Saturday, September 8, 2007

Compaq Presario V6420US 15.4" Notebook PC

Compaq Presario V6420US 15.4" Notebook PC (AMD Athlon 64 Processor TK-53, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium)

Technical Details
Stylish business notebook with polished HP Imprint finish and 15.4-inch widescreen LCD
1.7 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-53 processor, 80 GB hard drive, 1 GB installed RAM (2 GB max), multi-format/dual-layer DVD drive
Connectivity: 3 USB, 1 FireWire, 1 VGA, 1 S-Video, notebook expansion port, 5-in-1 memory card reader
54g Wi-Fi LAN (802.11b/g), 10/100 Ethernet, Nvidia GeForce Go 6150 video card with up to 287 MB shared memory
Pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium (with Media Center capabilities)

Product Description
Take your computing life with you wherever you roam with the Compaq Presario V6420US designed for the budget-minded mobile professional. It features a clean linear design and a polished HP Imprint finish with an exclusive digi-code pattern and brushed still finish enhanced by the cut-out speaker grill pattern. The V6420US weighs only 6.6 pounds and measures just over 1.5 inches thick. The widescreen 15.4-inch BrightView display is easily viewable even in direct sunlight and is great for watching DVD movies in their natural aspect ratio. You can easily burn your home video productions to DVD for friends and family with the dual-layer, multi-format DVD/CD burner, which enables you to store up to 8.5 GB of data on a DL disc. Enjoy movies or music in seconds with the external DVD or music buttons to launch HP QuickPlay (which bypasses the boot process).
It's powered by the 64-bit 1.7 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-53 processor, which allows you to easily run multiple programs without slowing down your productivity. It also offers an 80 GB hard drive, 1 GB of installed RAM (2 GB maximum), integrated Wi-Fi LAN (802.11b/g), ExpressCard 54/34 card slot, an Nvidia GeForce Go 6150 graphics card with up to 287 MB of shared video memory, and built-in Altec Lansing speakers.

It comes preinstalled with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, which includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center. In addition to easily playing your DVD movies and managing your digital audio library, you'll be able to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV). Vista also integrates new search tools throughout the operating system, includes new parental control features, and offers new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures.

The Basics

Processor: The 1.7 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-53 processor offers a dual-core architecture, which delivers additional computing resources to help expand your PC's capabilities by providing higher throughput and simultaneous computing--increasing your performance by up to 80 percent. You'll be able to perform multiple tasks such as digital rendering and gaming all while running virus scan or other background tasks seamlessly thanks to the innovative Direct Connect Architecture. And it's designed to handle simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing with no degradation in performance. You'll enjoy long battery life thanks to the AMD PowerNow! power management technology, which delivers performance on demand and can extend system battery life up to 65 percent. And the AMD Digital Media XPress technology delivers stellar multimedia performance and playback on digital entertainment such as games, streaming video and audio, DVDs, and music.
Each processing core has a 256 KB L2 cache (for a 512 KB total), and this processor can deliver up to a 1600 MHz system bus for lightning quick computing reflexes. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM, and a faster front-side bus will deliver better overall performance.)

Hard Drive: The 80 GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 RPM) is just a shade below average in size for notebook PCs. However, it still provides enough capacity for storing documents, digital media files, and productivity software. This SATA hard drive also quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data--akin to FireWire and USB 2.0.

Memory: The 1 GB of installed RAM (2 x 512 MB) is a good start, but you'll want to add more RAM to handle today's demanding multimedia and productivity suites. This notebook has a good 2 GB maximum RAM capacity (2 x 1 GB). Also, to receive the benefits of the dual-channel DDR2 RAM, any RAM additions require memory modules of same capacity and clockspeed.

DVD/CD Drive: This multiformat DVD/CD drive is compatible with writing both DVD+ and DVD- disc formats as well as dual-layer (DL) DVD+/-R discs, which can store up to 8.5 GB of data. It features 4x DVD-R DL Write Once, 2.4x DVD+R DL Write Once, 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD+RW, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD-RW, 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW, and 40x CD-ROM speeds.

Keyboard & Mouse: This notebook has a full-sized 101-key keyboard and touchpad with four-way scroll zone on/off button and dedicated vertical scroll up/down pad.

