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HP Compaq Presario CQ61

HP Compaq Presario CQ61
alaScore 84

677 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 677 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the battery and usability are generally positive. The performance and screen also get good reviews, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

value for money, screen, performance, usability, battery

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 231 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 Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, performance, battery, build quality

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

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Compaq Presario CQ61

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 user reviews of HP Compaq Presario CQ61 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

value for money, screen, usability, performance, keyboard

reliability

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Dosen't like to connect to the internet

 

I like to play sims and games on facebook but this laptop gets hot way to fast after about 30 minutes I have a cooling pad but it still gets way to hot to fast.

Windows 7, Dvd/cd rom drive

Takes me a while before it will connect to the internet but my husbands acer always connects right away. Gets Hot fast not a gaming coumputer

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Great, I Love It

 

I Like Its Style And Its Webcam ( It Is High Definition) And Its Screen Wide Screen Format In 1080p High Defintion With Its Blazing Fast Speed I THink This Is A Great Laptop PC That I Will Keep As Long As I Can Get OS Updates Such As, Windows 8 ......

Ok I Dont Really Own This Computer I own the presario cq61 that has a webcam and has a AMD AThlon II Dual-Core M300 Running Windows 7 Home Premium, I Like How It Is Customizible and Looks Stylish

I Download A Program And I Cant Find It. It Will Only Work If I Force It To Open (Click On A File And Select Open With... Then Click The Program)(Only Works If This Program Is A Media Program

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It's become my little work-hourse

 

First know that I am what may considered a professional with computers. I am an XP fan.. never owned a system with Vista and never will. My two other high-speed systems are XP based. I walked into Walmart and saw this one had Windows 7 and for the...

Reliable, Great Speed for the money. AMD purchased ATI graphics so the combo here works well. Windows 7 is a pleasure

Single core CPU is slightly under powered but that only if I'm trying to run AutoCAD on the thing

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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

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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...

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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...

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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

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