Sunday, October 05, 2008

Compaq Presario CQ40-125AX Preview

Today I like to introduce a new laptop, made by Compaq (division of HP).

Compaq Presario CQ40-125AX (Price : RM 2099)

  • AMD Turion X2 RM-70 2.0GHz
  • ATi HD3450 256MB (Good for low-end gaming!!)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 250GB HDD
  • Webcam 1.3MP
  • WiFi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth
  • DVD Writer
  • 14.1" WXGA

The reason I preview this laptop is that it's graphic card is quite good! For 2.1k, you can get a discrete graphic card that normally found in laptop that costs 2.8k and above.

IMHO, this laptop is good for those people who always play dota or CS(they can play at high quality!!). You can add another 1gb of RAM for rm60 so that it won't lag in Vista. Forgot to mention, this laptop does not come with windows vista nor xp. So you have to add another RM 250 for a Vista Home Premium Version.

You can go to this thread that is dedicated to this series of laptop, that is, CQ40 series.

This website have extensive review about this laptop, albeit it is in chinese.

October 3K PC configuration~

Yawn......time to make another 3k rig new changes on the hardware news except for the introduction of AMD Radeon HD 4670 and 4550. But no more talking (typing i mean), let's see my choice for this month's 3k PC~~

  • CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9550 2.2GHz - RM 484
  • RAM: Aeneon 2GB DDR2 800MHz * 2 - RM178
  • HDD: Western Digital 640GB SATA - RM 239
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte MA78GM-S2H - RM 309
  • Graphic Card: SapphireHD4850 512MB DDR3 - RM574
  • Optical Drive: LG DVDRW 20X SATA (GH20) - RM74
  • Monitor: LG 19" LCD (W1942T) - RM 529
  • Speaker: Edifier M1350 2.1 - RM 80
  • PSU: HEC Ace power 480W - RM290
  • Casing: Lian-Li PC-7 - RM 220 (Get it from ATE)

Total : RM 2977

Well, it's RM97 more than the previous 3k PC, but you get a better graphic card that can beat 3870 by 40%++.