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HP Compaq Presario CQ56 Series

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-111SAProcessor: AMD Athlon II P320, AMD V-Series V140, Intel Celeron Dual-Core T3500, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.436kg, 2.6kg
Price: 349, 500 euro
Average Score: 69% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
: - %, performance: 51%, features: 45%, display: 50%
mobility: 70%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 61%, emissions: 85%

 

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-103SG

Specifications

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-103SGNotebook: HP Compaq Presario CQ56-103SG
Processor: AMD V-Series V140
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.436kg
Price: 349 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

73% Review HP Compaq Presario CQ56 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Two-Nine-Nine. These three numbers add up to the most attractive laptop price that you can currently find on the market. Stay clear of short life, cheap plastic books? In the following detailed review, you can find out if you can trust this bargain.
HP Compaq CQ56-103SG
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/20/2011
Rating: performance: 40% features: 40% display: 40% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
HP Compaq Presario CQ56-103SG: Tippmaschine für 299 Euro
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/22/2010
HP Compaq Presario CQ56 (XM696EAXABD)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2010
Rating: performance: 30% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
73% Test HP Compaq Presario CQ56 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 62% display: 65% mobility: 80% workmanship: 78% ergonomy: 72% emissions: 85%

 

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-100

Specifications

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-100Notebook: HP Compaq Presario CQ56-100
Processor: Intel Celeron Dual-Core T3500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Recensione HP Compaq Presario CQ56-100
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% features: 60% mobility: 70%

 

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-100SG

Specifications

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-100SGNotebook: HP Compaq Presario CQ56-100SG
Processor: AMD Athlon II P320
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: HP homepage

 

Compaq Presario CQ56 — друг и соратник менеджера
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2011

 

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-111SA

Specifications

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-111SANotebook: HP Compaq Presario CQ56-111SA
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% HP Compaq Presario CQ56-111SA review
Source: Techradar English
Having said that, ultimately we were impressed with the HP Compaq Presario CQ56-111SA and, aside from the irritating touchpad setup, it is a solid effort that offers impressive everyday performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Comment

HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.

 

In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

ATI Radeon HD 4250: Onboard graphics card (in the RS880M chipset) for AMD processors with Avivo HD support and technically a higher clocked HD 4200.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


AMD V-Series:

V140: Entry level single core processor with an integrated DDR3 memory controller. Due to the high clock speed, the CPU should be much faster than Atom CPUs.

Intel Celeron Dual-Core: The Intel Celeron Dual-Core familiy consists out of dual core CPUs for cheap laptops. Compared to the Celeron M single core family the biggest advantage (in addition to the second core) is the Enhanced Speedstep function, which enables the notebook to downclock the CPU in Idle mode. Therefore, the current consumption can be much lower. Compared to the Core (2) Duo or Pentium Dual-Core processors, the Celeron Cual-Core features much less L2 Cache which leads to a lower performance per clock.

T3500: The Celeron T3500 is a stripped down Pentium T4300 with fewer power saving mechanism (e.g. Enhanced Speedstep is missing). Therefore, the performance should be equal to the T4300 in the entry level segment.

AMD Athlon II:

P320: Entry level dual core processor for 13"+ laptops featuring a DDR3 memory controller.

Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

T4500:

Entry to middle class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.436 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.6 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


69%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-12- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)