Summary: I use this computer when traveling and it gets knocked around a lot. I really don't treat it with "care" and yet it has never given me any trouble. It has all the features I need, but the cost was low. I've owned this notebook for several years, so I guess I'm really giving a great review to Compaq (not just this notebook) for building a reliable computer.
Summary: My grandfather loaned me his Compaq QC62-410US to repair. His main complaint was odd behavior and that it ran too slow. If HP is the garbage in the can outside your house, Compaq is the stuff in a dumpster that hasn't been emptied in a month and is full of used diapers after a dysentery outbreak. While in 2010 having only 2GB of RAM is understandable shipping even a bottom-end computer a single-core processor is a crime.
Summary: I was initially reluctant to buy a "cheap" pc, but decided to take a chance. It's wonderful and fast and would not hesitate to recommend this computer to anyone. I'm a MAC girl, myself.... but for Windows, you can't do better!
Excerpt: The Compaq Presario CQ62 offers decent memory and fast processing. However, that is where the good qualities end. I have had numerous problems with the Compaq Presario in the 2 and half years I have owned it. First, the cooling fan stop functioning and had to be replaced. Then, the battery quit charging and had to be replaced. Then, the power supply/charging card stop working and had to be replaced. Then, the keyboard had to be replaced.
Excerpt: I have had my compaq for almost a year and it has been great for me and my family! It loads up fast and has a great picture. I especially love the feature to expand the pictures simply by using my finger tips on the touch pad. Great purchase! I would definitely recommend this particular compaq to anyone!
Excerpt: I bought this laptop at the beginning of my freshman year and now it is my junior year and it has held up all this time. I love how durable it is, I have dropped it and it still worked. I use it pretty constantly and battery life is not too bad. It is easy to connect to wireless networks and easy to use when you do not have much knowledge of computers to begin with.