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Compaq Presario CQ50-210US 15.4-Inch Laptop (2.0 GHz AMD Athlon X2 QL-62 Dual-Core Processor, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Vista Premium)

by HP

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  • 15.4-inch Diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display, 1280 x 800 resolution
  • 2.00 Ghz AMD Athlon X2 QL-62 Dual-Core Processor with 1MB L2 Cache
  • 2048MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm), 160GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA), NVIDIA GeForce 8200M with up to 895MB Total Available Graphics Memory
  • SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support, 802.11b/g WLAN
  • Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium, dims in inches: 14.05" (L) x 10.20" (D) x 1.37" (min H) in approx., 5.83 lbs
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Product Information

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Screen Size17 inches
Processor2.16 GHz AMD Athlon
RAM2 GB
Hard Drive160 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntegrated
Brand NameHP
SeriesHP/Compaq Presario CQ50-217NR Notebook
Item model numberCQ50-210US
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating Systemwindows_vista
Item Weight5.8 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H14.05 x 10.20 x 1.37 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandAMD
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
  
Additional Information
ASINB001GCUW18
Best Sellers Rank #24,191 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.8 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2008
  
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HP Compaq Presario CQ50-210US 15.4 Inch Laptop. The Compaq Presario CQ50-210US Notebook PC redefines simplicity with thin lines, an iconic touchpad design and sleek touch control panel. Glossy black Imprint finish encases the form and is more durable than traditional painted surfaces. A silver panel covers the palm rest and touch pad area for clean contrast. Compaq Presario notebook PCs are designed with the features and power you need to get the most from Windows Vista. The result is intuitive system controls, powerful search and organization tools and more security when you go online. In addition, each PC includes 60 days of Norton Internet Security 2008, with the option to extend for PC and identity protection when you email, bank and shop online. For those who want everyday computing capability that's built to last at a great value, the Compaq Presario CQ50-210US Notebook PC delivers! Balancing mobility and performance needs at 6.35 lbs, the CQ50-210US is powered by AMD processors and NVIDIA graphics, and includes integrated high-speed wireless LAN along with these essential features: 15.4 inch diagonal WXGA BrightView display supporting high-definition video playback and Altec Lansing speakers delivering smooth audio performance. The CQ50-210US ships with Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1, AMD Athlon X2 QL-62 Dual-Core Processor, NVIDIA GeForce 8200M with up to 895MB Total Available Graphics Memory, 2048MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm), 160GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA), SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support, and 802.11b/g WLAN. Dimensions: 14.05" (L) x 10.2" (D) x 1.37" (min H) in approx., weight: 5.83 lbs approx

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Customer Reviews

It died on the 50th day.
Flowersinavase
Performance wise it is really good - much better than I expected.
Mark
Upon inspecting the machine, the fan vent is on the bottom.
Motley

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MellowshipSlinky on May 26, 2009
About six months ago i needed to purchase a laptop for urgent schooling reasons. At the time I knew nearly nothing about computers (buying or using)Some how i fell upon this Compaq presario and the price wasn't too unreasonable at $600 so i went for it.
The first bump in the road occured after the first month when i realized after about 25 "practice uses" for windows vista i was unable to use it anymore. In my haste i didn't bother entering my product key (located under the notebook) to make Vista official.
I also use my compaq stationary on my desk and kept it plugged in, so i never really realized the heat this thing gives off, and it DOES get HOT. So after some reading into it i bought a laptop cooler to prevent damage from overheating and whatnot. the fan can get rather loud as well(presumably from working so hard trying to keep it cool).
I had no problems connecting, and the few times it did have trouble, i shut it down, reset my wireless router and it was back up, so not the computers fault. I did notice that every so often Internet explorer will stop working(Not Responding) in the middle of use, resulting in opening task manager and closing the window. This doesn't happen an overwhelming amount, but enough to take notice.
Lastly(just a personal thing)the outside tends to get VERY smudgy. It's very slick looking when its clean, but easily leaves fingerprints.

Not a BAD computer, could be cooler, literally, and quieter, and my review probably could've been improved if i had been more knowledgable about the purchasing and the components of a good computer in the first place :P
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Computer Depot on November 23, 2008
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This Laptop is great for the price so far no complaints. Its great for business use. The Compaq Presario CQ50-210US looks similar to the HP 6000 series but without all the flashy aesthetics, which I prefer. Put in a finger print reader and it would be good to go.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Motley on July 19, 2010
I purchased this laptop 18 months ago and for the price, seemed like a great buy. I am now learning why it is well priced.

I receved it with a few pixels burned out. I was not concerned. To me it wasn't worth packing up and shipping back. A few months later the computer kept shutting down. Here the motherboard was running so hot, it shut itself down so the motherboard would not fry. Upon inspecting the machine, the fan vent is on the bottom. A not-so-bright design if I may say so. My fix is to use it on a cookie cooling rack. So now, wherever my 'portable' laptop goes, the cookie rack follows.

A few months after that, the cursor would jump around whenever I typed with my palms resing next to the mouse pad. Talk about annoying. Then most recently it will not pick up my AC adapter charger being plugged in. It died last night, while plugged in, and I cannot get it back on. I'm calling support tonight to see what my options are.

So to summarize my wonderful experience thus far with this product:

- Burnt out pixels
- Overheating motherboard due to poor hardware design (fan vent on bottom)
- Cursor jumping around when typing
- Power supply issues

Yeah, great buy. :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark on March 16, 2009
I really like this laptop. Performance wise it is really good - much better than I expected. The HP install of additional software is minorly intrusive, but it's easy to disable or uninstall the stuff that I didn't want. I use it as a general purpose laptop for accessing the internet, reading email, and watching videos. It fits my needs well. I've been able to successfully install Ubuntu Linux on the device, with the assistance of this link: [...]. All features work correctly.

I paid $[...] for it (after $[...] in [...]). So from a price/performance perspective, that's one kind of hot.

But then there's another kind of hot. The devices generates extremely high temperatures. So high that I am concerned that the device will fry itself.

I use speedfan to monitor temperatures. The GPU seems to be parked at 110C, the CPU is typically above 60C sometimes going into the 70's and 80's, and the HD is usually around 55C sometimes spiking above 60C. The GPU and HD temp seem excessive to me: especially the HD. I just purchased a laptop cooler to deal with this (not yet arrived).

I occasionally need to leave the device running overnight (e.g. in order to complete a backup). In order to do this, I have to close the screen, and lean it against a wall so that the bottom side is exposed to open air. If I do that, the temps for GPU, CPU & HD fall back into much more reasonable ranges (GPU<100C, CPU<60C & HD<50C).

I am hoping that the laptop cooler that I bought will significantly help with the cooling of this device. However, without the cooler, I am concerned that I will fry the device very quickly. So, for now, I'm not leaving it run for long periods of time. This, of course, limits it's usefulness.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jeff on September 24, 2012
see my other review.........
-Too many issues to list
-After light use, indoors only, screen flickers, key broken, overheats, 5 power supplies later, 3inch bar on right side of screen continuously, tons of inner software issues. Great doorstop if that's what you are looking to use it for.
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