Compaq Presario

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Compaq Presario
Compaq Presario 2700EA.jpg
Compaq Presario 2700 series
DeveloperCompaq
Hewlett-Packard
TypeLaptop, Desktop computer, All-In-One, Monitors
Release date1993; 30 years ago (1993)
Lifespan1993-2013
Discontinued2013; 10 years ago (2013)
PredecessorHP OmniBook (notebooks; replaced in 2002)
SuccessorHP Pavilion

Presario is a discontinued line of consumer desktop computers and notebooks originally produced by Compaq. The Presario family of computers was introduced in September 1993.

In the mid-1990s, Compaq began manufacturing PC monitors as part of the Presario brand. A series of all-in-one units, containing both the PC and the monitor in the same case, were also released.

After Compaq merged with HP in 2002, the Presario line of desktops and laptops were sold concurrently with HP’s other products, such as the HP Pavilion. The Presario laptops subsequently replaced the then-discontinued HP OmniBook line of notebooks around that same year.

The Presario brand name would continue to be used for low-end home desktops and laptops from 2002 until the Compaq brand name was discontinued by HP in 2013.

Desktop PC series[edit]

  • Compaq Presario 2100
  • Compaq Presario 2200
  • Compaq Presario 2240
  • Compaq Presario 2256
  • Compaq Presario 2285V
  • Compaq Presario 2286
  • Compaq Presario 2288
  • Compaq Presario 4108
  • Compaq Presario 4110
  • Compaq Presario 4160
  • Compaq Presario 4505
  • Compaq Presario 4508
  • Compaq Presario 4528
  • Compaq Presario 4532
  • Compaq Presario 4540
  • Compaq Presario 4600
  • Compaq Presario 4620
  • Compaq Presario 4712
  • Compaq Presario 4800
  • Compaq Presario 5000 series
    • Compaq Presario 5000
    • Compaq Presario 5006US
    • Compaq Presario 5008US
    • Compaq Presario 5000A
    • Compaq Presario 5000T
    • Compaq Presario 5000Z
    • Compaq Presario 5010
    • Compaq Presario 5030
    • Compaq Presario 5050
    • Compaq Presario 5080
  • Compaq Presario 5100 series
    • Compaq Presario 5150
    • Compaq Presario 5170
    • Compaq Presario 5184
    • Compaq Presario 5185
    • Compaq Presario 5190
  • Compaq Presario 5200 series
    • Compaq Presario 5202
    • Compaq Presario 5222
    • Compaq Presario 5240
    • Compaq Presario 5280
    • Compaq Presario 5285
  • Compaq Presario 5360
  • Compaq Presario 5400
  • Compaq Presario 5460
  • Compaq Presario 5477
  • Compaq Presario 5500
  • Compaq Presario 5520
  • Compaq Presario 5599
  • Compaq Presario 5600 series
    • Compaq Presario 5660
    • Compaq Presario 5670
    • Compaq Presario 5686
    • Compaq Presario 5690
    • Compaq Presario 5695
    • Compaq Presario 5600i
  • Compaq Presario 5700N
  • Compaq Presario 5710
  • Compaq Presario 5726
  • Compaq Presario 5868
  • Compaq Presario 5900T
  • Compaq Presario 6000 series[1]
    • Compaq Presario 6300US
    • Compaq Presario 6310US
    • Compaq Presario 6320US
  • Compaq Presario 7000 series
    • Compaq Presario 7000US
    • Compaq Presario 7002US
    • Compaq Presario 7003US
    • Compaq Presario 7006US
    • Compaq Presario 7000T
    • Compaq Presario 7000Z
  • Compaq Presario 7470
  • Compaq Presario 7478
  • Compaq Presario 7594
  • Compaq Presario 7596
  • Compaq Presario 7940
  • Compaq Presario 8000 series
    • Compaq Presario 8017US
    • Compaq Presario 8022US
    • Compaq Presario 8000T
    • Compaq Presario 8000Z
  • Compaq Presario 9232
  • Compaq Presario 9234
  • Compaq Presario 9546
  • Compaq Presario CQ3180AN
  • Compaq Presario CQ5814
  • Compaq Presario EZ2000 series
    • Compaq Presario EZ2000
    • Compaq Presario EZ2200
  • Compaq Presario SG1008IL
  • Compaq Presario SG3730IL
  • Compaq Presario SR1000 series[1]
    • SR1000 Series
    • SR1100 Series
    • SR1200 Series
    • SR1300 Series
    • SR1400 Series
    • SR1500 Series
    • SR1600 Series
    • SR1700 Series
    • SR1800 Series
    • SR1900 Series
  • Compaq Presario SR2000 series[1]
  • Compaq Presario SR5000 series
    • Presario SR5605F
    • Presario SR5550F
    • Presario SR5710Y
    • Presario SR5520AN
  • Compaq Presario CDS 724
  • Compaq Presario CDS 924
  • Compaq Presario CDS 942
  • Compaq Presario CDS 972
  • Compaq Presario CDS 982

