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HP Compaq Presario CQ56

alaTest has collected and analyzed 402 reviews of HP Compaq Presario CQ56. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the portability and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, but there are some critical views about the energy efficiency and touchpad. The sound and reliability get mixed views.

performance, price, usability, design, portability

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 402 reviews)

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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 63 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. People really like the portability and reliability. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the image quality, while there are some negative comments about the touchpad and keyboard.

price, performance, usability, reliability, portability

design, size, keyboard, touchpad

90% 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)

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Compaq Presario CQ56

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 user reviews of HP Compaq Presario CQ56 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the screen and portability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas the sound and touchpad get critical reviews.

performance, price, usability, portability, screen

reliability, durability, touchpad, sound

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Compaq Presario CQ56-110US 15.6-Inch Laptop PC - Up to 4.15 Hours of Battery Life (Black)Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX 15.6" 2GB 250GB Laptop PCCompaq CQ56-219WM Presario Laptop 15.6" LED display / 2.20GHz Celeron Processor / 2GB DDR2 RAM / 250GB HDD / Lightscribe DVD±R/RW / 802.11 b/g/n Wifi

Aug, 2015

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
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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: 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: 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: 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: KITEEZÂ (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: 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: Jim  (circuitcity.com)

Works Great

 

No problems a bargain for the price

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

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Unknown
Card Reader: No
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:HD 720 / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM / DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA 4500M / Mobility Radeon HD 4250 / Radeon HD 4250

Processor

Chipset Brand:AMD / Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:40GL / RS880M / Unknown
Processor:ATHLON II / Celeron / Celeron M / Pentium / Pentium Dual Core / V SERIES / V-SERIES
Processor Brand:AMD / Intel
Processor Number:900 / 925 CELERON M / P320 / P340 / P360 / T3500 / T4500 / V140 / V160
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