Affordable laptop with entry level features
Display and Outfit
The HP Compaq 325 (XW042PA) sports a 13.3-inch HD LED backlit display with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The slate grey coloured laptop measures 26.8mm around the waist and tips the scale at 2.0kg. It carries a full size spill resistant keyboard and standard touchpad.
Configuration and Platform
Doing the duty on the inside of the HP Compaq 325 (XW042PA) is a AMD dual-core V140 processor sprinting at 2.3GHz and based on AMD RS880M chipset. It is aided by a mere 2GB DDR3 RAM which can be further expanded up to 8GB via the single DIMM slot. Rich games and videos are handled by the ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics unit. It sails on 32 bit Windows 7 OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The HP Compaq 325 (XW042PA) is armed with a stunning 2MP webcam and inbuilt microphone so that you donÂt face any kind of problem in video calling with your friends or boss. It accounts for the storage needs of the user with a 256GB SATA hard disk operating at 5,400rpm. It has mono speakers for multimedia purposes. The SuperMulti DVD drive with dual layer support is useful in running all kinds of disks.
Battery and Connectivity
Keeping the HP Compaq 325 (XW042PA) juiced up for a fair period of time is a 6 cell Li-ion battery. The connectivity and networking features come in the form of Bluetooth v2.1, three USB 2.0 slots, HDMI out, digital media reader, WLAN, Ethernet port and VGA port.
The HP Compaq 325 (XW042PA) is a compact laptop available at an affordable price and featuring entry level configuration. It is apt for those who need to make video calls frequently thanks to a quality 2MP webcam. The presence of SuperMulti drive is a bonus in this price range.