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Compaq Presario CQ62-238DX Review

August 31st, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

If you are looking for everyday computing with some entertainment, then Compaq Presario CQ62-238DX is for you. CQ62-238DX comes with AMD’s Athlon II P320 processor which is latest generation processor from AMD and clocked at 2.1 GHz . The laptop is available at $380 at Bestbuy and $460 at Amazon.

Specification of Compaq Presario CQ62-238DX

The CQ62-238DX comes with Athlon II P320 processor working with clock speed of 2.1GHz. I have already reviewed about the processor. It is a fast processor for this laptop segment. So you are getting a dual core processor at $380. It has L2 cache of 1024KB.

Equipped with integrated memory controller, which is also able to enhance the performance of the processor.

Speaking about graphics, Compaq Presario CQ62-238DX comes with ATI mobility Radeon 4250 Graphics which allow you to play medium games at low details. So if you are Star Craft 2 lover you can play with this laptop but in low details. However, don’t expect that it will support Battlefield bad company 2. The ATI mobility Radeon 4250 supports HD content as well

Like other models of Compaq Presario CQ62, it has 15.6” display with resolution of 1366*768 in 16:9 ratio. The display is LED one and supports HD video formats.

CQ62-238DX installed with 3GB of system memory. However, on requirement you can upgrade it up to 8GB.

The 250GB harddrive of Compaq CQ62-238DX comes with 5,400 rpm speed. The OS is Windows 7 home premium preloaded onto it.

For connectivity features, it has 10/100 Ethernet card and supporting RJ45 connector and for wi-fi 802.11b/g/n WLAN card and 3 USB ports

The 6 cell li-ion battery gives 4 hours of battery life however it depends upon usage.

The laptop is energy star certified

Optical drive is there for burning DVDs

The laptop weighs only 5.5 lb and available in black color. The difference with Compaq Presario CQ62-225NR is the Hard drive and its speed.

The CQ62-225NR comes with 320GB hard drive with 7,200 rpm speed.


Cheap laptop for daily jobs and moderate gaming

Good graphics card from price point of view

Dual core processor

Cons of CQ62-238DX


No webcam

No media card reader

Final thought

It might not be a powerful laptop but $380 it gives a dual core processor and HD supporting graphics and display. The Specs of Compaq Presario CQ62-238DX allow you moderate gaming as well. If you need same specs with media card reader and webcam, choose Dell Inspiron iM501R

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