Compaq Presario C500

A good value laptop that outperforms many other notebooks at the same price -- the only feature missing is a DVD burner.


Battery

Claimed battery life
15.4 hours

Connectivity

Network interface
10/100 LAN, 802.11b, 802.11g
USB ports
3
S-Video
Yes
VGA
Yes

Display

Natural resolution (max)
1280 x 800 pixels
Diagonal screen size
15.4 inch

Drives

Optical drive
CD-RW, DVD-ROM
Primary hard drive
80 GB

General

Dimensions (H x W x D)
264 x 358 x 35 mm
Laptop type
Ultraportable
Weight
2.87 kg

Graphics

Graphics hardware
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Amt of video RAM
Shared up to 128 MB

Memory

Amt of RAM
512MB
RAM type
DDR2-533

Processor

Processor type
Intel Celeron M
Processor speed
1.73 GHz

Software

Operating system
Windows Vista Home Basic

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User Reviews / Comments  Compaq Presario C500

  • PriscillaFlores

    PriscillaFlores

    Rating9

    "I thought this was a horrible computer, which it is if you don't get the extra 2GB of ram, now the laptop can now run vista and chat without crashing. It's an extra 80 bucks if you go to frys. No..."

  • charley

    charley

    Rating9

    "I have built all my computers I'm a hardcore gamer the the problem I see with the bad reviews on any computer is because the person complaining is to lazy to learn how the computer works I also fix..."

  • PriscillaFlores

    PriscillaFlores

    "i got this computer my junior year in high school, it was a pretty awesome deal since it was $400. Everything was fine until I had to drop $200 to fix it when it crashed out of no where, the dvd p..."

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