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Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX 15.6" 2GB 250GB Laptop PC

by HP
45 customer reviews
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  • AMD V Series Single Core V140 Processor 2.3GHz
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 250GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, ATI Radeon HD 4250
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
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Product Description

HP Presario CQ56-100 CQ56-115DX XG809UAR 15.6" LED Notebook - Refurbished V140 2.3GHz - Black XG809UAR#ABA Laptops & Notebooks

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1336 x 768 pixels
Processor2.3 GHz V-Series Single-Core V140
Hard Drive250 GB
Graphics CoprocessorATI Radeon HD 4250
Chipset BrandATI
Card DescriptionRadeon HD 4250
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand NameHP
Item model numberXG809UAR#ABA
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
Item Weight5 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H9.70 x 14.72 x 1.49 inches
Color black
Processor BrandAMD
Processor Count1
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive Typedvd_plus_minus_rw, dvd_rom, dvd_ram, cd_rom, cd_rw
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
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Best Sellers Rank
Shipping Weight8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableOctober 22, 2010
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Darin D. Sheriff on December 5, 2010
I needed a basic laptop for web surfing, email, writing, and some light computer programming. I got this one at Best Buy for about $[...]. For the price I found it to be a good buy. It came with the 64 bit version of Windows 7 and had two gigabytes of memory, a single core AMD 64 bit processor and a two hundred and fifty gigabyte hard drive. Uses shared memory for graphics.

After using it for about a week I became frustrated with the length of time it took to boot up and another while for your program to load. Once your program was loaded, it would run ok but I did not run more than three programs at once. It also seemed relatively easy to stress the processor. The system monitor would indicate processor usage was at near one hundred percent by merely installing a program. The battery life was respectable and the built in wireless worked very well. I found the keyboard and touch pad to be a bit odd but I quickly got used to how they worked.

One peeve I had was that the initial memory came in two one gigabyte modules. It would have made more sense and been cheaper in shipping the laptop with a two gigabyte module. I however do not pretend to understand the business decisions of these computer manufacturers.

Bottom line.
Good value for the price but recommend increasing the memory to at least three gigabytes to work well. Good for light use around the home or at the office. I have not tried but I don't recommend games on this unit. I would give it 3.5 stars if I could but I cannot seem to give half star increments so three stars it is.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Rajotte on January 5, 2011
My initial needs which lead me to purchase a laptop were mobility, media storage and playback (HD and non HD), and 3D modeling using Google SketchUp. I was looking to spend around $450-$500. After some research,this model kept making the comparison and with the price, it started looking like a winner. I made my purchase and I have never been happier. The screen is the right size for mobility, without sacrificing it's viewing capacity. Having a discrete graphics card, while not the most recent of architecture, coupled with (shared) 256mb from the DDR3 memory it performs quite well. I have to say it this laptop runs SketchUp almost as good as my desktop rig Core 2 Duo 3.0ghz 8gb of RAM and Geforce 9800GT video card. In all fairness, Sketchup is 32bit and can only address 2gb of ram, and is only a single threaded so alot of what you think are advantages to my rig, they are infact not. I guess the point of this review is..... this laptop does a couple of things at a time really well. If you push it, it will perform like a cheap laptop. If you want to surf, watch Hulu, and model a spaceship in Sketchup, she will perform like a much more expensive laptop.

I should also mention it plays Age of Empires III, Starfleet Command 3, and Command & Conquer First Decade quite nicely.

Solid hinges
Battery life is excellent
Runs cool and almost completely silent
excellent performance
Usable gaming capacity

no webcam

Overall I am completely impressed.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Jesus SM on January 15, 2012
Well let me start by saying that this laptop is the one I got from the Nvidia settlement. It was to replace my dv9000 specific model 9428nr. My old computer had a 2.2 GHz AMD Turion (tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-64, 2Gb of ram max, and a 17 screen display, and that problematic nvidia chip, dual hard drive bay. I use to do a lot of work on it mainly for engineering classes. It went well for a while and it did everything I had to, but then it started having the classical problems of losing the wireless and over heating. By then my warranty had expired from best buy. So i was stuck with a half working laptop and it was not too old is was about 2.5 years old. I got a letter in mail that there was a legal class action and that my laptop qualified for an exchange for an equal value laptop. I decided to exchange it and I ended up sending it to the Nvidia settlement. When I got my cq56-115dx i was in for some big disappointment.

cq56-115dx came with a 15 inch screen, a single core amd V140, the ability to upgrade to a max 8 GB of drr3 ram, and ATI 4250 graphics (not bad).NO second bay for a secondary hard-drive. NO express card, No 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, No Expansion Port 3. and NO Number keypad on the right. Maybe I could have live without some of these things, but what really got me mad was the single processor of the cq56-115dx. REALLY???? what a way to make it to customers who were having problems with the faulty nvidia and who paid $1200-$2000 for these laptops. What a bunch of jokers.

Performance of cq56-115dx as is, no sugar coating.

first of all you must upgrade the ram of the computer to a max of 8GB if want to be able to do some multitasking.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Juan Gonzalez on January 4, 2011
This laptop is the best one in its class. Its processor is fine for the price. The ram is very fast(should be upgraded to 4 or more gigabytes to give this laptop its full potential) the hard drive is fast, but without a fast processor it is somewhat slow. the graphics card is wonderful, it actually can play WoW and many other games without lagging. The wifi card is fast as well(thank god for n wireless).The battery can get 3 hours on serious usage, and about 4:15 on very low usage with the brightness all the way down.

This laptop is the best of the cheap. If you need a computer for word processing, mail, Internet browsing, and the occasional game, the price is right for a great laptop.
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