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HP Compaq CQ58-300SA
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HP Compaq CQ58-300SA 2 Core AMD E 1.4GHz 2GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1.4GHz 2GB Nov 2012
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7 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

HP is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Compaq CQ58-300SA has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Compaq CQ58-300SA has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Compaq CQ58-300SA also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Compaq CQ58-300SA is a three USB 2.0 port laptop.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Compaq CQ58-300SA has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Compaq CQ58-300SA. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the 250 (£395.98) (4GB), or the EliteBook 850 (£394.98) (4GB) both from HP.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Compaq CQ58-300SA have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The Compaq CQ58-300SA has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s (£972.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Compaq CQ58-300SA has a very slow processor clock speed (only 1.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Compaq CQ58-300SA. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Compaq CQ58-300SA is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The Compaq CQ58-300SA has an AMD E processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of this age and type. The processor family of all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Compaq CQ58-300SA ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Compaq CQ58-300SA the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. At only 1 megabyte, the Compaq CQ58-300SA has a very small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Compaq CQ58-300SA.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Compaq CQ58-300SA is 180GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. At only 320 gigabytes, the Compaq CQ58-300SA has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Compaq CQ58-300SA is a two processor thread notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP Compaq CQ58-300SA does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The HP Compaq CQ58-300SA has a L2 processor cache which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most portable PCs of this age and spec have a L3 processor cache.

This notebook PC's processor cache level (L2) is actually the worst processor cache level amongst all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Compaq CQ58-300SA.

A L3 processor cache is the best processor cache level amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Thick

The HP Compaq CQ58-300SA is quite thick (35.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Compaq CQ58-300SA the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Compaq CQ58-300SA

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when HP released the Compaq CQ58-300SA.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Compaq CQ58-300SA has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Compaq CQ58-300SA has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Compaq CQ58-300SA.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
L2 Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Glossy Display
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Manual
Package Dimensions
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Dimensions
Size

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 156, cq58300, hp 156t, cq58300s, hp d0x08, hp 156tf, cq58300sa, hp d0x08e, hp 156tft, hp d0x08ea, hp cq58300, hp cq58300s, hp cq58300sa
Barcodes 00887758086025

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