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.