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Compaq Presario CQ50-209WM Notebook Review

January 1st, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Last Updated on May 27, 2011

There is no user review or the feedback about this notebook. So it is hard to come to any conclusion about the reliability of this notebook. The hp site at http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=3866411 has the driver and information in case you need.

Compaq Presario CQ50-209WM Laptop

Compaq Presario CQ50-209WM comes with Single core Intel Celeron 900 Processor   making it a weak notebooks in terms of processing power. The Celeron 900 is only still  good enough if you want to do internet surfing and word editing. It still is a good bargain for $398, the price at which it was available at Walmart at the time of writing.

Specifications

A quick and a brief CQ50-209WM Specifications
*  It is an old note book  with an old 2.16 GHz Single core Intel Celeron
*  The 15.4″  WXGA display is not the best in the word, but a decent one with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution
* The 2GB base memory that may be ( but you will probably not  upgrade to 3GB).
* One of the weak point is the infamous Vista OS that it comes with.
* The  160GB SATA hard disk could be a bit low in case you do a lot of video
*  The display is driven by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M. Not for balze fast gaming but for display.

* Other specs include the DVD, wifi.

* Weighs  6.38 lb.

Processor

The Fujitsu Lifebook A1110 has a the Intel Celeron at 2.16 GHz. At this speed, it is just good enough for most of the normal worksincluding internet surfing and word proceedsing. However, if you are a programmer who need to compile a lot of software code, you would like to see processor with better performance. For a little extra cost you should be able to get core 2 duo processor.

Memory

The base Compaq Presario comes with 2 GBytes of memory. That is a fairly decent amount of memory for normal work. You may however upgrade it to 3 GB if required.

Battery Life

The notebook has 6 Cell Li Ion Battery. The battery life has not been checked. From Specifications it looks like it will last 2 and a half hours.

Screen

Compaq Presario CQ50-209WM has 15.4 inch WXGA High-Definition display that looks great for viewing movie at 1280 x 800 native resolution.

Pros

* Inexpensive

Cons

* Intel Celeron Processor

Final Thought

This notebook is good if you want an inexpensive notebook with HP brand.It has Intel Celeron processor which ok but not excellent. I will suggest you to take a look at other core 2 Duo based notebooks at potentially slightly extra price.

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