Laptops are becoming more and more inexpensive and also more readily available. We’re finding a vast assortment not only in electronic specialty stores but in large retail chains as well. However, you aren’t always able to work with the models on display. If you’re buying online, it’s difficult to tell if the laptop is exactly what you want. If you’re looking into the Compaq CQ60 notebook, then you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading to learn more about the features of this laptop computer.
The Compaq CQ60-423DX notebook computer features a nicely sized 15.6 inch widescreen display. It’s not too big, not too small. The size is perfect for Internet browsing, general computing as well as HDTV and video playback. The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator has up to 1309MG total video memory so your videos stream smoothly.
The laptop comes with 2GB memory but can be expanded up to 8GB. It comes preloaded with Windows 7 so you can be sure to have the latest available version of Windows up to this point. The integrated high-speed Wi-Fi is awesome for Internet connections while on the go. Personally, I’ve found that this laptop is able to connect to wireless connections in locations where some others are unable.
You can find the Compaq CQ60-324DX for around $400 wherever laptop computers are sold. Because Compaq is part of the Hp company, you’ll get the support from one of the best technology companies around.
The computer comes preloaded with software such as Microsoft Works, Cyberlink DVD Suite, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash and many others. Norton Antivirus and Microsoft Office are included but are available only for a trial period.
This model does not feature some accessories that you may require, however. Do not expect an integrated webcam with this laptop. Also, this model does not include a card reader. Consider purchasing a USB card reader for uploading photos and documents from your SD and Micro-SD cards to use in one of the computer’s three USB ports. It also does not have an external switch for turning off the wireless Internet connection, should you ever need this feature.
The computer is sleek and light in weight. It features a black keyboard with silver trim. The black piano-like finished lid proudly displays the Compaq logo. The mouse pad is easy to use and fully adjustable to your preferred sensitivity. The on-off button makes it easy to disable the mouse pad for those of you who prefer to use an external mouse.
The biggest downsides of this computer are that it lacks the card reader and the finish on the lid can prove to be quite difficult to keep “fingerprint and smudge free.” The battery life is okay, lasting up to a couple of hours with light duty before needing to be charged again. After time, while plugged in the computer does tend to get a little hot especially while running the disk drive.
Otherwise, it has the computing power to keep up with any Internet surfing you need to do as well as run most computer software programs. It’s fast and gives a crisp, clear image. At this price, it really is a bargain!