The Bottom Line
- Lots of Hard Drive Space
- Strong Offering For the Price
- Not As Quick As Newer Intel Core 2 Duo Budget Processors
- Has Lots of Trialware Installed
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core TK-55 Mobile Processor
- 1GB PC2-5300 DDR2 Memory
- 160GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
- 8x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Burner with LightScribe
- 15.4" WXGA (1280x800) LCD with NVIDIA GeForce 7150M Integrated Graphics
- v.92 56Kbps Modem, 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wireless
- Three USB 2.0, One FireWire, ExpressCard/54, 5-in-1 Media Reader
- 14.1" x 10.1" x 1.6" @ 5.7 lbs.
- Vista Home Premium, Works, AutoProducer Basic, Norton Internet Security
Guide Review - Compaq Presario V6620US Budget Notebook PC
10/10/07 – Compaq's new Presario V6600 line of notebooks is essentially identical to the HP Pavilion dv6600 line of notebook PCs. This is useful to know as consumers can pretty much look at either of the two models and be getting the exact same system.
Powering the Presario V6620US notebook computer is the AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-55 dual core mobile processor. This is a fairly strong offering from AMD that will work well for most computing tasks, but it isn't as energy efficient or powerful as the newer Intel Core 2 Duo processors starting to make it into the lower cost notebooks. The one gigabyte of PC2-5300 DDR2 memory is average for the market segment and lets it run Vista Home Premium alright, but don't expect to be multi tasking much without upgrading.
Storage is very strong for the budget oriented Presario V6620US. The system ships with a very large 160GB hard drive that is double the size of most notebooks in this price category. That gives plenty of room for storing digital media files that can quickly eat up space on a notebook computer. The DVD burner also supports LightScribe media for burning labels directly to the media.
The graphics and display for the Presario V6620US is common for the budget market. It uses the GeForce 7150M integrated graphics that severely limit its 3D capabilities, but is perfectly fine for other computing tasks.
All in all, the Presario V620US is a solid budget notebook offering that has a lot to offer for its price. This is definitely a system to put on the short list, and if you can't find the Presario, remember that the Pavilion dv6600 models are nearly identical.