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Compaq Presario 5900Z

October 1999
Standard Features
Dimensions & Weights (H x W x D) • Unit: 19" x 8.38" x 20.9" (31 lbs.)

• Monitor: 24" x 14.95" x 23.6" (41 lbs.)
Processor • 500, 600, 650, 700, 750, 800, 850MHz, or 1GHz AMD Athlon TM processors with enhanced 3DNow! TM technology
System Bus • 200 MHz system bus
System Memory • 64 MB 100 MHz SyncDRAM, upgradable to 384 MB (SyncDRAM DIMM required)
Hard Drive • 13.4 GB 2 7200 RPM UltraDMA hard drive upgradable to 54.0 GB
CD/DVD-ROM Drive • 10X DVD-ROM drive 3

• 32X Max 4 CD-ROM

• CD-RW drive 13
Modems • 56K ITU V.90 Modem 5

• 6.0 Mb Max Digital DSL/56K Modem 6
Cache • 128KB integrated L1 Cache

• 512KB integrated L2 Pipeline Burst Cache
Compaq Internet Keyboard Explore the Web with powerful tools for easy Internet access - all with the touch of a button.

Instant Internet - Instant access to news and information

Instant Search - Your direct link to AltaVista TMfor easy online exploring

Instant E-mail - Quick, one-touch access for sending and receiving E-mail

Online Marketplace - Better ideas for the most satisfying shopping experience

Retail Central - An instant connection to your favorite computer store and a variety of leading retailers

Community - Live events, discussion boards and unique content that can make the World Wide Web seem like a smaller, friendlier community

My Presario - Your instant connection to Compaq for product information, helpful hints, performance updates and more

Compaq Built-in Technician - Automated assistance over the Internet Multimedia controls:

• Play/Pause

• Mute Button

• Previous Track & Next Track

• Quick Print

• Sleep

• Stop

• Volume Up/Down

• 104-key Compaq Windows(r) keyboard
Networking • 10/100 10baseT PCI Ethernet Card
Home Phoneline Networking • Diamond PCI 1 Mbps Home Networking Card

• Uses standard phonelines throughout the home for sharing Internet access, printers, multiplayer gaming and more

• Home Networking setup wizard makes it simple

• Home Phoneline Network Alliance Certified (HomePNA)
More Choices for Online Access Compare your choices and select the right one for you:

• Free Internet access 1 with the purchase of a Compaq Presario Internet PC

150 hour free trial from Compaq.NET 8

Reliable, national coverage with local dial-up numbers across the country

100 hour free trial from AOL 8

Free unlimited Internet access from NetZero paid for by advertisers
Digital Creativity Imaging Center 10 with IEEE-1394 • IEEE-1394 input/output connector and software controller for digital camcorders and other digital devices with IEEE-1394 (located on the front)

• Two USB ports for connecting digital USB cameras

• Video Wave II software allows you to capture, edit and publish high-quality digital movies and still images

• Publish creations to your camcorder, VCR or over the Internet
Graphics • 16 MB 3dfx Voodoo3-3500 2X AGP 3D Graphics Card or

• 16 MB 3dfx Voodoo3-1000 2X AGP 3D Graphics Card or

• 32 MB Creative Labs 3D Blaster w/NVidia TNT2 Ultra
Compaq Audio Creative Sound Blaster 1373 PCI 128 Voice with EAX 1.0or

• Sound Blaster Live! Value with EAX, A3D

4 channel and S/PDIF with 5.1 AC3 output
Compaq Multimedia • Compaq DVD Player/Navigator

• Microsoft(r) DirectShow

• Audio CD Player

• Video Player (AVI, MPEG2 and others)
Power Supply • Steady-state 250 watts
Diskette Drive • 3.5" 1.44 MB diskette drive
Mouse • Internet scroll mouse
Expansion Slots (Six total) • One PCI slot with modem installed

• One PCI slot with audio card installed

• Three PCI slots open for expansion

• One AGP slot with graphics card
Expansion Bays (Seven total) • 3.5" 1.44 MB diskette drive

• Hard drive

• DVD-ROM drive

• Four drive bays open for expansion
I/O Interfaces • Four USB ports (2 front, 2 back)

• Two IEEE-1394 ports (1 front, 1 back)

• Serial RS-232C compatible, DB9 connector (16550)

• Parallel EPP/ECP standard centronics-compatible interface (DB25 connector)

• Joystick/MIDI/Gamepad compatible game port

• Four RJ-11 phone jacks (2 input, 2 output)

• RJ-45 Ethernet Port

• Audio ports (line-in, line-out and microphone-in)

• Mouse and keyboard ports

• Monitor connection (VGA)
Compatibility/Compliance • Plug-and-Play

• Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)

• Year 2000 (Y2K) Hardware Compliant 12

This product was developed for compliance with the Compaq Year 2000 Readiness Program
Compaq Extra Mile Service and Support The best approach to customer service, delivered just the way you want it.

• 1-year U.S. Limited Warranty 7 : 1 year parts, 1 year carry-in labor and 1 year on-site.

• Technical support: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Compaq Remote Support Allows a Compaq technician to connect to your PC and resolve technical difficulties over the phone.
Compaq Service Connection Free PC tune-ups performed automati- cally over the Web.
Software Preinstalled • McAfee Virus Scan

• Microsoft(r) Money 99

• Microsoft(r) Windows(r) 98 Second Edition

• Microsoft(r) Windows(r) 98 Starts Here

• Microsoft(r) Word 2000

• Microsoft(r) Works 4.5

• RingCentral Fax(only on units built prior to Jan 2000)

• Running Microsoft(r) Windows(r) 98

• VideoWave II
Internet/Online • America Online

• Compaq.NET

• Microsoft(r) Internet Explorer

• NetZero
Software on CD • Expendable

• Microsoft(r) Encarta(r) Encyclopedia 99

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