Model number suffixes:

  • T: Intel-based processor
  • Z: AMD-based processor
  • i, N, Y: Built For You/Configure To Order (CTO)
  • etc.

Country codes:

  • US: United States
  • etc.

Notebook series[edit]

  • Compaq Presario 300
  • Compaq Presario 700
  • Compaq Presario 800
  • Compaq Presario 900
  • Compaq Presario 1000
  • Compaq Presario 1200
  • Compaq Presario 1400
  • Compaq Presario 1500
  • Compaq Presario 1600
  • Compaq Presario 1700
  • Compaq Presario 1800
  • Compaq Presario 1900
  • Compaq Presario 2100
  • Compaq Presario 2200
  • Compaq Presario 2500
  • Compaq Presario 2700
  • Compaq Presario 2800
  • Compaq Presario 3000
  • Compaq Presario A900
  • Compaq Presario C300
  • Compaq Presario C500
  • Compaq Presario C700
  • Compaq Presario CQ20
  • Compaq Presario CQ35
  • Compaq Presario CQ40
  • Compaq Presario CQ41
  • Compaq Presario CQ42
  • Compaq Presario CQ43
  • Compaq Presario CQ45
  • Compaq Presario CQ50
  • Compaq Presario CQ56
  • Compaq Presario CQ57
  • Compaq Presario CQ58
  • Compaq Presario CQ60
  • Compaq Presario CQ61
  • Compaq Presario CQ62
  • Compaq Presario CQ70
  • Compaq Presario CQ71
  • Compaq Presario F500
  • Compaq Presario F700
  • Compaq Presario M2000
  • Compaq Presario R3000
  • Compaq Presario R4000
  • Compaq Presario V1000
  • Compaq Presario V2000
  • Compaq Presario V3000
  • Compaq Presario V3500
  • Compaq Presario V4000
  • Compaq Presario V5000
  • Compaq Presario V6000
  • Compaq Presario X1000
  • Compaq Presario X6001

All-in-one[edit]

These are all-in-one computers containing the PC and monitor in the same unit.

  • Compaq Presario 425
  • Compaq Presario 433
  • Compaq Presario 460
  • Compaq Presario 3020
  • Compaq Presario 3060
  • Compaq Presario 4402
  • Compaq Presario 4410
  • Compaq Presario 5520
  • Compaq Presario 5522
  • Compaq Presario 5528
  • Compaq Presario 5536
  • Compaq Presario CDS 510
  • Compaq Presario CDS 520
  • Compaq Presario CDS 524
  • Compaq Presario CDTV 520
  • Compaq Presario CDTV 524
  • Compaq Presario CDTV 528

Monitors[edit]

Various computer monitors of different display types and sizes have been produced under the Compaq Presario brand since 1996.

1x25 and FXx00 series[edit]

The 1X25 monitors were paired with the Compaq Presario 4500, 4600, 4800 and a few other Series 2 designed Presarios, which featured a spaceship or rocket ship design on the front casing of the towers. The towers also had smoked-black CD bezel covers. Other Presarios of this era had different case designs that had a beveled concave shape surrounding the drive bays. These monitors all shared the same design cues from the towers they were meant to match: all of them had a split lower bezel which ran down the middle. The monitors had dials for brightness and contrast, plus a volume dial for speakers, which also acts as a power button when pressed. It also has a mute button for the volume on the left side of the monitor, and featured a few digital controls located behind the bottom panel. The monitor also has a built-in microphone, located on the top of the monitor.

