Compaq Presario CQ62-220us Review
HP has been adding glitters to its Compaq brands by launching a huge range of laptop or notebooks in trend. Based on today’s demands hp features the all new Compaq Presario CQ62-220us which has other siblings like CQ62-225nr and CQ62-238dx. The specs are almost same for all three laptop like AMD Athlon II P320 processor, 15.6 HD backlit screen and ATI mobility Radeon graphics 4250. Available at price tag of $430(approximate) It will be designed as an affordable home computer.
Under the lid, it has AMD Athlon II P320 processor which performs tasks at the speed of 2.2Ghz. which is coupled by ATI mobility Radeon 4250 graphics and 3GB RAM. However RAM is upgradable to 8GB. Hard Drive capacity is standard for Compaq CQ62-220us model that is 320GB, unlike its sibling Compaq CQ62-225nr it has only 5400rpm hard drive speed. The HDD is preloaded with Windows 7 home premium 64bit.
The specs mentioned above will be able to perform all kind of tasking including gaming but modern 2010 games will be hardly playable by this graphics. However you can watch HD video with its 15.6” display with LED Backlit high definition feature comes with resolution of 1388*768 pixels. Like its sibling, Compaq Presario CQ62-220us supported by both wired and wireless networking. The support the feature the machine integrated with 10/100 ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n wifi. The ports include 3 USB 2.0 ports for data transfer, VGA port microphone and headphone jack.
Now comes to disadvantages of Compaq CQ62-220us it doesn’t have webcam. This is the basic thing which a laptop should have. HP really disappoint user from webcam point of view. Also the device doesn’t have media card reader. If you want to watch movies or videoclips in your bigscreen HD gadget, it won’t possible with the laptop as it doesn’t has HDMI port. But still it delivers an impressive one if you consider it from aspect of price.
The other good feature it holds is dedicated numeric keypad and the body of Compaq Presario CQ62-220us comes with HP imprint texture with black matte finish. So no fear of finger prints. Actually it is decent laptop if you are not addicted to videochat or can work out with webcam. There are other options in 15.6” display segment like Dell Inspiron 501R, toshiba satellite C655-s5049 and Acer Aspire 5334. In case you have to pay additional bucks of webcam and 7-1 media card reader. If you compare CQ62-220us Compaq model with toshiba’s C655-s5049 the later comes with low hard drive specs and with single core Celeron 900 processor. Obiviously the performance of C655-s5049 will be lower side.