Great value for the money. I'm very happy with this product!
7 February 2014
Summary: After having Mac laptops for years, this HP was a whole new experience for me. At first, I had a little difficulty adjusting to a new operating system but now I'm enjoying the HP Compaq Presario Notebook. I'm still learning new things everyday but hope to have this "conquered" soon! I bought this Notebook because when my Mac's video card went out, I needed a new and/or different laptop.
Summary: I have been using this computer for 6 to 12 hours a day for 17 months. When I received it it had a bad RAM chip, which took a month and a half to get replaced. Then they sent a stick of desktop ram (which HP let me keep). That is the end of my complaints. This has been a stellar machine, I use it heavily, including some gaming. This is no gaming laptop, but I have run Half Life 2 on higher settings with no problems. It runs hot, most laptops do.
Summary: I really like this laptop. Performance wise it is really good - much better than I expected. The HP install of additional software is minorly intrusive, but it's easy to disable or uninstall the stuff that I didn't want. I use it as a general purpose laptop for accessing the internet, reading email, and watching videos. It fits my needs well. I've been able to successfully install Ubuntu Linux on the device, with the assistance of this link: [...].
Excerpt: I have been using this laptop for sometime now without any problem at all, it's got speed, stability and has never failed me not even for a single time, I initially went for Advent through the PC world, the two Advent's that were changed were all having fan problem, I guess may be the batch produced at the time were all having the same problem Techguys had to change it to this Compaq presario CQ50 and I am enjoying it, I have been using it for more than 6 months now, I...
Excerpt: I find his laptop to be wonderful in it's price range. Speed? More than enough for music creation and watching vids. More than enough power for web surfing, and the detail reports I need to write ocassionally. My olny complaint is Vista itself. Pretty, but like that beauty you dated in high school, pretty doesn't always cut t. Bu the hardware is great, especially for the 394.99 I paid for it at Walmart.
Summary: L'ho acquistato a 499.99 Euro, non mi aspettavo un granchè, mi serviva sopratutto per giocare. Il sistema è Vista , a me ha dato molti problemi vi consiglio di cambiare il sistema da vista a 7.Se volete un uso fluido e veloce vi corsnsiglio di crearvi un 'altra partizione dove installerete i giochi. Il suono è molto buono e anche la qualità del touchpad non è male.