Presario is a series of desktop computers and notebooks from Compaq. The Presario family of computers was launched for the consumer marketplace in September 1993. Although HP has since acquired Compaq, the Presario name was not discontinued due to its marketability. In the mid-1990s, Compaq began manufacturing PC monitors as part of the Presario brand. An all-in one unit, the CDS-520, containing both the PC and the monitor in the same case was also released. The Presario brand is still being produced. There are currently three notebook models and three desktop models, as of May 2013.
Desktop PC series
These are all in one computers containing the PC and monitor in the same unit.
The MVX00 and FPX00 monitors were designed to be sold with the Series 3 Designed Compaq towers. These retained the original spaceship shape of the second generation Compaq Presario towers, except most had smoked-black plastic flip-up doors and a slightly squatter design that was more rounded. The Generation 2 Presario towers lacked the smoked plastic "easy access" door with USB and audio ports behind it, and had black smoked CD bezel covers.
FP meant "Flat panel display", one of the first offered for a home PC.
The 1X25 monitors were paired with the Presario 4500, 4600, 4800 and a few other series 2 designed Compaq Presarios, which were the originators of the rocket ship shape of tower faceplate. The monitors shared the same design cues: All of them had a split lower bezel which ran down the middle, just like the towers they were meant to match. There is a very rare set of monitors (the FX series) which have built-in speakers and a subsoofer, and three extra USB ports. These are designed to go with the 4800 series Presario multimedia towers—specifically the 4830 to 4882, as they were all black like the FX monitor.
All these monitors came with JBL Pro speakers which could mount to the side of the monitor. The FX is the only exception, having built-in JBL Pro powered speakers with a subwoofer in the rear of the casing.