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Should I buy Compaq cq10-522sz

There is an offer for the Compaq netbook cq10-522sz and it is available for less price around 200chf.
But please let me know if its worth buying.I want to gift it to my parents and they just want to have a laptop for chat and listening to music etc..not very big things.
Should I buy this one..is it worth it?
Please tell me as the offer is limited
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Old 11.02.2011, 17:47
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Re: Should I buy Compaq cq10-522sz

Product specs:

Product Number LD743EA
Microprocessor
1.66 GHz Intel Atom Processor N455
Microprocessor Cache Level 2 cache 512 KB
Memory
1 GB DDR2 (1 x 1024 MB)
Memory Max
Supports up to 2 GB DDR2 memory
Video Graphics
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
Video Memory
up to 256 MB total available graphics memory
Display25.6 cm (10.1") diagonal WSVGA LED HP Anti-glare Display (1024 x 600)
Hard Drive
160 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 5400 rpm
Network Card Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN
Wireless Connectivity
802.11 b/g/n
Sound
Generic, mono
Keyboard 92% Full size keyboard
Pointing Device Touch Pad with dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down
PC Card Slots2-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards and MultiMedia cards
External Ports
  • 1 VGA port
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 RJ45 ethernet port
Dimensions 26.8 cm (L) x 19.4 cm (W) x 2.35 cm (min H) / 3.21 cm (max H)
Weight Starting at 1.21 kg
Power30 W AC Power Adapter
3-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
What's In The Box
Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone (VGA)

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Re: Should I buy Compaq cq10-522sz

Thanks a lot for all the details.
With all these specifications , its not a bad deal Isnt it?
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Re: Should I buy Compaq cq10-522sz

For "chat and listening to music" it may be OK. The price is quite low.

For everything else, it's probably underpowered. If you plan to install Windows 7 or Vista, it will be extremely slow (mainly because of having only 1 GB of RAM). You'll be fine with Windows XP or Linux.

The HDD is kinda small, it will fill up in no time if your parents do pictures or video (or if they have tons of MP3s). The videocard is... underwhelming. It will be OK for using a browser, it probably won't run the "nice" version of the Windows UI, and games (other than some casual games) are out of the question.

Bear in mind this is a netbook, not a notebook - it's tiny! The 10" is too small for everyday use, IMO.

Bottom line: the price is good, I wouldn't use it except for travel (and an iPad is a better idea in that case, anyway), but YMMV.
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Re: Should I buy Compaq cq10-522sz

This would be great for traveling. Where can I buy one?
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Re: Should I buy Compaq cq10-522sz

Fr. 188.- from Interdiscount. You'll need to print off their flyer and present the coupon to get it at this price.

For a netbook with win7 it's very good value. Not fast, but for non HD video clips, emailing, music and browsing it'll be ok.
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