A true powerhouse in a portable package, the Compaq Presario R3290US notebook is powered by a 3.2 GHz Pentium 4 processor with Hyper-Threading technology, and has all the amenities you need to take everything with you on the road, including Bluetooth connectivity. An 80 GB hard drive and 512 MB RAM help you store files and run multiple applications efficiently, and the DVD+RW/CD-RW combo drive means you can perform a variety of application like backing up files on CD media, burning your own DVDs, making audio mix CDs, accessing CD- or DVD-ROMs, or watching DVD movies on the 15.4-inch widescreen LCD. It also features a built-in ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600 graphics card, integrated JBL Pro Performance speakers, and a 5-in-1 Memory Reader to take care of your multimedia needs.
Hard Drive: The 80 GB enhanced IDE hard drive has ample room to store all your files, including digital audio, video, and photos.
Processor: The 3.20 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor can handle the toughest applications and has a 1 MB L2 cache and features Hyper-Threading (HT) technology. HT helps a PC run multiple applications at the same time, which enables the processor to execute two threads (a part of a program) in parallel, boosting performance. This results in more efficient software performance (such as faster reaction times in gaming applications) and enhanced multitasking.
Memory: It has 512 MB DDR SDRAM to help you multitask with ease and is upgradable to 1.25 GB.
CD/DVD Drive: The DVD+RW/CD-RW combo drive reads at 40x, writes at 16x, and rewrites CDs at 10x. It can also read DVD-ROMs at 16x.
Keyboard & Mouse: It has a 101-key compatible keyboard and touch pad.
Display: The 15.4-inch WXGA high definition LCD has resolutions up to 1280 x 800, making it ideal for watching DVDs.
Sound and Graphics
A built-in ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600 graphics card with 128 MB dedicated video memory turns this notebook into a gaming machine. The integrated JBL Pro Performance speakers mean you can listen to crystal clear and bright audio right out of the box, whether you're listening to CDs or watching DVDs.
Connectivity and Expansion Slots
An integrated 10/100 Base-T ethernet allows for convenient networking, and 54g 802.11b/g wireless LAN with Bluetooth connectivity means you can get online quickly, easily, and without wires. Additionally, there is a 5-in-1 integrated Memory Reader that reads SD MultiMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, and SmartMedia cards so you can share media with other people and devices. It also has the following external ports:
3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting to a wide range of peripherals, from digital cameras to MP3 players
1 parallel port for connecting to printers or cameras based on older technologies
1 IEEE 1394 FireWire port to connect to digital video cameras or other peripherals
1 notebook expansion port (Type I/Type II) for adding a variety of upgrades, including memory, modems, portable disk drives, and more
1 VGA video out port to connect to an external monitor
1 S-video out to connect your laptop to a television
1 audio-out for headphones or speakers
1 microphone-in jack
Preloaded System and Software
The Compaq Presario R3290US notebook is powered by Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition, making it a good choice for business and power users. Windows XP Professional helps you connect easily with an existing network, and includes Microsoft's IIS Web server, backup and recovery utilities, along with a Remote Desktop capability that allows you to access a Windows XP computer from another system, as if you were sitting at the remote computer.
It also comes bundled with Windows Media Player, Symantec Norton Antivirus (with a complementary 60 days Live Update subscription), Adobe Acrobat Reader, RecordNow, InterVideo WinDVD, Apple iTunes and Apple iTunes Music Store, Adobe PhotoShop Album Suite, Microsoft Works, Microsoft Money, Microsoft Encarta Plus, and Intuit Quicken New User Edition.
Dimensions and Weight
It weighs 7.8 pounds and measures 14.25 x 11.18 x 1.8 inches (W x D x H).
Processor, Memory, and Motherboard
Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4
System Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Number of Processors: 1
RAM: 512 MB
RAM Type: DDR SDRAM
Max RAM: 1280 MB
L2 Cache: 512 KB
Memory Slots: 1
Operating System and Software
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Keyboard and Mouse
Keyboard: 101-key compatible
Pointing device(s): Touch pad
Size: 80 Unknown modifier
Hard Drives: 1
Optical Drives, Other Mass Storage
CD-RW: 40x (read), 16x (write), 10x (rewrite)
DVD Recorder: (DVD+RW)
Additional Drives: 5-in-1 integrated Memory Reader for SD MultiMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro or SmartMedia cards
Graphics and Display
Graphics Card: ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600
Graphics RAM: 128 MB
Display: WXGA High-Definition Definition(i) (BrightView Widescreen
Display Diagonal Size: 15.4 inches
Display Viewable Size: 15.4 inches
LCD Native Resolution: 1280-by-800
Speakers: JBL Pro Performance Internal Speakers
Ports and Connectivity
PC Card Slots: 1
USB 2.0 Ports: 3
FireWire Ports: 1
Parallel Ports: 1
S-Video Out Ports: 1
Modem: 56 Kbps
Network Connection: Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN, 54g 802.11b/g g(k,l) (WLAN with 125HSM/SpeedBooster support with Bluetooth PAN
VGA Video Out Ports: 1
Warranty and Support
Warranty, Parts: 3 Years
Warranty, Labor: 3 Years