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  • Compaq CQ56-219WM Presario Laptop 15.6" LED display / 2.20GHz Celeron Processor / 2GB DDR2 RAM / 250GB HDD / Lightscribe DVD±R/RW / 802.11 b/g/n Wifi / 6 Cell / Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
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Compaq CQ56-219WM Presario Laptop 15.6" LED display / 2.20GHz Celeron Processor / 2GB DDR2 RAM / 250GB HDD / Lightscribe DVD±R/RW / 802.11 b/g/n Wifi / 6 Cell / Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

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  • Intel Celeron 900 Processor 2.20GHz, 1MB cache
  • 2GB DDR3 memory 2GB memory gives you the options for surfing, video conferencing, documents, basic photo editing and simple computer tasks
  • 250GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive Store more than 333,000 photos, 142,000 songs, or 263 hours of HD videos and more
  • 10/100 Ethernet LAN; Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n WLAN Connect to a broadband modem or a wired broadband router with wired Ethernet, wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot with the 802.11b/g/n with the connection built right into your Compaq black 15.6" laptop PC
  • 15.6" diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768 resolution) Intel HD Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M (shared) with up to 797MB total available graphics memory

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 7.9 pounds
  • ASIN: B004LKG8YW
  • Item model number: CQ56-219WM
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,376 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Additional Presario Notebook Computer Features:

3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x headphone-out jack, 1 x microphone-in jack, 1 x VGA, 1 x ethernet port (RJ-45), 1 x DC-in jack for AC adapter
6-cell lithium-ion battery
Software

Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (To learn more about the features of Windows 7, click here)
Microsoft Office Starter 2010 - includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel, with advertising. Powerpoint or Outlook are NOT included. Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC. (To learn more about the features of Office 2010, click here)
HP Recovery Manager
HP Support Assist
Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011 (60-day trial)
Support And Warranty:

1-Year Limited Hardware Warranty with Toll-Free Tech Support
What's In The Box:

6-cell lithium-ion battery
AC power adapter
AC power cord

Customer Reviews

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It's a basic laptop for basic computing needs.
Wendyl Leslie
Some times there are problems on start up without it having trouble shutting down.
Daisy Ward
Edit: My fan's already gone out at the 3.5 month mark.
Reticuli

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Wendyl Leslie on June 17, 2011
Compaq CQ56-219WM Presario Laptop 15.6" LED display / 2.20GHz Celeron Processor / 2GB DDR2 RAM / 250GB HDD / Lightscribe DVD±R/RW / 802.11 b/g/n Wifi / 6 Cell / Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) I was somewhat hesitant to purchase this laptop, but aside from the negative reviews here, other site's reviewers were much more postive so I took the plunge and have been quite pleased with its performance.

Pros: Very easy setup . . . especially if you go wireless. I disabled the built in mouse pad and went with a wireless mouse, and use a wireless internet connection. The computer automatically picks up the signals and you're ready to go. Took maybe 5 minutes altogether.

Some folks have complained about its speed, but I found that the Norton Anti-virus Program that comes with it was the problem. After completely removing it from the computer and installing Microsoft Security Essentials . . . it became lightning fast, especially on the internet.

Cons: Just one: I couldn't get my printer to work on it, but decided to go wireless with a printer and got a new one.

All in all, this laptop does all that my old XP desktop did, but much faster and without all the wires dangling and protruding from it. No need for a monitor screen with its wires; got the wireless mouse and wireless printer. The only wire that I have inserted is the AC cord to recharge the battery. It's lightweight, portable and fast.

Some people complain that it's no good for games and such because it's too slow. Maybe it is too slow for some games. I wouldn't know because I don't play them. I use it for emailing, surfing the web, writing and research.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tenna Baedke on January 15, 2012
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Seems to be a great preformace laptop for simple use. That is what it was purchased for. The size and weight are the normal for most Windows 7 bring a lot of features that windows XP did not have.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Smith on June 12, 2012
I bought this laptop when i was 12 and had it for about a year. It's a wonderful starter laptop. Might not be a good work computer but a good play computer especially if you download GameBooster. It lets me do all I need and more.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Reticuli on July 2, 2011
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Edit: My fan's already gone out at the 3.5 month mark. Bad soldering or circuit board leads.

Edit again: I've had it on a cooler ever since, and now at the 13 month mark the hard drive just crapped out. At least it didn't do that during my stats grad class, but I'm annoyed that it did this a day after I finally got Virtual DJ and the Emu 0204 running flawlessly by doing nothing more than creating a new user account (who knew cluttered/default Windows 7 profiles could so foul up ASIO?). I am hoping it's the motherboard, since the fan also had an issue as stated previously, but I'm not hopeful. Still, I purchased a 2.5" SATA to USB HD enclosure to test the internal hard drive with something else to be sure. If it checks out, I may buy another CQ56 and move it into that one. I'm not optimistic or even looking forward to buying another one of these if that is the case, but I don't want to go through the LONG process of installing all my stuff again. In retrospect, I was not being too hard on this computer.

Yet another edit: It was the HD. Darn. I hardly ever took this thing anywhere and it looks mint. Turns out the backup and clone features never exactly worked properly. Perhaps I should have cloned or copied the onboard HP backup partition? Windows 7 has a clone/ghost feature built in, yet even after creating a properly-sized Fat32 partition (required apparently in the wizard) on an external drive, that still never worked. I hoped it would run in the background after turning it on in Windows in control panel with my 3TB Seagate USB drive, but no. It looks like the CQ56 cannot either boot-from or clone-to an external USB drive, which is a problem considering it has only one HD slot internally.
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By Ralph Miles on April 1, 2014
I feel like I was ripped off when I purchased this laptop. If you touch the screen while in use, the screen goes blank and you must reboot. It is extremely slow even with 4GB of ram. All of the rubber pads on the bottom fell off the first day. It now sits on the shelf and nobody in the family wants to use it. I am very disappointed with this laptop and wish I could get my money back. Shame on Compaq!
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By Elizabeth Farny on January 30, 2014
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I love this laptop and is perfect for what I need it for. I have not had any trouble with this laptop and it's fast and works every time I need it.
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I have used this laptop for 2 years now, and it has been a very slow 2 years indeed.

I can't tell you how slow this computer can be. It is definitely cheap, and has trouble running basic programs like word. It's a computer that freezes up frequently, and don't you dare think you can run three programs at once without having to wait a whole minute just to maximize one of them.

It is definitely not the greatest computer, but it works. As long as you have patience and aren't playing games or doing too much, it is great.

It is definitely great if you are like me and can't fork over $500 for a new laptop and just need something to do basic things on.

It might not be the greatest, but for the price it is worth it. It is a little bulky, and the keyboard is irritating (That PowerDVD button!!!) but you get used to it after a while.

All in all, it's what you pay for.
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