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April 05, 2010

Compaq 511 makes an affordable entry

My first branded notebook that I bought several years ago was a Compaq Presario that I got for over Php60k. Today, the Compaq brand seems to be relegated by HP for entry-level categories and SMBs. The Compaq 511 is one such model.

This 14.1″ (1366×768 pixel resolution) laptop is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo T5870 running at 2.0GHz with 2GB of DDR2 RAM. Video graphics is supplied by ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 with 256MB DDR2 dedicated VRAM.

For connectivity, it has a Broadcom 802.11 b/g WiFi but the Bluetooth is optional. It’s got a 250GB Western Digital HDD and a DVD+RW drive with Lightscribe. The integrated webcam has 2MP resolution.

The unit weighs about 2.27kg (5lbs) with a 6-cell battery which is good for at least 3 hours on a single charge. The Compaq 511 retails for about Php30,990 in stores with Windows 7 Starter pre-installed. That’s pretty close to the Core i3 offerings by MSI we featured here earlier.


37 Responses to “Compaq 511 makes an affordable entry”

  1. dredda says:

    …i owned a compaq presario,,and it trulaluu about the overheating issue…haay,,,i thought i was the only one who experienced that thing…

  2. malik2 says:

    YEah. i just bought a hp compaq presario 511 3 days ago. Room temperature here in iligan city range 31-37. Normally 35oC. Im afraid of internal burn out because according to my hp manual, its working temperature must be between 0oC up to 35 degrees celsius. Quiet alarming! so I ain’t open them without turning on the aircon.

  3. kram05 says:

    i bought hp compaq 511 2 months ago okay nman sya nasa gumagamit din ksi yan eh! ska mas mganda talaga kung may cooler para mas okay mura lang naman cooler eh! mganda nman compaq 511 my problem lng ako pag nanunuod ako ng video or naglalaro ako ng games endi sya full screen

  4. Mafe says:

    Hey guys! hope you can help me to decide what to choose. actually im planning to buy HP compaq 511 this monday and i also like Acer aspire 4730Z so aun po.. nde anu kaya ang maganda?? ko alam na heating problem pala ang compaq..

  5. magz says:

    i’ve ordered hp compac 511 before i got on this review. so, overheating pala ang problem. tama, ipatong ko na lang sa kaldero na may rice para save na’ko sa gas. bago pa man mag shut down, me kanin na ko. lol…

  6. renier bajala says:

    I got my 511 just this day. I’ve tried it for hours but not experiencing overheating. cant even feel heat on my lap. why is that?

  7. Gerry Lanuza says:

    I had used Compaq CQ40 for a year. I did not experience overheating. Probably because it’s only dual core. The processor of 511 is core2 duo. I even turn it on overnight for downloading movies via broadband. In the morning (I took off the battery) it’s not alarmingly hot. Grabe siguro yong mga applications na ginagamit ng iba. The only thing I will not let go of my Compaq is: the altec lansing speakers are great!

    But if 511 overheats, I’m buying Asus 1201N.

  8. mel mercado says:

    hi guys.. im selling my compaq 511, the very same model featured in this article.. i bought it last july of this year.. my asking price is 28k negotiable.. im also adding my globe broadband pre-paid kit for free! kindly look for me at facebook: mel mercado and leave a msg for interested buyers or just respond to this post.. tnx..

  9. rendegz says:

    nice yung compaq 511,,,, cuz it can be used in autocad just what i have

  10. Eric Gal says:

    compared to performance, which is better Compaq511 or HP 44305? Thanks.

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