I have always wanted a CQ60 laptop or Compaq Presario CQ60 216DX laptop. Compaq laptops are known for quality, durability and price (ugh!). The CQ60 notebook model of Compaq is powered by Intel Pentium dual core processor T3400 and like other Compaq notebooks, features of CQ60 216DX are good. CQ60 reviews are also great. Prices are low (under $400 online minus shipping cost).
Complete features of CQ60 216DX are as follows:
- Intel Pentium Dual-Core mobile processor T3400
Features a 667MHz frontside bus, 1MB L2 cache and 2.16GHz processor speed.
- 3GB DDR2 memory
For multitasking power, expandable to 4GB.
- Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible media.
- 15.6″ WXGA widescreen display with BrightView technology
Supports high-definition video playback with 1366 x 768 resolution for movies and games with stunning clarity.
- 250GB SATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
Offers spacious storage options and fast read/write times.
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M
With up to 1309MB total available graphics memory. Altec Lansing audio for improved sound quality.
- DVD Play controls
Provide quick and easy access to your favorite DVD movies.
- Integrated microphone
Allows you to chat with family and friends.
- 3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
- Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g)
Wirelessly connects to the Internet.
- Built-in 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN
With RJ-45 connector and high-speed 56 Kbps modem for flexible wired Web connectivity options.
- Weighs 6.6 lbs. and measures just 1.7″ thin
For portable power.
- Glossy black HP Imprint finish
With a silver palm rest panel for contrast.
- Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition operating system
With Service Pack 1 (SP1) preinstalled provides a stable computing platform.
- Software package included
With muvee Reveal, Cyberlink DVD Suite, Adobe Acrobat Reader and more. 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 included.
Before this sale of CQ60, in the last quarter of 2008, another Compaq laptop on sale was Compaq Presario CQ 50 139WM, sold under $300. The sale price of CQ60 216DX notebook is a bit higher because this is a better and more powerful notebook compared to CQ 50 139WM notebook.