Compaq Presario C740EM reviews and prices: 15.4" Laptop computer

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8.0 out of 10 based on 73 reviews.
Compaq Presario C740EM with Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 1.66 GHz Dual Core Processor, 2GB of Memory and 160GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. DVD drive See full product description

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Tracy, Derby

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
real value for money
Bad points:
a bit on the heavy side
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Oct 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Overall the whole laptop is great everything I wanted at half the price.
Bad points:
It has crashed on me twice since buying it but everything has been fine since, also the battery isnt the best it doesn't last for that long but I don't really use it much where there aren't any plug sockets.
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Oct 2008

Malcolm, Herne Bay

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Overall very good product
Bad points:
Battery life not very good, could be a lot better
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Oct 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Price and spec
Bad points:
little too sensitive touch pad and a little on the plastic side
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Oct 2008

Mike, Winchester Professional Software Developer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Solidly built Compaq laptop. Great value as a refurbished product - looks like new! Good processor and memory.
Bad points:
Hard disk and video only average.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Oct 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Not heavy. Easy to use
Bad points:
Battery life.
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Sep 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
good screen size, great applications
Bad points:
No instruction manual. Unable to find help info on the laptop. No idea how to get internet access. No Norton anti-virus pre-loaded.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Oct 2008

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.4
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 2
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 160
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number T5450
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.66
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Weight (kg) 3.1
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number GMA X3100
Remote control No
Release date 2008-02-28
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Manufacturer's Description

The Compaq Presario C700 Notebook PC is an affordable notebook with a stylishly slim design and powerful performance. Perfect for use at home or on the go, stay connected wherever you are!

Features
• Featuring genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic or Premium for superior digital entertainment and advanced features
• A good value PC that doesn’t compromise on features. Its 15.4 inch widescreen display with HP BrightView makes graphics vibrant and sharp, whether viewing a presentation or photos. With up to a 250 GB hard drive, you’ll have all the power you’ll need
• A lightweight and slim design makes this notebook perfect for use at home or on the go. With the latest Intel mobile technology and integrated WiFi, it really is simple to stay connected wherever you are
• Three USB ports make file transfer simple, for your music, movies, photos and other files. A rewritable DVD drive means you can burn your own discs and take your files with you


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