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4.0 out of 5 stars Beware, if you think it has a HDMI!, January 28, 2010
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This review is from: Compaq Presario CQ61-410US 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black) (Personal Computers)
I just received this nice 15.6" notebook and I admit that I like it! The sound is great. The keypad is really handy when you need it. And the reponse of this computer is satisfying with windows 7 loaded.

However, pictures in its product page might be a deceiving. Although they are shown in the pics, this model does NOT come with a webcam and HDMI. I was surprised when I opened the box and found this truth. Hence, I further digged into the specification sheet and found that I was wrong. Beware, if you think this is really a steal with a webcam and HDMI for this low price, you may just make a mistake like what I did.

In all, I do not regret my decision of buying it at all. You can buy a netbook for $299.99. But I will pay a little bit more to go with this notebook ($379.99) with full capability, faster processing speed and a DVD burner in trade of the mobility. Now, I am going return my cute but slow netbook...
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Initial post: Mar 23, 2010 6:21:47 AM PDT
Amazon is combining 410 and 420US models in one page, same pictures and same reviews. I guess that CQ61-420US model comes with HDMI.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2010 5:55:47 AM PDT
Sunsetlover says:
So are you sure the CQ61-420US comes with HDMI, and a webcam?

Adorjan, what kind of battery life are you getting? I see some people here stating that 4.5 hours is way exaggerated.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2010 4:39:09 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 13, 2010 7:25:11 PM PDT
K. Singh says:
i have the Compaq Presario CQ61-420US (WA976UA#ABA), just got it today :). and i can confirm it does not have a webcam or a hdmi. there is a hdmi port, but it is blocked, i guess they probably use the same casing for seperate models. but i dont need any of those, got it for $350 at staples. seems like an excellent laptop

Posted on Feb 7, 2011 4:31:14 PM PST
I can do without a webcam, but is it worth the money or does it perform like other HP/Compaq computers?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2011 4:34:38 PM PST
It's not an exaggeration, it just depends on what you're doing. If you're using the Internet a lot and downloading, you'll probably get about an hour and a half of battery life. If you're just using it to type documents and other less demanding tasks, you can get several hours of battery life.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2011 10:52:02 AM PDT
Adorjan says:
Hi Sunsetlover,

Sorry about my late late reply after a year and half of usage...
The battery life I got is about 3 hours under light processing condition (web browsing & text editing) when Wi-Fi is on.

Hope it's not too late to you,
Adorjan
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