New models in Compaq's line of Presario notebooks and Internet PCs were introduced on Tuesday this week, and the company also announced a multimedia Presario desktop for schools.
The Presario 5150 and 5170 minitower Internet PCs extend that series of machines and both have digital flat panel ports to connect to monitors, integrated 56Kbps v.90 modems, cable-modem ready ethernet ports and ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line) access support.
The computers also have Internet keyboards designed to allow easy online access and connections to game and USB (universal serial bus) peripherals. The Internet keyboards let users push one button to dial up and go online. In addition, both machines have 128MB of DRAM, upgradeable to 348MB, 512KB L2 pipeline burst cache and multimedia features including 3-D graphics.
The Presario 2412ES is a multimedia desktop designed for school use. The computer has a 15-inch monitor, an M II 300 MMX processor, 512KB L2 pipeline burst cache, 32MB of SDRAM, expandable to 256MB, a 4GB hard drive and a CD-ROM drive.
Compaq also announced the Presario 2416ES desktop with an AMD K6-2 333MHz MMX enhanced processor, 512KB L2 pipeline burst cache, 64MB of SDRAM, an 8GB hard drive and a CD-ROM drive.
Besides the desktop models, Compaq released a a redesigned notebook line of Presarios.
The Presario 1235 comes with a 266MHz AMD K6 MMX enhanced processor, 32MB of SDRAM and a 4GB hard drive. The Presario 1240 has a 266MHz Pentium processor, 64MB of memory and a 4GB hard drive.
A new notebook, the Presario 1235ES, was designed with schools in mind. It offers a 266MHz AMD K6 MMX enhanced processor, 32MB of SDRAM, a 4GB hard drive, a CD-ROM drive and a 56Kbps modem.