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Compaq Presario CQ71

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of Compaq Presario CQ71. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Compaq Presario CQ71 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Compaq Presario CQ71 from 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 People really like the durability and screen. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but opinions about the portability and keyboard are different.

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Compaq Presario CQ71-403SA Laptop PC (17.3-inch LED Display, Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel Pentium T4400 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, GeForce G103Compaq Presario CQ71-403SA Laptop PC (17.3-inch LED Display, Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel Pentium T4400 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, GeForce G103

May, 2018

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HP Compaq Presario CQ71-403SA review


HP's Compaq Presario CQ71-403SA is a business-oriented 17.3in desktop replacement that gives you plenty of PC for your money. It's big even by desktop replacement standards, with a wide wrist rest and large keys on both the keyboard and numeric keypad....

This laptop's well suited to most home and office tasks, but it's relatively poor battery life lets it down slightly.

May, 2010

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Compaq Presario CQ71-401SA Laptop


Thankfully it is not a lot heavier as the screen uses LED backlighting, which is not only slimmer and lighter than older technologies, but also allows for improved battery life thanks to more efficient power consumption.

3GB of onboard RAM is also included, although the operating system and hardware can support far more if you want to upgrade at a later date, with a maximum of 8GB installable. Powering the pixels on the screen is an Intel graphics chip, which can be...

Jul, 2012

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HP Compaq Presario CQ71-403SA


Quick and powerfull, running multiple programmes with ease. Wireless working is eay to set up and works a dream. Screen quality is a delight. Keyboard also has avery nice quality feel with a full keypad and number pad plus leds for caps lock and number...

The battery life has to be the one serious failing of this machine. A full charge will not give more than one and a half hours of use. This does not bother ME much as I have it plugged to the mains 99% of the time, but some users might find it...

Nov, 2010

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HP Compaq Presario CQ71-403SA


It does all I ask.

Nothing to report as yet.

Sep, 2010

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HP Compaq Presario CQ71-403SA


The laptop is easy to use and windows 7 (64 bit) makes it fast.Screen clarity is very good. Sound quality is crisp.

Loading I tunes via Microsoft explorer did not load. Had to use Google Chrome which worked better. Not many programmes fitted.

Aug, 2010

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HP Compaq Presario CQ71-402SA


I love this laptop. Lovely big screen, decent processor and memory size. i'm an onlin gamer and this does everything i need.

Aug, 2010

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HP Compaq Presario CQ71-402SA


Great notebook

Battery life is not too long

Jul, 2010

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HP Compaq Presario CQ71-403SA


Well laid out. Large screen. Windows 7 is very good from what I have seen so far.

Very poor sound.

Jun, 2010

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HP Compaq Presario CQ71-403SA


Easy to use, very fast and a great performance. Layout is good and a value for money product.

Battery life is poor and the casing could have been improved.

Jun, 2010

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HP Compaq Presario CQ71-402SA


Great keyboard, very smooth to use.

A lot of reflection from the screen; need to use the screen pushed well back

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:3D Sound Blaster Pro
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:Y


Energy Star certified: / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver


Backlight: No
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Internal: Yes
Product type:Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65 / 90


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA 4500MHD / No / NVIDIA GeForce G103M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.309 / 1.79 / 1759 / 2.302
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA 4500MHD


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard integrated devices: No
Keyboard language:French
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard style:Straight
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes
Wrist rest: No


Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Mouse included: No


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

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type: / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Chassis type:
Compatibility:HP CQ71-200, CQ71-100, CQ71-400, CQ71-300
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Display included: No
Energy efficiency compliance:
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package depth:4.29
Package height:13.6
Package width:20.5
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:65 / 90


Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GL40 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 13 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GL40 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:T1600 / T3000 / T3100 / T3400 / T4200 / T4300 / T4400 / T6500 / T6600
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel Pentium / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.66 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.16 / 2.2
Processor front side bus:1066 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:T1600 / T3000 / T3100 / T3400 / T4200 / T4300 / T4400 / T6500 / T6600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor T1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Pentium T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor threads:2
Stepping:M0 / R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
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 for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
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
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:35583 / 37251 / 37253 / 37255 / 37258 / 38979 / 39311 / 40738 / 40739
Processor code:SLB3P / SLB6J / SLGF4 / SLGF5 / SLGJL / SLGJM / SLGJN / SLGMY / SLGVS
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Cable lock slot: Yes


Bundled software:Microsoft Internet Explorer; Windows Live Messenger, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player; HP Total Care Setup, HP Total Care Advisor, Cyberlink DVD Suite, Cyberlink YouCam, Windows Media Center, Windows Photo Gallery; Windows Mail / Microsoft Internet Explorer; Windows Mail; Adobe Reader; Windows Media Player; Windows Photo Gallery; DVD Play; Windows Movie Maker, Windows DVD Maker; Cyberlink DVD Suite; Windows Media Center
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows Vista Home Basic / Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2011 / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009\nNorton Online Backup\nMicrosoft Office Home & Student 2007


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500

System Requirements

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.9 / 11
Height (front):1.38 / 1.42 / 2
Height (rear):1.62 / 1.77 / 2
Weight:6.72 / 6.94 / 7
Width:16 / 16.2