Summary: If you are sending emails, surfing the web, playing very very simple pc games (RPG2003, DOSbox, scummvm, audiosurf to name some that work for me), or writing/managing documents, this computer is for you. It's simple enough to handle simple things.
Summary: I have used this laptop for 2 years now, and it has been a very slow 2 years indeed. I can't tell you how slow this computer can be. It is definitely cheap, and has trouble running basic programs like word.
Summary: I just got this laptop for my 14th birthday and im not gonna lie and say its as good as a dell or mac, But for the price its fine. If your just gonna use it for pleasure or tight on cash than its great, however if you need it for work or college, then I recomend you spring for a toshiba, dell or...
Summary: Okay so I ordered this product Dec 2010 as a gift to myself because i worked so hard to get it, being a teenager and all..I was disappointed when i realized there wasn't even a webcam with it & the advertisement stated tht there was a cam, i was refund the $20 to get a webcam, really tht was no help...
Summary: I have two of these computers. I bought one in the store for myself, because my old computer died, and when my girlfriend at the time broke hers, I bought this one for her, and even though it looks like it has a cam, it does not, though the computer itself functions well enough for its price.
Summary: I've read some of the other people's reviews here & some bear merit & others are complete horse... actually, I don't know if I can use that word here, but you get the idea. That said, I'm going to try to be as fair as possible with this review.
Summary: Yes, this is a cheap laptop. For someone looking to just get online and/or run some basic Office apps, this will be fine. But be prepared for a very slow experience. The technical specs on this thing make it sound better than it really is. The CQ56 is a slow machine.
Summary: I work from home and needed a replacement laptop that was inexpensive until I could afford a better one. The CQ56 serves that purpose just fine. Cons: The computer itself feels tinny when you type and you have to click awfully hard on the mouse buttons.