Compaq Presario CQ62-228DX: $329 Budget Notebook at Best Buy

Best Buy currently has the Compaq Presario CQ62-228DX single core notebook for $329 in stores. The Compaq Presario CQ62-228DX is low cost back to school notebook in the Best Buy “Everyday Laptop” classification. This specific Compaq Presario is a Best Exclusive model that is part of the Compaq Presario CQ62 line which can be customized at HP and found in various configurations at other retailers.

The Compaq Presario CQ62-228DX is a low priced 15.6″ notebook powered by a 2.2 single core AMD V series processor, 3 GB RAM, a 160 GB hard drive and a dual layer DVD writer. This notebook is very low priced notebook that uses a single core processor which means it is less powerful than many notebooks,  but it will still offer low demand users the ability to work in office documents, browse the web and chat.

This notebook is classified as a budget, or value, notebook because it is using a single core processor, lacks a webcam and an SD card reader. The Compaq Presario CQ62-228DX doesn’t have a large hard drive or the newest processor, but for someone with a limited needs, performing one task at a time this notebook should suffice. This notebook isn’t as sturdy as most notebooks, including HP’s own Pavilion line.

Still, this processor and hardware combo will handle tasks like surfing the web, working on homework in Word, Excel and Powerpoint as well as offering storage for pictures and the ability to watch a DVD or movie on Netflix. This value oriented notebook isn’t fit for gaming.

If you have the ability to spend $70 to $100 more, you should consider the $399 Toshiba Satellite C655-S5068 which has a dual core processor and offers better multi tasking or the $429 Compaq Presario CQ62-238DX dual core notebook bundle that includes a webcam, all-in-one printer and case.

Compaq Presario CQ62-228DX From BestBuy Detailed Specs:

Brand Compaq
Model Presario CQ62-228DX
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Processor / Graphics AMD V-Series Single Core 2.2GHz

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250

Memory 3 GB DDR3 RAM
Hard drive 160GB HDD 5400 rpm
Display / Resolution 15.6-inch HD 1366×768 High-definition LED-backlit
Removable Storage DVD±RW – Dual Layer
Wireless Support Wireless-B+G+N
Input Devices Full-size keyboard, Touchpad with on/off toggle
Power 6-cell battery
Memory card reader No
Ports Headphone/speaker/line-out jack, Microphone-in jack, DC-in jack for AC adapter, Ethernet, 3 USB 2.0
Audio Internal speakers
Weight 5.5 lbs.
Dimension 14.7 in x 1.4 in x 9.7 in
Webcam None
Warranty 1-Yr Parts and Labor