HP Compaq Presario CQ57-200 CQ57-225SA Review posted on
15.6 inch Mainstream Notebook
If you really can't spend more than £300 on a notebook the HP Compaq Presario CQ57-371EA is probably your best choice thanks to not only the sufficient performance but also a good battery life that previous generation AMD and any Intel's budget platform can't come anywhere near. Still we think you would be better of spending an extra £50 on a previous generation Intel Core i3 notebook. Why not check out the SaveOnLaptops Core i3 Sale that currently starts at £315 for the HP 630.
Rating: 3.5

Specifications

System

Category: Mainstream
Released: May 2011
RRP: £300
Display: 15.6 inch Glossy LCD (LED-lit) (1366x768 px)
Processor: 1.00 GHz AMD C Series C-50 (2 cores)
Memory: 2 GB DDR3
OS: 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium
Warranty: 1 Year Collect-and-Return

Storage

Type: HDD 5400 rpm
Capacity: 320 GB
Optical Drive: DVD RW

Graphics

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6250M
Memory: Shared
Type: Integrated
3DMark06: 1710

Connectivity

Express Card Slot: None
Memory Card Reader:
USB 3.0: 0
USB 2.0: 3
IEEE 1394 (FireWire):
eSATA: 0
VGA:
DVI:
HDMI:
DisplayPort:
Thunderbolt:

Dimensions & Weight

Thickness (Average): 36 mm
Width: 376 mm
Depth: 247 mm
Weight: 2.6 kg

Input Devices

Numeric Keypad:
Fingerprint Reader:

Multimedia

Webcam:
Microphone:

Communications

Ethernet (LAN): 10/100
Wi-Fi (WLAN): B/G/N
Mobile Broadband (WWAN):
Bluetooth: None

Power

A.C. Power Adapter: 65 W
Battery Capacity: 47 WHr
Battery Size: 6-Cell
Battery Life: 5 hours

Reviews

BitDynasty  
If you really can't spend more than £300 on a notebook the HP Compaq Presario CQ57-371EA is probably your best choice thanks to not only the sufficient performance but also a good battery life that previous generation AMD and any Intel's budget platform can't come anywhere near. Still we think you would be better of spending an extra £50 on a previous generation Intel Core i3 notebook. Why not check out the SaveOnLaptops Core i3 Sale that currently starts at £315 for the HP 630.
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TechRadar  
The Compaq Presario CQ57- 366SA is a perfectly acceptable budget laptop, with special mention going to the battery life and speaker system. It doesn't look, or perform, like a standout laptop and there are alternatives - such as the Acer Aspire 5742 - but if you're searching for a basic machine for the next year or two this is a good pick.
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