Details

    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!

    Technical Data

    Product Description: Compaq CQ58-252SA - 15.6" - P B980 - Windows 8 64-bit - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
    System Type: Notebook
    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
    Battery: 6-cell
    Colour: Black licorice
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 37.6 cm x 24.7 cm x 3.13 cm
    Weight: 2.45 kg
    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
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