I just got back from my dealer today. Although I’m not in the business anymore, it pays to visit your dealer once in a while even just for a chat, as you will still get a dealer price for everything.
While I was there, he told me currently the best selling notebook and laptop is the Compaq Presario CQ40-401AU.
I was not shocked to hear the news. As for me the Compaq Presario CQ40 AU series still is the best value for money notebook or laptop offered today.
The specification also does not differ much from other Compaq Presario CQ-40 AU series.
The default specification for Compaq Presario CQ40-401AU are as follow:
AMD Turion X2 Dual Core (2.0 Ghz)
14″1 WXGA Widescreen LCD
ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics
250GB Hard disk drive
1024MB DDR2 Ram
DVD+/-RW Double Layer Drive
802.11 b/g Wireless Adapter
5 in 1 Card Reader
Built in webcam
6 Cell Lithium-Ion battery
FreeDOS Operating System
Compaq carrying bag
Price at the time of writing: RM1849.00
Looking at the specification of the Compaq Presario CQ40-401AU, the only difference from the previous Compaq Presario CQ40-115AU specifications is the size of the Hard Disk Drive. Compaq Presario CQ40-115AU come with 160GB of Hard Disk Drive, meanwhile Compaq Presario CQ40-401AU is equipped with 250GB Hard Disk Drive.
There isn’t much to talk about the Compaq Presario CQ40-401AU except that it won’t give you any trouble if you decide to use it as a personal computer, and run normal applications and tasks. Although the Compaq Presario CQ40-401AU is equipped ATI Radeon HD, the 3200 series is not meant for serious gaming.
As with all Compaq Presario CQ40 AU series, the keyboard is comfortable to use, but I do find the slippery touchpad is odd to my liking.
Some retailers are offering sweet deals for the Compaq Presario CQ40-401AU such as free upgrade to 2048MB (2GB) of RAM, free pendrive and other accessories such as optical mouse. You might want to find such retailers if you are thinking of getting the Compaq Presario CQ40-401AU.