The HP CQ43-405AU (APU Dual Core/2GB/320GB/Windows 7), packed with one of the latest operating systems in the market and good speakers and graphics is a good option if you love good quality sound and enjoy watching high quality videos and pictures while playing powerful games. The average processor and battery backup may be the cause for concern though.
Design and Display
The matte black finish provided to the laptop adds beauty and elegance to it. The device comes with a 14 inch Brightview LED Backlit display that is pleasing for the eyes.
Processor and OS
In terms of the software platform, the gadget comes with a Windows 7 HB operating system. It is administered by the AMD APU Dual Core processor which has a clock speed of 1.3GHz. The 2GB DDR3 RAM can be expanded up to 8GB. You can create and play disks with the DVD RW SuperMulti Drive having Dual Layer Support.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
You can enjoy video chatting even under low light conditions with the 0.3MP web camera along with the digital microphone provided in the laptop. The 320GB hard disk with an rpm of 5400 and SATA disk interface. The touchpad is capable of supporting multi touch gestures so that you can handle the gadget efficiently. While the AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics is useful in enjoying high quality games and pictures along with powerful games, the Altec Lansing speakers are capable of providing good quality music.
Battery and Connectivity
The 6 cell battery is capable of providing a backup of up to 3 hours. It comes with various connectivity options which in include Multi card slot, VGA port, HDMI port, USB ports, RJ45 LAN, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth and Ethernet.