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HP Compaq Presario CQ56-102SA

We have collected and analysed 18 expert reviews and 825 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 66/100 and users rate it 82/100. The average review date is 06-07-2011. We have compared these reviews to 1012475 reviews from other Laptop Computers. The alaScore™ for this product is 83/100 = Very good. Last update: 21-01-2019.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Compaq Presario CQ56-102SA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of HP Compaq Presario CQ56-102SA from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and reliability. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the touchpad and keyboard. There are some mixed comments about the image quality.

price, performance, usability, reliability, portability

design, size, keyboard, touchpad

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-111SA review

 

A solid laptop, offering decent levels of performance but irritating usability

Good performance ; Price ; Keyboard ; Bright screen

Touchpad design ; Graphics power

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP Compaq Presario CQ56 Notebook

 

Two-Nine-Nine. These three numbers add up to the most attractive

Low price; Stable case; Resistant surfaces; Aluminum reinforced hinges; 2 RAM slots (one empty); Good hard disk; Three hour battery life; Low emissions; Viable keyboard

Only few interfaces; No cardreader; Not AR coated; Poor contrasts & viewing angles; Weak performance; Stiff mouse keys

HP 625: dual core with matt TFT and more interfaces starting at 325 euro; HP 620: more performance with Intel's dual core; HP Compaq Presario CQ62: higher quality and with dual core; MSI CR630: technically almost identical, but with eSATA and...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP Compaq CQ56-102SA

 

Only had this laptop for two days now in placement for our trusted of 4 years. I found this new laptop to be very efficient. Nice clear screen, it is fast, does everything and more to our previous laptop, which is all what we're after. Great price for...

The key layout, those shortcut keys are annoying as you keep hitting them accidently. Need to get used to them. Mousepad buttons are too hard to push down. Niggly bits basically.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (ciao.co.uk)

A Great Laptop- HP Compaq

 

I think that this laptop is great! It was super cheap- only $300.00- and it has been working great so far. Although it's not as fast as some laptops, it's worth the money. It is also very easy to use and set up. It only took me about five minutes-...

Good price, easy to use, webcam

Too big

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-206SA

 

I bought this for my husband, his very first laptop. He is impressed with it and finds it easy to navigate.

none

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-206SA

 

No bad points.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-206SA

 

For the price it has everthing and more - equal to a laptop you would pay a lot more money for

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-206SA

 

I bought this for my husband, his very first laptop. He is impressed with it and finds it easy to navigate

none

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-206SA

 

No bad points

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-206SA

 

For the price it has everthing and more - equal to a laptop you would pay a lot more money for

None

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Generic
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4250 / Intel GMA 4500M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.797 / 0.893 / 1.309 / 1.37 / 1.405 / 1.66 / 1.917
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 4000 / Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 4250 / Intel GMA 4500M

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):2

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15 - 12192
Operating altitude:-15 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other features

Audio system:Generic
Compatible operating systems:Linux SuSe SLED11 / Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Display:LCD
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI / Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package depth:11
Package height:34.5
Package weight:3.7
Package width:52

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:AMD RS880M / Intel GL40 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:376 / 410
Processing Die size:107 / 162
Processor cache:0.5 / 1 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor codename:Penryn / Presler
Processor Cores:1 / 2
Processor family:AMD Athlon II / AMD Athlon II Dual-Core / AMD V / Intel Pentium / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® D
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.2 / 2.24 / 2.3 / 3
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor Model:900 / 925 / P320 / P360 / T3500 / T4500 / V140
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 900 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium D 900 series
Processor Socket:Socket 478 / Socket P / Socket S1 / Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:1 / 2
Stepping:R0
Tcase:105 / 63.4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 95

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:No / Y / Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:No / Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):N
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:42925
Processor code:SLGJV / SLGZC
Processor package size:35 / 37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux / Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2011 / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011, Norton Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD Capacity:250
HDD interface:Serial ATA
HDD Speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total HDDs capacity:250
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:24.6 / 25.6
Height :3.28
Height (front):3.28
Height (rear):3.78
Weight:2.55
Width:37.4