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The Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX covers the basics, and that's really all you can ask for from a $349 laptop.
Given its entertainment features, relative bulk, and poor battery life, the HP Pavilion dv4-2145dx is more of a mini desktop replacement than take-everywhere midsize laptop.
A fast hard drive and a peppy processor help make HP's Pavilion dv4-2155dx a solid mainstream laptop, as long as you don't need good battery life.
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If you're looking for a lot of screen real estate and enough power for work and play, the HP Pavilion dv7-6b55dx is a good place to start.
HP's unbranded G-series laptops can be reasonable choices for bargain hunters. The latest version gets a design upgrade and keeps the price down, but is stuck with last year's CPU and graphics.
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.
Powerful, slim, and backed by a top-notch warranty, the HP Compaq nc8230 shows that you don't have to make compromises to travel light.
The HP Compaq nc4200's balance of power and portability will appeal to business travelers, as long as they don't need an integrated optical drive.
First of the third generation of tablet PCs, the HP Compaq Tablet PC tc4200 convertible has a lot to like, from its top-shelf performance to its nearly five-hour battery life.
The well-designed HP Compaq nc6230 offers lesser battery life than others, but this thin-and-light delivers good business performance.