Compaq CQ2009F Desktop PC

Compaq CQ2009F Desktop PC
From Hewlett Packard

List Price: $356.00
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Product Description

Streamlined, stylish, and fun, the Compaq CQ2000 series provides easy access to online experiences and digital entertainment without overwhelming your workspace. It¿s ideal as a 'starter PC' or as an extension of your existing home network. Whenever you want to play a DVD, watch YouTube, send e-mail, or just surf the Web, this compact device is always standing by. The CQ2000 is easy to set up and ready to run right out of the box¿and the price point is hard to resist. Based on the Intel Atom processor, the Compaq CQ2000 series is optimized for Internet access and basic communication. Reliable, energy-efficient performance helps manage your most essential computing tasks. And with its low, slender profile, the CQ2000 fits neatly into areas where space is at a premium¿apartments and dorm rooms, kitchens and cubicles. Proven technologies and economical design make the Compaq CQ2000 series both highly affordable and extremely dependable. It's the smart choice for cost-conscious users who know exactly what they need: a simple, reliable, easy-to-use accessory without any unnecessary extras. And with the Compaq brand, you can count on technology that's built to last. HP helps you minimize your impact on the environment with ENERGY STAR qualified power management features and a number of convenient technology recycling programs. The Compaq CQ2009F ships with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 1.60GHz Intel Atom Processor 230 with 512KB L2 Cache, 1GB PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM Memory, 160GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with 64MB Dedicated Graphics Memory, SuperMulti DVD Burner, and 10/100Base-T Network Interface. Dimensions: 4.41" (W) x 10.71" (L/D) x 9.69" (H) approx., 8.16 lbs. approx.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #16 in Personal Computers
  • Brand: Hewlett-Packard
  • Model: CQ2009F
  • Dimensions: 9.69" h x 10.71" w x 4.41" l, 13.00 pounds


  • Desktop PC with 1.60GHz Intel Atom Processor 230 with 512KB L2 Cache
  • 1GB PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM Memory
  • 160GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with 64MB Dedicated Graphics Memory

Customer Reviews

Great deal for a replacement/additional PC on a Budget!4 This will not break PC speed records, but it is no slouch either. It will probably still be faster than your average 5 year old computer that you may be using right now. More details on what's inside: The DVD-RW drive is a standard easily replaceable/upgradeable 5 1/4" SATA drive. Also the hard drive is also a standard SATA 3.5" replaceable/upgradeable drive. As far as the memory goes, it is a standard desktop 240pin, 800MHz/667MHz DDR2 module (Single Slot) which can be upgraded to 2GB if you were so inclined to do so. (NOTE: To get to the RAM you have to remove the side panel of the case -2 screws-, the front bezel of the system -2 clips-, to dismount the DVD drive -2 screws-, in order to gain access to the single RAM slot on the motherboard which is populated with the default 1GB module.) The power supply is an external module exactly like a laptop power supply which also helps to reduce the size and heat inside the system. One con I noticed with this system is that the little cooling fan in the back of the system will kick in a very high rate of speed (Loudly) when the internal temps go up which is good for cooling, but can be unnerving if you don't expect it. Also there is no active cooling (Fan) on the processor/chipset itself so I am unsure of its longevity in warmer environments. The model that I received did have a dial-up modem (Green RJ11 Jack) in the single pci-e 1x slot of the computer so I am not sure what the other reviewer was talking about. Also keep in mind that this system does not have an Antivirus pre-installed so be sure to load it with your favorite Antivirus before going crazy w/ online browsing. That is actually one of the good things about the system too, in that it does not come preloaded with tons of Promo-Ware (Limited Usability Promotional/Advertising Software) like other systems. It is pretty much a straight forward XP install with very few Compaq-ware items. The mini keyboard and standard optical mouse was a nice throw-in. Nice, low power system for the kids.4 This is a nice little system for the kids. It's energy star qualified so you can leave it on all the time without affecting your electricity bill. According to HP's web site, you can't upgrade the ram (click specs): [...] This shouldn't be a problem since 1GB for XP is plenty. It also doesn't come with speakers or a monitor so get those as well. Here what we got: [...] Just don't expect to run the latest 3D games on this machine. For web surfing, email, music, and watching movies, it should be fine. Small, inexpensive, quiet, fast enough, low power consumption5 Works fine as a web terminal, casual-use home computer, etc. A tremendous value with a dual-layer DVD writer, reasonably large SATA drive, etc. Full-sized Western Digital SATA hard drive is a bit noisier than I'd like but not overtly noisy. Case is very small, and case fan noise is not too obtrusive. Measures about 30 Watts of power consumption, a small fraction of full-sized desktops which usually use 100 to 200 Watts. Analog video on VGA connector is appropriate, but adding a HDMI could be useful for connecting to a digital TV. Probably HDMI is not available on the nettop/netbook chipsets typically used with the Atom CPU. Performance is adequate. Doesn't quite feel as quick as the Atom can after adding AVG antivirus and particularly Zonealarm firewall software. Still fast enough for casual web surfing, etc. Overall very good for its intended purpose. Computers needn't be big, expensive or power hungry to meet the needs of most home users, and this is a good example.