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HP Compaq Mini CQ10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 280 reviews of HP Compaq Mini CQ10. 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. Reviews about the screen and price are overall positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the sound and energy efficiency get negative views.

usability, portability, size, price, screen

battery, energy, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Compaq Mini CQ10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of HP Compaq Mini CQ10 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the usability. The size is also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the reliability.

price, size, usability


71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Compaq CQ1040UK Desktop PC (AMD E-350 1.6 GHz, 3GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 7)Compaq CQ1040UK Desktop PC (AMD E-350 1.6 GHz, 3GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 7)

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Compaq Mini CQ10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of HP Compaq Mini CQ10 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the size. The reliability is also appreciated, but many are less positive about the price.

usability, reliability, size


71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: Iowa Boy (

Very nice


Make sure and take your time to set-up your computer, most people get in a big hurry, and try to rush things, that doesn't work on computers, take your time.

Nice mini, this is my second mini, I really like them, they take up alot less space. These mini HP/Compaq are really nice, I seem to like them the best. The Windows 7 OS are also really nice, I really like the starter editions on these mini laptops

Well nothing against newegg, they are great as always, but UPS is sure slow, I think they are getting worse, takes them to long to get your item to you. I think they are not to efficient

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Jake (

Really sucks


I have this as a school issued laptops. Very horrible.

very close together. Good for quick typing

Horrible computer ; Left right mouse (hard to click) ; Small mousepad ; Short battery life ; Too small ; No cd drive

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Joycellyn (

HP Compaq CQ10-500SA


Looks good

This machine is so slow, you are hindered by opening two applications at the same time or two browser pages at the same time. Don't waste your money!

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: gillian (

HP Compaq CQ10-800SA (Netbook)


it was easy to set up and does everything I need it to.

the glossy cover shows finger marks - I should have left the plastic film on !

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: henry (

HP Compaq CQ10-800SA (Netbook)


compact, good keyboard, looks good

only 1g memory, so cant keep much on it

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Sell (

HP Compaq CQ10-800SA (Netbook)


Great little netbook


Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

HP Compaq CQ10-800SA (Netbook)


Screen resolution

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: zoe (

HP Compaq CQ10-800SA (Netbook)


this product was soo easy to set up and has everything needed for use on the move which is helped by its size and weight without compromising on features

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: rachel (

HP Compaq CQ10-500SA


none so far

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: claire (

HP Compaq CQ10-500SA


this is a smashing little machine and would recommend it for all basic apps. so easy to set up and use

battery life not as good as it could be

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:Generic / Generic, mono / HD / Mono
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2


Battery Capacity:28
Battery capacity (Watt hours):28
Battery life (max):3.15 / 5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver


Chassis type:Desktop
Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Netbook


Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 5:3
Display Diagonal:10 / 10.1
Display Resolution:1024 x 600
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:30 / 40
Power supply:30 / 40


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6310 / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.256
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated / Intel GMA 3150


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:1 / 3
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1 / 2
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x DIMM


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

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other Features

Audio system:Generic / Generic, mono / HD / Mono
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.6 x 7.52 x 0.898
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Graphics:GMA 3150 / GMA 950
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150 / GMA 950
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel
Power Requirements:100-240V AC
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

Display included: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):1.63 x 1.02 x 0.433
Package weight:5.6
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide: Yes


Chipset:AMD Hudson D1
GPS (satellite):N / No
Motherboard chipset:AMD Hudson D1
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type III
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Port replicator: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:30 / 40
Power supply:30 / 40


Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:Intel 945GSE / Intel NM10 / Intel NM10 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 12
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GSE / Intel NM10 / Intel NM10 Express
Motherboard southbridge:Intel ICH8M
Number of Processing Die Transistors:123 / 47
Processing die size:26 / 66
Processor:E-350 / N270 / N450 / N455
Processor cache:0.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville / Pineview
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.66
Processor front side bus:533 / 667
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:E-350 / N270 / N450 / N455
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series / Intel Atom N400 series
Processor socket:FCBGA559 / Socket F (1207)
Processor threads:2
Stepping:A0 / C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5 / 5.5 / 6.5
Tjunction:100 / 90

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
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: Yes
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 / No
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 / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:36331 / 42503 / 49491
Processor code:SLB73 / SLBMG / SLBX9
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3 / SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / No
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Y


Bundled software:Blio e-Reader\neBay\nHP Games Powered by Wild Tangent\nHP Media Suite\nHP Power Manager\nHP QuickSync\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP Setup Manager\nHP Support Assistance\nSkype\nSnapfish Picture Mover\nSun Java / HP Setup Manager\nHP Support Assistant\nHP Recovery Manager\nWebcam Arcsoft\nArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre\nHP Games\nHP Connection Manager\nWindows Live Essentials\nAdobe Reader\nAdobe Flash Player / Webcam Arcsoft, HP Connection Manager, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Windows Live Messenger, Adobe Reader,\nAdobe Flash Player / Windows Media Player\nWebcam Arcsoft\nHP Connection Manager\nHP CloudDrive\nMicrosoft Internet Explorer\nWindows Live Messenger\nAdobe Reader\nAdobe Flash Player
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Starter / Windows XP Home Edition
Trial software:Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011 / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011 (60) / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011, HP CloudDrive / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011, Norton Online Backup


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / memory stick (ms), ms pro / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 160 / 250
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 160 / 250

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.3 / 10.6 / 6.77 / 7 / 7.52 / 7.64
Height:0.898 / 0.925 / 1 / 1.26 / 1.29 / 12.6
Height (front):0.898 / 0.925 / 1.04
Height (rear):1.26 / 1.29
Weight:2 / 2.51 / 2.56 / 2.58 / 2.67 / 2.69 / 2.71 / 2.78 / 4.96
Width:10.3 / 10.6 / 11 / 3.94 / 6.77 / 7.52 / 7.64