|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Max Screen Resolution||1336 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||2.2 GHz Intel Celeron|
|RAM||2 GB DDR2|
|Memory Speed||800 MHz|
|Hard Drive||250 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel GMA 4500M|
|Card Description||Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
Compaq Presario CQ56-110US 15.6-Inch Laptop PC - Up to 4.15 Hours of Battery Life (Black)
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First of all, I'm not a computer guy, in fact, I hate technology with a passion. I'm the kind of guy who would rather sit in a garage all day rebuilding an old engine than sitting on a computer playing vidya games. That being said, I use computers quite a bit. Do I know a hell of a lot about them? For a 29 year old, hell no, I don't. What I will say is that when you have multiple windows open, this thing lags bad. Really bad. I've yet to have major problems with streaming movies & for the most part, it does what it says on the tin. Just don't expect to have a hundred tabs open on your browser or run multiple programs at once, because you'll be sorely disappointed.
I'm not going to lie, I've had to replace the battery once already(about 2 months ago) & I'm looking at doing so again soon. Not just to have another spare battery, but because this thing eats batteries like a U.S.N. Gato Class submarine(That's WW2, in case you don't know. Not the best tech around at the time). Fortunately, the batteries, as of now, are easy to come by here for a relatively cheap price. Something around $20-25USD will get you a new one, & that's not too bad.
It over heats. Oh, I don't mean that it just gets warm, no, that wouldn't be bad. No, this thing has gotten so hot that my keyboard keys are actually a higher elevation by the power button than the rest of the keyboard. Yes, I allow for ventilation & no, I don't use this thing while laying in bed with it sitting on my comforter. I bought a little tray table for that exact reason.Read more ›
However I did partition the hard drive (if you don't know what that means, skip this paragraph; not extremely relevant) and removed one of the recovery partitions as the table already had 4 so that I could install Linux (Fedora23) and it runs far smoother in fedora for certain. Pages and programs start and run faster in general and I can run far more applications at a time. It does lock up, but only rarely.
I purchased mine from Best Buy for 275$ refurbished and it's really worth far less, maybe even $200 given that it can't handle very much. Fan is also notably loud. However, the keys are flat and not bulky, which makes for comfortable fast typing. I have though had audio problems (uses Realtek), graphics problems where the screen goes grey, and in general it just hangs a lot if you are doing too much at once. I can't have a light weight drawing program run alongside firefox without lag.
So unless you are using this for very casual or simple use, I do not recommend this computer. For what it is and does, it performs at about average which is all you can ask really. Do not buy unless you are an older person and only need it to keep in touch with people through social media and compile pictures.
EDIT: This computer was made in 2009 and I bought it refurbished in 2012 from Best Buy. It is indefinitely on it's last legs. I can no longer use drawing programs or windows 7 in general. I have had to use fedora for most everything.
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Bought this pc from Walmart in 09 and for the time ot was a swell peice of hardware. Sadly it hasnt aged very well, the celeron cpu is just not quick enough for anything advanced... Read morePublished 1 month ago by DB3
Other than the fact it needs a new battery it's a clean machine well kept ... I appreciate the new battery your sending.Published 8 months ago by Vincent J Masci
I bought this laptop because a review indicated it had webcam, but it didn't. The processor is way too slow.Published 10 months ago by Aleimi Castillo
A complete and total pile of garbage.
It's underpowered, agonizingly slow and makes for a very poor experience. Read more
I have one of these and it has worked great for 4 years. the computer does everything albeit sometimes a little slow. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Pamela Prater
I bought this piece of Crap for 20 bucks just so I could shoot at it with my akPublished 17 months ago by Dana DIPetrillo
I bought it for my wife. This is her first laptop and she is thrilled with it. It functions perfectly.Published on February 7, 2014 by ANTHONY MANDILE