Screen, Video & Audio
You'll enjoy razor-sharp graphics and widescreen movies with the 15.4-inch WXGA high-definition screen, which displays an 18 percent larger picture than standard 15-inch screens and offers up to an 18 percent improvement in contrast ratio. It has a widescreen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels--perfect for watching DVD movies the way they were meant to be seen. Video is powered by an integrated Nvidia GeForce 6150 graphics/video card with up to 287 MB of shared video memory. It features NVidia's PureVideo technology--which provides great picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for video content--and full support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 for stunningly realistic cinematic effects for all DirectX-compatible applications. It also offers an integrated audio card and built-in Altec Lansing speakers.

Networking, Connectivity & Expansion
This notebook has an integrated 54g wireless LAN that's fully compatible with 802.11b/g wireless networks. It also includes a next-generation ExpressCard 54/34 card slot (though no standard PCMCIA slot), which lets you take advantage of thinner, faster, and lighter expansion cards for even more advanced wireless, networking, storage, and security features. You get a good offering of connectivity options:

3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
1 VGA monitor port
1 S-Video port for connecting to a TV
1 ExpressCard 54/34
1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack
1 notebook expansion port 3 (for use with the HP xb3000 Expansion Base or the HP Notebook QuickDock)
1 consumer IR (infrared)
5-in-1 memory card reader (Secure Digital, MultiMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD Picture Card)
It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.90) and an RJ-45 LAN network port (for a 10/100 Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems).

Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium is the operating system for users with advanced computer needs, and it includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center for watching DVD movies and accessing your digital audio library. You can also use Windows Media Center to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV) and to access new kinds of online entertainment content. Computers that include Windows Vista Home Premium and an auxiliary Windows SideShow display will also allow you to access key data even when your computer is off. It is also easier than ever to share files between other PCs in your household and to manage your laptop computer settings to more securely connect via Wi-Fi.

Every edition of Windows Vista provides the essential tools and technologies to help protect you whether you are browsing the Internet, connecting to a wireless network, or just reading e-mail. All editions of Windows Vista include new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures long before you have lost any important personal data. And, all Windows Vista editions include parental control features that allow you to manage and monitor your family's use of games, the Internet, instant messaging, and other activities.

Preloaded Software
Includes Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office 2007 Student and Teacher Edition (60-day trial), Muvee Autoproducer Basic Edition, Roxio Creator 9 Basic, PC Recovery, HP PhotoSmart Essentials, and Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007 (with 60 days of Live Update).

Dimensions & Weight
This notebook measures 14.05 x 10.12 x 1.56 inches (WxHxD) and weighs 6.8 pounds.

It's powered by a 6-cell lithium-ion rechargeable battery, which provides between 1.5 and 2 hours of battery life (depending on usage).

What's in the Box
This package contains the HP Compaq Presario V6420US notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It is backed by a limited warranty for parts and labor for one year from date of purchase as well as technical telephone assistance for one year. Software is also covered for 30 days from date of purchase.

Product Details
Compaq Presario V6420US Laptop Computer The Compaq Presario V6420US Laptop Computer has the tools to move with you. Take your work, play, and multimedia entertainment along for the ride! This well-rounded laptop sports a 1.7GHz Dual-Core AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-53 processor, enough for some of the most daunting tasks. That’s not the only thing that makes this portable PC liquid quick; 1GB of DDR2 memory gives this piece of equipment room to chew up loads of data! Take All These Goodies With You: The Compaq Presario V6420US Laptop Computer is equipped to handle complex graphics as well, featuring a NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 processor. Store all of your data on an 80GB hard drive, and retrieve it quickly due to a 5400RPM spin time. Connectivity is also taken care of: with Integrated 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN, 3 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, TV out (S-video), a notebook expansion port, and more! Enjoy Yourself, At Work Or Play! To top it all off, this excellently valued laptop has a Super Multi 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support optical drive! Whether you fancy a film or just a quick glance at a spreadsheet before a meeting, you won’t miss a thing on this 15.4-inch high definition LCD display boasting 1280x800 pixel resolution! This is the portable computer solution you have been waiting for! Don’t waste a fortune on an inferior laptop computer. The Compaq Presario V6420US Laptop Computer is all you need!

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