Buying a new laptop

By drashokshyam
Oct 26, 2008
  1. hello friends
    i waned to buy a new laptop and am just a bit confused

    between compaq presario cq 60 101 and compaq presario CQ 50

    is there a significant difference between them except the screen size?

    also if anyone can suggest a better machine for same budget
    [ i am getting these machines for 700 usd]

    thank u people
  2. cj20032005

    cj20032005 TS Member Posts: 35

    I'm not a fan of compaq computers. Compaq used to have a lot of problems with their computers, but things may be different now that they are a part of HP. I haven't used a compaq since before they got together with HP. But the Compaqs that I used before then were junk. I have heard they are getting a lot better. Anyways, just thought I'd tell you my experiences with Compaq.

    You can buy a lenovo for about $700 give or take.

    Lenovo laptops are one of the best.

    You could buy a Dell Inspiron or you could try to find a nice used apple for around $700.

    Hope this helps
  3. adammceachern

    adammceachern TS Rookie

    I would also recommend Lenovo formally IBM
  4. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Since the Hp/Compaq merger, Compaq have really come around the bend as far as quality. I have never owned one, but have done some upgrades to a friend and was impressed by build quality compared to years past.

    That said, the lenovo is about 200 USD more for a better perforing CPU, is it really worth the money?

    Here are a few I found that might be worth a second look,
  5. adammceachern

    adammceachern TS Rookie

    I like the Lenovo R or T series.
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    your biggest concern should be ram quantity, then processor speed, then HD speed.

    If the difference in cpu speed is only a few mhz, then I wouldn't spend the $200. If it is more than .5 ghz then I would consider it.
  7. drashokshyam

    drashokshyam TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you all for your guidance
    i think i will take the lenovo idea pad

    thanks again:)
  8. fairytale00

    fairytale00 Banned Posts: 56

    I got a lenovo laptop and it is quite good.
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