Notebookcheck

HP Compaq Presario CQ61 Series

HP Compaq Presario CQ61-425EGProcessor: AMD Athlon II M320, Intel Celeron M 900
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4200, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 400, 450, 500 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
: - %, performance: 50%, features: 50%, display: 40%
mobility: 30%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 30%, emissions: - %

 

HP Compaq Presario CQ61-420us

Specifications

HP Compaq Presario CQ61-420usNotebook: HP Compaq Presario CQ61-420us
Processor: AMD Athlon II M320
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4200
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: HP homepage

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

 

60% Compaq Presario CQ61-420us 15.6-inch Budget Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Compaq Presario CQ61-420us is a very attractive budget laptops thanks to its very affordable price tag. Those looking for a basic full sized laptop system, it is a tough price to beat. Be aware that the system does sacrifice a number of features and performance compared to slightly more expensive laptops. Still, for some that don't need much it may fit their needs.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

HP Compaq Presario CQ61-402sa

Specifications

HP Compaq Presario CQ61-402saNotebook: HP Compaq Presario CQ61-402sa
Processor: Intel Celeron M 900
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 450 euro
Links: HP homepage

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

 

60% HP Compaq Presario CQ61-402SA review
Source: Techradar English
An underwhelming laptop, but a decent software suite is included to get you started

The HP Compaq Presario CQ61-402SA is an entry level machine for those after basic performance and portability. Overall, the HP Compaq Presario CQ61-402SA slightly underwhelmed us. It has good usability and a serviceable screen, but performance could be better, as could portability.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

HP Compaq Presario CQ61-425EG

Specifications

HP Compaq Presario CQ61-425EGNotebook: HP Compaq Presario CQ61-425EG
Processor: AMD Athlon II M320
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4200
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Compaq Presario CQ61-425EG (Model)

 

HP Compaq Presario CQ61-425EG
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/31/2012
Rating: performance: 50% features: 50% display: 40% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 30%

 

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 4200: Onboard graphics adapter (RS880M chipset) with UVD2 (PIP support) and DX 10.1 support (compared to the older HD 3200). Beware, possibly no 2D acelleration in Windows XP (as the HD3200).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 Athlon II:

M320:
Entry level dual core CPU by AMD which features an integrated memory controller (400MHz DDR2) and is based only partially on the K10 core. The performance should be compareable to a 1.8 Celeron Dual Core. The CPU supports 64 Bit and Virtualization.
Intel Celeron M: It is a Pentium M with halved level 2 Cache and limited on FSB 400. The characteristic of this processor is the speed, which is hardly slower than an equivalent Pentium M. However it can change the speed not dynamically like the Pentium M and therefore needs without load more current.
It is also available as Low Voltage Version with very small current consumption.

900: Single core processor based on the Penryn core but many advanced features are deactivated. Due to the missing Speedstep, the CPU may lead to a lower battery runtime.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.7 kg:

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

2.7 kg:


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

HP EliteBook 840 G3-T9X55EA
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 14", 1.5 kg
HP 15-ay035ns
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2 kg
HP ProBook 640 G2-Y3B44ES
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6600U, 14.1", 1.95 kg
HP 348 G4
Radeon R5 M430, Core i7 7500U, 14.1", 1.9 kg
HP ProBook 455 G4-Y8B11EA
Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge), Bristol Ridge A6-9210, 15.6", 2 kg
HP Stream 14-AX001NS
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Celeron N3060, 14", 1.44 kg
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y7Z82EA
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 14", 1.4 kg
HP Elite x3 Lap Dock
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 12.5", 1 kg
HP Envy 15-as000nt
Iris Graphics 540, Core i5 6260U, 15.6", 1.93 kg
HP EliteBook 2560P-XB208AV
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2540M, 12.5", 1.77 kg
HP EliteBook 840 G3-X2F52EA
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6300U, 14", 1.58 kg
HP 250 G5-Z2X92ES
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 15.6", 2 kg
HP 15-ay005ns
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 15.6", 2 kg
HP Spectre 13-v001ns
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.11 kg
HP ProBook 450 G4-Z2Z77ES
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 15.6", 2.15 kg
HP 15-ba053ng
Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), Bristol Ridge A10-9600P, 15.6", 2 kg
HP 17-y013na
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A-Series A8-7410, 17.3", 2.7 kg
HP Stream 14-AX000NF
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Celeron N3060, 14", 1.44 kg
HP 15-ac140ns
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
HP 15-ba048ng
Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), Bristol Ridge A10-9600P, 15.6", 2.1 kg
HP Stream 14-ax010nr
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Celeron N3060, 14", 1.4 kg
HP Chromebook 11 G5
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Celeron N3060, 11.6", 1.2 kg
HP ProBook 430 G4-Y8B44EA
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 14", 1.5 kg
HP 255 G5-W4M78EA
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E-Series E2-7110, 15.6", 2 kg
HP 250 G5 W4M95EA
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 15.6", 2 kg
HP 15-ay042Nns
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Celeron N3060, 15.6", 2.5 kg
HP 15-ay013nr
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
HP 15-ay011nr
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
HP 14-an013nr
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E-Series E2-7110, 14", 1.8 kg
Current Prices
HP Compaq Presario CQ61-425EG
HP Compaq Presario CQ61-402sa
HP Compaq Presario CQ61-402sa
HP Compaq Presario CQ61-420us
HP Compaq Presario CQ61-420us
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > HP > HP Compaq Presario CQ61 Series
Stefan Hinum, 2010-04-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)