HP Compaq Presario CQ42 SeriesProcessor: AMD Phenom II X3 N830, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 14.0 inch
Price: 500, 550 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %
HP Compaq Presario CQ42-115TU
SpecificationsNotebook: HP Compaq Presario CQ42-115TU
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Price: 500 euro
Links: HP homepage
Source: PC World India
For a budget laptop, the bottomline revolves around its price -- and for Rs. 28,000, the Compaq Presario CQ42-115TU takes the cake with the cherry on top. It is the most inexpensive laptop in our Top 5 Budget Laptops List. The Compaq Presario CQ42-115TU laptop has a fast hard drive with enough RAM, and with an older generation processor gives nearly the same performance as other latest Intel Core i3-based budget laptops (Acer Aspire 4740, Dell Inspiron 15-1564, etc). It also offers very good battery life, and for its selling price the Compaq Presario CQ42 is the best value for money laptop right now.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
HP Compaq Presario CQ42–310AX
SpecificationsNotebook: HP Compaq Presario CQ42–310AX
Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 N830
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Price: 550 euro
Links: HP homepage
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
Source: Voz.vn VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470: Entry level DirectX 11 chip with GDDR5 support but only 80 shader cores. Supports Eyefinity (up to 4 monitors) and 8-ch HD audio over HDMI. Performance on par with the old GeForce 8600M GT.
Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.
Entry to middle class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated.
AMD Phenom II X3:
N830: Mobile 3-core laptop processor based on the desktop Athlon II X3.
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Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.