Summary: I did not receive the product as advertised...the only thing matching the product description was that it was a 15.6 inch compaq notebook. The main hardware needed was a complete screen assembly, and so I received a working one with this purchase.
Summary: I've bought this laptop new, and it has since given me nothing but trouble. And from reading the web, the issues encountered are very common. First of all the fan is prone to clogging and the paste used to cool the processort is badly applied so overheating is common. Next the motherboard has poor build quality. The laptop is prone to booting problems due to the motherboard having loose connections, bad quality of solder, etc. Avoid this model.
Summary: ( I am a teenage girl, writing a review on my mothers account. Just saying.) I did NOT buy this product from Amazon, I purchased it at Walmart since it was a very good price. I have had the product for about a year, and it was great. I only used the internet on it, not buying any games. It ran well, told me 30 minutes before it was going to die that it was going to hibernate, and it was light weight. The 2 bad things about the laptop was 1.
Summary: I purchased this notebook for my 17 yr old daughter. She finds it to be slow loading/watchin videos. It does not contain any Word documents on it which defeats one of the reasons for purchasing it-school work. Also the battery life is not very long. I think she is more dissatisfied with it than what I have written here but she doesn't like to complain.
Summary: I've had this computer for a little over a year and it has seriously gone downhill lately and within the past few months.I liked it at first, despite the fact that it doesn't have a webcam :(, but no longer consider it to be a good purchase. Maybe I should've chosen and installed a better virus protector, I don't know, but I have increasingly been experiencing problems and slowwwness with internet, multitasking, etc.
Low price shouldn't mean low quality--but it does.
Wanna-Be Buddha, Amazon
17 January 2012
Summary: I have an old Samsung flip phone that cost around $30. It has survived my abuse for more than a year, including being dropped into a koi pond. It was cheap, but it is very well-made and reliable. The point of this digression is that a small price tag doesn't have to imply poor-quality merchandise.
Summary: is really a jumbo netbook with dvd with performance only little better than intel atom. Fortunately for people that are in market now there's many new generation of much faster processor/video alternative with good battery life. For sub $400 now, you can get 3gb+ 320gb+ harddrive with hdmi (east tv connection plus accelerated video). All with great battery like 4hr+ etc. Avoid V and E series from AMD Intel i3/i5 are great, new generation(2011) laptop pentium are good.
Summary: As with many others, I received my Presario CQ56-115DX as a replacement in the NVIDIA settlement. What a downgrade from a dv6000! That aside, it's a cheap but servicable computer for a cheap retail price. Multitasking is almost overwhelming for it. I'll be upgrading RAM to 8 MB to see if that helps, but only 64-bit applications can take advantage of more than 4 MB memory. Also the video processor uses a large hunk of the memory.
Summary: Like many here, I received this laptop as part of the nVidia settlement. While I agree it was a very poor replacement for my old laptop (mid-quality 5 years ago, but it least it was a dual core), the reviews should be about this particular PC and not our displeasure with the settlement. With that said, this is a real piece of junk, IMO. I work on computers all day long, repairing and installing new machines. I haven't come across a new PC this bad in years.