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Compaq Presario CQ62

alaTest has collected and analyzed 451 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and performance. The value for money and keyboard are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed opinions on the resolution and connectivity, while the touchpad and reliability get less positive opinions.

screen, keyboard, value for money, performance, battery

reliability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Compaq Presario CQ62 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 451 reviews)

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Review HP Compaq Presario CQ62 Notebook


Simply Office. Simple mainstream notebooks with a 15.6 inch displ ...

High-end workmanship and elegant design ; Robust surfaces ; Generous keyboard ; Office Performance ; Convincing emissions

Yielding wrist-rest ; No multi-touch support ; TFT not AR coated ; Average display rates ; Poor 3D performance ; Short battery life

The balanced design and the use of plastic without intricate decorations

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HP Compaq Presario CQ62-215DX


Editors' note: This review is part of our 2010 retail laptop and desktop back-to-school roundup , covering specific fixed configurations of popular systems that can be found in retail stores.

Affordable; updated and attractive design and good build quality; offers enough performance for basic home use; roomy display; comfortable keyboard; 802.11n Wi-Fi.

Very stiff mouse button is uncomfortable to use; single-core processor lags behind slightly pricier dual-core laptops; no Webcam; no media card reader; touch pad doesn't support multitouch gestures.

Sluggish performance is usually the deal breaker for an entry-level laptop, and though the single-core Compaq Presario CQ62-215DX is far from a speed merchant, its biggest flaw isn't a lack of power but rather the finger power it requires to depress...

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Compaq Presario CQ62-225nr


For an entry-level laptop, the Compaq Presario CQ62-225nr ($499.99 list), available at Staples, has a lot going on. It offers a roomy 15.6-inch display, a full-size keyboard, and a modern dual-core processor. It also boasts a design that belies its...

HP's new laptop design trickles down to this entry-level Compaq model. Quiet operation. Fair performance for the price. Respectable battery life

No Webcam. No media card reader. No HDMI or eSATA ports. Squeaky keys and stiff mouse button

If you can accept a couple of missing features and a squeaky keyboard, the entry-level Compaq Presario CQ62-225nr may win you over with its pleasing design, quiet operation, respectable performance, and decent battery life.


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Compaq Presario CQ62-210US Laptop Great for Back to School


Now that it is back to school time, you need to make sure you have everything you will need to go back. It can be a hectic time trying to get everything you need. One thing that just about every upper classmen will need is a good laptop. The Compaq...

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HP Compaq Presario CQ62-209WM Review


HP Compaq Presario CQ62-209WM reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the HP Compaq Presario CQ62-209WM and comparisons to other Cheap Laptops

Very inexpensive; Solid build; Good performance for basic tasks

Short battery life; No webcam or media card reader; Lots of bloatware

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HP Compaq Presario CQ62


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If you're doing nothing, it's perfect.


I've had this laptop for over a year and a half. I am cheap and cannot afford a new one or else this one would go in a second. The memory isn't that bad, but if you're like me who likes games, does lots of work on ... Expand full review

Affordable ; Bright display ; Large keyboard ; 3 USB ports ; Mic included

Poor customer service ; Low memory makes it slow ; Low graphics card and RAM for low quality gaming ; Low durability with the screen ; Quick buttons on the side get in the way

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Decent entry level laptop with design and build flaws.


I had this laptop for about 16 months, but honestly, about 5 of this 16 months this laptop literally sat in the box unopened and untouched. So I used this box for less than one year and had problems with it from nearly the beginning. First and formost...

Inexpensive. I paid about $350 plus tax for it ; Good battery life for what I used it for ; Passable audio for laptop speakers ; Decent screen quality

It seems to have memory issues,(memory in general, hard drive and RAM) programs would randomly stop responding on this system. The keyboard was a pain to work with and the touch pad was more of a nuisance than a benefit

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Very Good Laptop For The Price


Celeron is better than Pentium Processor.

Speed ; Screen ; Keyboard ; Plays intense 3d games

Single Core Processor

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good buy for price


I could beat the value for the price

good screen resoultion, decent speed, good wifi connection

none thus far will update later

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes


Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA 4500M / INTEL HD GPU / Mobility Radeon HD 4250


Chipset Brand:AMD / Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:40GL / RS880M / Unknown
Processor:Celeron / Celeron Dual / Pentium Dual Core / V SERIES
Processor Brand:AMD / Intel
Processor Number:900 / T3300 / T4400 / T4500 / V120