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hp compaq Presario CQ50 Notebook PC specs review

Updated on January 10, 2011

Compaq Presario is one of the finest Notebooks HP has in the market. I have been using Compaq Presario for 1 year now, and I have come to like it a lot.

compaq Presario notebook PC has three USB ports where you can attached your secondary devices like flash disk, external hard disc and any other device you would want to attach. It has got two RJ45 connector slots, what we call the mother connector.

Presario Notebook is certified by Wi-Fi technologies, use nVIDIA Graphics. It has got ready functioning Bluetooth which enable one to connect to the internet where there is Wi-Fi connection.

Presario comes with optiarc DVD RW, with this high speed DVD writer you are able to write both data, audio, and video files much faster which helps in time management.

This notebook has got one of the high speed processor called AMD Athlon Dual-Core Ql-60 1.9GHz, as you can see Presario laptop is a dual Core which means it has two processors which doubles it performance.

It has got Random Access Memory (RAM) capacity of 3.0 GB, this increase its performance as most of the laptops are 1GB RAM. Presario notebook has got Microsoft AC Adapter and Microsoft ACPI – Compliant Control Method Battery. It has HDAUDIO soft data fax modem with smartPC, Presario comes with PnP monitor, PnP – is Plug and Play you do not have to configure any settings for it to function

Compaq Presario has got two network adapters namely Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN for wireless communication and NVIDIA nforce 10/100/1000mbps Network Controller.

It has got high quality sound than Compaq 6730s, it has got conexant High Definition Smart Audio 221, and NIVIDIA High Definition Audio which explains why it sound quality is better than Compaq 6730s

HP Presario comes with a 30 day free Norton Internet Security, after which you have to buy one for the laptop. The hard disc capacity of Compaq Presario is 240 GB. The other notable feature of Compaq Presario is the mounted cyberlink Youcam which allows you to capture both video and sound. The only drawback is that the quality of Cyber link capture videos is very poor

This is one of the easy to carry laptops, and you can move with it around without any difficulty. This is a personal review after using this laptop


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      hafiz nazirghfjh 

      7 years ago

      Hi akirchner! Yes I work with computers to say the least haha. You name it I've probably done it. Thanks for visiting my hub.

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      8 years ago

      Compaq Presario CQ61

      AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor for Notebook PCs M320 (2.1 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache), it comes with a genuine windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and up to 4.25 hours of battery life. I has 3GB DDR2 System Memory (2 DIMM) (expandable to 4 GB), now these are some HP laptops that you can find under $500 from Amazon store, as a customer check for the reviews from other users who have been able to use these great HP laptops under $500

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      ss sneh 

      8 years ago from the Incredible India!

      Hi odergo!

      My first Laptop was COMPAQ ARMADA SERIES which worked well for a few years. Now I have moved on to my 3rd Laptop.

      It's always my pleasure to read and learn new things about laptops. -- Thanks

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      muktra bib 

      8 years ago

      sure you are using the right driver for a HP Compaq 6910p Notebook or you can inflict damage which could involve a fresh install of your

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      8 years ago from Nairobi

      Thanks sajid mxcccc for your insight on driver updates on HP devices

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      sajid mxcccc 

      8 years ago

      Finding HP Compaq 6910p Notebook Drivers70

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      By Alan Choi

      Updating HP Drivers

      Right when you aquire a brand-new HP Compaq 6910p Notebook, those hardware drivers that came with it are already in need of an update! It's a sad fact. Manufacturers like Hewlett Packard issue fresh device drivers for their devices frequently, at times merely days from the last update. Fresh device driver updates will provide bug fixes, compatibility and stableness improvements and occasionally brand-new functionality for the HP Compaq 6910p Notebook so you'll definitely wish to keep these product drivers up to date. Keeping current with product driver updates will ensure your HP Compaq 6910p Notebook operates as intended.

      Device Driver Update Software (Beginner)

      Alas, keeping a system up to date and working as it should demands time and a bit of technical knowledge. For those who do not possess time to handle your PC updates and maintenance you can always make a service call, but who wants to pay the high price? To avoid servicing costs and the stress of self PC maintenance, another alternative is available - Hewlett Packard device driver update tools. These convenient programs will install your HP Compaq 6910p Notebook device drivers in a matter of minutes. No longer will you have to be annoyed with hunting endlessly for the right device driver. Not to mention nullifying the chance of installing the incorrect driver or a virus or spyware from a doubtful website. While I wouldn't advocate it to the average user, if you have the persistence to undertake a manual driver update read the accompanying part.

      Manual Device Driver Update (Advanced)

      Realise that manual device driver installs aren't always user-friendly. The installation of the device driver by itself isn't ordinarily too rough but locating the right driver may very well be. The model and manufacturing business of your hardware should already be known to you (HP Compaq 6910p Notebook). If you are aware of the site address of the manufacturing business you can go ahead and visit that page. In most instances the manufacturer will contain a product support or file page. Sometimes there will be a search box where you can input the model to look up. Once located, the page for your model should provide the current device drivers for your hardware. If you aren't sure of the precise version of your product, I advocate utilizing the automatic update procedure in the above segment. If you can't seem to find a device driver, the maker might have stopped supporting the product. Sometimes earlier device versions are phased out in hopes that users need to upgrade to the newly released models. You'll want to use an automatic driver update application to gain access to new drivers in this situation.

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