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. if your a gamer, this laptop is not for you. i play some games sometimes on this, but it is noticeably laggy. not too much, but noticeable.
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. It was odd, but in all the time it functioned I never had a problem typing, so I got over it. The second thing I noticed was that it was difficult to use the static mouse.
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. It gets on my nerves. Does that mean it's going to break? I don't know. I hope not.
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. I have to use it with an external mouse. There is also no guide to the many function keys on the keyboard that it touts.
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: "Too slow, too slow, too slow. I will never buy a cheap laptop again, you get what you pay for. This laptop frustrates me no end, it is just so slow and the charged battery life is not long enough. After about 18 months the battery needs to be replaced and probably about once a day it needs to be rebooted, not every day but it just gets slower and slower. I have run diagnostics, virus scans etc etc and has not helped. I've even had it looked at by ...
Excerpt: "Now this computer is quite old but i must say that it is awful. people please dont buy it, if you are in ddesperate need of a new laptop but dont have one just go to a library. save for somthing a bit on the higher range because it will last longer. Enough of that lets move on to the specs: AMD Athlon II Dual Core P320 2.1Ghz 3GB DDR3 RAM 250GB 7200rpm Sata Hard Drive DVD RW +/- Lightscribe 15.6" Glossy Screen WXGA (1366 X 768) LED AMD Chipset ATI ...
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... Con's: *The battery life: realistically, I could only ever get about 2 hours out of this laptop when perfoming the kind of tasks that it is marketed to perform (music, video, internet).... this isn't really portability....