Compaq Presario CQ70: Budget 17-inch Notebook for $579

Circuit City is now selling HP’s cheapest 17-inch notebook, the Compaq Presario CQ70. This notebook is relatively basic, but if you’re yearning for a big display on a small budget it’s worth a look.

The CQ70 has relatively tame specs compared to many 17-inch notebooks. It comes with an Intel Pentium dual-core processor, 3GB of RAM a 250GB hard drive and DVD burner. The display has a resolution of 1440×900 pixels. The CQ70 has integrated Intel graphics.

The CQ70 includes an integrated Web cam, multi-format media card reader and a full numeric keypad. This notebook is fine for home users with relatively basic needs. It should playback DVDs just fine and is ok for basic video editing, but if you plan on working with HD content or playing 3D video games this computer isn’t for you.

The Compaq Presario CQ70 is now available from Circuit City for $579 after a $120 discount and a $30 rebate.

Compaq Presario CQ70-120US Product Page

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