HP Compaq CQ61-416SA reviews and prices: 15.6" Laptop computer

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+ This laptop scores high on performance. - It scores poorly on size and weight.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 16 reviews.
HP Compaq CQ61-416SA with AMD ATHLON II 2.1 GHz Dual Core Processor, 3GB of Memory and 320GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD drive See full product description

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Donald, Londonderry, Northern Ireland General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
it will do all i need it too and more.
Bad points:
none as far as I am concerned...
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Mar 2010

sandra , dumfries General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
value for money and overall performance good
Bad points:
no real negatives on this product , fits our needs
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Mar 2010

Brian, Chieveley Often on the move

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Keyboard is quiet and has a lovely touch.
This my first laptop so I cannot compare it with others, but the learning curve was easier than I had feared.
Bad points:
As with all computers on sale, the suppliers' assumption is that you will understand all about operating it. Mine came with Windows 7 and I am used to XP. I could really have done with more help...after all, I didn't choose to have W7.
I also suggest that designers find a way to accommodate a radio modem dongle so that it isn't so vulnerable to being knocked/damaged. Using an extension lead is a partial solution but rather untidy. Perhaps a socket could be arranged to hold the dongle flush to the side of the case rather than sticking out from it.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Mar 2010

Redzonkie, Worcester General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great package with everythng you could need for home use. Very tough compared to other cheap plastic cased ones.
Bad points:
As its a wide screen you tend not to get everything you want to display length wise on the screen without scrolling down. You could probably use a higher display resolution to make it easier but it might be too small to read easiliy
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Mar 2010

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
my first lap top, and as an older PC user I love the product for its "beauty" and ease of use, but have no idea of the technical reasons - leave that to my son who has not complained so must be good!
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Mar 2010

Brigitte, Littlehampton Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
After a long serch for a cheap laptop i came across this Compaq which IMO is the best of the lot in the same price range.Good memory 3 GB and good data storage 200 plus GB combined with a decent dual core (2.1 ghz) are more than enough for my everyday use.This laptop can handle multiple operation at the same time without loosing too much in speed.It comes with a camera which is quite handy.All in all a good buy and i would defitenaly recommend it.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Apr 2010

Al, Stratford General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
A very good solid laptop and has a dedicated graphic card. HDMI output.
Bad points:
Not the fasted or largest hard desk space. But still ideal for general use both home or business but not for gaming.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Apr 2010

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.6
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 3
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand AMD
Processor series ATHLON II
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.1
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Weight (kg) 2.68
Graphics card brand ATI
Graphics card model number Radeon HD 4200
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand AMD
Chipset series M880G
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Width in cm 37.8
Depth in cm 25.2
Release date 2010-02-23

Also known as: COMPAQ CQ61-416S

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Manufacturer's Description

The Compaq Presario CQ61-416sa is driven by AMD’s AthlonTM II M320 dual-core processor and runs on Microsoft’s Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system. This laptop also boasts a spacious 250 GB hard drive and 3 GB of RAM for great all-round performances. Plus, the Compaq Presario CQ61-416sa is equipped with a 15.6-inch widescreen display and an in-built ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics card. Whether you’re watching a film with the DVD drive, playing a video game, or browsing your favourite websites, you’re guaranteed a great view at all time with this notebook! That’s not all though! The Compaq Presario CQ61416sa has plenty of other handy features too. WiFi connectivity makes it easy to hook up to the web through any wireless public hotspot, while the HDMi socket is ideal for linking up your flat-panel TV. Three USB ports works with the integrated 5-in-1 media card slot to really open up the options, and the headphones and microphone jacks are the perfect complement to the built-in webcam.


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