In picturesWe pay homage, in our own way, to an exceptional piece of hardware.
The Compaq Presario CQ57-366SA won't win any awards for its looks, but does offer the things we look for in a budget laptop.
Dell founder Michael Dell has been quick to mock rival HP after it suggested that it would either sell or spin off its PC production arm.
British manufacturer Novatech has topped a Which? Reliability survey, with the PC maker scoring the same as giants Apple and Compaq.
HP has announced further details on its new mini-Q net-top this month, the Compaq CQ2000M, the company's latest entry in the burgeoning low-cost, low-power desktop market.
HP is the number one laptop seller in the world at the current time, and has been for the past two years. It has achieved this through being user-focused. The HP Compaq 6715s (£499 inc. VAT) is a widescreen machine ideally suited to those who are looking for a desktop replacement with a degree of portability.
HP's Compaq range targets the corporate user and small businesses, offering robust build quality and a conservative but practical design. The Compaq 6710b (£699 inc. VAT) features a 15.4-inch display. It's the only machine on test to use standard TFT technology – so the display has a matt ﬁnish rather than the glossy coating found on rivals.