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HP Compaq Presario CQ61

HP Compaq Presario CQ61
alaScore 84

727 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 727 reviews of HP Compaq Presario CQ61. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and screen. The usability and price also get good opinions, whereas there are mixed comments on the energy efficiency and battery.

performance, price, usability, screen, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Compaq Presario CQ61 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Compaq Presario CQ61

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 245 user reviews of HP Compaq Presario CQ61 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and durability are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas there are mixed reviews on the energy efficiency and portability.

usability, price, performance, durability, design

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

This summary is based on the products: Compaq Presario CQ61-406SA Laptop PC (15.6-inch Display, Windows 7 Home Premium, AMD Turion II M520 Processor, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, ATI Radeon HD 420Compaq Presario CQ61-401SA Notebook PC (15.6-inch Display, Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel Pentium T4400 Processor, 4 GB DDR2 RAM, 320 GB SATA HDD, 802COMPAQ PRESARIO CQ61-110SA LAPTOP CHARGER AC ADAPTER UK

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Compaq Presario CQ61

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 user reviews of HP Compaq Presario CQ61 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The usability and performance also get good comments. Opinions about the reliability and portability are different.

price, performance, usability, screen, design

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

HP Compaq Presario CQ61-402SA review

 

An underwhelming laptop, but a decent software suite is included to get you started

Good bundled software ; HDMI ; Good keyboard ; Decent basic performance ; Usability

Limited graphics power ; Battery life ; Portability

A decent laptop for the money, but if you are looking for power then we would look elsewhere

Apr, 2010
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Expert review by: Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Compaq Presario CQ61-217

 

HDMI port ; Excellent value for the price

Hot air vent on left-hand side ; 100Mb Ethernet and 802.11g only, no Bluetooth

The Compaq Presario CQ61-217 adds a little bit of extra quality to the sub-AU$1000 market, though sacrifices on its network capability. For AU$799 though, it's a steal, and if you're not concerned by some of the lacking components, this one's a good buy.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Craig Simms (zdnet.com.au)

Compaq Presario CQ61-217

 

HDMI port, Excellent value for the price

Hot air vent on left-hand side, 100Mb Ethernet and 802.11g only, no Bluetooth

The Compaq Presario CQ61-217 adds a little bit of extra quality to the sub-AU$1000 market, though sacrifices on its network capability. For AU$799 though, it's a steal, and if you're not concerned by some of the lacking components, this one's a good buy.

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good for price

 

Good pc for the price

Arrives with a ton of spam software pre loaded already killing the small amount of available memory. 2gb of ram is not much specially when windows 7 is using over 1 gb. mouse pad and buttons feel like very cheap plastic. A ram upgrade is a MUST

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

DON"T BUY RECERTS

 

As a one time gratuity Newegg decided to refund my purchase THIS ONE TIME. So make sure they don't send you defective merchandise because you might get stuck with it next time.

Was atleast partially assembled

Had loose screws and a rattle inside the case. I sent the product back for a refund and received an email from their inspection department saying there was no rattle and that the unit was being shipped back to me. I'm assuming it was inspected by the...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Nene (newegg.com)

Um, what?

 

No other thoughts besides that you can play very memory-consuming games such as Sims 3. You can run photoshop and everything on this computer and that is a huge plus for digital artists like me.

Very fast, a sufficient amount of RAM and a good hard drive. Very quiet, wireless works, ethernet works, can still connect to home router if I want to go outside in the spring. Sound is amazing. Screen resolution is absolutely terrific. Very light....

But with one problem ; After one month of usage, I turned it on just today and it made a loud buzzing sound, and it stopped when I shook it. I believe my fan is broken and instead of sending it back to newegg, I am bringing it to get it fixed by a...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Moderate

 

Good price. Good Features

Battery lasts *almost* an hour. Was going to ask for help, but upon re-checking NewEgg's spec.s I see they didn't list any amount for battery life

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Solo (newegg.com)

Not bad for that price

 

Everithing what i was expected

No hdmi

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Broken fan

 

If you want this product, then buy the warranty because there is nothing you can do if you open it and see that it's messed up.

Low Price

When I first turned it on, the fan made a really laud sound. The sound wasn't caused by it working too hard, but it was caused because it was broken. It took me 4 hours to open it up and replace it. Obviously whoever checked this computer knew about...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: jballini (newegg.com)

GREAT DEAL!

 

I was a little hesitant about buying this reconditioned; thinking it would be scuffed up or something, but this thing came looking like it was right out of the box brand spanking new.

Overall appearance. Packaging. Clean. Durable exterior. Aluminum keyboard accent. Large key board. Monitor. Fast! PRICE!!!!!!!!! Paid $299 for it! Wish I had about $600 more bucks or I'd buy 2 more of them

Other than the fact that it wasn't free.....no complaints here

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Sleek and stylish by design, the 15.6-inch, 16:9 ratio Compaq Presario notebook CQ61-300 series features a unique Imprint design in a glossy finish.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.9in
Height:1.6in
Weight:6lbs
Width:14.9in

Display (Projector)

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:CQ61-310US/CQ61-410US
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Compaq Presario

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard

Miscellaneous

Color:High-gloss black/Silver / Black

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/None

Networking

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

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:AMD
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:M100/M120
Type:Sempron

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200/ATI Radeon HD 4200