Caltech graduating senior Michelle Jiang, a double major in mechanical engineering and business, set her sights on a tech giant and never looked back, fending off recruiters along the way.
Sluggish performance is usually the deal breaker for an entry-level laptop, and though the single-core Compaq Presario CQ62-215DX is far from a speed merchant, its biggest flaw isn't a lack of power but rather the finger power it requires to depress the stiff mouse button.
The spare, affordable Compaq Presario CQ5320Y midtower desktop can hold its own in a light-duty multitasking environment, but that's really its only strength. We'd recommend saving up a few more dollars, which will net you a PC with far better features and performance.
You arrive home for the holidays and right away your dad asks you to take a look at his slow computer. Seth Rosenblatt and I help you help your dad (and others) with tips for tweaking other peoples' tech.
The Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX covers the basics, and that's really all you can ask for from a $349 laptop.
Dozens of potentially defective laptops from Apple, Dell, and HP appear in a legal settlement by defendant Nvidia.
Barely more expensive than a decently configured Netbook, the $449 Compaq Presario CQ60-215DX looks like a good bargain at first.
Barely more expensive than a decently configured Netbook, the $449 Compaq Presario CQ60-215DX looks like a good bargain at first, with its 16:9 screen and separate number pad, but this is a case where spending a little more can pay big dividends.
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The HP Compaq Presario SR5610f stirs together a mix of mediocre parts in a cookie-cutter chassis, brewing up an altogether yawn-worthy computer.