There is also a very rare set of monitors (the FX series) which are all black and had built-in speakers and a subwoofer, plus 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 just like the FX monitors.

  • Compaq Presario 1425
  • Compaq Presario 1525
  • Compaq Presario 1725
  • Compaq Presario 1725b
  • Compaq Presario FX500
  • Compaq Presario FX700

All of these monitors came with JBL Pro speakers which could be mounted to the sides of the monitors. The FX is the only exception, which had built-in JBL Pro-powered speakers with a subwoofer in the rear of the casing.

MVx00 and FPx00 series[edit]

The MVX00 and FPX00 monitors were designed to be sold with the Series 3 designed Compaq towers. They retained the original spaceship design of the second generation Presario towers, except most had smoked-black plastic "easy access" flip-up doors on the bottom containing USB and audio ports behind it, and a slightly squatter design that was more rounded. Like the previous monitors before it, these monitors were designed to match the design cues of the Series 3 Presarios. These monitors had their brightness and contrast dials of the previous monitors removed in favor of digital controls accessible by a button on the monitor. The volume dial (which acted as a power button) and mute buttons were also removed, with a standard power button in place of the volume dial.

Flat panel displays were introduced during this generation of monitors, which featured a flat panel LCD screen. They were one of the first to be offered for a home PC. These monitors were designated with the letters FP.

  • Compaq Presario MV500
  • Compaq Presario MV700
  • Compaq Presario MV900
  • Compaq Presario FP500
  • Compaq Presario FP700
  • Compaq Presario FP5315

As with the previous monitors, they came with JBL Pro speakers which could be mounted to the sides of the monitors (with the exception of the FP series).

MVx20 series[edit]

The MVX20 monitors were designed for use with Series 4 designed Presarios. They retained the spaceship form factor of previous generation Presarios but in a more curvature shape, and most of them had translucent purple plastic flip-up doors that provided access to USB and/or FireWire (IEEE 1394) ports. Like previous Presario monitors, these were designed to match with the Series 4 Presarios as they shared the same design cues. The monitors featured on-screen display digital controls instead of six LED lights on previous monitors that indicated the type of control being used.

  • Compaq Presario MV520
  • Compaq Presario MV720
  • Compaq Presario MV920

Unlike the 1X25 and MVX00 monitors, these monitors lacked the side mount holes for speakers. Instead, it relied on separate JBL Pro speakers, which were redesigned to match the monitors and towers but are not mountable.

MVx40, CVx35, FSx40, and FPx40 series[edit]

The MVX40, CVX35 and FSX40 monitors were used with the Compaq Presario 5000 and 7000 series, as well as some Series 5 designed Presarios. Both the 5000 and 7000 series of towers had a brand new front case design that moved away from the spaceship-derived design of previous generation Presarios in favor of a more sleek and stylish design that featured removable translucent colored plastic faceplates, which were offered in five colors. These monitors were mostly similar in design with the previous MVX20 monitors, but with a refreshed design that featured a more curvature exterior instead of the boxy-styled angular design of previous monitors, fitting in with the design cues of the 5000 and 7000 series. The CVX35 monitors lacked the built-in microphone the MVX40 and FSX40 monitors had.

Flat-screen CRT displays were introduced alongside the MVX40 monitors and are designated with the letters FS. Flat panel LCD displays were also available, designated with the letters FP.

  • Compaq Presario MV540
  • Compaq Presario MV740
  • Compaq Presario MV940
  • Compaq Presario CV535
  • Compaq Presario CV735
  • Compaq Presario CV935
  • Compaq Presario FP745A
  • Compaq Presario FS740
  • Compaq Presario FS940

All of these monitors (except for the FP745A) came with JBL Platinum Series speakers that could be mounted on the sides of the monitors, just like with the 1X25 and MVX00 monitors. The speakers also featured removable colored speaker grills offered in five colors matching with the case design of the 5000 and 7000 series, and has a line-in jack for audio input.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Compaq Presario Desktop PCs - Motherboard Overview and Specifications for Models With Microsoft Windows XP Preinstalled (Europe) | HP® Customer Support".

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