Summary: This is a pretty nice laptop when it comes to using standard programs like microsoft office and video playback for the price. If you need to run heavy programs like AutoCAD or Labview it still works pretty well, you just would need to put it in high performance mode for optimal user experience in that regard.
Great value for the price , Great name Brand & Well made product
5 March 2014
Summary: bought this item as used and found it to be well cared for be the previous owner.. it is for my neighbor who is new to computers and it fits his need perfectly. i have always been fond of HP and Compaq. this computer is more than worth the selling price. My neighbor would rate this as a 10.
Awesome Laptop Good Price for the single use that will have it!
20 February 2014
Summary: i bought this product, for a mom´s teamwork of school, she is so happy, with her product, i think is good for write documents about single projects, and use the datashow in presentations of documentals, for something else, i would not recommend for example games, heavy software, etc ^^
Summary: I am going to make the best of the item because I needed one. It had allot of options that went along with it and I will make sure to use them all. the original program was still running on it so I will have to readjust a couple of thing but i will make it work.
Summary: I've had this for almost two years now and it works a million times better than my last laptop (an HP that cost me $1,000 a couple years earlier). I can't really complain about it, except the stupid touch pad is hard to use and bruises my fingers, oh, and the sound card is terrible, I mean C'MON. Any music you play, even through high quality speakers, will sound like absolute crap. Other than that I haven't had any issues with it.
Excerpt: I purchased this almost 8 months ago. In needed a pc for my school work but didnt have a lot of money to spend on it. This was a pretty good deal. So far, the only issue I have is the space bar sticks every now and then. However, I will recommend this to any student. Its very affordable and I am happy with it.
Summary: a good reliable notebook;delivering fast switching speed,great sound quality and exceptional visual effects;this notebook has the basic as well as some advanced operational features that can satify small and corporate business needs.
Summary: FYI, Compaq Presario CQ56-115dx can be upgraded to at least an AMD Athlon Phenom II N970 2.2 Ghz Quad Core Processor, even though the documents, and some articles in the HP forum and elsewhere state that the max upgrade is the AMD v-160. I have done this myself and have noticed little increase in CPU temps and little effect on battery life.