Summary: Let me start of with the appearance... This is a gorgeous looking laptop. Even my macbook friends compliment me on how nice it looks. I really like the black and silver look. It's a real head-turner. The screen is nice, clear and bright. The keyboard and touchpad (or mouse) is functional.It has 3 USB ports which is useful for tech gadget freaks who have multiple devices to charge or sync. The speaker is pretty loud and has good bass for a laptop.
Summary: I purchased this laptop at Walmart in 2009. It was very inexpensive. The motherboard no longer works properly because the laptop has a tendency to overheat and damage the CPU and I am looking for a new laptop. The battery life is very short. The key buttons also have a tendency to fall off. Other than the overheating issue, it is an ok laptop.
This laptop will only last you about a year and a half
Karen M, Amazon
22 December 2011
Summary: -Powerful for the price. -Ran Counter Strike: Source with average frame rate between 35 and 60 fps. -Battery life declined rapidly after about 6 months. -Battery needed replacing after a year. But was still usable -Hard drive failed after 1 year 11 months. To be fair, I am a college student and carried this laptop in a backpack for 3 semesters before it started having issues.
Summary: great computer. had for 2 years. with windows 7 ultimate. its ran so fast for 2 years. still runs super fast. great graphics. good amount of memory and ram. bad--- had to replace battery before year was up. then again, 5 months later. now i have 2. gets very hot screen flickers - which it says is an ATI driver issue but when i update it didnt work. - which lead to where i am now. the screen went out.
Summary: I love the hd graphics on this laptop its crystal clear. Everything about this laptop is great besides not being able to play games like starcraft and diablo. It is very slow with computer games. But it also isnt a gaming laptop. But my issue with it was windows 7. Everytime I turn my laptop on it gets to a certain point after the log in screen sometimes it will run for 3 mins or for 2 hours.
Good, Heater for winter, but we're in mid June. What to do?
G W Push "Hello", Amazon
12 June 2010
Summary: I'm afraid this thing is gonna melt in one week or less (had it for 2 days). It emits lots of heat, real heat, burning HOT. The A/C adapter, also, gets pretty hot (produce things in USA,again, please). Never bought Compaq before, this is my first. I used to buy Dell Laptops/Destops, for at least 20 years or so, until start getting , heat issues, dead motherborad, bad LCD and horrible customer service.
Summary: I purchased with the picture above the laptop and it showed a webcam... took delivery of laptop and no webcam... description didn't mention a webcam but was shown with one... I kept anyway... laptop is good...esp for my needs/ and price,,,but Best Buy had on sale the next week for $50.00 less than I paid... no tax w/my Amazon purchase and no S and H either.. but still $30.00 after taxes over Best Buy...
Summary: Alas! For the second time I get this type of computer (compaq presario CQ-410US 15.6-inch Laptop Black "), without providing the required specifications, contrary to what exists in a case of advertising company, where confrontation with the truth and that the buyer upon receipt of the computer, which is not available on the webcam and HDMI port.
Summary: This is an ok laptop if you like the plasticly feel. The only downside of this laptop is that there is no reinstallation dvd for windows if you plan on upgrading the hard drive. My son has dell laptop which has a installation dvd for windows 7 professional 32 bit and he gave me his compaq has he could not get on with this laptop