Compaq Presario CQ61-315SA
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HP has a tradition of innovating highly practical and stylish laptops. HP’s Presario range has a much admired line of budget laptops and Compaq CQ61-315SA is another great addition to this series. Compaq Presario CQ61-315SA has an eye-catching, robust chassis made of some high quality components. Compaq Presario CQ61-315SA comes loaded with Windows 7 operating system which has attained some good reputation in no time due to its extremely usable and easy to operate features. Be it your laptop security, communication, networking or multitasking, Windows 7 does it all for you.
15.6 inch Display Screen
The most attractive feature of Compaq Presario CQ61-315SA is the 15.6 inch high definition widescreen with a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels which delivers supreme colour contrast and brightness and gives life to all your videos and images. Being a standard display with 16:9 aspect ratios, it delivers a spectacular entertainment experience.
Webcam and Graphics
Without a good graphics chipset, it is not possible to obtain quality visuals. Compaq CQ61-315SA is not a graphics-oriented machine but there is an Intel GMA 4500MHD chipset which has the capability to display reasonable 3D graphics games and movies. It can even let you edit videos or work on image editing softwares. For video conferencing and video messaging, there is a webcam fixed on the front screen panel.
Based on Celeron technology with 2.2GHz clock speed the Intel C900 processor produces reasonable power to run most of your day-to-day applications. However, you shouldn’t expect Compaq CQ61-315SA to be as powerful as the HP Pavilion DV6-1330SA but handling normal processing tasks is not a problem for Compaq CQ61-315SA. What really supports Celeron C900 in speeding up the processing power is the massive 3GB DDR2 RAM and 1MB L2cache memory.
Weight and Battery Life
Weight-wise, Compaq CQ61-315SA may not impress you because it weighs around 2.58kg but you can carry it along on your shoulder or in a handbag whilst on the go. A fully charged Compaq CQ61 can give you a battery life of up to 2 hours.
Multimedia and Entertainment
In addition to the webcam, there are HDMI and VGA ports as well which let you connect Compaq CQ61-315SA to any large screen plasma or projector. Once your laptop connects to any external device through the VGA port, you can experience the joy of watching your laptop contents on your television screen. When it comes to producing quality sound the Altec Lansing integrated speakers delivers ear-soothing audio quality.
For sharing of data with other external devices using a wire is also possible. Compaq CQ61-315SA offers 3 USB ports and 5-in-1 digital media card reader for data sharing tasks. You can also connect to any wireless hotspot by simply activating the Wi-Fi option. Once your laptop connects to the hotspot you can enjoy a smooth and uninterrupted internet service.
Compaq Presario CQ61-315SA notebook is a perfect desktop replacement offering plenty of connectivity and entertainment features. With a brand name like HP, you can trust on the quality of specs it offers. You would surely have a great value for your money if you buy this practical laptop.
Compaq Presario CQ61-315SA Laptop Specifications:
Processor: Intel Celeron C900
Clock Speed: 2.2 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache
Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
Memory: 3GB DDR2 RAM
Hard Drive: 250GB
Optical Drive: Lightscribe Super Multi DVD-RW
Display Screen: 15.6″ High Definition HP Brightview Widescreen TFT LCD Display
Connectivity: Wireless enabled
Graphics: Intel GMA 4500MHD Graphics chipset
Graphics Memory: Up to 1309MB Graphics memory from shared resources
Camera: Built-in Webcam
Additional Features: HDMI connectivity, External display (VGA) port
Networking: Integrated 10/100Base-T Ethernet (LAN)
Audit: Altec Lansing integrated speakers
Connectivity: 3x USB ports, 5 in 1 integrated digital media card reader
Battery Life: Up to 2 hours
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