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HP Presario CQ60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 830 reviews of HP Presario CQ60. 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. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the connectivity. Opinions about the sound and battery are different.

price, performance, usability, screen, portability


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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Presario CQ60


alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of HP Presario CQ60 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the portability and reliability. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the battery.

price, performance, usability, reliability, portability

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Compaq Presario CQ60-214 15.6-inch Laptop, Intel Celeron Dual Core T1600, 3GB RAM, 250GB HDD, HDMICompaq Presario CQ60-214 15.6-inch Laptop, Intel Celeron Dual Core T1600, 3GB RAM, 250GB HDD, HDMI

May, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Presario CQ60


alaTest has collected and analyzed 460 user reviews of HP Presario CQ60 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the battery and screen. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the portability, and some have doubts about the sound.

price, performance, usability, screen, battery


87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Compaq Presario CQ60-220US 15.6-Inch LaptopCompaq Presario CQ60-220US 15.6-Inch Laptop

May, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

HP Compaq CQ60-215DX review


Barely more expensive than a decently configured Netbook, the $449 Compaq Presario CQ60-215DX looks like a good bargain at first, with its 16:9 screen and separate number pad, but this is a case where spending a little more can pay big dividends.

Very inexpensive; includes separate number pad.

Slow performance compared with other entry-level laptops; poor battery life.

As stripped-down as a laptop gets, the Compaq Presario CQ60-215DX is saddled with slow performance and a weak battery. There are better entry-level options out there.

Feb, 2009

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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.

Expert review by: Review Crew (

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 ...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Catharine Smith (

HP Compaq Presario CQ60-419WM Review and Ratings


For $300, 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

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: techreviewsource (

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.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Alex Bentley (

HP Compaq Presario CQ60-313SA review


HP's CQ60 is a stylish and usable entry-level media centre, but office performance is poor

Decent usability ; Dedicated graphics

Limited performance

Not a bad laptop by any means, but is bettered by its rivals

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Alex Bentley (

HP Compaq Presario CQ60-214EM review


This Compaq offers great value for money and may be the best laptop we've seen at this price

Great performance ; Nice design ; Good storage capacity ; HDMI out port

Battery life below 3hrs

A solid specification and great performance makes this one of the best laptops you can buy at this price. Fully recommended.

May, 2009

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Compaq Presario CQ60-313SA


The Compaq Presario CQ60-313SA is a laptop with a 15-inch display with 1,366x768 resoluion. It has a AMD Athlon X2 2.1GHz processor and Nvidia GeForce 8200M for graphics, as well as a 160GB hard drive. It weighs 3kg. Compaq Presario CQ60-313SA is...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: musante2 (

I got my money's worth out of it(2009)!


Time for a new one

Easy to use, I am not really tech-savvy!

Poor battery life.

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: sm810 (

"Cheap price with horrible battery life and performance"


For people researching this computer to buy (possibly secondhand). Look somewhere else, I have owned the Presario CQ60 for 3 years now and it is falling apart.

The screen size and price

The battery died a year in, the computer is slow, and Vista basic is less than a deal

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

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Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/512KB


Front Camera: No

Dimensions & Weight



Display Surface:Gloss / Matt

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


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.224 / 0.253 / 0.319 / 0.895 / 1.277 / 1.407
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA


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
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor Number:585/900/QL-62/SI-42/T3400/T4200/T5800
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 500 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor 900 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor T1000 series for Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Pentium T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 31 / 35
Type:Athlon X2/Celeron/Core 2 Duo/Pentium/Pentium Dual Core/Sempron

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:35581 / 35583 / 36680 / 36681 / 36734 / 37160 / 37251 / 37253 / 38979 / 40479 / 41498
Processor package size:35


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