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HP Compaq Presario CQ56

alaTest has collected and analyzed 487 reviews of HP Compaq Presario CQ56. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the portability and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. The sound and durability get mixed comments. There are some critical reviews about the energy efficiency and touchpad.

price, performance, usability, screen, portability

keyboard, touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Compaq Presario CQ56 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Compaq Presario CQ56

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of HP Compaq Presario CQ56 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and reliability. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the image quality, while many are critical about the touchpad and keyboard.

price, performance, usability, reliability, portability

design, size, keyboard, touchpad

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Compaq CQ56-256 15.6 inch Laptop (AMD Dual core P360 Processor, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium) - BlackCompaq Presario CQ56-102SA 15.6" Notebook (AMD V140 2.3GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Black, DVD/RW)Compaq Presario CQ56-102SA 15.6" Laptop (AMD V140 2.3GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Black, DVD/RW)

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Compaq Presario CQ56

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HP Compaq Presario CQ56 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative views about the sound and touchpad.

performance, price, usability, portability, screen

reliability, durability, touchpad, sound

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP Compaq CQ56 15.6" Notebook Intel dual core 2.3GHz 2GB 250GB DVD±R/RWup to 5 hour battery life

May, 2016

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP Compaq Presario CQ56 Notebook

 

Two-Nine-Nine. These three numbers add up to the most attractive

Low price; Stable case; Resistant surfaces; Aluminum reinforced hinges; 2 RAM slots (one empty); Good hard disk; Three hour battery life; Low emissions; Viable keyboard

Only few interfaces; No cardreader; Not AR coated; Poor contrasts & viewing angles; Weak performance; Stiff mouse keys

HP 625: dual core with matt TFT and more interfaces starting at 325 euro; HP 620: more performance with Intel's dual core; HP Compaq Presario CQ62: higher quality and with dual core; MSI CR630: technically almost identical, but with eSATA and...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-111SA review

 

A solid laptop, offering decent levels of performance but irritating usability

Good performance ; Price ; Keyboard ; Bright screen

Touchpad design ; Graphics power

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: arcanumn (newegg.com)

Buyer Beware

 

Great Price or so I thought

Critical Failure on high memory caused me to have to have technical fix my laptop only 1 month into my ownership

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: ninc (circuitcity.com)

great for the money

 

I couldn't pass it up for the price,,a great starter laptop

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: 007trex (circuitcity.com)

Excellent value for the money

 

This Compaq is my first laptop. It is very fast and reliable. Excellent graphics. My only negative comment would be that the keys are not that easy to type on (not the raised style keys). That being said, it is still a very good value for the money.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: TR  (circuitcity.com)

Good Value

 

Not the fastest or best equipped but it does what I was looking for with no problems and at a price I was willing to pay.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: KITEEZ  (circuitcity.com)

Refurbished but still not fixed

 

I bought this after ordering 2 HP laptops that arrived with serious problems----bad enough to get a return label. Thought this might be one of them after corrections----might have been----but still has serious problems.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Jim  (circuitcity.com)

Works Great

 

No problems a bargain for the price

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: dant  (circuitcity.com)

best thing for the price

 

bought this pc for my aunt, she totally love it.She is going back to school, didnt want to spend a lot of money on pc. i get her this one and she instantly fall in love with it. love the wide screen

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: David  (circuitcity.com)

Outstanding Laptop

 

This has to be the best deal on this website an awesome laptop running Windows 7 for only $259. I received the laptop last week and it's great runs fast and smooth with no problems at all. Highly recommended A ++++

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Display

Display Surface:Gloss

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.893 / 1.309 / 1.405

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 900 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:35