Since their introduction into the consumer market, laptops have become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. Ranging from business to pleasure or leisure, the versatility of these devices is uncanny; increasing our daily output quite significantly compared to the regular desktop computers. This is of course due to their mobile nature and rechargeable battery capacity. Nowadays however, the increasing number of more powerful laptops being retailed is quickly foreshadowing this. Recently, there has been a boom in the variety of laptops sold globally as supply quickly tries to meet the various demands. In particular, competing manufacturers try more and more to outshine their competition. Globally, the more prominent companies include Hewlett Packard (HP), Dell and Acer. These firms produce a variety of products to serve the various markets ranging from business to household use.
The 15.6″ Compaq Presario Windows 7 Notebook PC is one of HP’s new products on retail. Weighing approximately 5 pounds, this black beauty is built to put most desktops to shame. It is endowed with an arsenal of specifications to make it a powerful device for multiple uses. Some of its specs include Intel Celeron Processor 900 with a processing speed of 2.2 GHz and 2 GB DDR3 RAM with a hard disk drive capacity of 250GB to better support the minimum requirements of most software made nowadays. In terms of display capabilities, this laptop is fitted with an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M supported by a15.6 diagonal high-Definition HP BrightView Display with a resolution of 1366 by 768 and carries video memory of up to 797MB. With such specifications, this device can prove extremely handy in a number of situations ranging from boardroom presentations to playing a movie on that special date once you have downloaded it. Granted, it does have a rather miniature screen size but in terms of personal computing, this device is at the forefront.
In addition, this laptop has most of the basic connectivity capabilities one would ever need. To start with, it supports a 10/100 Ethernet LAN for quicker local connectivity with laptops running on a similar operating system and with the available LAN network ports. In light of the increasing number of wireless networks becoming increasingly available, this device comes fitted with an 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN capable of connecting to any wireless server provided the pass codes are available. The range and strength of the in-built wireless console depend on the individual wireless server. Finally, as a possible measure of last resort, the Compaq Presario also has Bluetooth capabilities. Most of the remaining support features include a lightscribe supermulti 8X DVD R/RW with double layer support,3 USB ports, a 2.0 VGA (15-pin) with one RJ-45 (LAN) and a single headphone-out and microphone-in jack.
This laptop retails at ElectroniConnection.com, when refurbished, for justUSD 299.99; down from the standard recommended retail rate of USD 360.00 thus saving any street savvy consumer a good USD 60.01. This compares significantly to the retail price observed on Amazon of about USD 349.50 when refurbished. When brand new, the laptop goes for as high as USD 500.00 on various online electronic stores. The reviews received thus far have been in support of this laptop with many consumers finding it very easy to interact with giving it four stars in terms of delivery and quality (Amazon.com). On Epinions.com, the laptop got a three star rating.
Indeed the 15.6″ Compaq Presario Windows 7 Notebook PC is in a class of its own. Its sleek features and lightweight make it the more economical venture when investing in a laptop. Moreover, its 4.15 hours battery life only adds the icing on this cake.