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Compaq Presario CQ57-311SS QH668EA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 reviews of Compaq Presario CQ57-311SS QH668EA. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and portability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical comments about the connectivity and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Compaq Presario CQ57-311SS QH668EA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Compaq Presario CQ57-311SS QH668EA from 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 Reviewers really like the design and performance. The portability and price are also appreciated. Many are negative about the image quality and reliability, while comments are divided on the screen.

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58% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Till Schönborn (

Review HP Compaq Presario CQ57-303SG Notebook


Good and cheap? How much power does a notebook need to cope with

Very low purchase price; Good price/performance ratio; Comparatively high graphics performance; Low power consumption and heat development; Long battery life

Poor processor performance; Poor connectivity; Below average screen quality; Permanently active fan; No HDMI out

Among the competitors that we have previously reviewed: HP 630, HP 635 or the Lenovo G575. Depending on the configuration, the Fujitsu Lifebook AH530 is available for less than €400.

Jan, 2012

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For the price it is good if you are looking to just browse the internet and use it lightly. But for gaming and videos you best do a memory upgrade.

Very lightweight and nice. Price is awesome

The memory is too low to run Windows 7 effectively in the longterm. I suggest you update memory to 8GB

May, 2012

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Decent for basic laptop


Overall the computer works pretty good, which is why it got 4 eggs. The processor is a little weak so load times may take a little longer to load up, but after it is up and running it processes pretty smoothly and overall a good starter laptop for...

Has everything you need to get started with. Allows internet access, has some nice features that come along with it, battery life is decent, and the web cam works nicely. Bought this as a Christmas gift when the price was around $299 and so far so good

I understand that this is a recertified device, but the drivers for the wireless, video graphics, and card reader were never preinstalled for this device and that is a bit unexcusable, hence why it lost an egg in my review. Wasn't too big of a deal...

Dec, 2011

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Basic, cost effective laptop


In regard to another review, I 'm not quite sure why a Tech Level 5 HDMI Guy would even buy this computer. It's obvious it doesn't have an HDMI output, so why buy if that was so important, and then bash it on the rating? I think this computer is just...

Cost effective ; Decent performance ; Nice screen

None noted

Nov, 2011

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This unit is good for small children and teens. Not good for adults. Buy an ASUS they come with allot more bells and whistles for around the same price.

Cheap. For everyone with teens in school this is a decent deal

Very low end. Only 2gb ram, when ram right now is dirt cheap. No HDMI. The video chip on the motherboard supports HDMI, they just are too cheap to put a $5 or less connector on it. Too bad

Oct, 2011

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You get more than what you paid for it


For the price($350), you can't go wrong and it gets the job done. It has only been one week, but from owning a laptop before the first impression is good. “A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.” – Emo Philips

The laptop is small and light, but sturdy at the same time. Keyboard feels good, I like my laptops w/o number pads so I especially love this one. The CPU isn't anything special, but it runs very well form what I've been doing. At 1.6 GHz I am satisfied...

Only con I've found was by the slot reader, there is a ding or a big dent if you want to call it that. I'd say something happened during shipping, but has not effected the laptop at all. Like I said very sturdy

Sep, 2011

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Great laptop


I think this laptop is awesome. I have had several netbooks (ion, plain atom), as well as a zacate motherboard. I think this is just amazing for its price. I can do many things with this laptop ; The greatest part of this laptop is that it is totally...


Sep, 2011

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HP Compaq Presario CQ57-225SA


a very good computer with all the extras. Not for 'heavy loading' i e can't handle loads of info downloads or it slows down.

A MAJOR bad point that will drive you mad on using is the extremely loud click of the mouse pad each time!

Oct, 2011

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HP Compaq Presario CQ57-225SA


monitor screen clear

volume control not as good

Oct, 2011

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HP Compaq Presario CQ57-225SA



Oct, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.949 / 1.92
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.66
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6250 / AMD Radeon HD 6310 / AMD Radeon HD 6320 / Intel HD Graphics


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4 / 8
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-590.6 - 480000
Operating altitude:-590.6 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.8 x 9.72 x 1.41
Display:LCD / LED
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100-240 V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):19.1 x 13.6 x 4.33
Package weight:7.78
Quick start guide: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65


Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:AMD A50M / Intel GM45 Express / Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 16 / 22
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No
L2 cache:2
L3 cache:2
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:AMD A50M / Intel GM45 Express / Intel HM65 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:107
Processor:B800 / B815 / B960 / C-50 / E-300 / E-450 / T3500
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor codename:Penryn / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:AMD C / AMD E / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1 / 1.3 / 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.65 / 1.7 / 2.1 / 2.2
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:AMD
Processor model:B800 / B815 / B960 / C-50 / E-300 / E-450 / T3500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:PGA988 / Socket 478 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2
Stepping:Q0 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 100C / 85

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:No / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:N / Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:42104 / 59570 / 59836 / 63919
Processor code:SLGJV / SR07V / SR0HZ
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B)
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS, HDD
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD


Bundled software:6016 x 4000, 4608 x 3072, 3072 x 2048, 1920 x 1280 / Microsoft Office Starter
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Symantec Norton Internet Security


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions