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Compaq Presario CQ60-220US 15.6-Inch Laptop
List Price: $778.00

Our Price: $549.00

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Product Description

The Compaq Presario CQ60-200 series combines essential features, attractive design and quality to put the versatility and productivity of notebook computing within your reach and offers a 15.6" screen and a full size keyboard with numeric key pad.

Redefining simplicity with its thin lines and glossy black Imprint finish, the stylish and reliable HP Compaq CQ60-220US notebook PC provides all the basics for your mobile computing needs at an affordable price. Enjoy full screen viewing with the 15.6-inch screen's 16:9 aspect ratio--perfect for full-screen viewing of HDTV and other HD content. And the BrightView display looks good even in direct sunlight, and it supports High-Definition video playback (native 720p) enhanced by Altec Lansing audio.

You can easily burn your home video productions to DVD for friends and family with the dual-layer, multi-format DVD/CD burner, which enables you to store up to 8.5 GB of data on a DL disc. Create custom laser-etched disc labels right in the drive with LightScribe disc printing.

This 6.6-pound laptop is powered by the 2.16 GHz dual-core Intel Pentium T3400 processor, which provides easy multitasking capabilities, and it features 54g wireless networking (802.11b/g), enabling you to stay connected at coffeeshop and airport hotspots. Other features include a large 250 GB hard drive, 2 GB of installed RAM (4 GB maximum), multi-format memory card reader, Intel GMA X4500MHD graphics with up to 797 MB of total available graphics memory, and pre-installed Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit, Service Pack 1). This PC also includes 60 days of Norton Internet Security 2009 (with the option to extend) for PC and identity protection when you email, bank and shop online.
Spec Check
  • 15.6-inch LCD screen (true 16:9)
  • 2.16 GHz Intel Pentium T3400 dual-core processor
  • 250 GB hard drive
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB maximum)
  • Dual-layer Lightscribe DVDR drive
  • 54g Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
  • Intel GMA 4500M graphics (up to 797 MB total)
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
  • Weighs 6.62 pounds

The Basics

  • Processor: The 2.16 GHz Intel Pentium T3400 dual-core processor delivers additional computing resources and help expand the PC's capabilities by providing higher throughput and simultaneous computing. You'll be able to perform multiple tasks such as digital rendering and gaming all while running virus scan or other background tasks seamlessly. And its Intel 64 architecture is also ready for tomorrow's 64-bit applications, and offers enhanced performance through improved virtual memory. Each core shares 2 MB of L2 cache, and they have a 667 MHz front-side bus. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM, and a faster front-side bus will deliver better overall performance.)

  • Hard Drive: The generous 250 GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 RPM) provides more than enough capacity for storing a large audio and video library, as well as extra space required for video editing. This SATA hard drive also quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data--akin to Firewire and USB 2.0.

  • Memory: The 2 GB of installed RAM (PC2-6400, 1 x 2 GB, 2 x 1 GB) is a great start. This notebook has a 4 GB maximum RAM capacity (2 x 2 GB). To receive the faster data transfer benefits of the dual-channel DDR2 RAM, any RAM additions require memory modules of same capacity and clockspeed.

  • DVD/CD Drive: This multiformat DVD/CD drive is compatible with writing both DVD+ and DVD- disc formats as well as dual-layer (DL) DVD+/-R discs, which can store up to 8.5 GB of data. It features 4x DVD-R DL Write Once, 2.4x DVD+R DL Write Once, 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD+RW, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD-RW, 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW, and 40x CD-ROM speeds.

    This LightScribe DVDRW drive lets you laser-etch silkscreen quality text and images on to CDs and DVDs . Your software, PC and discs work together for a no-hassle way to burn just the labels you want. After you burn content, just flip the disc over, reinsert and burn your label--anything from a simple title to a full-disc work of art.

  • Keyboard & Mouse: This notebook has a 101-key keyboard (with integrated numeric keypad) and a touchpad with on/off button and dedicated vertical/horizontal Scroll Up/Down pad.
Screen, Video & Audio
You'll enjoy razor-sharp graphics and widescreen movies with the 15.6-inch WXGA high-definition screen, which has a widescreen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels--a perfect 16:9 aspect ratio for watching DVD movies the way they were meant to be seen. Video is powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M, which uses shared video memory (up to 797 MB allocated from the system memory). This graphics card is built with Intel Clear Video technology, which delivers clearer, more detailed images by eliminating many of the jagged edges and video artifacts seen when viewing interlaced content and features powerful color control to ensure videos are not too dark, overly bright, or washed out.

The Altec Lansing speakers provide exceptional sound, and it also includes SRS Premium Sound.

