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Compaq Presario CQ62

alaTest has collected and analyzed 520 reviews of Compaq Presario CQ62. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the keyboard and usability are on the whole positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the connectivity. Some have doubts about the touchpad and energy efficiency.

price, performance, screen, usability, keyboard

reliability, energy, 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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Compaq Presario CQ62

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Compaq Presario CQ62 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and durability. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the reliability and performance.

price, usability, design, durability, screen

performance, reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Compaq Presario CQ62-220SA Laptop (Intel Celeron 900 2.2GHz, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, 15.6-inch LED display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)Compaq Presario CQ62-220SA Laptop (Intel Celeron 900 2.2GHz, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, 15.6-inch LED display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Compaq Presario CQ62

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 user reviews of Compaq Presario CQ62 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the durability and screen. The usability and performance also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the connectivity and touchpad, while there are some mixed opinions about the portability and reliability.

price, performance, usability, screen, durability

battery, energy, touchpad, connectivity

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: COMPAQ PRESARIO CQ62-219WM LAPTOP LCD SCREEN 15.6" WXGA HD LED DIODE (SUBSTITUTE REPLACEMENT LCD SCREEN ONLY. NOT A LAPTOP )COMPAQ PRESARIO CQ62-219WM LAPTOP LCD SCREEN 15.6" WXGA HD LED DIODE (SUBSTITUTE REPLACEMENT LCD SCREEN ONLY. NOT A LAPTOP )

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP Compaq Presario CQ62 Notebook

 

Simply Office. Simple mainstream notebooks with a 15.6 inch display and low entry prices are very popular. Plain design, glossy display and AMD hardware promise a good value for money ratio. Convincing office device or second choice?

High-end workmanship and elegant design, Robust surfaces, Generous keyboard, Office Performance, Convincing emissions, The well manufactured plastic and prism texture that provides a high-end feel. The office performance is convincing

Yielding wrist-rest, No multi-touch support, TFT not AR coated, Average display rates, Poor 3D performance, Short battery life, A matt display would have improved the rating and especially the 15.6 inch notebook's usability significantly

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Matt Elliott (cnet.com)

HP Compaq Presario CQ62 review

 

With any entry-level laptop, the first order of business is to figure out which features were sacrificed in order to hit a bargain-basement price. With the $349 Compaq Presario CQ62-215DX--one of the least expensive non-Netbook laptops available--you...

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...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Matthew Elliott (pcmag.com)

Compaq Presario CQ62-225nr

 

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

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.

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Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Susan McGlaun (i4u.com)

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...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

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

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

HP Compaq Presario CQ62 Review and Ratings

 

If you need a very inexpensive laptop, the CQ62 is not a bad bet. It's missing some features, but it delivers decent overall performance considering it costs less than $400.

Remarkably low price ; Large screen ; Passable performance for the money ; Reasonably attractive design

No memory-card slot, Webcam, or HDMI port ; Stiff mouse buttons ; Narrow LCD viewing angle ; Limited availability

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (techradar.com)

HP Compaq Presario CQ62-220SA review

 

A solid budget portable that offers good value for money

Solid build ; Portable ; Touchpad is spacious and responsive ; Impressively strong sound ; Good connectivity

Integrated graphics renders HD videos unplayable ; Boring design ; Battery life isn't great ; Shortcut keys are easily hit by accident

If your needs extend only as far as browsing the web and your photo collection, the HP Compaq Presario CQ62-220SA is a cheap and cheerful laptop that does the job. It's well built and portable, with only a few dodgy niggles.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

HP Compaq Presario CQ62-116TU

 

The Presario CQ62 is a decent, but unexciting laptop that doesn't stand out enough to make it a must-buy system.

Comfortable keyboard

Trackpad sits flush with the wrist rest ; Bland style ; Average battery life ; Better alternatives exist near this price point

We liked the cheaper CQ42 despite its flaws precisely because it was cheap and fills a niche that neither iPad-style tablets or netbooks currently serve. That's roughly the positioning for the CQ62 as well, but its AU$999 price tag, combined with the...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Jayesh Shinde (pcworld.in)

Compaq Presario CQ62-105TU

 

The new Compaq Presario CQ62-105TU is a unique-looking budget laptop. It comes with useful software, offers very good performance.

Unique textured look ; Very good performance ; Useful proprietary software ; Nice keyboard, touchpad ; Relatively lightweight ; Very good onboard sound

No Gigabit Ethernet ; Touchpad edge hard to discern

A good value for money laptop, the Compaq Presario CQ62-105TU distinguishes itself from the rest of the pack with a unique look and feel, useful proprietary software, and very good entertainment value.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (zdnet.com.au)

HP Compaq Presario CQ62-116TU

 

The Presario CQ62 is a decent, but unexciting laptop that doesn't stand out enough to make it a must-buy system.

Comfortable keyboard

Trackpad sits flush with the wrist rest ; Bland style ; Average battery life ; Better alternatives exist near this price point

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:N

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Brown
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter output current:3.5
AC adapter output voltage:18.5
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4250 / Intel HD / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.762 / 1.276
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

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

Networking

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

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-590.6 - 480000
Operating altitude:-590.6 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Type:PC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
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
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter output current:3.5
AC adapter output voltage:18.5
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GL40 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GL40 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:900 / P320 / T3300 / T4500
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:AMD Athlon II Dual-Core / Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:900 / P320 / T3300 / T4500
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket P / Socket S1
Processor threads:1 / 2
Stepping:R0
Tcase:105
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
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
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 (VT-x):N
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:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:41498 / 47511
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Internet Explorer, Windows Live\nMessenger, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007,\nNorton Online Backup,\nSymantec Norton Internet Security 2010

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.69
Height (front):1.25 / 1.45
Height (rear):1.25 / 1.45
Weight:5.51
Width:14.7