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Keep in touch with friends and family with the inbuilt webcam
Enjoy the quality and comfort of the Compaq CQ61, 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.
The hardware features on this machine are impressive too. It includes a 320 GB SATA hard drive, 4 GB standard memory, LightScribe Super Multi Drive, 802.11 b/g/n integrated wireless, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet LAN, and a 6-cell Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery.
Outstanding graphics, video and sound performance
This notebook is designed with video streaming or DVD watching in mind, with a 15.6-inch High Definition HP Brightview Display, and Altec Lansing speakers. With a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels, powered by an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M, view your favourite movie or TV* programs in crisp and vibrant viewing quality.
Connect all your peripherals with the ample ports
For the “big-screen” effect, through the HDMI and VGA ports you can even watch movies through your HDTV or another VGA monitor or projector.
Great expansion and connectivity
The Compaq CQ61 range 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 (802.11 b/g/n) making it easy for you to connect rapidly to the internet wherever you are.
Upload your holiday snaps with the inbuilt memory card reader
Memory card device
Rapidly upload all your photos 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 CQ61 range will be able to read your documents easily.
No more labels with LightScribe
LightScribe SuperMulti drive
The CQ61 range comes with a LightScribe SuperMulti drive. This versatile drive allows you to write to virtually all DVD formats including DVD-RAM, so you can record 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.
Great software for a great machine
The CQ61 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 on the desktop. It provides easy and quick access to your favourite pictures, songs, websites and documents through new jump lists. Finally search has been improved to make searching your PC as easy as searching on the web.
Well that’s just for starters, take a look at this line-up of pre-loaded software:
HP Setup, HP Advisor, HP Support Assistant, Cyberlink DVD Suite, Cyberlink Power DVD, Cyberlink YouCam, Cyberlink MediaShow, Windows Media Center, Windows Live Applications, Norton Online Backup (30-day trial), Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 (60 days live update).
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.
*TV tuner sold separately
Good laptop, however it's a 3GB not 4GB, touch pad for mouse cusor stopped working today. but hey for an old laptop not bad. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Allan
This is an ok laptop if you like the plasticly feel. The only downside of this laptop is that there is no reinstallation dvd for windows if you plan on upgrading the hard drive. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Susan Kendall
I have had this laptop for at least 6 years now. It has served me extremely well and was incredibly robust. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Johnny W
I have had this computer for a long time now and it still works like treat it only overheard because fluff from cloths gets in the fans and stops it working at its best so it's not... Read morePublished on 26 Feb. 2013 by liam
I got this has a xmas present under 3 years ago, I chose it myself. I always have regretted my decision. Read morePublished on 21 Oct. 2012 by Louis
Received this model as Christmas present 2010, had problem 4th Feb 2012 ( 6 weeks out of warranty ) had diagnosis and was told it was a mother board failure and beyond economical... Read morePublished on 14 Feb. 2012 by pompeyguy
I needed to replace a dying netbook so went hunting in Amazon. OK this is bigger but it is brilliant. No need to buy more RAM-it comes with 4Gb as standard. Read morePublished on 16 Aug. 2011 by J.F.McKenna
Having bought a new Laptop for my Wife as a present, I was very pleased at how quickly it arrived from Amazon's third party supplier. Read morePublished on 31 Mar. 2011 by Tim Holliday
I think that this laptop is excellent. I have been using computers for about 30 years now and find nothing wrong with this laptop at all. Read morePublished on 30 Sept. 2010 by Peter Walburn