£100 less than in the UK (albeit the latter comes with W7 Home Premium)
An ideal balance of technology, good-looks and price
A perfect balance of technology and appearance, the Compaq Presario CQ56 is a great choice of notebook delivering versatility and good price without compromising on quality. Powered by a choice of AMD or Intel Processor it provides endless entertainment for the budget conscious user.
Helping you do more
The Compaq Presario CQ56 has been designed with you in mind. The full sized keyboard with On/Off touch pad allows you to switch it off easily, when not in use, for uninterrupted typing. A dedicated scroll Up/Down pad allows smooth and efficient navigating on web pages and documents.
The 39.6cm (15.6") high definition screen displays your documents in crisp, clear detail and the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows7 Home Premium helps you get to your favourite programmes and files in no time at all.
Want to stay in touch with friends and loved ones? The built-in webcam with integrated microphone is perfect for video chat.
Achieve more with the Compaq Presario CQ56
Ideal for watching video and DVDs
This notebook helps you get more from your films and videos. With a vivid 39.6cm (15.6") high definition LED HP BrightView Display, supported by graphics options, you get high-quality video playback and vivid images. Sit back and watch all your favourite films in style.
Great expansion and connectivity
The Compaq Presario CQ56 will accommodate up to three peripherals at any time with its three USB 2.0 ports enabling you to quickly transfer photos from your digital video camera or music from your MP3 player.
In terms of connectivity, the notebook incorporates a 10/100 Base-T Ethernet LAN, so you can quickly and easily share your files with your family, friends and colleagues. It is WiFi certified to work with base stations and routers that use industry-standard 802.11 b/g making it easy for you to connect rapidly to the internet at home, work and on holiday.
Kinder to the environment
The Compaq Presario CQ56 is an ENERGY STAR qualified product so it will save you money by reducing energy costs at the same time as helping to protect the environment without sacrificing on performance. Compaq products that earn the ENERGY STAR qualification minimize greenhouse gas emissions. Compaq is committed to combining innovative ideas, energy-efficiency and environmentally-friendly design, making sure your digital world has a lighter impact on our planet.
Great style, outstanding performance, let's take a look at the hardware
Hard drive and memory
The 250GB or 320GB Serial-ATA (SATA) hard drive (5400 RPM) maintains high data transfer speeds, meaning you don't need to wait long for your documents and pictures to open. To support this, the Compaq Presario CQ56 comes with either a 2GB or 3GB memory as standard and supports up to 8GB memory.
Create silkscreen-quality disc labels with LightScribe: Just burn, flip, burn
LightScribe SuperMulti drive
The Compaq Presario CQ56 comes with an internal LightScribe SuperMulti drive. This versatile drive allows you to write to virtually all DVD formats. In addition, you can laser etch your own disc labels from right inside your DVD drive. No ink, no messy markers or clumpy adhesive labels, with LightScribe you simply burn your data, flip the disc over and burn a precise, silkscreen text, photo or graphic label directly onto your LightScribe CD or DVD.
Great software for a great machine
The Compaq Presario CQ56 range is pre-packed with the latest applications, tools and operating systems to ensure that you get the ultimate computing experience. It comes with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) as standard, the perfect choice for going beyond mere email and web surfing to improve personal productivity and get the best in all kinds of digital entertainment.
The latest Microsoft operating system, Windows 7 comes with several performance improvements that are designed to sleep and resume quicker, be less memory hungry and spot USB devices much faster. Windows 7 simplifies everyday tasks such as introducing improved taskbar previews, bigger icons and creative ways to personalise your desktop. It provides easy and quick access to your favourite pictures, songs, websites and documents through new jump lists. Finally the search function has been improved to allow you to easily find files on your PC or even web content.
Well that's just for starters, take a look at this line-up of pre-loaded software:
Microsoft Office Starter 2010 (includes reduced functionality versions of Word and Excel only, with advertising), Microsoft Internet Explorer, Windows Live Messenger, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, HP Setup, HPAdvisor, HP Support Assistant, Omnifone MusicStation, Cyberlink DVD Suite,Cyberlink Power DVD, Cyberlink YouCam, Windows Live Applications, HP Games Console with hours of free game play, Norton Online Backup (30-daytrial)
Finally, for your peace of mind
You'll want the best in technical support, so it comes with a one-year, pick-up and return, parts and labour warranty. And naturally, this can be extended to protect against accidental damage for up to 3 years, for a small extra premium.
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