For power users who need a new laptop every year, spending $2000 annually will not be a fantastic way to budget your money. Instead, I highly suggest to get a modest laptop equipped with the latest CPU processors.
Now, one of the laptops that come to my mind is the Compaq Presario CQ50Z. Ever since HP has bought Compaq, they have continually rolled out fantastic, affordable laptop for your average regular joe.
Don’t get me incorrect though, if you don’t own a desktop, these low-priced laptops might not be for you but if you are only using your laptop for traveling or coach-surfing, this might be a fantastic way to go.
HP has been infamous its integration of LightScribe drivers, which comes equipped with most HP/Compaq laptops these days. I personally don’t realy use it much, I still find regular ol’ marker pen to be better.
Other than those extra features you don’t need, this Compaq Presario CQ50Z comes with loaded with latest AMD processors and lots of goodies depending on how much you “add” to this laptop.
The only downfall with this laptop is that it doesn’t have DVI output, which means you can’t get HDTV connection with clarity, perhaps with the regular S-Video if you don’t mind the analog quality.
You can find this Compaq Presario CQ50Z here.
Here’s the specs:Operating system
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Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (32-bit)Processor
A quicker processor supports more efficient operations and applications performanceChoices:
AMD Sempron(TM) Processor for Notebook PCs SI-40 (2.0GHz)
AMD Athlon(TM) X2 Dual-Core Processor for Notebook PCs QL-60 (1.9GHz)
AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology QL-62 (2.0 GHz)Show
The window to applications, the Internet and moreChoices:
15.4″ diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Show (1280 x 800)Memory
Use more programs at once and make them run quicker with more memoryChoices:
1GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)Graphics card
Bring your favorite applications and games to lifeChoices:
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G with 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media ReaderHard drive
Store your applications, data, digital music and digital photos on your hard disk driveChoices:
120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard DrivePersonalization
Choose the way you would like your HP PC to look.Choices: