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Compaq Presario SR1120NX

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The Compaq Presario SR1120NX is a typical example for a budget desktop computer system, providing a decent system for the price but with limited upgradability.
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Pros

  • Large Software Bundle
  • Included Media Card Reader

Cons

  • Lacks Speakers
  • No AGP/PCI-E Expansion Slot
  • No FireWire Ports

Description

  • Intel Celeron D 330 (2.66GHz) Processor
  • 512MB PC2700 DDR
  • 80GB 7,200rpm Hard Drive
  • 48x CD-RW and 16x DVD-ROM Optical Drives
  • AC'97 Audio
  • Intel Extreme 2 Integrated Graphics with 64MB Shared Memory
  • v.92 56kbps Modem and 10/100 Ethernet
  • Five USB 2.0 Ports and a 9-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • Windows XP Home, MS Works 7, Norton Anti-Virus, MS Money 2004, Quicken 2004, iTunes and WinDVD

Guide Review - Compaq Presario SR1120NX

10/4/04 - Compaq and HP long were a company that provided a wide range of prebuilt desktops in retail channels, but that is gradually changing with more and more models being offered online via custom configurations. The Presario SR1120NX remains one of a few ready-to-ship budget desktop models that can be found for under $600.

Much of the Presario SR1120NX typifies what can be found in a standard budget desktop system. It is powered by the new Intel Celeron D (2.66GHz) processor. The new Celeron D series increases the frontside bus for improved performance, but it still lacks behind the mainstream Pentium 4 processors. Matched up to this is 512MB of PC2700 DDR that should provide sufficient memory for most users tasks.

Storage is provided through a standard array of hard and optical drives. Hard drive storage is handled by an average sized 80GB 7,200rpm drive. This should be plenty for most users. Optical storage is provided through a 48x CD-RW burner and a 16x DVD-ROM drive.

Graphics are limited to the standard Intel Extreme 2 integrated graphics. Don't expect it to be able to handle many advanced 3D graphics such as games. This could be problematic as the system has limited upgradability. It does not have an AGP or PCI-e slot to expand the graphics. In addition, it does not have any FireWire ports.

One area where the Presario SR1120NX does well is in the software. It has a very complete set of applications. But in the end, the SR1120NX is only an average system.

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