Networking, Connectivity & Expansion
This notebook has an integrated 54g wireless LAN that's fully compatible with 802.11b/g wireless networks. Note that it does not come with either a PC Card or ExpressCard slot. It includes the following basic set of connectivity options:

  • 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
  • 1 VGA monitor port
  • 1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack
  • RJ-45 port for 10/100 Ethernet connection
  • 56K modem port (V.90)
  • 5-in-1 memory card reader (Secure Digital, MultiMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD Picture Card)

Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1 (32-bit) is the operating system for users with advanced computer needs, and it includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center for watching DVD movies and accessing your digital audio library. You can also use Windows Media Center to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV) and to access new kinds of online entertainment content. Computers that include Windows Vista Home Premium and an auxiliary Windows SideShow display will also allow you to access key data even when your computer is off. It is also easier than ever to share files between other PCs in your household and to manage your laptop computer settings to more securely connect via Wi-Fi.

Every edition of Windows Vista provides the essential tools and technologies to help protect you whether you are browsing the Internet, connecting to a wireless network, or just reading e-mail. All editions of Windows Vista include new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures long before you have lost any important personal data. And, all Windows Vista editions include parental control features that allow you to manage and monitor your family's use of games, the Internet, instant messaging, and other activities.

Preloaded Software

  • Cyberlink DVD Suite: Create CDs and DVDs. Edit, burn and archive data to discs.
  • Microsoft Works 9: Includes a word processor, spreadsheet, database and calendar.
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 (60-day trial version).
  • Adobe Reader 8: Read and print PDF files.
  • Norton Internet Security 2009 protects your PC and your identity when you email, bank and shop online; 60 days of protection updates included.

Dimensions & Weight
This notebook measures 14.88 x 9.9 x 1.72 inches (WxHxD) and weighs 6.62 pounds.

It's powered by a 6-cell rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which has a battery life of up to 2 hours (depending on usage).

What's in the Box
This package contains the HP Compaq Presario CQ60-220US notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It is backed by a limited warranty for parts and labor for one year from date of purchase as well as technical telephone assistance for one year. Software is also covered for 30 days from date of purchase.

  • 2.16 GHz Intel Pentium T3400 dual-core processor
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB max)
  • 250 GB Hard Drive, Dual-layer DVD burner with LightScribe printing
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit, SP1)
  • 15.6-inch screen, 16:9 aspect ratio, Intel GMA X4500MHD graphics (up to 765 MB total)

Customer Reviews:

  • Nice laptop, good price
    This was a replacement laptop for a 2 yr old compaq and is a much better machine. It is large for a laptop, has a great screen, and has given me no problems. I loaded 2007 Office Suite on this. It is a very fast machine. Shipping from Amazon was quick and easy. I later found the same machine at the same price at a local Staples but since Amazon did not charge for shipping I came out the same. Look through the laptop literature carefully - there is reference to an extended accidental damage warranty that can be purchased online for slightly over $100 a year. It is a good idea if the laptop is going to travel around or be used by a younger person. You can make restore disks one time - it takes 3 DVDs or about 17 CDs. Best to do this right away after purchase and store in a safe place. If I had done that last time I might have been able to save my previous laptop. It will take about an hour and well worth the trouble....more info
  • HP
    hi !!!

    i've bought this laptop end please confirm me when it will be delivered ok?
    i think the hp is the best choise and thats why i've bought it !!!

    thank you !!!...more info
  • Excellent for what I wanted...
    I love this notebook. I wanted something to use at home to search the web and check email. THe price was great and I love the the clarity of the digital screen. It does everything I want it to and the price (after rebates) was exceptional. I don't plan to burn DVDs so I can't comment on that aspect of it. I would highly recommend it to someone who wants an inexpensive laptop....more info
  • Great BANG for the BUCK!
    I won't restate what have already been covered. If you are looking for an inexpensive laptop that covers all the basic plus some, this is it. Internet, email, games, movie watching, and portable.

    I am a techie and while I agree that all the components are not the top of the line, it is an AWESOME laptop from my wife's perspective!! The only thing that took some getting used to was the keyboard is like a full 101 PC keyboard. It has a full 10 key which shifts the QWERETY over a touch.

    I would recommend it and after owning it for 3 months, I would buy one again! As far as the price goes, look around and don't pay about $420 for it. You should be able to find this unit for around $399-$419 after rebates....more info
  • Blah
    Few things make this laptop horrible....
    1) HP has 'crap' driver support for XP; you'll occasionally experience buffer overflows using XP as your OS. The driver support is UNOFFICIAL! Meaning you'll be using out-dated 'bugged' drivers.
    3) HDD is 5400 RPM
    4) Sound quality is terrible
    5) Only supports THIS Athlon CPU. You cannot upgrade it to a Turion or anything else (which is expected of laptops)
    6) Does not support Linux (Linux however is trying to support it)
    7) Upon having to restore from the restore partition, it had somehow managed to become corrupt.
    8) Glossy finish makes for a dirty looking laptop that you constantly have to be cleaning
    9) Although I do give a plus on WiFi however after 2.5 months the WiFi card (PCI) is dying on me.
    10) I've called HP and they're sending me a replacement... The problem with this is I called them in March and they STILL have not sent me the replacement. I've called them and they told me that they'll send it when they have more of the product. So you might not want to go with HP...

