Compaq Presario CQ71-235SA 17.3" Notebook 2GHz Pentium T4200, 4GB RAM, 250GB SATA HDD, Lightscribe, WebCam/Mic, HDMI, Vista Home Premium or Win7 at Amazon £449.99

Compaq Presario CQ71-235SA 17.3" Notebook 2GHz Pentium T4200, 4GB RAM, 250GB SATA HDD, Lightscribe, WebCam/Mic, HDMI, Vista Home Premium or Win7 at Amazon £449.99

Found 7th Nov 2009
Compaq Presario CQ71-235SA 17.3" Notebook 2GHz Pentium T4200, 4GB RAM, 250GB SATA HDD, Lightscribe, WebCam/Mic, HDMI, Vista Home Premium £449.99

Technical Details

* Compaq Presario CQ71-200 with Intel Pentium processor
* 17.3 inch Diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display
* Full size keyboard with integrated numeric keypad
* Create silkscreen-quality disc labels direct from your PC with LightScribe: Just burn, flip, burn
* Product dimensions of 41.2 cm length, 27.7 cm width and height of 3.61 cm

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Manufacturer's Description

Stylish design, outstanding performance and great savings
The Compaq Presario CQ71-235SA delivers versatility and quality without compromising on price, and is designed to provide the right set of features at great value. Powered by a 2GHz Intel Pentium processor T4200 and with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium on board, the Compaq Presario CQ71-235SA Notebook PC provides endless entertainment for the budget conscious mobile user.

Stylish and versatile the CQ60 brings together all the features at great value Enjoy the quality and comfort of the Compaq CQ71 with full sized keyboard and integrated numerical keypad. The 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. Control volume and mute with the touch of a button on the keyboard.

This notebook is designed with video streaming or DVD watching in mind with a 15.6 inch high definition HP Brightview display, and 3D Sound Blaster Pro Altec Lansing speakers giving your favourite movie or TV* program the quality they deserve wherever you want to be entertained.
The hardware features on this machine are impressive too. It includes a 250GB SATA hard drive, 4GB standard memory, LightScribe SuperMulti drive for burning movies to DVD (and music mixes to CD), integrated wireless, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet LAN, an Intel Graphic Media Accelerator 4500 MHD and integrated webcam and digital microphone. It also comes with a 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery.

Delivering performance, power and value
The CQ71 is powered by an ultra-low voltage Intel Pentium T4200 processor that provides a quality experience for all of your everyday computing needs. The processor comes with built-in Execute Disable Bit technology, which keeps your laptop safe from viruses, worms, and other malicious attacks.
Chipset advancements provide increased energy efficiency for lower power consumption and Intel SpeedStep technology allows your system to dynamically adjust processor voltage and core frequency to decrease power consumption and heat production.

Communications and connectivity are leading edge. The processor technology, which is compatible with all currently available 802.11 b/g and enables you to keep in touch wherever you are – at the airport, at the poolside, at remote office locations, anywhere and everywhere. Providing you have access to a WiFi signal, you can access the Internet, check e-mail, and stay connected at all times.

Outstanding graphics, video and sound performance
The 17.3 inch high definition HP LED BrightView widescreen display delivers a resolution of 1600 by 900 pixels and helps movies and pictures and games come alive with crisp and vibrant colours. This performance is achieved using an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD which can produce incredible effects for a superb viewing experience, and allow up to 1309MB total available graphics memory.

An integrated webcam, digital microphone and the latest internal 3D Sound Blaster Pro card with Altec Lansing speakers will give you great quality Internet-based video and audio communication. So for example, if you’re using MSN or Skype, your friends and family will be able to hear and see you perfectly. And if you just want to capture the moment, use your webcam to take still photos or video.

A full complement of ports are onboard, including 3 USB 2.0. Wireless technologies are also supported Great expansion and connectivity
The Compaq CQ71 will accommodate up to three peripherals at any time with its three USB 2.0 ports (3rd shared with eSATA port) 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.

Great style and performance, let’s take a look at the hardware
Hard drive and memory
The 250GB 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 CQ71 comes with 4GB memory as standard and supports up to 8GB DDR2 memory.

Memory card device
Rapidly upload all your holiday snaps with the integrated 5-in-1 digital media reader. So whether you are saving your information on Secure Digital, Multimedia, xD Picture cards or using Memory Stick or Memory Stick Pro, you can rest assured that the Compaq CQ71-235 will be able to read your documents easily.

LightScribe SuperMulti drive
The CQ71 comes with a LightScribe SuperMulti drive. This versatile drive allows you to write to virtually all DVD formats including DVD-RAM, storing up to 8.5GB of data or recording up to 4 hours of DVD quality video. 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-like text, photo or graphic label directly onto your LightScribe CD or DVD.
This drive will write to:
DVD+R, DVD-R at up to 16x speed
DVD-RAM at up to 12x speed
DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, and DVD+RW at up to 8x speed
DVD-RW at up to 6x speed
CD-R at up to 48x speed
CD-RW at up to 32x speed
And read industry standard DVD-ROM at up to 16x speed, CD-ROM at up to 48x speed

Great software for a great machine
The HP Compaq CQ71-235 is pre-packed with state-of-the-art applications, tools and operating systems to ensure that you get the ultimate computing experience. It comes with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 (32-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. Using Vista Home Premium you can search for any file or download from virtually anywhere, so you’ll save lots of time. You’ll also get improved performance and better protection for your notebook, and personal information. Windows Vista Home Premium gives you more ways to have fun with your music, TV*, games and digital media. Plus you’ll love the way that it connects to wireless networks and manages battery life, so you can go on surfing all through the day.

Well that’s just for starters, and there’s a lot more. Take a look at this line-up of pre-loaded software:
Microsoft Works (word processor, spreadsheet, calendar and database), Microsoft Internet Explorer, Windows Mail, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Gallery, DVD Play, Windows Movie Maker, Windows DVD Maker, Cyberlink DVD Suite, Adobe Reader, and Symantec Norton Internet Security™ 2009. Also included is a free 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Edition.

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.

Box Contains

Power Adapter
Product Manual

Better deal? - same money similar spec with Win7 installed

There is no choice here between Vista and W7. You need to pay extra for W7 (I think it's £27). The Play offer is therefore better. Cold.

not expired, amazon still have stock at that price

Don't forget quidco if you buy the play one. 0.5% gets you a massive £2.24 cashback, lol
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