The Bottom Line
- High Speed Celeron Processor
- Lacks Stereo Speakers
- Intel Celeron 2.7 GHz Processor
- 256MB PC2100 DDR Memory
- 40GB Hard Drive
- 48x CD-RW Optical Drive
- Integrated AC'97 Audio
- Intel Extreme 3D Graphics with 64MB of Shared Memory
- v.92 56Kbps Modem and 10/100 Ethernet Port
- Six USB 2.0 Ports and Three PCI Slots
- Windows XP Home and Microsoft Works 7.0 Software
Guide Review - Compaq Presario S6000NX
4/13/04 - Compaq's latest budget oriented system, the Presario S6000NX, is very much an average system found in this price category. It lacks any features that set it apart from its competitors but it also lacks any really major flaws.
Compaq has decided to increase the performance of the S6000NX by using the latest Intel Celeron 2.7 GHz processor. This gives it a slight boost in performance over previous models, but nothing really major. It is matched with 256MB of PC2100 memory which is what all computer should at least ship with these days.
Storage is average with a very modest 40GB hard drive. With the recent advances in storage capacities, it would be nice to start seeing larger 80GB drives be included. The system does ship with a 48x CD-RW optical drive that allows burning of data and audio CDs. The system does lack the ability to read or play DVDs though.
Graphics and audio are very limited with the system. It uses the integrated Intel Extreme 3D graphics processor. Don't expect this system to be running any 3D games. In addition, like most budget systems, it does not have an AGP expansion slot. This means users are stuck with the included graphics. Listening to music or other audio will require additional speakers as none ship with the system.
In the end, the Presario S6000NX makes a good system for those looking for a basic computer for productivity software such as word processing and spreadsheets or for browsing the web.