Compaq CQ10-525DX Netbook review

Posted by Stefan on November 27th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

This Compaq CQ10-525DX is the new netbook that a good 250GB hard disk, which should be sufficient for the storage of not only the document, but also
the storing a huge number of photographs and video. It has a small 10.1″ WSVGA LED display having 1024 x 600 resolution – and is built for portability. The Compaq CQ10-525DX Netbook has wireless networking capability and comes with Intel Atom Processor. Let us look at the individual components of this netbook.


Compaq CQ10-525DX Processor and Memory

The Compaq CQ10-525DX is powered by Intel Atom N455 processor. The Intel Atom N455 is a 1.66 GHz single core processor that should give you decent performance level. The N455 processor has 512 KB of L2 cache. Its front side bus works at 666 MHz. It is not a high end processor but should let you browse internet, work on your documents seamlessly.

The Compaq CQ10-525DX comes with 1 GB of installed memory. While 1 GB seem a little too small, when equipped with lightweight operating system and low end computing environment, this is just sufficient for your purpose.

Compaq CQ10-525DX Does NOT has optical drive

And this can be a big turn off, if you will have to watch DVD movie, or you wish to install programs that comes on DVD Drive. You will also not able to reinstall the operating system with DVD drive that you have been used to. Additionally you will also be not able to listen to CD music. None of these tasks are without alternative, you just have to be aware of them. You can hook up an external USB DVD drive, however, this will cost you extra.

Compaq CQ10-525DX Display and Graphics

Compaq CQ10-525DX has 10.1 inches WSVGA display, which has LED lit backlight. The resolution of the display is 1024 x 600. The graphics is driven by Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150,

Compaq CQ10-525DX Ports and Accessories

While Compaq CQ10-525DX does come with USB connectors ( 3 of them) , SD and MMC 2 in 1 card reader, and an ethernet port as do most other notebooks and net books, you will be delighted to know that it this Mini net book also comes with built in webcam, in case you need. This in addition to the microphone and the speaker. You should not expect a great audio quality on the small netbook. As mentioned earlier, the Compaq CQ10-525DX also comes with wireless networking feature.

Compaq CQ10-525DX Weight , size and battery

Compaq CQ10-525DX measures just 2.7 lb, making it highly portable. It has a thickness of just 1.3″. The battery is a 3 cell LiIon Battery.

Compaq CQ10-525DX Operating System

Comes with Microsoft Windows 7 Starter operating system which is preinstalled with the netbook. The small memory footprint of the Started Edition of the Windows 7 allows it to run on small 1 GB memory.

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