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Compaq offers 15.6-in. Windows 7 laptop for $399; mini-tower desktop, $309

The new Compaq Presario CQ61 will offer Windows 7 Home Premium on a 15.6-inch "piano black" body for just $399.
Written by Andrew Nusca, Contributor on

The new Compaq Presario CQ61 will offer Windows 7 Home Premium on a 15.6-inch "piano black" body for just $399.

The new laptop, available now, sports the following:

  • AMD Sempron 2.0GHz processor
  • 15.6-inch (1366x768) display
  • ATi Radeon HD 4200 graphics
  • 2GB DDR2 memory
  • 160GB 5,400RPM HDD
  • SuperMulti DVD/RW drive
  • 802.11 b/g wireless
  • six-cell battery (12-cell battery optional)

It's got an integrated microphone, a 5-in-1 media card reader, Altec Lansing audio, a full-size keyboard with numeric keypad, three USB 2.0 ports, line in and out, VGA and RJ-45 port.

The system weighs in at 5.90 lbs. and it's 1.38 inches at its thinnest. It's available on Oct. 22 for $399.

On the desktop front, Compaq also introduced the CQ4010F mini-tower desktop PC, also running Windows 7.

Inside, you'll find the following:

  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • AMD Sempron (2.30GHz) processor
  • 2GB DDR2 SDRAM (expands to 4GB)
  • 250GB 7,200RPM HDD
  • SuperMulti DVD burner
  • Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE graphics
  • 6 USB 2.0 ports (4 front, 2 back), headphone, microphone, VGA, line in/out
  • USB keyboard and mouse
  • 4.43 in. wide, 12.24 in. tall, 15.91 in. deep
  • 9.20 lbs.

It's available Oct. 22 for $309.

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