Compaq CQ62-410US Review – Overview
I have only had this unit less than three weeks, but it is definitely clear that Compaq CQ62-410US (Compaq Presario CQ62-410US 15.6-Inch Notebook) is one of great value computers with good specs and absolutely solid build. (sold at $315.00 here)
I have upgraded my Compaq CQ62-410US to Windows 7 Pro from its original operating system which is Home Premium OEM (Original Equipment Manufacture) version of Windows 7.
Windows 7 Professional allows my Compaq CQ62-410US to have much and much more programs versatility as well as unlocking more of the existing OS, also the hidden power.
I nearly always clean new laptops that usually come with bloatware, and this Compaq Presario CQ62-410US is not an exception. I cleaned up all unimportant bloatware and preserve its recovery partitions.
After uninstalling those pre-installed softwares that I don’t need, this laptop performs like a definite steal. Compared with my previous Dell E-4300 that the company purchased for me about a year ago which has 2 times the price, this Compaq CQ62-410US is an absolute dream.
I already ran lots of hungry memory programs on this machine, and it worked very well. Adobe CS5, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Roxio software, you name it, they run great without speed issue.
It comes with a surprising SD card slot, nice LightScribe CD/DVD drive, and the most important, I could easily access the internet via built-in Wi-Fi whenever I am on the way and there is internet access (wireless) available.
I need to mention the negative things this Compaq CQ62-410US does not include a webcam. It is kind of sad, they don’t include a built-in webcam, since nowadays standar laptops come with it. But considering for the power you can get at that very low price, you can easily add roughly $15 USB webcam if you shop around.
This unit has a firm keyboard, it has a well built hinge, and the 15.6-inch screen is a perfect size, bright resolution, and excellent performance.
About the battery life, this Compaq CQ62-410US has an average battery life, 3-4 hours but I could get this thing going for roughly 5 hours if I turn down the machine setting.
I installed World of Warcraft, and it gave a decent gaming ability, but I knew that this Compaq CQ62-410US was not built for heavy gaming. This laptop can handle any less demanding games with ease.
Compaq CQ62-410US Review – Compaq Presario CQ62-410US 15.6-Inch Notebook Specs
- Textured imprint in matter black finish.
- Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- 2.2GHz Intel Celeron Processor 900
- 250 GB SATA Hard Drive (at 7200RPM)
- 2GB of DDR3 2 DIMM System Memory
- 2 accessible memory slots
- 15.6-inch diagonal HD HP BrightView Display (1366×768 px)
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M Video Graphics (shared with up to 797MB total available graphics memory)
- LightScribe CD/DVD drive
- Connectivity: Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector); Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n WLA
- Input/output Ports: 3x USB 2.0, 1x VGA, 1x RJ-45(LAN), 1x Headphone-out, 1x Microphone-in
- Size: 16.22 x 10.59 x 1.27 inches (unpacked)
- Weight: 6.6 lbs (unpacked)
Compaq CQ62-410US Review – Summary
All in all, considering weighing my pros and cons this Compaq CQ62-410US is the best of the cheap, this unit can do what I need, and more.
If you are searching for a machine which does beyond your expectation with a low budget, then this Compaq CQ62-410US (Compaq Presario CQ62-410US 15,6-Inch Notebook) is a great buy.