    On the flip side...
    1) It's fast
    2) Supports up to 4GB RAM (however, HP ships this laptop with 32-bit Vista, but yet it comes with 4GB of RAM support (can't use unless you have a 64-bit OS) and a 64-bit CPU, so supporting 4GB of RAM and shipping with a 64-bit CPU makes no sense)
    3) Wi-Fi is VERY strong
    4) Touch-pad is 'smooth' and not annoying
    5) HP sent me recovery disks at their expense
    ...more info
  • Great Value Priced Laptop! Highly Recommended!
    The Compaq Presario CQ60-210US is a very nice, feature rich laptop for home or student use. I was truely impressed with ease of setup, which took about 15 minutes from opening the box and connecting the battery.

    This is a rather large laptop and it is somewhat heavy, but not unreasonably so. Here are my observations:

    * Large 15.6" screen is very sharp
    * Keyboard includes a numeric keypad
    * Good sized Hard Drive
    * DL DVD RW
    * Fast Processor (beats the heck out of my old ACER)
    * Lots of RAM (expandable to 4GB)
    * 3 USB ports
    * Built in Wi-Fi support
    * Built in Eathernet
    * Built in Modem (but why? :-)
    * Built in 5-1 Memory Card reader

    Note that this laptop does not have any card expansion slots! This isn't a problem for me, but might be an issue for those wanting to add Firewire or other non-included (like DV) support.

    The system scored a respectable 3.8 on the Windows performance scale, which is fairly good for a laptop.

    Overall, I am very pleased with Presario CQ60-210US! Highly Recommended!...more info
  • A laptop that comes up a little short
    My problems with this laptop:

    1) it uses the intel graphics adapter. Yes, this laptop like all entry level laptops, was not really meant for gaming but lets face it, with today's technology, all entry level laptops can in fact play any game except for those out in the last year, when given enough of the associated resources. Why does it not have the nvidia mobile video like its sister machines.

    2) advertising is suspect (putting it nicely); notice how the description says "ready for tomorrow's 64-bit applications" yet in typical stupidity, it is sold with the 32-bit version of Vista. How are you supposed to run 64-bit apps like the add says, if you only have a 32-bit O/S? You can't.

    3) only comes with 2gb of memory. Hey, the max is four. How much more can it really cost to add the extra 2GB? Not much, memory is cheap today. Having 4GB vs 2GB makes all the difference in running VISTA. Vista is a nice snappy O/S, as long as you have enough memory.

    4) no hdmi out port. I am OK with this I guess; not an issue if you are never hooking it to another monitor or tv. It is after all an entry leve laptop.

    So in the end, another could have been. Stick with the 212-us sister machine, it is the same machine (2.0GHz cpu) but has the 64-bit O/S and 4GB of memory and 8200m video.

    Hail Flavius...more info
  • Great laptop, great price!
    After using a desktop for years, I finally decided to upgrade to a laptop. The Compaq Presario that I purchased is phenominal. The only thing I wish I would have paid attention to was that it did not come with a webcam or mic, but I honestly cannot complain. This is a wonderful product for a great price!...more info
  • Good Performance at Good Value
    I purchased this laptop for use at work and so far I have enjoyed it and have been please with its operation.

    Some details if you like, it come sin a silver and matte black motif.

    Microphone and headphones ports are on the front, which maybe inconvenient if you plug in external speakers. The built in speakers (Altec Lansing, located at top of keyboard near the screen) aren't great, but by laptop standards they are decent.

    The laptop's overall speed is pretty good, but the first thing I would do if invest another $60 and upgrade your RAM to the full 4GB.

    Keyboard isn't too loud. The touchpad is nice and is built into the surrounding silver motif. You also have a button to turn the touchpad on and off when you want which is nice.

    All of your ports are on the sides, as the rear of the laptop is made up of the hinge for the screen. You get 3 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 VGA, and a phone port. There is no PCMIA, which is a bummer if you wanted to add a cellular wireless card, but we will live.

    The screen is bright, and built in HP software which is okay for beginners, is fairly easy to turn off and get out of the way.

    So considering the price, if you upgrade your RAM, I consider this a good machine for the price....more info
  • Not bad.
    I bought this machine after having had a series of problems with a comparable model from another manufacturer. So far it has served me well. I've had it for just over a month, and it hasn't given me any problems. The one I got came with 2GB RAM, and I was able to upgrade that to 4 for about $80. The only real concern that I have is that I use it mostly for gaming, so it gets a little hot. Consider additional cooling. ...more info
    I received my laptop the exact day Amazon said I would. I love it and have found little to complain about. However, the reason I did not give it 5 stars is that it is making a static noice. I e-mailed Amazon and the gave me the info for HP and told me to contact them. I did. They did remote testing and found everything ok. The noise is still there. I was told I could bring it to Best Buy and if they deemed it appropriate, they will send it back to HP. I have not done that as I am in the field and won't be home for 2 weeks. I will write back about my experience then. ...more info