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Compaq Presario CQ62-225NR Review

August 30th, 2010

Compaq Presario CQ62-225NR is an elegant laptop which comes with a price of netbook but it comprises of all features one need for home computing, home office computing and for playing casual games. At $429 it is available in Amazon and around $500 at Staples at the time of writing review.Let us see how it stands out from other competitor-

Specification of Compaq Presario CQ62-225NR

Compaq Presario CQ62-225NR comes with latest Athlon II P320 processor which processes at the speed of 2.1GHz and have both L1 and L2 cache.L1 comes with 256 KB with L2 cache memory of 2*512KB. It is dual core processor. When comes to powertrain it is almost equivalent to dual core processor of Intel Pentium or Celeron processors having more less similar clock speed. Athalon II P320 comes with integrated memory controller for faster connectivity with main memory.

The graphics comes with ATI mobility radeon 4250 which is slightly better than Intel integrated HD graphics. ATI mobility radeon 4250 comes with UVD2 engine will able to decode Blu Ray as well as HD content. However, CQ62-225NR doesn’t have Blu Ray support. You can play star craft 2, Half life 2, Sims 3 in low details with better fps and Modern Warfare 2, Fear 2 as well in low details with lower fps approx 25fps.

Compaq CQ62-225NR comes with 320GB Hard drive with 7,200 rpm speed. Memory comprises of 3GB DDR3 RAM up gradable up to 8GB.

Operating system of Presario CQ62-225NR laptop is Windows 7 home premium version.

Compaq Presario CQ62-225NR comes with DVD burner 3 USB 2.0 port; networking is both wired and wireless. Wired support is 10/100 Ethernet LAN, and wifi is supported by 802.11b/g/n WLAN.

The 15.6” HP Brightview HD display comes with resolution of 1366*768 in 16:9 aspect

The laptop comes with Altec lansing speakers known for elegant audio.

When battery is point of concern, it equipped with 6 cell li-ion battery of 47Whr.

Pros of Compaq Presario CQ62-225NR

HDD with 7,200 rpm speed

3 GB DDR3 Ram

15.6” display size

Cons of Compaq Presario CQ62-225NR

No Bluetooth

No HDMI port

Final thought

The Compaq Presario CQ62-225NR is good and cheap laptop if you need a laptop for general computing as well as if you are a avid gamer. You can’t play games at high details. You can’t use it for compiling as well. As per some user the keys are not very easy to type, so the mousepad. So you might need external mouse

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  1. Paul
    October 13th, 2010 at 23:39 | #1

    What do you mean, “you can’t use it for compiling as well”? Why not?

    You should be able to run any Windows 7 64 bit (or possibly even 32 bit) compiler on this laptop.

  2. sean
    July 28th, 2011 at 09:28 | #2

    wrong, i can run modernwarfare2 at60 frames per second with no lag, with raidcall running. i dont have anything upgraded on it, except sound.

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