Summary: I got this laptop for school, and it worked great...at first. It has a terrible battery life and very poor screen quality. Not to mention games. the cooling system is busted and the processor cant handle more than 2 browsing windows open. cheap laptop + HP = poor buy.
Summary: this laptop has major flaws. the battery life. i had it for 10 months and the battery lasted 30-40 minutes. but, it charges fast. the cooling unit is rubbish. you can have it in your lap for 20 minutes, and it will be an oven. there is only 1 cooling vent/fan. it over heats too fast.
You can do so much better than this with the same money.
28 March 2012
Summary: I bought my CQ62 in spite of the warnings because I found a "great deal". It worked exactly as expected out of the box, but I was immediately disappointed by a slight curve in the key board. The keys in the center of the top half of the keyboard were all slightly lower than the others.
Summary: I bought one of these puppies a week or so ago and I had to exchange it because of fan problems. Now I have another one -- and guess what? More problems. The screen is slightly dark on the right (annoying but not horrendous) and the fan it still crap; it makes an irritating humming noise.
Summary: This thing is pretty slow and has issues my 3 year old Compaq doesn't have. The installed wi-fi card/software is slower and more prone to timed out issues from my ATT wireless router/modem. Keys are almost unreadable due to small fonts. For $260. thats what you get!
Summary: I had an economical Compaq all-in-one and was very happy with that so I bought this one and hate it. The touch pad is an absolute joke. A small, undefined area for scrolling and a very narrow bar for clicking make it a nightmare to navigate through pages and to drag and drop.
Summary: This laptop is a bit slow, but I cant complain for $348. I bought a Compaq for my sister that was similar to this one, except it had the keypad and an extra 1GB of memory and I only paid an extra $30 and it was worth it. It doesnt feel as cheap as this one and its much faster.
Excerpt: Overall, I have to say that I found the compaq to be a good laptop. It handles well and has a fair amount of storage and RAM. However, like many other laptops made my HP (Compaq) it has serious flaws reguarding battery life and overheating...