Presario 2500 Specifications

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Presario 2500 Specifications
Compaq Presario 2500 laptops came with Windows XP. (laptop image by Angie Lingnau from

The Presario 2500 was a notebook computer series introduced by Hewlett Packard/Compaq in March 2003. This series was one of the first HP/Compaq notebooks with a built-in wireless 54g LAN adaptor. The Presario 2500 series is no longer made, but parts and upgrades are available from a variety of retailers and online vendors.

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The Presario 2500 Notebook offered the option of an Intel 1.8, 2.0, 2.4, 2.53, 2.66 or 2.80 GHz Mobile Pentium 4 processor with 512 kb of cache memory. The front side bus speed for the processor was 400MHz. An Intel Celeron 2.6 or 2.8 GHz processor was also available.


The Presario 2500 had two slots that supported 266MHz PC-2100 DDR SDRAM modules. The standard amount of pre-installed RAM was 256 MB; the maximum amount of RAM supports was 1 GB.


The 15-inch display for the Presario 2500 notebooks was either an XGA or SXGA+ screen supporting up to 1400 by 1050 pixels. The 14.1-inch XGA active-matrix TFT screens supported up to 1024 by 768 pixels. The video card was an ATI Mobility Radeon graphics accelerator that featured hardware 3-D acceleration and DVD acceleration.

Disk Drives

These laptops came with a 20 to 40 GB Ultra DMA/ATA-100 hard disk drive with 4200 r.p.m. spindle speed. All models of the Presario 2500 came with an optical drive, but the type varied: the laptop could include a CD-ROM, DVD, CD-RW or CD-RW/DVD drive. A 1.44 MB floppy disk drive came standard on some models.


Presario 2500 notebooks came with an eight-cell lithium-ion battery that lasted for up to three hours. The battery took two hours to charge with the computer turn off and three hours with the system on.

Network Connections

Presario 2500 laptops had three networking connections: an integrated 10/100 Mbps Ethernet connection, a 56k fax/modem and a built-in wireless LAN.


The Presario 2500 series came with either one or two PC card slots that supported either Type II or III PC Cards. An optional port replicator was available on some models.

Input/Output Ports

These laptops had many input/output ports, including a serial port, a parallel port, a VGA monitor port, an S-Video port, two PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports, an infrared port, a FireWire port and two USB 1.1 ports.


Presario 2500 laptops weighed a minimum of 2.95kg., depending upon the configuration. The dimensions of the 14.1-inch display models were 12.9 inches by 10.7 inches by 1.3 inches. The dimensions of the 15-inch models were 12.9 inches by 10.7 inches by 1.4 inches.

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