Who is it for? discussing who would benefit most from this laptop...
From a student's point of view, I can honestly say that the time in which you can do pleasurable activities is gravely limited. If you truly want to be the best, you have to work your arse off, and that leaves little time for other things.
Therefore, a laptop fit for a student would be one with sufficient storage space and enough hardware strength as to run the school programs. Since all schools in general use programs that haven't been updated in more than a decade ( two decades, in my case ), the program part should be no problem. Thus, I'd say that Compaq Presario CQ57-489WM would be perfect for the student on a budget.
- Casual User
From all of the casual users I know of, I can easily say that they all use the laptop for menial activities, none of which requiring a great deal of hardware strength. Web-browsing, social networking, the occasional movie and a few extremely small and bad-looking games don't require an alien-built laptop to run.
Therefore, if you are a casual user and don't really want to spend all that much on a laptop with a lot of bells on whistles that you will probably never use, I'd gladly recommend Compaq Presario CQ57-489WM.
- Business User
As far as I see it, the most important thing for a business user should be Mobility. Tied to that in close relation would be the performance in multitasking, but not so much as to reach the level of a power user laptop. That is why I usually recommend an Ultrabook as the perfect laptop for such people.
Compaq Presario CQ57-489WM may not be strongest out there, and unless you upgrade the RAM to its maximum amount, I doubt it will be all that powerful in Multitasking.
- Power User
As far as I see things through my sick and twisted little world view, a power user is somebody that generally only uses the laptop for tasks such as heavy multitasking or strong hardware-demanding programs / tasks. Therefore, I believe that a power user should always have the best laptop out there ( not necessarily equipped with a powerful video card ).
Needless to say, this little laptop cannot suit that task at all. One would be foolish to even try to do some hard multitasking on it. Compaq Presario CQ57-489WM is not for power users.
The basic definition of a gaming laptop is the same as the power user laptop, but to be more specific we also need to add a strong video card to the equation.
I don't think I need to specify how this device will not suit those particular users at all.
PROs Vs. CONs
One of the best things of this laptop is the fact that it is equipped with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium. Microsoft is having a deal at this time and if you purchase any device with Microsoft Windows 7 on it, you can upgrade it to Windows 8 for no cost or upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for a mere 15 dollars.
The main disadvantage of Compaq Presario CQ57-489WM is the lack of a dedicated video card. I am a person that uses that component quite a bit for heavy gaming. The same thing can be said about the numeric keypad.
I also have a problem with the pre-installed software as they are usually only Trial versions of programs.
User Reviews: what others think?
So far the only user review I could find was made by somebody that purchased their laptop from Wallmart. I get that Wallmart is pretty big in the States and that they offer cheap items, but their items, same as any major store,aren't necessarily top notch. Therefore, I wouldn't really recommend purchasing "expensive" (in comparison to the rest of the products) products at such stores. You see, such massive stores cheapen some particular products so that you get the impression that EVERYTHING is cheaper, but in reality, the technological gizmos and similar items are actually at 50% the extra price.
Upgrade Compaq Presario CQ57-489WM to 6 GB of DDR3 RAM (Running at 1066 MHz)
In conclusion, I would definitely recommend this laptop for students, casual user and business users alike. The only people I wouldn't recommend this device for are the power users and the gamers. Those two categories I strongly believe should build their laptops / PCs from scrap, without settling for what each shop is offering.
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