Compaq Presario CQ410-270TU Notebook – Review


compaq-presario-cq40-327tu-4Hp has introduced a new Notebook to the Compaq series the new Compaq Presario CQ40-327TU Notebook that is powered by Intel Core 2 Duo processor and sports 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM, 14.1-inch Widescreen WXGA TFT display, 250 GB HDD, Multiple connectivity options, 8X Super Multi Double Layer DVD Writer and 5-in-1 card reader.

The new Compaq Presario CQ40-327TU is powered by the new Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 processor that delivers up to 2.0GHz of processing speed with 2 MB L2 cache and 800 MHz FSB. It features 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM which is expandable up to 8 GB in 2 slots the processor combined with the high performance SDRAM gives the user the ability to run multiple applications at a time and able to run applications that demand high processing speed and RAM capacity. The entire Power train assembly is mounted on Intel Mobile GL40 Express Chipset Motherboard.


CQ40-327TU features 250 GB Serial-ATA Hard Disk Drive that rotates at 5400 rpm and supports data transfer speeds of up to 150 MB per second. The HDD is protected by the HP ProtectSmart technology that protects the drive in case of accidental fall by locking the header on the disk. The Hard Disk Drive provides plenty of space to store tons of data like the program files, project files, music and movies such that you can always be entertained and increase your productivity. In addition, the notebook features a 8X Super Multi Dual Layer DVD Writer that supports discs up to 8.5 GB and enables you to copy data on to any of the optical discs expect for Blu-ray disc, gives extra freedom of storing and reading data on optical discs. The 5-in-1 media card reader enables you to transfer data from the media cards like SD, MMC, MS, MS pro and xD cards so transferring data from mobile phones and digital camera cards is lot more easily.

Compaq Presario CQ40-327TU features 14.1-inch Widescreen WXGA BrightView HD Display with a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels in 16:10 ratio the screen is powered by the Intel Graphics Mobile Media Accelerator 4500MHD that has up to 128 MB of dedicated Video memory, which processes the video images fast, supports direct X 9.0. It sports Altec Lansing Stereo Speakers powered by the 3D Sound Blaster Pro compatible Sound that delivers great audio output with surround sound. Playing games on this notebook is very exciting and with the widescreen and sound quality gives great experience.

This notebook features multiple connectivity options ranging from wireless to wired connections. For wireless connection, there is Intel Pro Wireless 3945ABG 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi LAN and Bluetooth v2.0 enables you to connect to any other Bluetooth devices. For Wired connection options, it sports Broadcom 5787 10/100 Ethernet adapter that allows high-speed network connection and a 56 kbps Modem/Fax. Sports 3 Hi-speed USB ports and a HMDI eSATA/USB port that allows you to connect any of the data card to stay connected to the network from anywhere. With all the connectivity options available, the user can surely find a way to connect to the network from anywhere and at any time.


The Compaq Presario CQ40-327TU features a 1.3 megapixel web camera and 2 uni directional microphones that allows the user to start video chatting with family and friends instantly without any need to install external cameras and microphones. It sports S-video out port, headphone jack and microphone jack and HP xb3000 expansion port for notebook expansion. This notebook comes preloaded with free DOS or Linux operating system and has an option to upgrade it to Windows Operating system. Features full size keyboard with 101 key and two way scrolling touch pad. Comes with all set of drives and free security software’s and other applications. The weight of this notebook is 2.31 kgs with 6-cell Li-Ion battery pack that gives 2.5 hours of backup when fully charged.

System configuration of Compaq Presario CQ40-327TU:

Processor – Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 2 GHz with 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB

RAM Р2 GB DDR2 SDRAM can be expanded up to 8 GB in 2 slots.

Display – 14.1-inch Wide screen WXGA BrightView High Definition Display with 1280 x 800 max resolution in 16:10 Aspect ratio

Hard Drive – 250 GB Serial- ATA-II 5400 RPM with up to 150 MB/Sec transfer speed

Graphics- Intel Mobile Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD with up to 128 MB dedicated video memory

Optical Drive – 8x Super multi dual Layer DVD writer that supports up to 8.5 GB

Pointing Device -Industry standard Touchpad with two way scrolling option

Battery pack – 6-cell Li-ion battery

Network Card – Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 Network 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi connection, 10/100 mbps Ethernet LAN Card, 56kbps Modem/fax card and Bluetooth v2.0

1.3-megapixel camera, 2 unidirectional microphone and 5-in-1 card reader.

The Compaq Presario CQ40-327TU with the above system configuration will come with a price tag of Rs. 37,995 and taxes. The company gives one-year standard warranty.


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