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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. Views about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts 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 Reviewers really like the durability and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the portability and keyboard.

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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

Sep, 2017

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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

Consumer review by: Roger (

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

Consumer review by: Alan (

HP Compaq Presario CQ71-403SA


It does all I ask.

Nothing to report as yet.

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Christopher (

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

Consumer review by: Mr C (

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

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

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

Consumer review by: BL (

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

Consumer review by: Carol (

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


Front Camera: Yes


Display Surface:Matt
HD type:HD+


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.309 / 1.759 / 1.79 / 2.302
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:35583 / 37251 / 37253 / 37255 / 37258 / 38979 / 39311 / 40738 / 40739
Processor package size:35