COMPAQ CQ60-307EA/SA Laptop £329 @ Comet

COMPAQ CQ60-307EA/SA Laptop £329 @ Comet

Found 24th Jul 2009
Seems like good spec for the price...

Screen size 15.6 inches
Processor AMD Sempron
Processor model number SL-42
Processor speed 2.0 GHz
Processor bus 3600 MHz
Processor cache 512 MB
Memory (RAM) 3 GB
Storage (hard drive) 160 GB
Storage (hard drive) Type SATA
Operating system Windows Vista Home Basic
Shared graphics NVIDIA GF820M 1.4 MB
Optical drive Plays & records CDs and plays DVDs
Lightscribe technology Yes
VGA output Yes
HDMI output Yes
Built-in wireless networking Yes
Wireless networking standard 802.11b/g
Wired networking Yes
Gigabit LAN Yes
USB 2.0 slots 3
Media card slots 5-in-1
Built-in webcam Yes
Speakers Standard
Battery life Up to 2 hours
Laptop weight (kg) 3 kg

Good reviews too.


As far as I can tell, this is a single-core laptop, at this price you should be looking to pick up a dual-core one.

I got one of these 4
£219 refurbished why pay 33% more for new

was gonnna get one but no dual core=bad

Use 3% discount code and get it for £319.13. Got one today and it is a brilliant notebook. Looks and feels much more expensive (especially against the flimsy Toshiba L300 which I was going to get originally)

Major plus point:
Very good Keyboard with dedicated Number Pad (most 15" laptops have only an integrated number pad)
The best Mouse Pad I have ever used
Very fast for a Celeron type processor (faster than Intel Celeron Dual Core 1600 with 2 GB Ram)
3 GB Ram
160 GB HD drive
Shared graphics NVIDIA GF820M 1.4 MB (which really makes a difference with 3GB Ram - no lagging when multitasking)
15.6 wide screen (most other have 15.4)
Webcam and microphone built-in
HDMI out connector
6 Cell Battery
Dedicated keys for Mouse Pad + Wireless on/off
Very quiet, even when working hard (I am very "noise sensitive")

Would be nice if you can get it cheaper but I would choose the Compaq over any other Laptop I had looked at up to £400.

Of course, this is not a games machine but for Office work, Photoshop and even Video editing perfectly useable and fast. I will put a copy of Windows 7 on it in October and I can see this baby fly.


I got one of these 4 £219 refurbished why pay 33% more for new

I had 5 different "refurbished" laptops and they all had hidden faults, which only showed after extensive use (and I'm sure was the reason why they were returned).

I would never buy a refurb laptop again.

Btw, refurbs were from Currys and Comet.
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