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Compaq 515 QL-66 14.0

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and reliability. The portability and value for money are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the performance. There are some negative views about the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Compaq 515 QL-66 14.0 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Compaq 515 QL-66 14.0

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Compaq 515 QL-66 14.0 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Compaq 515 QL-64 14 160/2GB Pc

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HP Compaq 515 review

 

Recently,Compaq 515 and 610 are launched from HP. With prices about $429, $449 respectively, they are inexpensive business oriented notebook. At first, let us have a brief review of Compaq 515: The 515 is the smaller of the two and measures 14.1″. It...

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Out-of-date configuration, non-creative design

Editor's opinion: If you want to buy a business oriented notebook for regular use, it is enough, and it is a good choice, but if you want to use it for some special purpose, it may not meet your need.

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Great computer at fantasic price

 

I needed a smaller laptop for travelling and I decided to try this one. I am very happy with my choice! It is very light weight, fast, stable and the screen is one of the best I have ever seen. The only thing I can find wrong with it is that it doesn't...

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Purchased for my Mom

 

Once I got her wireless setup she was able to get right to work on the laptop and she is not a computer person. she still stuggles with getting her mind wrapped around wireless but loves the laptop and never calls me with problems. Which is unusual.

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Solid performace

 

Good features and fast speed and has XP

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Best deal going for under $500

 

If you're looking for something that lives in the borderlands between a netbook and a high-performance notebook, this is a good compromise. It's relatively small and portable but can definitely do more than a netbook can. One warning, though; even...

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Great Value

 

The quality and value you can not go wrong for the price.I do wished the battery life was better, but it does ok. I do wish it had HDMI, but you can't have everything. Overall great deal

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a very good deal

 

for little money, you get a peppy dual core processor instead of the obsolete and glacial ones they generally install on these low-end, basic use models. this is a very competent and reliable laptop, an excellent deal.

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Good laptop

 

needed a laptop that was more business oriented. left XP on it and its perfect. Its also nice to have the choice of vista and windows 7 as well. Awesome performance for a budget business notebook

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Great product for the money

 

Bought this Laptop for wife just to surf the net on at home. It is a great buy for the money.

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not recomended

 

pros: -its cheap -it has a really nice keyboard -it is light and compact cons -abysmal wireless performance, side by side with my other machines it consistently shows a fraction of the connection speed -slow, REALLY slow with vista, moderately slow...

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Product Specifications

A comfortable fit for any budget, the Compaq 515 Notebook PC helps keep you connected and productive so your office goes with you. With its attractive design and a starting weight of only 5.0 lb /2.49 kg, the Compaq 515 is the perfect business partner. The 16:9 ratio 14.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit high-definition widescreen display produces brighter images similar to HDTV and is more power efficient than regular LCD screens. The Athlon X2 Dual-Core processor combined with integrated ATI Radeon HD graphics offers the performance you need to stay productive. The optional DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe drive makes your storage media stand out with custom labels that you can burn directly to your disc, and the integrated SD Card reader lets you easily share files with cameras, smartphones or other devices. The Compaq 515 helps you stay connected at hotspot locations by offering Wi-Fi Certified WLAN wireless technologies. With Wi-Fi Certified WLAN, integrated microphone and optional integrated 2 MP Webcam you can experience web conferencing and other multi-media content with no additional hardware to buy or carry. To help protect your data by reducing physical shocks to your hard drive, the Compaq 515 features DriveGuard. In addition, DriveLock helps protect data on your hard drive from unauthorized access in the event your notebook is lost or stolen. Plus, Fast Charge technology recharges your notebook battery to 90% within 90 minutes to get you back to business faster.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.2in
Height:1.3in
Weight:5.1lbs
Width:13.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:14in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:515
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Miscellaneous

Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:Bell 103J / Bell 212A / ITU T.30 / ITU T.4 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.23 / ITU V.250 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.80 / ITU V.8bis / ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem/None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft 2.0)/802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.2GHz
Manufacturer:AMD
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:QL-64/QL-66/RM-74
Type:Athlon X2/Turion X2 mobile processor

RAM

Installed Size:2GB/3GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Small business / Corporate business

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3200