HP Compaq Presario CQ61-406SA reviews and prices: 15.6" Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 11 reviews.
HP Compaq Presario CQ61-406SA with AMD Turion II M520 2.3 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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Mark, Cork, Ireland General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good screen resolution for movies, full size keyboard - handy with a number keypad on the right hand side, fast start up, runs programmes quickly and smoothly, very quiet fan, able to run multiple programmes simultaneously without the RAM running out.
Bad points:
Very quiet speakers - pretty pointless if you're in bed watching a movie.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Aug 2010

Confirmed purchaser Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good buy for the money, they daughter is very happy with it!
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 May 2010

Confirmed purchaser Music, gaming or video fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
good quality, easy to set up and use, good design, can turn off touch pad to ensure don't accidentally move mouse whilst typing, usb ports split between sides, 2 on left and one on right, so can decide which side is best to use. Full number pad may be useful for people who need it. Dual core processor and good graphics card means you can play games that say they require a higher processing power. The Windows Experience Index, which is a benchmark of performance, I assume a windows 7 thing, gives the laptop a base score of 3.9 as desktop graphics are this amount, however gaming graphics are given a score of 5.3, with processor, ram and hard disk being 5.8, 5.5 and 5.9 respectively (all of these are out of 7.9) Overall I love my new laptop!
Bad points:
The maximum RAM this laptop can use is 2.75 so it's a bit annoying that they advertise it as having 3 and being upgradable. The two lights on the top on the laptop, which are pretty pointless as they tell you when the laptop and wireless is on, which isn't exactly hard to tell without them, can be irritating if trying to watch a film but these are easily covered up with a piece of paper. The arrow keys are quite small which can affect game play on any games that require their use, however you soon get used to it.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Mar 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 Turion II
Processor number M520
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.3
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Card reader 5 in 1 Card Reader
Weight (kg) 2.68
Graphics card brand ATI
Graphics card model number RADEON HD4200
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand AMD
Chipset series M870
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Width in cm 37.8
Depth in cm 25.2

Also known as: Compaq Presario CQ61-406SA

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Compaq Presario CQ61-406SA Notebook PC. Sleek and stylish by design, this 39.6 cm (15.6-inch), 16:9 ratio Compaq Presario notebook features a unique Imprint design in a glossy black finish.

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