Compaq Presario CQ1-1020
Released April, 2010
The Pros:All-in-one PC for a bargain bucket price. Dual core Atom processor offers sufficient performance for most basic uses such as emails, word processing, and social networking. Includes keyboard and mouse, complete package ready to go.
The Cons:Pre-installed bloatware reduces performance. Only 1 GB of ram, 2Gb would have been perfect. Windows XP, though that is restricted due to the use of Atom processors (required by Intel).
The Compaq Presario CQ1-1020 is an entry-level, all-in-one desktop PC featuring an Intel Atom processor, 1GB of integrated RAM and a 160GB, 7200rpm SATA HDD. Due to its small amount of integrated RAM, the CQ1-1020 comes with Windows XP, and an optional Windows 7 upgrade is not recommended unless the user also opts for an increase in memory as well.
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Included with the AIO PC is an 18.5” HD display suited for watching movies and playing non-graphics-intensive games, as the unit’s integrated graphics adapter likely won’t support anything in 3D. What critics find appealing about the CQ1-1020 is that it comes with both standard Ethernet and Draft N wireless, not to mention a 6-in-1 card reader and integrated communications (cam/mic) devices. However, the unit also comes with an overabundance of ‘bloatware.’
- Entry-Level AIO Desktop PC
- Windows XP OS
- Intel Atom Processor
- DDR2 RAM
- SATA HDD
- Widescreen HD Display
- Integrated Graphics
- Integrated Video (Webcam)
- Integrated Audio (Speakers, Microphone)
- Wired/Wireless Connectivity
- Too Much Bloatware
- 1-Year Limited Warranty
- OS: Genuine Windows XP Home Edition w/SP3
- CPU: Intel Atom D410
- Memory: 1GB DDR2 (4GB Total)
- Graphics: Intel GMA 3150
- Display: 18.5", 16:9 HD Widescreen
- HDD: 160GB, 7200RPM SATA
- Optical: SuperMulti DVI
- Networking: 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n
- PCI Expansion: 2 PCI-E x1 mini socket slots (occupied)
- Communications: Webcam / Microphone
- Reader: 6-in-1
- I/O: USB 2.0, RJ45
User Reviews (2)
All-in-one PC for a bargain bucket price
Dual core Atom processor offers sufficient performance for most basic uses such as emails, word processing, and social networking
Includes keyboard and mouse, complete package ready to go
Great selection of connections (8x USB, media card reader)
Certain pre-installed software are useful, such as Cyberlink DVD Suite
Pre-installed bloatware reduces performance
Only 1 GB of ram, 2Gb would have been perfect
Windows XP, though that is restricted due to the use of Atom processors (required by Intel)
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