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HP Presario CQ60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 661 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the usability and battery are overall positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated. Many are negative about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Presario CQ60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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HP Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX


Editors' note: This review is part of our spring 2010 retail laptop and desktop roundup, which covers specific fixed configurations of popular systems found in retail stores.

Rock-bottom price; attractive design; good build quality; offers enough performance for basic tasks and some multitasking; roomy display; comfortable keyboard; Wireless-N Wi-Fi

Single-core processor limits performance; no Webcam; no media card reader; stiff mouse buttons

The Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX covers the basics, and that's really all you can ask for from a $349 laptop.

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HP Compaq Presario CQ60-417DX


Editors' note : This review is part of our 2009 Retail Laptop and Desktop Back-to-School roundup , covering specific fixed configurations of popular systems that can be found in retail stores.

Decent keyboard and touch pad, good screen, low price.

Slow processor, no SD card reader or Bluetooth.

Saddled with a processor that's bottom-tier, the CQ60-417DX is a budget laptop with the chassis of a superior machine but the guts of an inferior one.

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Compaq Presario CQ60-420US


Priced at just $529.98 (list), the Compaq Presario CQ60 (420us) is easily one of the most affordable 15-inch notebooks around. This no-frills system won't wow you with multimedia features (it lacks an HDMI port and a webcam, among other things), and...

Very affordable. 16:9 aspect display. Manageable weight

Sluggish performance. Short on features. Does not support draft-n Wi-Fi

The Compaq Presario CQ60 (420us) lacks some of the features found on other 15-inch models, and its performance is nothing to write home about, but bargain hunters will love its sub-$500 price tag.


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HP Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX Laptop Review


The Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX follows the tried-and-true budget laptop formula, supplying an Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM, integrated Intel graphics, a 250GB hard drive, and a 15.6-inch display for ...

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HP Compaq Presario CQ60-419WM


For s not an embarrassment to you. It's definitely worth checking out.00, you get a 15.6-inch screen, a 160GB hard drive, and a DVD burner—all in a laptop that's not an embarrassment to you. It's definitely worth checking out.

Unbeatable price; large screen; uncluttered design

Single-core processor; low-end performance; no Webcam

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Compaq Presario CQ60


Notebooks have become cheap and plentiful in 2009 and the Compaq Presario CQ60 priced at around $500 is no exception. This is notebook that is simplistic for the average user and gives you portability and a very nice 15.6-inch widescreen display all...

Affordable & portable ; Excellent 16:9 display ; Decent performance for average users

No draft-n Wi-Fi ; Mediocre performance for advanced users

The Compaq Presario CQ60 comes with a 1-year limited hardware warranty with toll free support 1-year hardware & 30-days software. This notebook is also Energy Star certified.

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"Decent laptop"


I have owned this laptop for about 4 years and it still hasn't broke down. I'm actually quite impressed. The major problem with this laptop is the battery life. Right now I can only last about 1 hour on battery before it dies. I'm a video editor and...

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"Good laptop for the price."


A decent computer for the home user who doesn't do a lot of gaming. My son watches a lot of You Tube on it without problems, the family does web surfing, and it's great for home personal use using Office and other programs.

Nice large keyboard, decent wrist rest, love the number key pad to the right, the wi-fi on/off switch, and the big display.

No web cam built in, the battery doesn't seem to last very long,and would like more memory (RAM) built in.

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"Great lapto for the price. ;)"


A good full size laptop to have, mine is almos two years old and after memory upgrade and system restore run like a i7.

Exelent build quality, great "personal" (no gaming or hyper preformance) computer.

No Hdmi out, low preformance parts but upgradeables.

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"Good for people who type. Bad for gamers."


I suggest this computer for any person who does not play video games. I was flying blind when i got this computer. Next time i will make sure i do not pick up something that cant handle hardcore gaming.

Great picture quality and high resolution screen. Good keyboard.

What i did not like about this computer is that it lacks the gaming essentials- Fast processor, Lots of RAM. so when i try playing FPS games. it is really slow paced.

Product Specifications

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Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.6in/16in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm/40.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Latin America/Latin America / Mexico/United States
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard/RaidSonic Technology
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Compaq Presario/RaidSonic ICY Dock

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Hard Drive Form Factor Compatibility:2.5 / 2.5"
Hard Drive Form Factor Compatibility (metric):6.4 cm
Product Type (CG):Storage bay adapter


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth/802.11b/g/n

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Basic
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.16GHz/2.1GHz/2.2GHz/2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:585/900/QL-62/SI-42/T3400/T4200/T5800
Type:Athlon X2/Celeron/Core 2 Duo/Pentium/Pentium Dual Core/Sempron


Installed Size:1GB/2GB/3GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Home use

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500M/Intel GMA 4500MHD/NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G